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Was Hurricane Sandy supersized by climate change?

Was Hurricane Sandy supersized by climate change? | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
Hurricane Sandy cannot be attributed to climate change, but warming does mean there is more moisture in the atmosphere...
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Inuit, the Polar Bear and Climate Change

Inuit, the Polar Bear and Climate Change | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
What's really behind the sudden global concern over the Inuit’s right to hunt - a concern that swung the polar bear vote at CITES? Luke Dale-Harris reports
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Twitter in Pyongyang: how North Korea got the mobile internet.

Twitter in Pyongyang: how North Korea got the mobile internet. | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
Associated Press bureau chief reports as the secretive country begins allowing tourists to use the mobile internet. By Jean H Lee
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Energy Realities - A fantastic website to explore for energy resources and sustainable futures

Energy Realities - A fantastic website to explore for energy resources and sustainable futures | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
Energy Realities - A visual guide to global energy needs, which shows how technology and intelligence are ensuring humanity continues to progress.
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When are you too old to keep working?

When are you too old to keep working? | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
Pope Benedict is calling it a day at 85, but he is only one of millions who work beyond the retirement age. Now we're living longer, shouldn't we think differently about work?
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Another cod war, over mackerel? Iceland dismisses mackerel sanctions for overfishing

Another cod war, over mackerel? Iceland dismisses mackerel sanctions for overfishing | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
The fishing industry in Iceland is shrugging off the prospect of European trade sanctions if it continues to over-fish one of Scotland's most valuable stocks.
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Bhutan set to plough lone furrow as world's first wholly organic country

Bhutan set to plough lone furrow as world's first wholly organic country | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
John Vidal and Annie Kelly: By shunning all but organic farming techniques, the Himalayan state will cement its status as a paradigm of sustainability
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Satellite eye on Earth | Environment | The Guardian

Satellite eye on Earth | Environment | The Guardian | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
Glaciers melting, dust storms raging and typhoons blowing - all captured by Nasa's Earth Observatory satellites each month
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I love this series - some amazing satellite photos

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Walking Mexico City: from sprawling suburbs to steel skyscrapers

Walking Mexico City: from sprawling suburbs to steel skyscrapers | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
Novelist DBC Pierre walks across the western world's biggest sprawl, from colonial suburbs to 21st-century century glass and steel downtown. The traffic's still crazy, but the mood is bright …
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This is brilliant, shows congestion problems in Nales well. 1000 point turn

This is brilliant, shows congestion problems in Nales well.  1000 point turn | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
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Video - Deforestation - Al Jazeera Witness - Green Death of The Forests

Thanks to Filmmaker: Patrick Rouxel
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Many many many videos on deforestation.  This is one of my favourites.

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Singapore’s “National Night” Encourages Citizens to Make Babies

Singapore’s “National Night” Encourages Citizens to Make Babies | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
Singapore's unbelievably low birthrates have inspired National Night, a campaign to encourage Singaporean couples to let their patriotism explode on August 9.
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Singapore’s “unbelievably low birthrates” have inspired “National Night,” a  campaign to encourage Singaporean couples to “let their patriotism explode” on  August 9. Presented by  Mentos in partnership with the Singaporean government, National Night  is meant to help Singaporeans “give birth to a nation” and to give “our country  to population spurt it so desperately needs.” (Literature on National Night,  however, is careful to note that this exhortation extends only to “financially  secure adults in stable, committed long-term relationships.”)

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Shell verdict will determine whether other firms could be tried for oil spills

Shell verdict will determine whether other firms could be tried for oil spills | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
John Vidal: People affected in the Niger delta have come to Europe to ask for justice as multinationals dismiss their claims with impunity
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For Bolivian Farmers, Quinoa Boom Is Both Boon and Bane -- Printout -- TIME

The boom in quinoa is making once impoverished farmers richer but throwing greed into their once uncomplicated way of life
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'Longest' zip line unveiled at quarry

'Longest' zip line unveiled at quarry | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
A new zip wire is opening in Gwynedd, designed to carry people at speeds of more than 100mph (161km/h).
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A good example of rural rebranding on a brownfield site.  Will this be a success? 

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A Journey to the Arctic and Sahara - How Dust Contributes to Cloud Formation [Slide Show]

A Journey to the Arctic and Sahara - How Dust Contributes to Cloud Formation [Slide Show] | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
The latest science pictures only at Sciam.com
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Conflicted spaces - The Golf Course as Nature Preserve: Scientific American

Conflicted spaces - The Golf Course as Nature Preserve: Scientific American | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
Among the things you might find in a golf course pond are errant balls, clubs hurled in anger and native amphibians
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Berkley Earth Land Temperature Anomaly video shows 0.911 degrees centigrade increase. Rapid last 10 years

Berkley Earth Land Temperature Anomaly video shows 0.911 degrees centigrade increase. Rapid last 10 years | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature analysis video demonstrating the global surface temperature anomaly as a function of time (1800 � present)
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Ghana launches TV series to spark improvement in maternal health

Ghana launches TV series to spark improvement in maternal health | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
The Maternal Health Channel, a weekly glossy TV show, hopes to raise awareness and boost maternal health across Ghana. Afua Hirsch reports
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Mexico's housing development where poor people won't live – video

More than 78% of people in Chiapas, a state in southern Mexico, are considered poor. But why don't they want to live in a new housing development?
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A solid argument for the participation of local people in their own development

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Wind power capacity grew 20% globally in 2012, figures show

Wind power capacity grew 20% globally in 2012, figures show | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
A relative slowdown in new wind turbine construction in China was offset by increases in the US, Germany, India and the UK
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Forgotten cruise ship becomes sand Banksy with aid of street artists

Forgotten cruise ship becomes sand Banksy with aid of street artists | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro Newspaper
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In Focus: Congo's Bloody Coltan.

Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/africa/democratic-republic-congo-drc Produced by the Pulitzer Center, "Congo's Bloody Coltan" is a quick glimp...
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Global demand for resources can drive war in faraway places.  How can we be more responsible consumers?

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SparkLab's curator insight, January 30, 8:47 AM

 

El "coltan", un mineral que ha passat de ser una mera curiositat científica a ser un dels recursos naturals més valuosos.

 

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No Dash for Gas – the new, chimney-climbing face of climate direct action

No Dash for Gas – the new, chimney-climbing face of climate direct action | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
Protesters at West Burton power station in November were fighting to cut emissions – and raise morale after police infiltration of the green protest movement
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Farming project tackles cloud forest deforestation – in pictures

Farming project tackles cloud forest deforestation – in pictures | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
A new technique known as layer farming is giving thousands of poor farmers in the Chinchipe river basin vital training in sustainable farming that could ensure the long-term survival of the pristine cloud forest...
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Sea change: the Bay of Bengal's vanishing islands

Sea change: the Bay of Bengal's vanishing islands | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
Rapid erosion and rising sea levels are increasingly threatening the existence of islands off the coast of Bangladesh and India, reports John Vidal
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Excellent case study on rising sea levels in islands off Bangladesh.  Difficult to pin this down to sea level rise - it could just as likely be stormier oceans causing greater erosion, or a change int he delta further upstream - but eyewitness accounts suggest seas have risen...

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