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Gallery: Eerie photos of manmade landscapes

Gallery: Eerie photos of manmade landscapes | Geogeeks | Scoop.it
Photographer Edward Burtynsky travels the world to capture how man is leaving a mark on nature. See 13 of his haunting photos.

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The Himalayas from The air

"Have you ever dreamed of seeing Mount Everest or fantasized about hiking through the peaks and valleys of the Himalayas? This video, by Teton Gravity Research, might be even better."


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brilliant for studies of mountain landscapes and landforms 

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#Visit Norway in Geography Soup!

Drone | Flightseeing Postproduction | The Walking Giant
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Fascinating Relief Maps Show The World's Mountain Ranges

Fascinating Relief Maps Show The World's Mountain Ranges | Geogeeks | Scoop.it

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, May 17, 2015 10:27 PM

A great way to introduce the Unit on Landforms and Landscapes - including a discussion of scale and vertical exaggeration. 

 Curriculum Links

The different types of landscapes and their distinctive landform features 

The geomorphic processes that produce landforms, including a case study of at least one landform

Geoworld 7 NSW

Chapter 1: Distinctive landforms and geomorphic processes 

Chapter 2: Restless Earth: Geomorphic processes

Chapter 3: Landscapes: processes and values 

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A great way to introduce the Unit on Landforms and Landscapes - including a discussion of scale and vertical exaggeration. 

 Curriculum Links

The different types of landscapes and their distinctive landform features 

The geomorphic processes that produce landforms, including a case study of at least one landform

GeoWorld 8 

Chapter 1: Distinctive landform features: values and protection 

Chapter 2: Diversity of landscapes

Chapter 3: Restless Earth: geomorphic processes 

 Geoworld 7 NSW

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, May 29, 1:42 AM

Illustrating topography 

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Danxia Landforms, China

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“Danxia Landforms, ChinaThese colorful rock formations are the result of red sandstone and mineral deposits laid down over millions of years. Wind and rain then carved amazing shapes
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Landscape / landform diversity 

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Mountains from above

Mountains from above | Geogeeks | Scoop.it
“Aerial views of these peaks reveal some of Earth's most magnificent scenery. Photo editing by Lia Pepe”
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How do we get enough certified cocoa by 2020? Change the definition of “certified” - Candy Industry (blog)

How do we get enough certified cocoa by 2020? Change the definition of “certified” - Candy Industry (blog) | Geogeeks | Scoop.it
“ How do we get enough certified cocoa by 2020? Change the definition of “certified” Candy Industry (blog) And so, chocolate companies want to make sure the cocoa farmers' kids are going to class before they help bring in the crop.”
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Can collective action in the cocoa industry overcome the challenges of competition? | Devex

Can collective action in the cocoa industry overcome the challenges of competition? | Devex | Geogeeks | Scoop.it
“ Competition vs. Collective Action? How 11 major chocolate/cocoa companies are working together for the greater good: http://t.co/81LNhfbi03”;
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Cocoa-nomics: Will the chocolate industry now end child labor and slavery? - CNN (blog)

Cocoa-nomics: Will the chocolate industry now end child labor and slavery? - CNN (blog) | Geogeeks | Scoop.it
“ Cocoa-nomics: Will the chocolate industry now end child labor and slavery? CNN (blog) ... chocolate industry now end child labor and slavery?”
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Too Hot for Chocolate? Climate Change Could Decimate the $9 Billion Cocoa Industry, Study Finds

Too Hot for Chocolate?  Climate Change Could Decimate the $9 Billion Cocoa Industry, Study Finds | Geogeeks | Scoop.it
“ Global warming threatens heat-sensitive cocoa trees, a Gates Foundation study finds Half of the world’s cocoa supply comes from the West African countries of Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.” Pati ang imported na tsokolate ay apektado na rin ng nagbabagong klima, lalo na sa Aprika. Ang mangyayari, mababawasan ng malaki ang ani ng cocoa at magmamahal ang tsokolate. Baka mayayaman na lang ang makabili nito.
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BBC - GCSE Bitesize: The growth of tourism

A secondary school revision resource for GCSE Geography on the growth and impact of tourism across the globe. (Year 10.
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Test your geography knowledge: Asian countries quiz

Test your geography knowledge: Asian countries quiz | Geogeeks | Scoop.it
clickable map quiz of Asian countries (RT @mhs_aphg: Links for the Asia Map Test tomorrow.

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Container Deposit Scheme will help reduce rubbish heading to the ocean

Container Deposit Scheme will help reduce rubbish heading to the ocean | Geogeeks | Scoop.it
Project AWARE Foundation joins the Boomerang Alliance, committed to work for zero waste in Australia and campaigning for a Container Deposit Scheme. (Calling all Aussies.

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Danxia Landforms, China

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“Danxia Landforms, China
These colorful rock formations are the result of red sandstone and mineral deposits laid down over millions of years. Wind and rain then carved amazing shapes 


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Landscape / landform diversity 

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The Himalayas from The air

"Have you ever dreamed of seeing Mount Everest or fantasized about hiking through the peaks and valleys of the Himalayas? This video, by Teton Gravity Research, might be even better."


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brilliant for studies of mountain landscapes and landforms 

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Drones to help prepare and recover from natural disasters as part of trial

Drones to help prepare and recover from natural disasters as part of trial | Geogeeks | Scoop.it
A trial looking into how drones can be used by Queensland councils to prepare for and recover from cyclones, storms, floods, and fires, is about to be launched.
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Curriculum Links: Geomorphic hazards
Students investigate ONE contemporary geomorphic hazard including causes, impacts and responses, for example:
- discuss management strategies to reduce the future impact of similar hazard events including the role of technology
Geoworld 7 NSW
Chapter 5 Geomorphic Hazards
5.12 Disaster management and technology
5.14 Responses and technology

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Plate Tectonics with Oreo Cookies

Plate Tectonics with Oreo Cookies | Geogeeks | Scoop.it
The lithosphere (Earth's crust) is a hard, rigid plate on top of a softer molten layer known as the asthenosphere. Sounds like an Oreo to me! As a crude analogy that lets you bring food into the classroom, this lesson on plate boundaries sound like a winner. Read this for an academic article on how to use Oreo's to teach about Earth's crust.
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Physical Geography

This a visually stunning video montage with clips compiled from the Discovery Channel's series "Planet Earth."
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Indonesia aims to double cocoa output with 2015 revival plan -industry - Reuters

“ JAKARTA, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Indonesia's government willlaunch a $95 million scheme in early 2015 to help double cocoabean output in the world's third-largest producer, an industrygroup said on Monday.Indonesia...”
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Cocoa-nomics explained: Unwrapping the chocolate industry

“ Cocoa-nomics explained: Unwrapping the cocoa industry Cocoa-nomics: Why chocolate really doesn't grow on trees Read more: CNN Freedom Project”
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Ebola’s potential threat to the cocoa industry

“ Jack Scoville of Price Futures Group on how the Ebola virus could impact the cocoa industry.”
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Challenges and Opportunities in Indonesia’s Cocoa Industry | Indonesia Investments

Challenges and Opportunities in Indonesia’s Cocoa Industry | Indonesia Investments | Geogeeks | Scoop.it
“ At the Triannual Cocoa Dinner, held in JW Marriot London, Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla said to see both opportunities and challenges in Indonesia’s cocoa industry. Currently, Indonesia produces about 700,000 tons of cocoa per year and is the world’s third-largest cocoa producer (after Ivory Coast and Ghana). Around 1.2 million hectare of land is used in Indonesia for the production of this commodity (the majority of these plantations are found concentrated in Central Sulawesi where about half of the country’s cocoa is produced).”
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Cocoa industry must adapt to climate change - study - AlertNet

Cocoa industry must adapt to climate change - study - AlertNet | Geogeeks | Scoop.it
An expected temperature rise of more than two degrees Celsius by 2050 will render many of the region’s cocoa-producing areas too hot for the plants that bear the fruit from which chocolate is made, says a new study from the Colombia-based International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).
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Central America forest tribes fight drug smuggling “tsunami" - Thomson Reuters Foundation

Central America forest tribes fight drug smuggling “tsunami" - Thomson Reuters Foundation | Geogeeks | Scoop.it
Central America forest tribes fight drug smuggling “tsunami"
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“For the past 40 years, U.S. policy has focused on keeping drugs out of the U.S.
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Will Crimea Sate Russia's Appetite? - EurasiaNet

Will Crimea Sate Russia's Appetite? - EurasiaNet | Geogeeks | Scoop.it
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Will Crimea Sate Russia's Appetite?
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Crimea receives 80 percent of its water from mainland Ukraine, along with much of its electricity, heating fuel and telecommunication links.
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