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Geography in the News: Quinoa - National Geographic

Geography in the News: Quinoa - National Geographic | Geography | Scoop.it
Geography in the News: Quinoa
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Quinoa is the latest trendy food originating in the developing world and quickly popularized in the Western World.
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Geography in the News: Endangered Mountain Ecosystem – News ...

By Saskia van de Gevel, Assistant Professor, Appalachian Tree Ring Lab, Department of Geography and Planning, & Mark Spond, Ph.D., Liaison to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28607.
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BBC Country Profiles

BBC Country Profiles | Geography | Scoop.it
BBC Country Profiles: instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.

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Al Picozzi's comment, July 25, 2013 4:55 PM
Great site for quick info. Thanks
Sabrina Wesley's curator insight, July 26, 2013 12:53 AM

Use for History, Geography, and Math

Carol Thomson's curator insight, July 30, 2013 5:06 AM

I need a one-stop shop for my classes and maybe this is it.

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Satellite eye on Earth: June 2013 – in pictures

Satellite eye on Earth: June 2013 – in pictures | Geography | Scoop.it
Wild fires of Canada and Indonesia, sand storms and steam spewing volcanoes were among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites last month

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noah taylor's comment, September 12, 2013 8:22 PM
this is super cool. it reminds me of the images the Cassini satellite took from Saturn of the earth. it is very cool to see images of the earth from space because it seems to dwarf us in relativity to the universe.
Chad Ewell's comment, September 13, 2013 11:25 PM
Its incredible how much we can see on maps now a days. Our technology now a days never stops amazing me and this just shows how advanced we actually are in the technology field. This definitely takes maps too a whole new level.
Hoffman's comment, September 14, 2013 1:18 PM
man, and geologists say we see a volcano, or an earthquake. well you could but you wouldn't be there for long.
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The End of the Suburbs | TIME.com

The End of the Suburbs | TIME.com | Geography | Scoop.it
The country is resettling along more urbanized lines, and the American Dream is moving with it

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, July 31, 2013 8:42 PM

Times change and so do urban patterns.

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From Sewing to Analyzing: The Historical Shift in Urban Work

From Sewing to Analyzing: The Historical Shift in Urban Work | Geography | Scoop.it
Over the past century, cities have gone from being centers of specialized industries to arenas for diverse and complex employment.

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40 maps that explain the world

40 maps that explain the world | Geography | Scoop.it
Visualizing everything from the spread of religion to the most racially tolerant countries to the world's writing systems.

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, September 1, 2013 6:00 AM

Great selection of current maps (and different perspectives of the world) from The Washington Post...

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Storytelling with Maps

Storytelling with Maps | Geography | Scoop.it

Public Maps Gallery.Esri publishes story maps with three goals: To showcase interesting and important topics; to explore techniques and best practices for map-based storytelling; and to help enable people to make their own story


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, September 1, 2013 8:05 AM

Interesting tool for documenting field trips...

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Meet the Man Who Builds Things on Water, From Slum Schools to $14 Million Villas

Meet the Man Who Builds Things on Water, From Slum Schools to $14 Million Villas | Geography | Scoop.it
To Koen Olthuis, water is just the place where you put foundations.

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Picture quiz – do you know your world cities?

Picture quiz – do you know your world cities? | Geography | Scoop.it
Some city skylines are so iconic they are instantly recognisable.

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harish magan's comment, September 10, 2013 7:09 AM
It is very interesting to explore new cities and their sky views
Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 12, 2013 12:41 PM

After taking this quiz I realized I could not really identify most of these cities. I could tell some of them were European from the look of the buildings. I also thought a few more were cities in the United States but there was only Dallas. In my opinion these cities are even more spectacular than some of our major cities. 

Lorettayoung's curator insight, May 8, 2014 8:36 PM

is this ularu ?

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Freakonomics » Can Geography Be Radical?

Freakonomics » Can Geography Be Radical? | Geography | Scoop.it
But I've seen maps that I find completely terrifying. Maps of uranium mining and of various illnesses in the Navajo reservations—they're just insane. They just make you furious. Bill Bunge's map—which I still think is one of the ...
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The city of 2050

The city of 2050 | Geography | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered where you or your children may be living in 2050? Experts predict that by then three quarters of the world's population will live in cities.

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oyndrila's curator insight, August 22, 2013 9:39 AM

Exciting thoughts about future cities!

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How to feed the world in 2050: actions in a changing climate

World Scientists Urge Key Actions for Achieving Food Security in a Changing Climate http://ccafs.cgiar.org/commission/reports/ To achieve food security in a ...

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300 tons of radioactive water has leaked from Fukushima

More than two years after the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan, the situation is worse than ever.

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oyndrila's curator insight, August 22, 2013 9:48 AM

It is essential to find effective ways of handling such disasters. Global collaboration could help to arrive at solutions.Decisions of setting up nuclear power stations may be negatively affected by such disasters. 

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Europe's new refugees

Europe's new refugees | Geography | Scoop.it
Europe's job hungry migrants are flocking overseas, with many landing in nations once colonised by their home countries.

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Is climate change humanity's greatest-ever risk management failure?

Is climate change humanity's greatest-ever risk management failure? | Geography | Scoop.it

Humans are very good at managing risks, except when it comes to the greatest risk we've faced - climate change


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oyndrila's curator insight, August 25, 2013 2:29 PM

Interesting reading! What should be our response?

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In sweatshops, the 'Brazilian dream' goes awry

In sweatshops, the 'Brazilian dream' goes awry | Geography | Scoop.it
Brazil's economy has risen, but it's generated new social problems along the way.

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Visualization of the Day: New York City's Wealth Gap, Mapped In 3D

Visualization of the Day: New York City's Wealth Gap, Mapped In 3D | Geography | Scoop.it
A new kind of skyline.

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9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask

9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask | Geography | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 31, 2013 6:03 PM

You know that you should know more about the current events in Syria; so read this article to get started.


Mrs. B's curator insight, September 3, 2013 8:09 PM

Summary of article goes here. A nice, juicy paragraph or so. Just read the article and tell someone what it was about conversationally. 

 

Connection goes here. How does this extremely relevant article relate to the Nature and Perspectives of Geography? This would be a great time to drop some APHUG vocab.Here are some examples: globalization, spatial distribution, 5 themes ofgeography, perception of places, patterns, distribution, scale, location(absolute and relative), environmental determinism, cultural landscape, senseof place, built environment, possibilism, place, centrality, GIS, diffusion(expansion, contagious, hierarchical, stimulus, relocation), cultural barrier,time-distance decay, mental maps, remote sensing, regions (functional, formal,perceptual), mental maps, sequent occupance, hearths, independent invention. 

This is where you get CREATIVE. 


I hope your post gets comments!

Al Picozzi's curator insight, September 8, 2013 9:19 AM

Nice small and quick article the will make the reader see the basics of what is happening in Syria.  It is a great place to start and has some references of where to look if you want to do more.  This area was formed much like Africa.  Random boundaries drawn on the map by colonial powers.  And just like Africa this area has many issues.  Interesting thought??!!