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How 'Geography' Informs The Fate Of The World - NPR Talk of the Nation - Directions Magazine

How 'Geography' Informs The Fate Of The World - NPR Talk of the Nation - Directions Magazine | geographica | Scoop.it
To understand many of the triumphs, tragedies and conflicts in the world, geopolitical analyst Robert Kaplan says to look no further than a map.

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Building a Hotel in Six Days: China's Construction Miracle, in One Video

Building a Hotel in Six Days: China's Construction Miracle, in One Video | geographica | Scoop.it
A time-lapse video captures the dizzying pace of building in the country.
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A time-lapse video captures the essence of the Chinese economic boom. #geography

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allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Four Nigerian Students Generate Electricity From Urine (Page 1 of 2)

allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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A fascinating case of project-based learning in Africa.

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Climate Change Infographic

Climate Change Infographic | geographica | Scoop.it

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For all the doubters...

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Loreto Vargas's curator insight, March 3, 2013 6:02 AM

Climate change is extremely violent and will cause many hardships to human beings. World leaders and polluters do not want to understand... This is a crime against humanity.

Ignacio Conejo Moreno's curator insight, March 3, 2013 6:52 AM

Chungo futuro se nos presenta, si no cambiamos nuestros hábitos!

Emily Ross Cook's curator insight, March 4, 2013 8:44 AM

Humans must change their ways - what are some real life recommendations for changing?

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Fate of Historic Landsat Mission Hinges on Upcoming Launch | Wired Science | Wired.com

Fate of Historic Landsat Mission Hinges on Upcoming Launch | Wired Science | Wired.com | geographica | Scoop.it
On Feb. 11, our last hope to rescue the longest continuous dataset of Earth observations from a premature death will be launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
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A huge story for all interested in GIS

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Stones of contention

Stones of contention | geographica | Scoop.it
Colouring the future IN 2010 a computer-generated video of plans for the Macedonian capital was released to journalists. There were to be statues and monuments, new...
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Macedonian government makes up for lost time producing nationlist historical neoclassical monuments raising the ire of ethnic Albanians and Greeks. #geography  #sschat

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Göbekli Tepe: A Global Heritage Site

Global Heritage Network (GHN) brings together both experts in the field of heritage preservation and the general public to save endangered cultural heritage sites in the developing world by identifying the threats these sites face and then finding...
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How 'Geography' Informs The Fate Of The World - NPR Talk of the Nation - Directions Magazine

How 'Geography' Informs The Fate Of The World - NPR Talk of the Nation - Directions Magazine | geographica | Scoop.it
To understand many of the triumphs, tragedies and conflicts in the world, geopolitical analyst Robert Kaplan says to look no further than a map.

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Google Maps Engine

Google Maps Engine | geographica | Scoop.it

"Google Maps Engine makes it easy for you to create beautiful maps, share them with others, and reach your audience no matter where they are. It's built on the same platform that provides Google services to millions of people worldwide, so your users have a consistent and familiar experience wherever they are."


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Johani Karonen's curator insight, May 8, 2013 4:08 AM

I love maps! Let's se what this little darling can do.

JoseMªRiveros's comment, May 8, 2013 10:06 AM
useful!
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Google Maps Engine | @scoopit via @APHumanGeog http://sco.lt/...

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NOVA/Frontline Harvest of Fear 1/12

In "Harvest of Fear," FRONTLINE and NOVA explore the intensifying debate over genetically-modified (gm) food crops. Interviewing scientists, farmers, biotech...

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Browsing Landsat data is a lot easier than I thought it was | The Planetary Society

Browsing Landsat data is a lot easier than I thought it was | The Planetary Society | geographica | Scoop.it

With the Landsat Data Continuity Mission scheduled to launch on Monday, there's been a lot of Tweeting about Landsat, and through one such Tweet I learned about a resource that I hadn't known existed before: the LandsatLook Viewer.

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Emily's experience using LandsatLook Viewer is a good introduction to the site. 

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Livecams of Russia - http://www.livecam.ru/

Info site about Russian Livecams.Updated minutly. Russia related links to live cameras
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A fascinating plethoa of Russian Livecams. 

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All Over the Map: 10 Ways to Teach About Geography

All Over the Map: 10 Ways to Teach About Geography | geographica | Scoop.it
We have created 10 activities for teaching about geography using Times content, all related to the National Geography Standards.

 

This is a set of 10 activities that all use New York Times resources are all connected to the National Geography Standards and applicable to any social studies classroom.  It's great to see geography getting this publicity in the NY Times, but it's fantastic to have these easy-to-use ideas for the classroom that are rich in content.  

 

Tags: K12, Geography Education.


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Using Spatially Explicit Simulated Data to Analyze Animal Interactions: A Case Study with Brown Hyenas in Northern Botswana

Using Spatially Explicit Simulated Data to Analyze Animal Interactions: A Case Study with Brown Hyenas in Northern Botswana | geographica | Scoop.it
Transactions in GIS, Volume 16, Issue 3, pages 271–291, June 2012 Jennifer A. Miller “New developments in global positioning systems (GPS) and related satellite tracking technologies have fac...
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Assessing Damage From Hurricane Sandy

Assessing Damage From Hurricane Sandy | geographica | Scoop.it

A great piece by NY Times: More than six million customers lost power Monday as Hurricane Sandy felled trees, downed power lines and flooded substations.

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