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North Korea nuclear test would face "firm" U.N. action: South Korea UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council is united on North Korea's nuclear a...
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I know its old issues but these issues still havent  went away 

 

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Detroit renews urban policy debate

Detroit renews urban policy debate | geography 101 | Scoop.it
A national urban policy would not have saved Detroit, but the city's bankruptcy filing Thursday was a vivid reminder of how the problems of America's cities have long ceased to ...
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this relates to our class because it talks about the struggles of urban problems. and i solution to this problem could be developing in more advance technology and new energy sources.
shawn Giblin's comment, July 30, 2013 12:35 PM
to help boost their economy
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Demographic research released today shows decline in Alabama's youth population in 58 counties

Demographic research released today shows decline in Alabama's youth population in 58 counties | geography 101 | Scoop.it
Researchers believe the decrease in youth population is mostly the result of low fertility. Today, the total fertility rate – which measures the average number of children per woman – is down to 1.8.
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demographic research has provided results that there has been a decrease in the teens population around the world. Mainly becuae the fertility rates are low. but From my understanding the underlining factore is how the world ecnonomy is doing and it seem that the power countires are stuggling..

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How 100 Degrees Does a Number on You

How 100 Degrees Does a Number on You | geography 101 | Scoop.it
Extreme heat, like we're seeing this summer, is bad news for the human body. Here's why we suffer--and what we can do to avoid dehydration and worse.
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with this scoring heat streak, which i did not have a clue about.. so they gave us some tricks how to handle to hot and humdity heat. 

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Geography in the News: Eurasia’s Boundaries

Geography in the News: Eurasia’s Boundaries | geography 101 | Scoop.it

"Europe and Asia, while often considered two separate continents, both lie on the same landmass or tectonic plate, the Eurasian supercontinent. The historic and geographic story of the Eurasian boundary is intriguing."


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very interesting to think that Turkey is a transcontinental country, as well to find out that asia and europe are actually connected.

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Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, July 14, 2013 1:29 PM
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Ryan Amado's curator insight, December 11, 2013 3:14 AM

Here we can see that the continental boundary between Russia and the rest of Europe has historically been solely based on national borders. However, a large majority of Russia's population and major cities are in the western part of the country, which is closer to Europe than most Asian countries.  Because of this, Europe and Asia gained an imaginary cultural border. It only makes sense that part of Russia began to be considered a European region even though it physically is a part of Asia.  It is better to talk about the entire land mass of Eurasia rather than two split continents when talking about Russia's borders.

Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, March 3, 11:06 AM

I find this discussion very interesting.  How we define the boarders of the continents may not seem important but they do hold much in the way of historical and cultural meanings.  Is Europe separate from Asia or is it one super-continent?  The answer to that has many implications politically and culturally as well as historically.

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Large dead zone forming in the Gulf

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Ocean experts had predicted a large “dead zone” area in the Gulf of Mexico this year, and according to the results from a researcher just back from studying the region, those predictions appear to be right on target.
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This article talks about how the ocean water has been changing and forming  a new dead zone which means that the oxygen level in the salt water has decrease to dangerously low levels. Which results in fish being killed and harming marine life.

 

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Rising Anti-Immigration Sentiment in the EU

Stratfor Europe Analyst Adriano Bosoni discusses the political implications of the increasing number of migrants from the European Union's periphery to its c...

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Its funny to see that anti-immigration is starting to be a trend around the world first the united states and now europe.I dont agree with illegal immigration but legal mirgartion should  not be a problem.

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Al Picozzi's curator insight, October 9, 2013 12:26 PM

This looks just like the arguments in the US about the immigration issue here.  These seem to be be more of legal immigration, as well as illegal to some extent,  as to illegal immigration in the US.  The governments of some of the EU nations need this population in order to fill the workers shortage that has been fuled by low birth rates.  In the US its a little deffernt form of immigration.  Here many illegal immigrants are taking the much lower wage jobs and working in cash with no taxes, ie mirgrant farmers.  Well we want cheap food, that is the way the farm owners are doing it.  In Europe it seems that they are taking some jobs, but I assune since it is legal immigration they are paying some sort of tax on their wages.  These immigrants are from other EU countries for the most part.  Under the EU treaty it is legal for them to live and work in any member nation.  This shows the problem with supranational organizations, a country will lose some of its autonomy in these types of organizations.  For example, can the UK limit the number of people allowed into its country, or even limit access to their health care system under EU law?  If they do, what can the EU do to the UK?  Looks like a fight is about to start!

Ashley Raposo's curator insight, December 19, 2013 12:53 AM

Like America, Western Europe is facing the troubles of immigration for jobs. COuntries in Europe, such as Eastern countries of Bulgaria and the P.I.G.S. are moving to core countries in search of work that the cannot find in their own land. The problem becomes a matter of the core country citizens not having jobs for themselves as their economy joins other in slowing down. Racial tensions are rising because of this. Ironically, the video generalizes the anti-immigration as just anti-immigrants but as images in the video would suggest, much of the sentiments are towards Muslim immigrants.

Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, March 3, 11:12 AM

This video describes the increase in immigration into EU countries from other EU countries.  The EU agreements on free movement are being challenged in countries that feel rightly or wrongly that the immigrants coming in are a drain on their economies during this difficult economic time.  It is interesting to see how Europe deals with this immigration issue compared to how America deals with its immigration issues.

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North Korea nuclear test would face "firm" U.N. action: South Korea UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council is united on North Korea's nuclear a...
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The Earth as an Island

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An overview of the situation of human life on planet earth and the challenges that might make the earth an inhospitable place for human life, from the About.com Geography GuideSite.
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this speaks about the struggles that every living speicies is faced with the current world. Due to overpopulation and gobal warming these speices are left with 3 chioces move, adapt, or die. its not right since humans are the higher power and should know and realize that what we are doing has positve side and a negatives side but the postive side only benifits us. Its time to think of other instead of oursleves becuase they are just as important has our lives. 

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Hong Kong Energy Issues - Geography

A brief introduction to the energy issues in HK and some solutions to solve them.
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I believe its time that Hong kong joins the band wagon and  get more advance with their energy sources.,,,

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Why these Somali refugees do not want to leave Kenya

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"For millions of refugees across Africa life is a daily struggle.  Many dream of one day returning to their homeland while others have spent decades building a new life.  On World Refugee Day, BBC Focus on Africa's Anne Soy visits a Somali family in Nairobi, Kenya, who cannot imagine returning to their roots."


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Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 16, 2013 2:44 PM

I don't believe its a refugee's duty to return to their country. I think after some time people start their lives over, for a reason. Most refugees leave their country because it is so bad. This family in the video went to another country and he was there for almost twenty years, that is a long time.  when your in a place for that long going back would mean starting over again. 

Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, March 17, 5:04 PM

No matter where you grow up, you form roots to your native land. Times are tough across the globe, especially for those living in Africa. While families plant their roots and look for ways to make things better, sometimes the best way is to leave. What makes people stay when their hometown roots are at rock bottom?

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 3:59 PM

Some people want to stay close to their heritage and native land. Others have no interest in their homelands and want to get away fast. This family doesn't know anything besides being refugees and they want to stay and build their lives there.