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Tapping 90% of Earth's Fresh Water Frozen in Glaciers and Icebergs ...

Tapping 90% of Earth's Fresh Water Frozen in Glaciers and Icebergs ... | Geography in the news 2014 | Scoop.it
Due to the shortage of freshwater around the globe scientists and engineers are interested in exploiting fresh water in icebergs by towing them to where the ice can be melted and converted to drinking water.
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In south-western Australia, water shortages will worsen

In south-western Australia, water shortages will worsen | Geography in the news 2014 | Scoop.it
While the rest of Australia has had a reprieve from the Millennium Drought, and floods have recently affected many areas along the north eastern Australian coast, the extended dry period that has affected…...

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Coastalwatch :: surf cams :: surf reports :: Surf forecasts :: Wind conditions

Coastalwatch :: surf cams :: surf reports :: Surf forecasts :: Wind conditions | Geography in the news 2014 | Scoop.it
Over 130 live streaming surf cams, daily surf reports and accurate surf & swell forecasts along with coastal weather for the Australian coast.

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dilaycock's curator insight, February 27, 2013 11:45 PM

via SSC Leichhardt Geography Blog

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Hot summer? Yes: the hottest

Hot summer? Yes: the hottest | Geography in the news 2014 | Scoop.it
This summer hasn’t just felt hot. It’s been hot. In fact, the summer of 2012-13 is now the hottest on record.

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Smartphones as geospatial tools

The disastrous earthquake in Haiti taught humanitarian groups an unexpected lesson: the power of mobile devices to coordinate, inform, and guide relief efforts.

 

Tags: technology, disasters, Haiti, TED.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 17, 2013 9:02 PM

We are only beginning to see the applications of smart phones to improve peoples lives.  In this TED talk, Paul Conneally explores some of the possibilities (citizen mapping, crowd-sourced disaster recovery, etc.) that is just sitting in the palm of our collective hands. 

Tony Hall's curator insight, February 18, 2013 6:43 AM

This is why ICT is important. No. Vital! Our students need to see things like this so that they understand the positive aspects of technology. They need to see that SMS, Facebook & Twitter are so much more than just a way sharing silly photos of themselves. This technology has the power to affect real, positive change. 

techsavvygirl's curator insight, February 18, 2013 8:21 AM

Augmenting human potential with smartphones

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History and Geography in the 21st Century Classroom - Scoop.it

History and Geography in the 21st Century Classroom - Scoop.it | Geography in the news 2014 | Scoop.it
From maximosweb.com - February 12, 11:54 PM.
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All Hands on Earth: Where Does Your Water Come From

All Hands on Earth: Where Does Your Water Come From | Geography in the news 2014 | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 19, 2013 9:17 PM

CD - The classification of environmental resources and the forms that water takes as a resource.

 

This interactive map documents where 443 million people around the world get their water (although the United States data is by far the most extensive).  Most people can't answer this question. A recent poll by The Nature Conservancy discoverd that 77% of Americans (not on private well water) don't know where their water comes from, they just drink it. This link has videos, infographics and suggestions to promote cleaner water.  This is also a fabulous example of an embedded map using ArcGIS Online to share geospatial data with a wider audience.  

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Temperatures off the charts as Australia turns deep purple

Temperatures off the charts as Australia turns deep purple | Geography in the news 2014 | Scoop.it

Australia's “dome of heat” has become so intense that the temperatures are rising off the charts – literally.... The Bureau of Meteorology's interactive weather forecasting charthas added new colours – deep purple and pink – to extend its previous temperature range that had been capped at 50 degrees.

 


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Living Geography: What did the fish say when it swam into a wall ?

Living Geography: What did the fish say when it swam into a wall ? | Geography in the news 2014 | Scoop.it

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A town announces ambitious plans for expansion and development, but a new dam will be required to ensure a safe, secure water supply. Where should the new dam go? How can the water company balance the needs of different interest groups and the environment?Detailed lesson plans, student materials and presentation slides allow you to use the lessons ‘off the shelf’ with minimal preparation."


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Monster bushfire ravages Warrumbungle NP

Monster bushfire ravages Warrumbungle NP | Geography in the news 2014 | Scoop.it
The Warrumbungles, NSW, have been hit hard by the region's biggest bushfire in half a century.
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My Australia: How it has changed - The Australian Financial Review

My Australia: How it has changed - The Australian Financial Review | Geography in the news 2014 | Scoop.it
The Australian Financial Review My Australia: How it has changed The Australian Financial Review There is still the smell of burnt sausages in the air, mingling in many places with the smoke of bushfires – a reminder both of our volatile...
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On this day: Australia's first amateur satellite - Australian Geographic

On this day: Australia's first amateur satellite - Australian Geographic | Geography in the news 2014 | Scoop.it
The Australian Geographic Society is dedicated to supporting scientific research, protecting and fostering a love for our environment and natural heritage, encouraging the spirit of discovery and adventure and spreading ...
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World Water Day 2013

World Water Day 2013 | Geography in the news 2014 | Scoop.it
Over twenty years ago the United Nations recognized March 22 as the first World Water Day. This year's theme is water cooperation.
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Every Last Drop – An Interactive Website about Water Saving

Every Last Drop – An Interactive Website about Water Saving | Geography in the news 2014 | Scoop.it
Every Last Drop is an interactive website which takes a detailed look at how much water we waste on a daily basis and how small changes can make a big difference.

 

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Why Geography Education Matters

Why Geography Education Matters | Geography in the news 2014 | Scoop.it

"This blog-a-thon submission comes from Joseph Kerski of the National Council of Geographic Education (2011 President). Joseph writes about why geography education matters and how it applies to each one of us."

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austin tydings's comment, August 27, 2013 2:41 PM
Geography, is a subject where it takes all the skills from science, math, English, and social studies, and combines it into a in depth thinking class. It makes you find the problem, fix it and tell how and why you fixed it . For example, a crop is not growing in a dry area, then you try it in a wet area and it grows, now you have to find out why it grows in a wet area and not a dry area and explain why. It is good to start out early learning about the basics in the core classes then later in the more advance classes, to understand how to fix a problem.
Annenkov's curator insight, September 13, 2013 2:09 AM

"Geography education applies to each one of us" - not only for children, but for adults in everyday life. Who is interested in developing a personal geoculture?  

Peter Phillips's curator insight, October 5, 2013 7:37 PM

Using an orange to learn the continents of the Earth :) great idea. 

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So many fish, one great map

So many fish, one great map | Geography in the news 2014 | Scoop.it
FishMap on the Atlas of Living Australia provides the geographical and depth ranges of some 4500 Australian marine fishes, including the Clown Triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum). From identifying what's on the end ...
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Food 4 Thought | Oxfam Australia

Food 4 Thought | Oxfam Australia | Geography in the news 2014 | Scoop.it
Oxfam’s new interactive, online resource, Food 4 Thought, aims to support students to become ethical, informed and active global citizens through the study of English.

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Geography in the News: The Great White Shark's Habitats – News ...

Geography in the News: The Great White Shark's Habitats – News ... | Geography in the news 2014 | Scoop.it
The shark lives off the coasts of North America, southern Africa, Australia (especially New South Wales and South Australia), New Zealand, Japan, Chile and parts of the Mediterranean. One of the densest ...
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Deadly flood waters rise in eastern Australia

Deadly flood waters rise in eastern Australia | Geography in the news 2014 | Scoop.it
At least four people dead as torrential rains severely flood several cities and towns on country's east coast.
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Australia can't feed the world but it can help

Australia can't feed the world but it can help | Geography in the news 2014 | Scoop.it
Food production in Australia is challenging. Why? Because our soils are largely ancient and infertile, and our climate is variable and frequently harsh.

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Nullarbor once flush with fast-flowing rivers

Nullarbor once flush with fast-flowing rivers | Geography in the news 2014 | Scoop.it
New research has shed light on the landscape around the Nullarbor some 80 million years ago.
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VIDEO: Christmas and Cocos Islands

Australian Geographic presents a new documentary on the remote Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) islands.
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Kangaroos, Australia - National Geographic

Kangaroos, Australia - National Geographic | Geography in the news 2014 | Scoop.it
See a photo of a mother kangaroo and her joey on a beach in Australia and download free wallpaper from National Geographic. ... Terms of Service · Privacy Policy. © 1996-2013 National Geographic Society.
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