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FindTheData | Find. Compare. Decide.

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FindTheData is an objective comparison engine that allows you to find a topic, compare your options and select the best choice for you.
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Geography In the News
A page dedicated to summarising & aggregating topical geographical content which features in the news
Curated by James S Bown
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GEOGRAPHY MATTERS.

 

I am currently a geography teacher, educator and collaborator as well as writer when i find the time. I am really interested in anything geographical and want to use, (along with others members of MTS geography), this space to share or 'scoop' topical geography in the news stories. 

 

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Is HS2 really the best way to spend £33bn?

Is HS2 really the best way to spend £33bn? | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Alternative infrastructure investments could give taxpayers better value for money.
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Journey into an Icelandic volcano

Journey into an Icelandic volcano | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Dr Freysteinn Sigmundsson shows the BBC's Neil Bowdler around the Thrihnukagigur volcano in Iceland.
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Bike Share Map

Bike Share Map | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Visualisation for bike shares across the world.
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Haiti earthquake three years on: 'people are too poor to rebuild' – video

Haiti earthquake three years on: 'people are too poor to rebuild' – video | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Father Kawas Francois, a Haitian priest, on the problems facing his country's reconstruction three years after the earthquake
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Think you know the Middle East? Take our geography quiz.

Think you know the Middle East? Take our geography quiz. | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Do you have a good enough understanding of the Greater Middle East to complete this geography quiz? (Not really a challenge, but I do love geography.
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Quizlet

Quizlet | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
We make simple learning tools that let you study anything, for free.
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SocialDocumentary.net | Create and Explore Social Documentary Photography Websites

SocialDocumentary.net | Create and Explore Social Documentary Photography Websites | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Create and explore social documentary photography websites investigating critical issues facing our world today.
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Photography insights into global disparity

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China sends large fleet to disputed islands: media

China sends large fleet to disputed islands: media | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) May 7, 2013 - China has sent one of its largest recorded fishing fleets to disputed islands in the South China Sea, state-run media said on Tuesday, amid tensions over Beijing's assertion of its claims in the region.

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Where does the UK's aid money go?

Where does the UK's aid money go? | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
At a time of UK spending cuts, how does the government decide where and how to allocate its overseas aid budget?
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The Myth of the Immigrant Benefit-Moocher, Part Two

The Myth of the Immigrant Benefit-Moocher, Part Two | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Immigration from eastern europe has been good for Britain. The figures prove it. We should celebrate, not fear, these workers.
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Largest concentrated solar plant opens

Largest concentrated solar plant opens | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
The world's largest concentrated solar power plant opens in Abu Dhabi at a cost of an estimated $600m.
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How long will YOU live? Startling map reveals dramatic differences in life expectancy across the globe (and why you should move to Monaco)

How long will YOU live? Startling map reveals dramatic differences in life expectancy across the globe (and why you should move to Monaco) | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
People are likely to live the longest in developed countries with state-funded healthcare systems like Japan, Canada and the UK, each with life expectancies of over 80.
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GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.
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National land survey of Iceland

National land survey of Iceland | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
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Subjects

Subjects | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.
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Ethiopia diverts Nile to build mega-dam

Ethiopia diverts Nile to build mega-dam | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Ethiopia has begun diverting the flow of the River Nile as part of its controversial scheme to build Africa’s largest hydroelectric dam.
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China in first Swiss free-trade deal

China in first Swiss free-trade deal | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
China and Switzerland sign a memorandum of understanding on a free-trade agreement, the first such deal for China with a major Western economy.
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Countries of the World ~ capital cities, populations, sizes and more

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GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.
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BBC - Dimensions

BBC - Dimensions | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
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Great website for scale of disasters...

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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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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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Should Britain let go of London?

Should Britain let go of London? | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Is London's success dwarfing the country to the point where the rest of the UK would actually be better off without its capital?
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New Etna eruption paints sky red

New Etna eruption paints sky red | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
There has been a new eruption at Mount Etna, sending red lava spewing into the skies over Sicily.
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Culture shock for Amazon chief's son in NYC

Culture shock for Amazon chief's son in NYC | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Nilson Tuwe Huni Kui came straight from the Amazon rainforest to New York City in September. The son of a tribal chief spoke to the BBC about the culture shock as well as his dream of becoming a film-maker.
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What Would Happen If the Earth Spun Backward?

What Would Happen If the Earth Spun Backward? | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
At the beginning of every Daily Show episode, the Earth spins in the wrong direction, a situation that would have dramatic consequences for life on Earth.
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