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A page dedicated to summarising & aggregating topical geographical content which features in the news
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Cheap Eats: How America Spends Money on Food

Cheap Eats: How America Spends Money on Food | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
The typical U.S. household spends less than practically any other country on food
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Trouble at sea

Trouble at sea | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Squabbles over little specks of land in the ocean threaten Asian peace This videographic is best viewed in full-screen mode.
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How Much CO2 Is Created By�

How Much CO<sub>2</sub> Is Created By� | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Every action, every event, every person, everything emits a certain amount of carbon. This interactive visualization examines some of those scenarios.
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Fracking gets government go-ahead

Fracking gets government go-ahead | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
The government gives the go-ahead for a firm to resume the controversial technique known as fracking to exploit gas in Lancashire.
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Miles Golland's curator insight, December 13, 2012 6:22 AM

Big news for energy supply in the UK - controversial though!

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FindTheData | Find. Compare. Decide.

FindTheData | Find. Compare. Decide. | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
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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Flood of protest hits Indian dams - more than 300 planned on rivers shared with other countries

Flood of protest hits Indian dams - more than 300 planned on rivers shared with other countries | Geography In the News | Scoop.it

Many interconnected issues -  superpower's thirst for reliable energy, environmental impacts of hydropower, geopolitical issues of sharing rivers, climate change impact on river regimes etc...


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Defiant N Korea launches rocket

Defiant N Korea launches rocket | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
North Korea says it has successfully launched a rocket, defying international warnings, with the US confirming an object has been put into orbit.
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The Global Gap: Series 1: Mexico: Charity Workers

The Global Gap: Series 1: Mexico: Charity Workers | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Charity workers from the UK and Mexico compare notes.
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The Geological Society

The Geological Society | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
The Geological Society of London is the UK's learned and professional body for Earth scientists, with over 10,000 members worldwide.
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The corruption map of the world

The corruption map of the world | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Transparency International's transparency index measures each country in the world on corruption.

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Satellite pictures Earth in black

Satellite pictures Earth in black | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Cloud-free images from the latest US polar orbiting meteorological satellite are assembled into a stunning night-time view of Planet Earth.
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Polar ice-sheet melt explained

Polar ice-sheet melt explained | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Melting of the polar ice-sheets has added about 11mm to the global sea level over the past two decades, according to the most definitive assessment so far.
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Geography game: how well do you know the world?

Geography game: how well do you know the world? | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Play the Global development game: identify the world's countries and territories, rank them according to GDP then fingers at the ready for the picture round
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Why the economy needs nature

Why the economy needs nature | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Tony Juniper: Nature is not a drag on growth – its protection is an unavoidable prerequisite for sustaining economic development
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BBC Radio 4 - Costing the Earth

BBC Radio 4 - Costing the Earth | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Programme looking at man's effect on the environment and how the environment reacts
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Is Our Weather Getting Worse? - 4oD

Is Our Weather Getting Worse? - 4oD | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Is Our Weather Getting Worse? on 4 on Demand. Watch Is Our Weather Getting Worse? online when you want on 4oD. In Britain we love to moan about the weather.
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Hong Kong and China: Growing apart?

Hong Kong and China: Growing apart? | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
The BBC's John Simpson reports from Hong Kong, where the former colony's increasing independent-mindedness is worrying Beijing.

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Steven Sutantro's curator insight, December 20, 2012 9:06 PM

Interesting facts...that's the interdependence concept of Geography..

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Emma Lafleur's curator insight, April 23, 2013 8:34 PM

Hong Kong has a mix of Chinese heritage and culture and British ideals. They lived under the British rule for so long that they grew accustomed to the British government system and freedoms. When the UK handed Hong Kong over to China, the people of Hong Kong were afraid that the Chinese government would step in and put them under the same system as the rest of China. China decided to allow Hong Kong to have its own system, but Hong Kong still fears China stepping in and forcing them to change and conform to the rules of the rest of China. Hong Kong is now seeing some protesting and some tension from its people about becoming truly Chinese. They do not want to be Chinese, and they do not want to be British either. They want to form their own country. However, it is highly unlikely that China will let Hong Kong go, but I do wonder if the ideals of Hong Kong, like elections, will slowly spread to the rest of China and create tensions that will cause a change in the Chinese government altogether.

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Business Daily: China's ghost city

Business Daily: China's ghost city | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Is China's ghost city a spectral warning of the weakness of the Chinese economic model?
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English or Hinglish? India's choice

English or Hinglish? India's choice | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
India's 1.2bn population have no truly national language. So which will dominate, English, Hindi, or the hybrid Hinglish?
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US faces climate talks dilemma

US faces climate talks dilemma | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
The US faces a dilemma at climate change talks in Qatar, as the final text approves the principle of compensating poorer nations.
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Circle of Blue WaterNews - Where Water Meets

Circle of Blue WaterNews - Where Water Meets | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
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Selling Climate Change

Selling Climate Change | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
As climate change descends, ads from Perrier and Diesel use global warming to sell more stuff.

 

How do many companies react to news of global warming? By trying to commodize it and make money.  Notice that global warming and products are being sold with sex.  What does this say about society?


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Apple to make Mac computers in US

Apple to make Mac computers in US | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Some of Apple's Mac computers will be made in the US, chief executive Tim Cook says.
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BBC News - Today - Arctic ice: Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling

BBC News - Today - Arctic ice: Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Preliminary results from a European Space Agency satellite measuring the thickness of Arctic ice suggests it is melting faster than previously thought.
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