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A page dedicated to summarising & aggregating topical geographical content which features in the news
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Sea-level rise finally quantified

Sea-level rise finally quantified | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
An international effort of more than 20 polar research groups finally settles the question of how much polar ice melting has added to global sea levels.
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Is China more legitimate than the West?

Is China more legitimate than the West? | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
China and the US are about to choose new leaders. Is a candidate voted for by millions a more legitimate choice than one annointed by a select few, asks Martin Jacques.
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Should scientists stop giving advice?

Should scientists stop giving advice? | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Earlier this week six scientists and one government official were sentenced to six years in prison for manslaughter, for making "falsely reassuring" comments before the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake.
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The State of Women in the World

The State of Women in the World | Geography In the News | Scoop.it

Tags: gender, development, worldwide, poverty.


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Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, February 12, 2013 1:39 PM

Gender Development index - CHapter 9 materials

Amy Marques's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:09 AM

This is a great represenaton for showing the unfortunate truth of the state women in the world today.

Shelby Porter's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:15 AM

Why are women so unequal to men? Why are women in the Middle East seeing such bad treatment and unequality? How can we fix these problems?

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The battle for breakfast

The battle for breakfast | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
LIKE everyone else, Chinese people love fast food. Western purveyors of salty, fatty delectables such as McDonald’s and KFC serve up vast quantities of lunch and...
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39th Fryday Poll - Is The Global Water Crisis Real?

39th Fryday Poll - Is The Global Water Crisis Real? | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Find In-depth Review, Video And Infographic On Global Water Crisis...
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Rebel Cities: The Urbanization of Class Struggle - Video and audio - News and media - Home

Rebel Cities: The Urbanization of Class Struggle - Video and audio - News and media - Home | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
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Why modern maps put everyone at the centre of the world

With new GPS technology, it is almost impossible to get lost nowadays. But is a new breed of maps changing the landscape of cartography, asks Simon Garfield.
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BBC Radio 4 - Digital Human Series 2 episode 1: how diff #cultures are preserving their #identity

Digital Human - Series 2 - how different cultures are preserving their identity in the face of the homogenising effects of technology. BBC Radio 4 - BBC I Player

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Supersized Earth: The Way We Move

Supersized Earth: The Way We Move | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Dallas explores how we can travel around the planet further and faster than ever before.
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An interesting article on Urban Resilience. Does this represent a shift from mitigation to adaptation?

An interesting article on Urban Resilience. Does this represent a shift from mitigation to adaptation? | Geography In the News | Scoop.it

Merging complex systems science and ecology, resilience scientists have broken new ground on understanding—and preserving—natural ecosystems. Now, as more and more people move into urban hubs, they are bringing this novel science to the city.


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A sense of place

A sense of place | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
THERE WAS SOMETHING odd about the black car at the junction of Sutter and Hyde Streets. It was an ordinary saloon. Its windows were clear, and it looked in good...
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BBC Radio 4 - A Point of View, Understanding Contemporary China 4/4

BBC Radio 4 - A Point of View, Understanding Contemporary China 4/4 | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
How can the undemocratic Chinese state enjoy authority in the eyes of its population?
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What kind of superpower could China be?

What kind of superpower could China be? | Geography In the News | Scoop.it

China is on course to becoming a world power - but not in the way many expect, writes economist Martin Jacques.


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Making sense of China

Making sense of China | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
China's growing importance on the world stage means the West needs to start speaking its language, says economist Martin Jacques.
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The Global Food Waste Scandal

TED Talks Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it’s inedible -- but because it doesn’t look appealing. Tristram Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources.

 

No one should be surprised that more developed societies are more wasteful societies.  It is not just personal wasting of food at the house and restaurants that are the problem.  Perfectly edible food is thrown out due to size (smaller than standards but perfectly normal), cosmetics (Bananas that are shaped 'funny') and costumer preference (discarded bread crust).  This is an intriguing perpective on our consumptive culture, but it also is helpful in framing issues such as sustainability and human and environmental interactions in a technologically advanced societies that are often removed form the land where the food they eat originates. 

 

Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, TED, video, unit 5 agriculture.


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Kenny Dominguez's curator insight, November 29, 2013 6:13 PM

Ted explains it well how we all waste perfectly good food that people would like to eat. Also it was amazing how much food was in the dumpsters that was just a day or week old. That meat could feed hundreds of people that are struggling to eat and all that meet to waste. 

megan b clement's curator insight, December 16, 2013 1:51 AM

Ted talks about just how wasteful our planet is. How we just ignore the issue and act like it will  not affect us in the future. When he shows you video and pictures of massive piles of the ends of a loaf of bread or all the food that Stop and Shop throws out because it does not "look" good for the customer. How every little bit of help counts you can try to make a little bit of an effort to be less wasteful. We have so much unnecessary waste. Like when he uses the example of how many people throw away the ends of a loaf of bread then he shows the waste of the ends of bread in massive piles it makes you sick. Especially with all of the hungry people in the world we need to be more resourceful.

 

 

Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 21, 2014 2:13 PM

No one should be surprised that more developed societies are more wasteful societies.  It is not just personal wasting of food at the house and restaurants that are the problem.  Perfectly edible food is thrown out due to size (smaller than standards but perfectly normal), cosmetics (Bananas that are shaped 'funny') and costumer preference (discarded bread crust).  This is an intriguing perceptive on our consumptive culture, but it also is helpful in framing issues such as sustainability and human and environmental interactions in a technologically advanced societies that are often removed form the land where the food they eat originates. 


Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, TED, video, unit 5 agriculture.

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Christie’s is selling a collection of iconic London Underground posters dir

Christie’s is selling a collection of iconic London Underground posters dir | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
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US economist Walt Rostow and his influence on post-1945 development

US economist Walt Rostow and his influence on post-1945 development | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Simon Reid-Henry: Rostow's belief that you can exert political influence under the cover of economic investment overseas still holds good today...
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