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Shitterton comes on top of list of Britain's worst place names including Pratts Bottom, Crapstone and Slag Lane... but those who live there insist it's still a lovely place to live

Shitterton comes on top of list of Britain's worst place names including Pratts Bottom, Crapstone and Slag Lane... but those who live there insist it's still a lovely place to live | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
The tiny settlement of Shitterton, located between Dorchester and Poole, has been voted Britain's worst place name - beating Door in Dorset and Brokenwind in Aberdeenshire in a survey by www.findmypast.co.uk.
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Where Is the Literal 'Middle' of the Ocean?

Where Is the Literal 'Middle' of the Ocean? | Geography In the News | Scoop.it

The middle of the ocean is 1,670 miles from dry land, and it's possible no one has ever been there.

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GEOGRAPHY FACTS RECOMMENDED FROM http://www.cydoniashop.eu

GEOGRAPHY FACTS RECOMMENDED FROM http://www.cydoniashop.eu | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
A personalized newspaper built from articles, blog posts, videos and photos selected by Alfonsina Monroe.
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Sea Level Rise Poses Specific Threat To East Coast Cities

Sea Level Rise Poses Specific Threat To East Coast Cities | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Brace yourselves, East Coasters....

 

Thinking spatially, it's important to remember that not all places will be impacted equally.  Even among coasts, not all spots would receive equal sea level rises when the ocean's systems are dynamic.


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Collin Lewis's comment, August 12, 2012 3:14 PM
I have been to North Carolina and many of the other places mentioned in this article and have seen the damages of the water levels rising. One example of the water rising is a road in North Carolina going to Cape Hatteras that is now completely submerged underwater. There is now a make-shift bridge that runs over the underwater road.
Zach Trafton's comment, August 13, 2012 4:14 PM
I knew that the sea level was rising but I didn't know it was happening so quickly. I think that people living in the hot spot are should take this seriously. When I go to the beach there use to be a lot more beach between the road and ocean. but because of the rising sea level, the land between is becoming shorter and shorter.
Emily Franson's comment, September 2, 2012 3:19 PM
The sea level is rising rapidly and I had no idea how serious it is and how much of an impact it's taking on the world. People living in the hot spot need to realize how serious of a problem this can turn into and that the sea level will have a big effect on the land as time goes by.
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Science Podcast: Free Science Podcasts from Scientific American

Science Podcast: Free Science Podcasts from Scientific American | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
The latest free science podcasts only at Scientificamerican.com...
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A world of plenty

A world of plenty | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
The start of something big


EXACTLY HOW MUCH unconventional gas lurks outside America is a matter for conjecture, but the list of countries with potentially large reserves grows steadily.
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Growth of Earth's core may hint at magnetic reversal - environment - 13 July 2012 - New Scientist

Growth of Earth's core may hint at magnetic reversal - environment - 13 July 2012 - New Scientist | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Lopsided growth of the Earth's core could help predict when the planet's geomagnetic field will flip, leaving it exposed to dangerous solar winds...
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US faces worst drought since 1956

US faces worst drought since 1956 | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
The US is enduring the widest drought since 1956, according to new data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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Geoengineering projects around the world - map

Geoengineering projects around the world - map | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
ETC Group has produced a world map of geoengineering that represents the first attempt to document the expanding scope of research and experimentation in the large-scale manipulation of Earth or climate systems...
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We were wrong on peak oil. There's enough to fry us all

We were wrong on peak oil. There's enough to fry us all | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: A boom in oil production has made a mockery of our predictions.
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Mapping Mexico's gang violence

Mapping Mexico's gang violence | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Voters are counting on the next president to find a solution to the country's alarming rise in organised crime.

 

This interactive features shows temporal and spatial data on drug-related deaths in Mexico since 2007.  Also connected are profiles of the presidential candidates of the three major political parties (PRI, PAN and PRD) and with their platform on drugs and ways to curtail the accompanying violence.  Mexico's presidents can only hold office for one term, but it is a six-year term...2012 isn't just about Obama and Romney. 


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James Hobson's curator insight, September 23, 2014 12:46 PM

(Mexico topic 7)

A picture (specifically a map, in this case) is absolutely worth a thousand words, and can invoke many more. Over 10,000 deaths in Chihuahua but less than 20 in Baja California Sur, for example - though Chihuahua's population is greater, the percentages based upon population are still way out of proportions. For some perspective, If Rhode Island were in Chihuahua's situation, that would mean over 3000 cartel-related deaths every year in the state (~0.3% of the total population).

Jason Schneider's curator insight, February 3, 2015 3:35 PM

I just finished reading a scoop about violence in Mexico getting worse and I discovered that violence in Mexico comes from its poor economy, drugs and dead-end lives. Chihuahua, the largest state in Mexico has the most number of violent deaths in Mexico with over 10,000 deaths. The smallest state in Mexico, Tlaxcala has only 13 deaths due to gang violence. YOu would think that the size matters in the number of deaths due to gang violence but that is not the case. Sinaloa is smaller than Sonora and Sinaloa's death rate due to gang violence is four times higher than Sonora's. Also, Baja California Sur is slightly smaller than Baja California Norte is Baja California Norte's death rate due to gang violence is 105 times higher than Baja California Sur's death rate.

Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 6, 2015 5:56 PM

After reading this article and playing along with the interactive map, which I think is a very well used resource, I can see that gang violence is a major issue in the country of Mexico, especially as stated in the article, areas near US borders and places with ports. For example, a place near a US border is Chihuahua with 10,134 deaths! In Chihuahua located at Ciudad Juarez, near El Paso is where the conflict between two cartels is focused. It is also scary to know that there is that much violence going on right next to our own territory. 

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June was UK's wettest on record

June was UK's wettest on record | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Last month was the wettest June in the UK since records began in 1910, provisional figures from the Met Office show.
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Arctic wilderness faces pollution threats as oil and gas giants target its riches

Arctic wilderness faces pollution threats as oil and gas giants target its riches | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Melting ice caps, the influx of trawlers and tourists, and Shell's £4bn investment to drill for fossil fuels in the Chukchi Sea all raise fears...
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Spatial Unmapped

Spatial Unmapped | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Geographic maps aren't the only means by which to communicate spatial information.  These alternatives to communicating geographic information revise space so that a singular focal ...
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Global Warming's Terrifying New Math | Politics News | Rolling Stone

Global Warming's Terrifying New Math | Politics News | Rolling Stone | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Three simple numbers that add up to global catastrophe - and that make clear who the real enemy is...
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BBC - BBC World Service Programmes - One Planet

BBC - BBC World Service Programmes - One Planet | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
The programme that explores the biggest issues in global development and the environment...
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Soft spots

Soft spots | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
IT IS highly unlikely that the record heat in the mainland United States over the past 13 months is a random fluke.
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Climate could kill you, Outback towns are told

Climate change could transform the Australian outback, wiping dozens of small towns off the map, according to a new report commissioned by the federal government.
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South Asia landslides 'on the rise'

South Asia landslides 'on the rise' | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Most South Asian countries are seeing an increased trend in landslides in recent years, experts say.
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US geoengineers to spray sun-reflecting chemicals from balloon

US geoengineers to spray sun-reflecting chemicals from balloon | Geography In the News | Scoop.it

Experiment in New Mexico will try to establish the possibility of cooling the planet by dispersing sulphate aerosols...is this a solution or money wasting effort

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Immigrants Working In America

Immigrants Working In America | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
The U.S. is still a nation of immigrants: One in six U.S. workers was born somewhere else. Here's where America's immigrants come from, and what they do for work.

 

Of the American immigrant population, where were the workers born?  In what industries are they employed?  These are two straight-forward graphics with the answers to those questions.    


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Kate C's comment, July 8, 2012 7:29 PM
I found the second graphic, "Field of Employment by Place of Birth", interesting because of the relevantly even distribution of employment across the board. The Latin American born population seems the be the only one that deviates from the trend, with high percentages in Agricultural and Construction fields, and the lowest numbers in Education, Health Care, & Social Services. Interesting how students are included and I wonder how accurate the Census Bureau is at measuring specific employment information for undocumented immigrants.
Macy Nossaman's curator insight, September 20, 2013 2:26 PM

This is a good article about immigrants in America because it talks about all of the different places people have immigrated from and now live and work in the U.S. Since my topic is European Immigration, It shows that there are 2.4 million Europeans currently working in the U.S.

Laurel Stelter's comment, September 27, 2013 2:23 PM
I think that this is a really interesting article. The two pictures really help define America and its workplace well. It surprised me how many people weren't born in the U.S., but still work here.
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China's burgeoning power demands

China's burgeoning power demands | Geography In the News | Scoop.it

China's voracious appetite for energy often exceeds supplies, causing serious power shortages. Demand over supply issues continue to cause problems for China!

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US storm woe endures for millions

US storm woe endures for millions | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
At least two million people remain without power in the eastern US, amid sweltering temperatures, after storms blamed for 22 deaths since Friday.
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