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A page dedicated to summarising & aggregating topical geographical content which features in the news
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Farming and Biodiversity Can Coexist, As Proven in Costa Rica

Farming and Biodiversity Can Coexist, As Proven in Costa Rica | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
farming and biodiversity in costa rica To keep up with projected demand, farming output will need to double in the next few decades. This inconvenient fact is bad news for the environment as a whole, and biodiversity in ...
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Habitat mapping method could help restore biodiversity ...

A new method for mapping long-term changes in habitat over large areas and in fine detail has been developed, which could help inform conservation plans to restore biodiversity to previous states. In a UK case study, ...
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Picture preview: Gideon Mendel – Drowning World

Picture preview: Gideon Mendel – Drowning World | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
In an attempt to search for ways to show the world the effects of climate change through a Drowning World, Gideon Mendel's only other camera on his journey was, alongside the lives affected, paralysed by flood waters.
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Palestinian Village Tries to Protect Landmark

Palestinian Village Tries to Protect Landmark | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Conservation experts say ancient terraces and a Roman-era irrigation system in Battir, the West Bank, are threatened by Israel’s plans to build a section of its security barrier.

 

A site that many consider a cultural landscape worth international efforts to preserve it, are might be threatened by proposals to expand Israel's Barrier Wall.  Culture, politics, landscapes, borders...this topic is full of geographic themes worth having students investigate.  


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Why damming world's rivers is a tricky balancing act

Why damming world's rivers is a tricky balancing act | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
If we accept that controversial dams will continue to be built for economic benefit, how can we limit their damage on the environment?

 

"Of all the ways we have engineered Earth in the Anthropocene, the Age of Man, surely nothing rivals our audacious planetary-wide re-plumbing of the world's waterways. But is our control of Earth's arteries causing dangerous clots?"  The human-environmental interaction theme of geography is as readily apparent in this issue as any.  


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Jose Sepulveda's comment, June 30, 2012 5:24 PM
It would be possible if only the whole ecosystem is managed so as to damp negative synergies and keep permanent monitoring over the river as a whole, from its origin to its final discharge into the sea.
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Nature's sting: The real cost of damaging Planet Earth

Nature's sting: The real cost of damaging Planet Earth | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
The economic consequences of destroying the Earth's natural resources are severe.
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UK cities face ban on heavily polluting traffic

UK cities face ban on heavily polluting traffic | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Twelve cities are likely to be affected after the European commission refused to give UK more time to reduce emissions...
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How humans have transformed Earth: Incredible video illuminates every road, shipping route and flight path

How humans have transformed Earth: Incredible video illuminates every road, shipping route and flight path | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
The stunning footage is the result of 13 years of devotion by Canadian anthropologist Felix Pharand, who produced it using an ordinary home PC.
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Google World Wonders Project

Google World Wonders Project | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
From the archaeological areas of Pompeii to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Google’s World Wonders Project aims to bring to life the wonders of the modern and ancient world.
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Rio+20: reasons to be cheerful - The Guardian (blog)

Rio+20: reasons to be cheerful - The Guardian (blog) | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog)Rio+20: reasons to be cheerfulThe Guardian (blog)The UN multilateral system is said to be in crisis, the environment is falling off the edge, and every blade of grass and hillside is for sale.
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Blooming horrible

Blooming horrible | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Too much of a good thing


SOUTH-EAST of New Orleans, where the Mississippi empties into the Gulf of Mexico, the North American land mass does not end so much as gently give up.
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Warmed-up numbers

Warmed-up numbers | Geography In the News | Scoop.it

FOR those who live in China and are forced to breathe in its air every morning, the findings of a recent report may come as no surprise, but to climate analysts it will make for uncomfortable reading. Does the leading BRIC need to change?

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'Development and environment are two sides of the same coin' - Hindustan Times

'Development and environment are two sides of the same coin'Hindustan TimesHow can India strike a balance between development and environment protection?
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Roof turbines as sustainable chic? - Vancouver Sun

Roof turbines as sustainable chic?Vancouver SunIt looks as though wind turbines will be the next step on Vancouver's road to "greenest city" sustainability.and more »...
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The Debate: Should we be doing more to combat climate change? | Laura Davis | Independent Editor's choice Blogs

The Debate: Should we be doing more to combat climate change? | Laura Davis | Independent Editor's choice Blogs | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Fifty years ago, few people cared about pollution, deforestation, whaling or the Ozone later. But even with an increasing awareness of issues concerning the environment, there is still a long way to go.
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Racial Diversity Increases, But Segregation Persists

U.S. census data shows racial diversity is increasing in major cities across the United States. But highly diverse neighborhoods are still rare, newly arrive...

 

I've read within the last few months articles mentioning that segregation in inner city neighborhood are on the rise, and other headlines stating that ethnic diversity within urban areas is at an all-time high.  My first reaction was, "so which is it?"  This research shows how to make sense of both of these trends which seem contradictory.  For more context on this issue, see: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2012/06/watch-these-us-cities-segregate-even-they-diversify/2346/

 

For a segregation at all time low article, see: http://www.scoop.it/t/geography-education/p/1145693870/segregation-hits-historic-low

For the link to 'segregation is still rampant,' see: http://www.scoop.it/t/geography-education/p/1103106026/reports-of-the-end-of-segregation-greatly-exaggerated


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Feeding the world: how on earth can we feed nine billion people?

Feeding the world: how on earth can we feed nine billion people? | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
Join us for a live discussion on how to feed the world's expanding population by producing more food with less land, Wednesday 27 June, 2-4pm (BST)...
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Jazz junctions - riding New York's A Train

Jazz junctions - riding New York's A Train | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
The Big Apple subway that inspired a song - exploring lives on the line that links Harlem with the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Travel to different worlds along the same line!

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No free kicks: China not a superpower in football

No free kicks: China not a superpower in football | Geography In the News | Scoop.it

FOR the man who scored Chelsea’s winner in the European Champions League Final in May, it may seem like a strange move. 

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The Haiti Earthquake | Inside Disaster: Haiti

The Haiti Earthquake | Inside Disaster: Haiti | Geography In the News | Scoop.it

Inside Disaster is an interactive website about the Haiti earthquake and humanitarian work. Explore original photo, video and research from Haiti and across the web. 

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Geography, History and Concepts

Geography, History and Concepts | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
The third edition of Geography - History and Concepts is the definitive undergraduate introduction to the history, philosophy and methodology of human geography. The book comprises five sections: What is Geography?
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Welcome!

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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Rio: Worth the effort?

Rio: Worth the effort? | Geography In the News | Scoop.it
All the environment groups here have been going around saying that from a green perspective, Rio's been a failure. I'm not sure why, seeing as governments have promised to stop carbon dioxide emissions immediately.
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