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'Indonesia's deforestation is a disaster for the planet' - audio slideshow

'Indonesia's deforestation is a disaster for the planet' - audio slideshow | Geography in iGCSE @BIS | Scoop.it
Award-winning Hong Kong photographer and photojournalist Paul Hilton's latest series of images looks at the impact of deforestation on Indonesia's wildlife
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Fresh Water Resources

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/where-we-get-our-fresh-water-christiana-z-peppard Fresh water accounts for only 2.5% of Earth's...

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 12, 2013 2:45 PM

How much of the Earth's water is fresh water?  How much of that is used for industrial, agricultural or domestic uses?  Why is groundwater becoming increasingly utilized?  Enjoy this TED-ED video for the answers. 


Tags: water, environment, consumption, resources, environment depend.

Agron S. Dida's comment, December 17, 2013 5:33 AM
Ben, there is a good link about the lack of water: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131216154330.htm#.UrAC_n3F2FA.twitter
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Changing Ethnic patterns in London

Changing Ethnic patterns in London | Geography in iGCSE @BIS | Scoop.it
Of all the changes announced by the 2011 census, one of the most startling is the rapid change in the ethnic composition of London's population.

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Conor McCloskey's comment, April 30, 2013 10:25 AM
The British-white percentage of the population in London is dropping. While this says a lot about the demographics of London it also says a lot about global migratory patterns. London is a international city, culturally and ethnically, it has many pull factors for many different kinds of people from all over the globe, with all different cultural backgrounds. These pull factors have translated into one big push factor for British-whites, however, as they move out of the city.
There are many different things that could explain these patterns. Racism, economic shifts or better opportunities else where, however one thing is for sure, the world is become more multi-cultural. With the movements of cultures comes displacement and resistance, tension doesn’t run short in these types of situations. As so many people move away from their homelands through out the world it will be interesting to see what begins to happen with geopolitical boundaries, will situations like Hungary be more common as people move away?
Meagan Harpin's curator insight, September 28, 2013 3:39 PM

The most surprising piece of information in this article is that white Britons are leaving London because of the minorities that are moving in. As of 2013 only 59.9% of London was white, meaning that the miniorities are taking over Ethnic part of London much faster then first anticipated.   

Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, March 29, 5:43 PM

Since immigrants have flocked into London, it appears some of the White population has left the city because of it. The ethnic change is happening very quickly in London and White British population is no longer the majority. As large numbers of immigrants enter London, large numbers of White people leave the city. London is becoming a melting pot rather quickly. 

 
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Amazing map shows a century of earthquakes mapped at a glance

Amazing map shows a century of earthquakes mapped at a glance | Geography in iGCSE @BIS | Scoop.it
AN AMAZING map plotting every earthquake of magnitude 4.0 or above in more than a century dramatically visualises the Ring of Fire and other quake hotspots.
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Three years after deadly earthquake in Haiti

Three years after deadly earthquake in Haiti | Geography in iGCSE @BIS | Scoop.it
As funds run low, most organizations are assessing successes and failures while shifting their attention elsewhere (Three years after deadly earthquake, Jewish groups wrap up Haiti aid - The Times of Israel: The Times of IsraelT...)...
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Illegal logging besets Indonesia - Asia-pacific - Al Jazeera English

Illegal logging besets Indonesia - Asia-pacific - Al Jazeera English | Geography in iGCSE @BIS | Scoop.it
Officials continue granting logging companies licences despite two-year moratorium.
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Hazard mitigation - "the lesson for poor countries is that growth is the best disaster-mitigation of all

Hazard mitigation - "the lesson for poor countries is that growth is the best disaster-mitigation of all | Geography in iGCSE @BIS | Scoop.it

Death rates from natural disasters are falling; and fears that they have become more common are misplaced. But their economic cost is rising relentlessly


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Deforestation rate falls across Amazon rainforest countries

Deforestation rate falls across Amazon rainforest countries | Geography in iGCSE @BIS | Scoop.it
Deforestation rate falls across Amazon rainforest countriesMongabay.comThe average annual rate of deforestation across Amazon rainforest countries dropped sharply in the second half of the 2000s, reports a comprehensive new assessment of the...
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November floods push insurance losses past £1bn - Telegraph.co.uk

November floods push insurance losses past £1bn - Telegraph.co.uk | Geography in iGCSE @BIS | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.ukNovember floods push insurance losses past £1bnTelegraph.co.ukNovember's floods killed four people and destroyed more than a thousand homes after unusually high rainfall overwhelmed rivers and canals and water spilled on to low-lying...
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One Guy With A Marker Just Made The Global Warming Debate Completely Obsolete

One Guy With A Marker Just Made The Global Warming Debate Completely Obsolete | Geography in iGCSE @BIS | Scoop.it
Doing the math for the human race never seemed easier.
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Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks

Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks | Geography in iGCSE @BIS | Scoop.it
Income maps of every neighborhood in the U.S. See wealth and poverty in places like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Miami, and more.

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Alejandro Restrepo's curator insight, February 13, 2013 6:22 PM

Very interesting aspect of our demographics here in Central Falls. Any one with an interest in demographics and the make up our city should take a look a this and compare it to other neighborhoods in Rhode Island. Knowledge is power. Empower yourself!

Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, February 14, 2013 2:16 PM

Can you find your neighborhood HUGGERS?

Allison Anthony's curator insight, February 16, 2013 10:25 AM

Compare the neighborhoods in and around your area.  What trends do you see?  Any surprises?

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Megacities Reflect Growing Urbanization Trend

Read the Transcript: http://to.pbs.org/b6sR86 The capital of the South Asian country Bangladesh, Dhaka, has a population that is booming. However, it stands ...

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Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 1, 2:44 PM

It is very sad that people have to move to a polluted, crowded mess of a place in order to get a better life. The man says at the end that if they can make it work in Dhaka, they could make it work in any city but the beginning is too monumental to get over. I think that maybe some government control over the outer limits of the city and offering a place nearby with some resources may allow more control over the growth of the city at least temporarily.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 8:50 PM

To be a megacity like this, you have to conform to urbanization. There is no possible way to have such a populated and crowed city with farmlands around. This is a place of business yet residential areas, it also is where the marketplaces are and where kids go to school. Megacities need to be a part of an urban society in order for them to stay afloat.

Bec Seeto's curator insight, October 30, 6:07 PM

This is a great introduction to the demographic explosion of the slums within megacities.  This is applicable to many themes within geography.   

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Top clothing brands linked to water pollution scandal in China

Top clothing brands linked to water pollution scandal in China | Geography in iGCSE @BIS | Scoop.it
Brands like Armani, Calvin Klein, Marks and Spencer and Zara are being linked to devastating water pollution in the Chinese textile industry.
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Geography matters as much as ever, despite the digital revolution

Geography matters as much as ever, despite the digital revolution | Geography in iGCSE @BIS | 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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Geography and technology! It's not just google maps but the actual location of servers need to be in the right locations to cool the hardware. 

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Quake sparks Japan tsunami scare

Quake sparks Japan tsunami scare | Geography in iGCSE @BIS | Scoop.it
A 7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes 245km off Japan's eastern coast, triggering a small tsunami and sparking evacuations.
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Floating Schools Designed To Fight Floods In Bangladesh

Floating Schools Designed To Fight Floods In Bangladesh | Geography in iGCSE @BIS | Scoop.it
Climate change is getting a lot of attention in America this fall, thanks in part to the havoc wreaked upon New York by Hurricane Sandy.
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The Geological Society

The Geological Society | Geography in iGCSE @BIS | 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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What's Under that Volcano?: Gotta-See Video : Discovery News

What's Under that Volcano?: Gotta-See Video : Discovery News | Geography in iGCSE @BIS | Scoop.it
Volcanoes are similar to a giant pimple on the surface of our planet, and sometimes, they pop.
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Soils: a hidden resource

Soils are a limited natural resource, but their role in food security is crucial. In light of climate change, soil degradation and erosion, farmers struggle ...
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