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Geography Bits
General Geogaphy related bits and bobs.
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Insecure home webcam crackdown

Insecure home webcam crackdown | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Firms that describe their net-connected home devices as "secure" face increased scrutiny, as one company is admonished by US authorities.
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Biggest Baby Boom For 40 Years In The UK

Biggest Baby Boom For 40 Years In The UK | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
The UK experiences the biggest population growth of any country in Europe to June 2012, but net migration fell to 165,600.
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Opening the floodgates

WHAT looked like an admittedly temporary reprieve for the swift currents and extraordinary biodiversity of the Mekong river is now over. In December the Mekong River...
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The Magical World Where McDonald's Pays $15 an Hour? It's Australia

The Magical World Where McDonald's Pays $15 an Hour? It's Australia | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Even in countries with a high minimum wage, the golden arches manage to turn a profit. Here's how.
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Dick Smith flies planes, weighs energy futures

Dick Smith flies planes, weighs energy futures | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
There’s something just so energetic about Dick Smith.We all know he’s the man behind the face that used to be on the Dick Smith Electronics sign; the man who sought to nationalise our yeast extract spread…...

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McDonald's takes Big Mac to Vietnam

McDonald's takes Big Mac to Vietnam | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Vietnam gets a taste of McDonald's after the US burger giant says it will open its first outlet in the communist country next year.
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In pictures: London from above

In pictures: London from above | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Aerial photographer Jason Hawkes flies over London in an AS355 helicopter, capturing the capital from above.
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Urbanization and Megacities: Jakarta

"This case study examines the challenges of human well-being and urbanization, especially in the megacity of Jakarta."


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Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 1, 2014 2:25 PM

It is nice to see an organization that is not just blindly giving resources to people in need but actually empowering them and training them to be able to get the things they need through work. The women in this story describe how they have learned to make and sell things in order to take care of their families and they describe how empowering that feels.

L.Long's curator insight, August 28, 2015 6:11 AM

mega cities Jakarta

Mark Hathaway's curator insight, November 28, 2015 6:53 AM

Megacities are beginning to populate the entire globe. In the developing world, more and more megacities are beginning to form. Jakarta Indonesia is an example of a rising megacity. This rapid urbanization has placed a special burden on the resources and local economies of many developing nations. This areas are not prepared to deal with the rapid population growth associated with the development of a megacity. This strain placed on the local areas, will often lead to terrible living conditions for the lower classes of society. Sanitation will often become a major issue in many of these megacities. Large portions of the population will often lack a proper sanitation system. The lack of proper sanitation will lead to the onset of deadly diseases. The effects of rapid urbanization can be deadly, for those living in the pooper regions of society.

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Global flight paths

Global flight paths | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Transportation planner plots pattern of airline travel across the globe.

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jwilliams's comment, May 29, 2013 7:42 AM
Here is a video created of how to use Google Earth and airtraffic visual in a geography class. http://youtu.be/BXva8a1krMo
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Global networks

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#Landslides

#Landslides | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Landslides can be triggered by natural physical processes such as heavy or prolonged rainfall, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, rapid snow melt, slope undercutting by rivers or sea waves and permafrost thawing.
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Why China's Farms Are Failing

Why China's Farms Are Failing | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
The country's environmental problems threaten the food production system for over a billion people.
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26 Years of Growth: Shanghai Then and Now

26 Years of Growth: Shanghai Then and Now | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Reuters photographer Carlos Barria recently spent time in Shanghai, China, the fastest-growing city in the world
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Lies, dams and statistics

Lies, dams and statistics | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
A DENSE cloud of diplomatic doublespeak hangs over the turbid waters of the Mekong. An amazing week of conflicting statements, stark contradictions and confusion has...
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The Magical World Where McDonald's Pays $15 an Hour? It's Australia

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Even in countries with a high minimum wage, the golden arches manage to turn a profit. Here's how.
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In Mekong Delta, Rice Boom Has Steep Environmental Cost by Mike Ives: Yale Environment 360

In Mekong Delta, Rice Boom Has Steep Environmental Cost by Mike Ives: Yale Environment 360 | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Vietnam has become one of the world’s leading rice producers, thanks to the construction of an elaborate network of dikes and irrigation canals.
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Comparing Australia to Greece.

Comparing Australia to Greece. | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Comparing life in Australia to Greece. Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829.
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The global middle class revolution

The global middle class revolution | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
BBC News invites you to take a trip around the world to see where the new middle class is emerging.
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Finding the Hidden Faces in Google Maps

Finding the Hidden Faces in Google Maps | Geography Bits | Scoop.it

"And they've found many more faces, too – because they've actually built a computer program that sifts through Google Maps with facial-recognition technology to find..."


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Excellent resource for VCE or GCSE Geography students studying coastal hazards “Sea hazards” - Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences

human lives mostly in Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka and Thai- land. Since then and .... also been defined and approved in the European region, i.e. the last region in ... by volcanic activity, the latter being comparatively higher in.
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