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Improving Offshore and Coastal Management in the EU | Marine ...

Improving Offshore and Coastal Management in the EU | Marine ... | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
The Lillgrund offshore wind farm in Sweden. The Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning and Integrated Coastal Management will help manage all human activity offshore, including aquaculture, wind farms and more.
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Moore, Oklahoma, before and after the tornado, seen by Pléiades - Directions Magazine

Moore, Oklahoma, before and after the tornado, seen by Pléiades - Directions Magazine | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Directions Magazine, the first regularly published online news magazine covering gis and geospatial technology.
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Vital coastal carbon capture systems under threat - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Vital coastal carbon capture systems under threat - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Rainforests such as the Amazon are often the most well-known for absorbing carbon, but scientists are now uncovering the vital role coastal habitats play in carbon capture.
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Timelapse Video Shows Changing Face Of Planet

Timelapse Video Shows Changing Face Of Planet | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
The dramatic transformation of the Dubai landscape and the shrinking Brazilian forest are among the places captured on camera.
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World's first 3D-printer gun fired

World's first 3D-printer gun fired | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
The world’s first gun made using a 3D printer is successfully tested in the US by a group planning to make the blueprints available online.
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Oh the Places You'll Go: 38,000 Historical Maps to Explore at New Online Library

Oh the Places You'll Go: 38,000 Historical Maps to Explore at New Online Library | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
The Digital Public Library of America announces the addition of a vast treasure trove of maps.
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A Great Guide on Teaching Students about Digital Footprint ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Guide on Teaching Students about Digital Footprint ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
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Ultra-Dense Housing

Ultra-Dense Housing | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Seven million people living in 423 square miles (1,096 sq km).

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Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 15, 2014 5:57 PM

Wow, I cannot imagine living in these conditions. It looks smaller than a prison cell; only people pay to live there. These extreme living conditions are a result of over population in an area. It seems the city of Hong Kong is running out of places to build and house the abundance of people living there. It appears the average person in Hong Kong lives in these conditions due to the high price tags on larger apartments. This is a sad reality.   

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 1, 2014 11:06 AM

Living in such close quarters must be incredibly hard to do for those people who are new to Hong Kong and know something different. For Chinese residents, this is normal. Living in such small areas is a part of the Chinese daily life and culture. China is so population dense that this is the result of living there, tiny living spaces.

James Hobson's curator insight, October 6, 2014 3:47 PM

(in-class 4: Hong Kong)

What I take away from this is the theme of supply and demand. Though these condiions seem stereotypically negative, it seems like those who live in the photographed homes are relatvely well off (food, TV, clothing, etc.). This supports the view that living in these tight conditions is less of a choice and more of something that has to be put up with. Now that Hong Kong has been developed 'across', it'd be a good guess to say that recently investments have been made to build 'up' with highrises and skyscrapers (unless like Dubai they sat to mak either own islands, whic geographically would be less likely here). The questionof sustainability is also an issue, i.e. at what point will it be impossible to cram in any more inhabitants? I wonder if a future migration / spreading-out into other areas has started to occur yet or will soon, like the suburbanization which occured in the U.S. after the advent of the automobile. If so, would it be mainland China, despite the political tensions?

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International Women's Day: political rights around the world mapped

International Women's Day: political rights around the world mapped | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
International Women's Day: political rights around the world mapped
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Ecuador: Amazon families split over lure of oil money

Ecuador: Amazon families split over lure of oil money | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
In Sani Isla, one of the most biodiverse corners of the world, the arrival of Ecuador's biggest oil firm has pitted sister against sister
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Why food riots are likely to become the new normal

Why food riots are likely to become the new normal | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed: The link between intensifying inequality, debt, climate change, fossil fuel dependency and the global food crisis is undeniable
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'The Sumatran rainforest will mostly disappear within 20 years'

'The Sumatran rainforest will mostly disappear within 20 years' | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
John Vidal: In only a few years, logging and agribusiness have cut Indonesia's vast rainforest by half.

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Tornadoes in America: The Oklahoma Disaster in Context

Tornadoes in America: The Oklahoma Disaster in Context | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
A backgrounder for understanding the storm that hit Moore, Oklahoma.
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Massive sinkhole kills five in south China town of Shenzhen

Massive sinkhole kills five in south China town of Shenzhen | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
FIVE people have died after a 10-metre wide sinkhole opened up at the gates of an industrial estate in Shenzhen, the southern Chinese boom town neighbouring Hong Kong.
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BBC NEWS | Special Reports | Animated guide: Tornadoes

BBC NEWS | Special Reports | Animated guide: Tornadoes | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
How tornadoes, among the world's most severe storms, form and cause damage.
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GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.
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GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.
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Arctic Ocean 'acidifying rapidly'

Arctic Ocean 'acidifying rapidly' | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Carbon dioxide is rapidly altering the chemistry of the Arctic, and the changes will last many thousands of years, a report says.
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Melting Glaciers Transform Alpine Landscape

Melting Glaciers Transform Alpine Landscape | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Climate change is dramatically altering the Swiss Alps, where hundreds of bodies of water are being created by melting glaciers. Though the lakes can attract tourists and even generate electricity, local residents also fear catastrophic tidal waves.

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Magnus Gustafsson's curator insight, May 8, 2013 4:45 AM

What can we do learn of this? Will send this to my students.

Lorraine Chaffer's comment, July 4, 2013 10:36 PM
Inland water - management
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Climate change impacts
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Children From Around The World Photographed with Their Toys | Bored Panda

Children From Around The World Photographed with Their Toys | Bored Panda | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Toys can tell a whole story about the child's background and family, and even the professions of the parents.
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Of course we don't want to eat bugs. But can we afford not to?

Of course we don't want to eat bugs. But can we afford not to? | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
The idea of eating insects disgusts us. But meat is growing ever more expensive. Enter the marketing department…
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Fukushima two years on: the largest nuclear decommissioning finally begins

Fukushima two years on: the largest nuclear decommissioning finally begins | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Question marks remain about the plant's safety, but the estimated $100bn, 40-year clean-up is now underway
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