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General Geogaphy related bits and bobs.
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Insects could be the planet's next food source... even if that gives you the creeps

Insects could be the planet's next food source... even if that gives you the creeps | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
A festival next month in London aims to take the yuck factor out of eating bugs and promote the environmental benefits
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British farming in crisis as crop losses from 'relentless' floods pile up woes

British farming in crisis as crop losses from 'relentless' floods pile up woes | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Many farmers are quitting an industry hit by rain, disease and cheap imports – just as food security becomes a worldwide issue
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Ship Pollution Patterns Tracked From Space : DNews

Ship Pollution Patterns Tracked From Space : DNews | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
City pollution from cars smogging your view? Have a look at what ships are doing. ->
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GEOGRAPHY - The Age Education Resource Centre

GEOGRAPHY - The Age Education Resource Centre | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
A thorough knowledge of your topic will hold you in good stead, write Raymond Pask and Marilyn Wiber.
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Illegal sandalwood trade growing in WA - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Illegal sandalwood trade growing in WA - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
An illegal trade of Australian sandalwood is flourishing in Western Australia.
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'White Flight' From London?

'White Flight' From London? | Geography Bits | 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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Wind power capacity grew 20% globally in 2012, figures show

Wind power capacity grew 20% globally in 2012, figures show | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
A relative slowdown in new wind turbine construction in China was offset by increases in the US, Germany, India and the UK
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Does this go some way to offsetting demand for global energy consumption?

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Four volcanoes erupt at once in Russia

Four volcanoes erupt at once in Russia | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
When four nearby volcanoes erupt at once it makes for a pretty spectacular show.
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VCE Geography Unit 1

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The booming world? Growth from Thailand to Turkey – interactive

The booming world? Growth from Thailand to Turkey – interactive | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
We look at child mortality, university enrolment, mobile phone subscriptions and tourist numbers in Chile, Ghana, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand and Turkey
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How do people die? Global mortality and causes of death visualised

How do people die? Global mortality and causes of death visualised | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
What kills people around the world - and how does it vary from place to place?
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After the Earthquake

After the Earthquake | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Andrew Stuttaford writes on NRO: All is not peace and harmony in Italy.Hopes that Bersani’s center-left grouping will at least be able to form an ad hoc coalition with M5S seem to be being sunk by tweet.
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Litter found in deepsea survey of one of Earth's final unexplored realms

Litter found in deepsea survey of one of Earth's final unexplored realms | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
A glimpse into one tiny nook of the UK's vast ocean depths uncovered two drink cans, one bottle, and a rusty food tin
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Mount Etna's Dramatic New Eruption : DNews

Mount Etna's Dramatic New Eruption : DNews | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Italy's Mount Etna sent lava and gas shooting toward the stars early this morning (Feb. 19), the first big eruption for the volcano in 2013.
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Grass fires a part of landscape, fire chiefs warn | theage.com.au

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Kristian Batinic's curator insight, February 19, 2013 6:43 AM

this was very close to towns ,all started from a man from geelong who has been arrested.

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NOVA: Earth From Space

NOVA: Earth From Space | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Detailed satellite images reveal the web of connections that sustain life on Earth.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 17, 2013 4:34 PM

"Earth From Space is a groundbreaking two-hour special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, NOVA takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms it into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate and surprising web of forces that sustains life on earth."


This documentary shows something interesting for the physical geographer, human geographers, and geospatial technology specialists.  In other words, this touches on just about all things geographic (with cool images!).  The overarching theme is that so many things in this world that we wouldn't imagine are actually interconnected with excellent examples. 


Tags: remote sensing, geospatial, unit 1 Geoprinciples, physical.

Kenneth Holzman's comment, February 17, 2013 7:37 PM
Thanks so much for this link! I'd completely missed this on PBS, and it is EXACTLY the kind of video I'm trying to get my AP Human Geography students to watch right now. This is getting shared with ALL my kids ASAP. :-)
dilaycock's comment, February 18, 2013 4:02 PM
I just love that Scoop.it allows resources to be shared so easily, and in a manner that is so accessible to students everywhere. Thanks Kenneth.
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Russian meteor largest in a century

Russian meteor largest in a century | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Explosion rivalled nuclear blast, but rock was still too small for advance-warning networks to spot.
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Earthquake strikes near Rome

Earthquake strikes near Rome | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
A strong earthquake has rocked a rural area about 50 miles southeast of Rome, but authorities say reports from residents indicate no damage or injuries.
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Antarctica’s volcanic ice caves

Antarctica’s volcanic ice caves | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Located in one of Earth’s coldest spots, Mount Erebus is the southernmost active volcano on the planet. Its caves are home to mysterious microbes that thrive in the blistering heat.
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Start with Science to Address Vulnerable Coastal Communities ...

Start with Science to Address Vulnerable Coastal Communities ... | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
“USGS science has been instrumental in helping communities use zoning and building standards to mitigate earthquake losses and in the prediction of volcanic activity to keep people and property out of harm's way,” said Director of the U.S.
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Unit 1 and 2 VCE Geography

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Kristian Batinic's curator insight, February 11, 2013 7:53 AM

good article on how technology helps us because it allows us to record research etc to help us in the future when similar events happen

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Global development podcast: hopes and fears for 2013

Global development podcast: hopes and fears for 2013 | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Jobs, growth, hunger, the G8, aid and much more are on the agenda for our panel of development expert guests
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How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus

How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus | Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Are your children prepared to think and focus for success in 21st century life?
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