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"Dammed if you do" changing the world's #waterways http://t.co/7DjWNz3C #geography #aphg Jun 29 via web Favorite Retweet Reply
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Brace yourselves, East Coasters....
Thinking spatially, it's important to remember that not all places will be impacted equally. Even among coasts, not all spots would receive equal sea level rises when the ocean's systems are dynamic.
Amsterdam, eat your heart out. This South American country has big plans for marijuana fans.
The distribution of narcotics impacts virtually every country in the world; there are incredibly divergent strategies on how to mitigate these problems that are a result of sophisticated distribution networks. What is the best way to stop the flow of dangerous drugs and the illegal activities that accompany the drug trade? If you were in charge, what strategies would you recommend?
I like how they feel that the prohibition on marijuana just made the use of it worse. I feel like that is a problem in many countries, people only want to do it because it's illegal and it makes them look like a rebel. Also it's only marijuana I mean thats barely a drug anyway, it's not like they legalized cocaine or heroin something that can cause harmful damage to a person's body.
Uruguay is definitely taking steps in the right direction here. Instead of leaving drugs in the hands of street dealers and cartels, they are putting them in regulated establishments. One could argue this is only going to promote drug use, but it will do the exact opposite. Marijuana is proven to be safer than alcohol, and is wildly popular. Uruaguay will soon see a decline, in crime, hard drug use, and an increase in social capital and most likey appetite.
This article is interesting in it is a different view of how a government should combat drug related violence. The idea that to legalize lesser drugs will bring down the demand for harder illegal drugs is an interesting stance. The hope is this will cut the feet out from under the dangerous and violent drug cartels and bring down the crime rate in Uruguay. It will be interesting to see what comes of this move.
What did the Delta look like 200 years ago? See an interactive map of the historical habitat and present day landscape, as well as the old photos, maps and journals used by historical ecologists to answer that question.
This interactive module has over 20 different maps and perspectives to show both the physical and human geography of a particular environment. As the delta's ecosystem has been failing, the importance of understanding the interconnections between people, places and our environment becomes all the more critical.
Like so many phenomena, there is a spatial nature to obesity (higher in the United States than global averages and higher in the deep South than national averages). This infographic compiles statistics that are 'food for thought.'
According to a new survey from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, three-quarters of U.S.
Smartphones have built-in location features with a host of apps that can be added. However, 1 in 4 smartphone users do not use these features at all. Age, ethnicity, education and gender (or more simply, demographic factors) play a major role. Which groups would you imagine use geo-location features more or less? Why?
I would imagine that the group that would use less geo-location features could be the older crowd, probably because they might not know to use it; for example my mother’ we recently bought her a new iPhone. she only know the basic call, text and taking picture , I been trying to get her to use her phone as a GPS but she won’t budge in. when I asked her how do she feel about letting other people know where she is (check in Facebook) she thinks is crazy because she like her privacy.
Textbook economic geography: bye-bye center city, hello "further out" @APHumanGeog http://t.co/VjhJJuai Apr 28 via Twitpic Favorite Retweet Reply
Our friend @theurbanologist has a keen eye for finding practical applications of geographic models. Why is the image significant?
(eTN) - The headline news in eTN about the takeover of Timbuktu by Islamists compels tourism stakeholders to think sincerely why such events are happening at the map of tourism? With the rebels, including Islamist factions preaching Sharia of ...
Tourism, with it's elements of geographical voyeurism, can be seen as a potent symbol of what many extremists are trying to eliminate. Also, it gets international attention in a hurry.
Some four decades after welcoming foreign assembly plants and factories, known as maquiladoras, Mexico has seen only a trickle of its industrial and factory workers join the ranks of those who even slightly resemble a middle class.
Despite making such consumer goods like BlackBerry smartphones, plasma TVs, appliances and cars that most people in the US, for instance, consider necessities, Mexican workers in these factories seldom get to enjoy these items because, as this article argues, the labor system keeps them in poverty. Foreign investment in these businesses keep unions out and attracts workers from poorer areas, allowing low-cost labor to prevail. Less than $8 a day is the going wage - great for the bottom line and consumer prices but very bleak for those who toil in this system.
What still needs to change?
This article talks about how the maquiladora labor system dosen't provide enough money for it's workers. Many in Mexico are living in poverty and can't afford much more than dinner because of their low wages.
The labor system keeps workers in Poverty. This is the argument that is transitioned by stating the fact that many factory workers are and will always remian in poverty if they have no oppurtunity to move up in the food chain and become educated in order to get themselves out of poverty. They need different skills in order to aquire a better job to create a better life.
"Saudi Arabia is to allow its women athletes to compete in the Olympics for the first time ever, a statement by the country's London embassy says." In what is viewed as sensitive 'baby steps' towards inclusion for women in activities most in the West take for granted, females will be competing for the Saudi Olympic team in London, something that has been forbidden until very recently. Allowing their participation also alleviates pressure from the entire team being disqualified due to gender discrimination. (Apparently they can ride horses - will driving automobiles be far behind?)
The weight of nations: obesity worldwide – interactive gu.com/p/38d2b/tw via @guardian— Allison Hunt (@mrshuntsclass) June 18, 2012
The weight of nations: obesity worldwide – interactive gu.com/p/38d2b/tw via @guardian
A great geography teacher worth following on twitter! This particular tweet is a great example of the collaborative exchange of resources possible on social media.
More than 75,000 firms that have helped to deliver London's Olympic Games are fighting a 12-year gagging order preventing them from talking about the work they have done, it emerged last night.
London has undergone important urban projects that have transformed the numerous parts of the city. These massive investments are now being questioned as some observers are skeptical as to whether or not their will be an adequate return on investment.
http://www.ted.com Hans Rosling had a question: Do some religions have a higher birth rate than others -- and how does this affect global population growth? ...
What are the connections between religion and demographics? How does this impact population structure in a particular country? I found this video from Jeff Martin's fabulous APHG website; Check it out!
This can be viewed in the perspective of a citizen of an LDC. In LDCs, there are religions that cause the woman to be subservient to men. A higher birth rate could be the cause. If these small religions were to distribute and be adhered to, there could possibly be a spike in the birth rate.
This is a tremendous resources for understanding the historical geography of the Ancient Roman Empire and the transportation network. Using ORBIS you can simulate travel logistics in the pre-modern era. The differences between the fastest, cheapest and shortest routes between any two given locations can be very telling about the geographic factors impacting transportation.
Everything in the known universe, created by 14-year-old twins.
After you follow the link, click "Start," and then use the slider across the bottom, or the wheel on your mouse, to zoom in -- and in and in and in... or out and out and out... It will take you from the very smallest features postulated by scientists (the strings in string theory) to the very largest (the observable universe). This really is a fabulous visual demonstration of scale at micro and macro levels. This is an excellent way to bring spatial thinking into the math curriculum as well. See this on the twins website at: http://htwins.net/scale2/
The neighborhoods in which children and adolescents live and spend their time play a role in whether or not they eat a healthy diet, get enough exercise or become obese, concludes a collection of studies in a special theme issue of the American...
Spatial analysis shows that numerous disciplines can utilize the 'geographic advantage' to improve research.