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Resources to support the NSW secondary Geography curriculum
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Bumper year for solar and wind energy

Bumper year for solar and wind energy | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
2012 was another bumper year for renewable energy worldwide with solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity surpassing 100 gigawatts for the first time and wind energy capacity expanding by almost one-fifth.
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Comparison of notable earthquakes - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Comparison of notable earthquakes - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Earthquakes happen around the world on a daily basis, every so often wreaking havoc on the regions they strike, killing hundreds of thousands of people, tearing down buildings, damaging infrastructure and triggering deadly tsunamis.
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Worried about Great Barrier Reef water pollution? Look at mining, not agriculture

Worried about Great Barrier Reef water pollution? Look at mining, not agriculture | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"It is well recognised that pollutant runoff (particularly sediment, nutrients and pesticides) from agriculture to the GBR is causing serious widespread damage to the reef’s ecosystems, including coral reefs and seagrass meadows."

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Major quake hits near Solomons, triggering tsunami warning

Major quake hits near Solomons, triggering tsunami warning | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
A major earthquake registering at magnitude 8 has hit near the Solomon Islands, with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) issuing a tsunami warning for a wide swathe of islands in the South Pacific.
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Breaking news.

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Grief of Great Barrier Reef: UNESCO should declare heritage site in danger

Grief of Great Barrier Reef: UNESCO should declare  heritage site in danger | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area is clearly in danger. But will UNESCO bite the bullet and officially declare it so?UNESCO acknowledges that the property is iconic.
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Flag Food

Flag Food | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Via Seth Dixon
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Now here's an interesting activity for students!

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Trisha Klancar's curator insight, February 4, 2013 10:09 AM

I love it... I am seeing an extra credit project with this... feed the teacher and make it educational too!

Mark Slusher's curator insight, February 9, 2013 8:46 AM

Now THIS is geographical food for thought! Talk about conquering a nation!

Emily Larsson's comment, September 10, 2013 8:15 PM
I love that! It's so creative. Whoever came up with the idea to do this as an advertisement for the international food festival did a great job. They all look so delicious. Food festivals are a great way to experience other cultures.
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Wave of Styrofoam from 2011 tsunami threatens Alaska environment - Reuters

Wave of Styrofoam from 2011 tsunami threatens Alaska environment
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Scattered bits of foam are difficult to retrieve from the environment and are easily mistaken by animals for morsels of food, Floyd told a legislative committee in Juneau.
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High population growth a seed to rising unrest - Sydney Morning Herald

High population growth a seed to rising unrest - Sydney Morning Herald | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Sydney Morning Herald High population growth a seed to rising unrest Sydney Morning Herald as they debate how to tackle the threat of insurgency and unrest in Africa, Western leaders could do worse than to consider one of the most important, yet...

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China Vehicle Population Hits 240 Million as Smog Engulfs Cities

China Vehicle Population Hits 240 Million as Smog Engulfs Cities | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
China added more cars last year than the total number plying its roads in 1999, illustrating the challenges the government faces in controlling vehicular emissions and traffic congestion in its cities.
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Wind power and renewable energy: news and resources round up

Wind power and renewable energy: news and resources round up | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
After a wind turbine was blown down in Devon this week, we've collected news, multimedia, websites and teaching resources exploring wind energy
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Tuareg nomads should have autonomy, says French minister

Tuareg nomads should have autonomy, says French minister | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
PARIS: Tuaregs in Mali's northern regions should have some autonomy, the French Defence Minister has suggested, while insisting France didn't want to ''dictate'' the nation's constitutional settlement.
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Deadly air: the smog shrouding China's future

Deadly air: the smog shrouding China's future | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Beijing has been smothered by a dense and dangerous smog this month, which has set new air pollution records over several days.The World Health Organization advises that the acceptable level of fine…
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Quake hits Solomons, four die

Quake hits Solomons, four die | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
A major 8.0 magnitude earthquake hits Pacific island, reportedly flattening three villages and killing four people.
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The Great Barrier Reef – Going, Going, Gone???

The Great Barrier Reef – Going, Going, Gone??? | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (or the GBR as it is known to reef aficionados) stretches for more than 2,300 kilometers (over 1,429 miles) and can be seen from outer space.
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New travel data shows importance of Asia routes to Qantas

New travel data shows importance of Asia routes to Qantas | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Qantas’ decision to strengthen its ties with Dubai-based airline Emirates and scale back its relationship with British Airways has been placed under a new shadow, following the release of new travel data…...
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Boxing Day Tsunami - Pt2

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Eyewitness accounts and footage from Banda Aceh, Indonesia and Phuket, Thailand.

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Harley Davidson motorbike from Japan tsunami found on Canada beach

A Harley Davidson motorbike has been washed up on the coast of British Columbia, believed to have been swept into the Pacific by the Japanese tsunami. Report...
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The Virtual Water Project

The Virtual Water Project | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Popular poster and iPhone App on the water footprint of products, designed by Raureif / Timm Kekeritz.
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10 Of The Best Tools For Creating Infographics

10 Of The Best Tools For Creating Infographics | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The invention of fire and the wheel – nice. But from the first cave paintings to the beginnings of logographs, and then of course the alphabet, human achievement has been tied closely with how we put our thoughts across.
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Infographics: An effective way for students to display geographical information.

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China burns half of coal consumption worldwide, figures show - The Guardian

China burns half of coal consumption worldwide, figures show - The Guardian | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
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China burns half of coal consumption worldwide, figures show
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Pacific bluefin tuna population is 'fraction of its 1950s size' - SciDev.Net

Pacific bluefin tuna population is 'fraction of its 1950s size' - SciDev.Net | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Pacific bluefin tuna population is 'fraction of its 1950s size' SciDev.Net [PALAU] The population of the highly-prized Pacific bluefin tuna has dropped by more than 96 per cent from its estimated level in the 1950s before large scale commercial...
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Australian government pledges to protect Great Barrier Reef

Australian government pledges to protect Great Barrier Reef | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Unesco warned last year that the World Heritage Site could be listed as 'in danger if there was no progress by 1 February
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I don't recall seeing anything this week on this in our papers. Glad the British papers are keeping us informed!

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Exploring the Grand Canyon on Google Maps | The Big Picture

"These beautiful, interactive images cover more than 75 miles of trails and surrounding roads, making our map of this area even more comprehensive, accurate and easy to use than ever before."

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What Is Globalization?

Globalization is a media buzzword today, but what does it really mean? Get an introductory summary of globalization, its pros and cons, and elements for furt...
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Nice short intro to the topic.

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