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Natural Disasters List December 8, 2012-Indonesia tornado injures 14 | Recent Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters List December 8, 2012-Indonesia tornado injures 14 | Recent Natural Disasters | Geography in the News @BIS | Scoop.it
Recent natural disasters reporting website. Check out daily natural disasters list around the world!
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Thousands flee as Typhoon hits Philippines

Thousands flee as Typhoon hits Philippines | Geography in the News @BIS | Scoop.it
More than 40,000 people evacuated from high-risk areas as Typhoon Bopha smashes into southern Philippines.

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The Geography of a Pencil

A film from the Competitive Enterprise Institute, adapted from the 1958 essay by Leonard E. Read.

 

This year's Geography Awareness Week's theme was "Declare Your Interdependence!"  The GAW poster for 2012 focused on the Geography of a Pencil and this video works together nicely as a supplement to that poster.  You may see the economics of capitalism and globalization in a less optimistic light than Leonard Read, but the theme of interconnectedness makes this a great resource. 


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This year's Geography Awareness Week's theme was "Declare Your Interdependence!"  The GAW poster for 2012 focused on the Geography of a Pencil and this video works together nicely as a supplement to that poster.  You may see the economics of capitalism and globalization in a less optimistic light than Leonard Read, but the theme of interconnectedness makes this a great resource.

Luke Walker's curator insight, October 5, 2014 9:12 AM

An interesting take on the pencil.

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The Genographic Project by National Geographic - Human Migration, Population Genetics

The Genographic Project by National Geographic - Human Migration, Population Genetics | Geography in the News @BIS | Scoop.it
Led by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Spencer Wells, the Genographic Project uses advanced DNA analysis to better understand human genetic roots.
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Uganda: National Geographic names country in top 20 tourist ...

Uganda: National Geographic names country in top 20 tourist ... | Geography in the News @BIS | Scoop.it
Africa News, Africa Tourism, Africa Tourism Industry, Africa Tourism News, Africa Travel, Africa Travel Destinations, East Africa, East Africa Tourism, Ethiopia Tourism, Lonely Planet, National Geographic named Uganda, ...
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The corruption map of the world

The corruption map of the world | Geography in the News @BIS | Scoop.it
Transparency International's transparency index measures each country in the world on corruption.
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Earthquake magnitude 7.3 sways Tokyo's buildings, but little damage

Earthquake magnitude 7.3 sways Tokyo's buildings, but little damage | Geography in the News @BIS | Scoop.it
A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off northeastern Japan yesterday, the most powerful since last year’s record temblor, swaying buildings in Tokyo for several minutes and temporarily disrupting rail and airline traffic.The quake hit at 5:18 p.m.
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China to flatten 700 mountains for new metropolis in the desert

China to flatten 700 mountains for new metropolis in the desert | Geography in the News @BIS | Scoop.it

Lanzhou new area plan to begin with 'mountain-moving project', but financial and environmental wisdom of project questioned (China to flatten 700 mountains for new metropolis in the desert, reports @JRKaiman in Beijing


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Red algae closes Sydney beaches - video

Several of Sydney's famous beaches, including Bondi, are closed to swimmers as red algae covers waters...


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Geography of Beauty

Geography of Beauty | Geography in the News @BIS | Scoop.it
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder but perhaps it is more accurate to say that beauty is in the geography of the beholder as cultural ideals of beauty vary drastically by geography.
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Powerful Hurricanes Such As Sandy and 'Black Swan' Storms Could ...

Powerful Hurricanes Such As Sandy and 'Black Swan' Storms Could ... | Geography in the News @BIS | Scoop.it
Scientists and meteorologists examining data from Hurricane Sandy think the massive super-storm that caused widespread devastation from North Carolina to New York City in October could be a harbinger of changes for the ...
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Lion Numbers Plunge as African Wilderness Succumbs to Human ...

Lion Numbers Plunge as African Wilderness Succumbs to Human ... | Geography in the News @BIS | Scoop.it
The king of the African savannah is in serious trouble because people are taking over the continent's last patches of wilderness on unprecedented scale, according to a detailed study released this week.
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Satellite pictures Earth in black

Satellite pictures Earth in black | Geography in the News @BIS | Scoop.it
Cloud-free images from the latest US polar orbiting meteorological satellite are assembled into a stunning night-time view of Planet Earth.
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