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Ethnic/Population Density Map

Ethnic/Population Density Map | Geography is my World | Scoop.it

"Drawing on data from the 2010 U.S. Census, the map shows one dot per person, color-coded by race. That's 308,745,538 dots in all."


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Population Density interactive

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Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 20, 11:52 AM

This describes challenges to human migration because it shows certain areas that people have moved to opposed to areas that have less population because of climate, area, etc...

Lona Pradeep Parad's curator insight, May 28, 7:27 PM

This article shows the ethnic distribution across the US.

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Is climate change key to the spread of Ebola?

Is climate change key to the spread of Ebola? | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Ebola outbreaks may become more frequent because of climate change, scientists warn, as the deadly disease ravages West Africa.
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The 26-Year-Old Woman Who Got Silicon Valley to Disclose Gender Data - Vocativ

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This week for the first time, Apple released data showing the gender and racial breakdown of its workforce—and it wasn't flattering.
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Southeast could become an overdeveloped 'megalopolis' in the next half century - Washington Post

Southeast could become an overdeveloped 'megalopolis' in the next half century - Washington Post | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Southeast could become an overdeveloped 'megalopolis' in the next half century Washington Post Giant urban sprawl could pave over thousands of acres of forest and agriculture, connecting Raleigh to Atlanta by 2060, if growth continues at its...
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Romani Children Talk About Access to Education in France

In 2013, the ERRC launched a participatory research and advocacy project focusing on the human rights of Romanian Roma living in informal settlements in Fran...
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Why has Africa fallen behind the rest of the world's economies?

Why has Africa fallen behind the rest of the world's economies? | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
For millions of Africans, life often is nasty, brutish and short.
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UK firm plans world's tallest towers in Wuhan

UK firm plans world's tallest towers in Wuhan | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Chetwoods Architects says it hopes to break ground on 1km-high Phoenix Towers project in Chinese city by end of year
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The inevitable demise of the fossil fuel empire

The inevitable demise of the fossil fuel empire | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Nafeez Ahmed: Rocketing production costs, proliferating write-downs, stranded assets pave the way for renewable renaissance
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The dark side of Brazil: Oil giant Petrobras moves into 'deepest Amazon'

The dark side of Brazil: Oil giant Petrobras moves into 'deepest Amazon' | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Brazilian oil company Petrobras started exploring for oil and gas in one of the most isolated parts of the Amazon.

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Haunting Photos Of An Amazon Gold Mining Town Gone Bust

Haunting Photos Of An Amazon Gold Mining Town Gone Bust | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
HUEPETUHE, Peru (AP) — This nearly half-century-old Amazon boomtown has gone bust with the government's recent crackdown on illegal gold mining.

Mayor Marco Ortega estimates more than 22,000 people have left Huepetuhe since the government ha...

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Sustainable development goals take shape as UN party narrows focus

Sustainable development goals take shape as UN party narrows focus | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Number of proposed goals reduced from 19 to 16 as UN working group merges target areas ahead of 2015 deadline

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South Sudan’s dwindling oil output forces China to step in to protect its investments from the ongoing rebellion

South Sudan’s dwindling oil output forces China to step in to protect its investments from the ongoing rebellion | Geography is my World | Scoop.it

opolitics - Why china is directly involved in militay action in AfricaChina is swapping its reserved diplomacy for a hands-on approach to help resolve a more than five-month-old rebellion in South Sudan that threatens Beijing’s oil investments.

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China in Action in Africa - the other face of geopolitics and globalisation

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China Turns To Africa For Resources, Jobs And Future Customers

China Turns To Africa For Resources, Jobs And Future Customers | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
In China's Second Continent, Howard French explores the Chinese presence in 15 African countries. The relationship goes beyond economics: more than a million Chinese citizens have migrated to Africa.

 

He says there's a debate about the long-term consequences of China's push into the African continent: Will it create development and prosperity, or will it lead to exploitation reminiscent of 19th-century European colonialism?


Tags: Africa, development, China, industry, economic, podcast.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 30, 11:50 PM

This is an excellent podcast with many geographic strands running through it. 

Eli Levine's curator insight, May 31, 12:47 PM

Personally, I'm a little resentful that our money is being used to finance Chinese firms.  I'm also not happy that the Chinese aren't using local labor, which would boost economic activity in African societies.  I'm surprised if that's not more of a sore point for the people who live in these societies.

 

But anyway.

 

If we weren't so committed to spreading our political "religion" of democracy and Liberal values, we may have a shot at securing Africa for ourselves.  A pity that we're not as competitive a country as China.  However, if China wants to play international empire, I say let them.  They'll either do a better job than we've done or they'll be as corrupt and exploitative as we were and, thus, end their tenure on "top".  So long as we're able to defend ourselves over here, I see no reason to challenge the artificial empire of China.  That's just my interpretation of history.  Take from it what you will.

 

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Bob Manning's curator insight, June 1, 11:43 AM

For Africa to develop, they need a better infrastructure.  China's investment in this area is allowing them access to the huge reserves of resources and growing labor pool.  Is this a repeat of colonialism?  Is there a way to do this in a sustainable manner that is mutually beneficial to both the Chinese and the African countries?

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Urbanization and the evolution of cities across 10,000 years

"About 10,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers, aided by rudimentary agriculture, moved to semi-permanent villages and never looked back. With further developments came food surpluses, leading to commerce, specialization and, many years later with the Industrial Revolution, the modern city. Vance Kite plots our urban past and how we can expect future cities to adapt to our growing populations."


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steve smith's curator insight, June 7, 9:01 PM

A great look at urbanisation. 

Fathie Kundie's curator insight, June 8, 9:48 AM

تاريخ التطور الحضري

Bronwyn Burke's curator insight, June 14, 7:18 PM

Fabulous link between Geography and History

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American Cities Can Now Be Divided Into 4 Different Categories, Depending On ... - Business Insider

American Cities Can Now Be Divided Into 4 Different Categories, Depending On ... - Business Insider | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
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The gentrification of Woodstock: from rundown suburb to hipster heaven - The Guardian

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Warning of urban sprawl for rural Ashchurch from parish council chairman - Gloucestershire Echo

Warning of urban sprawl for rural Ashchurch from parish council chairman - Gloucestershire Echo | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
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It is totally changing the face of the rural parish and turning it into an urban sprawl.
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Shock: 80% of U.S. population growth is from immigrants, resources being sucked dry | WashingtonExaminer.com

Shock: 80% of U.S. population growth is from immigrants, resources being sucked dry | WashingtonExaminer.com | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
A group dedicated to saving the planet by cutting runaway population increases is raising a new and shocking issue in Washington’s bitter fight over immigration reform: Most of the nation’s population growth is from immigrants, and they are consuming resources dangerously fast.
According to Negative Population Growth Inc., 80 percent of the growth in U.S. population comes from immigration, legal, illegal and among American-born children of immigrants.
“With increased population, we see a direct increase in the problems our nation faces on a daily basis: pollution, over-consumption, traffic gridlock, crowded schools and hospitals, overburdened social services, unemployment, crumbling infrastructure, urban sprawl, over-development, threatened or extinct animal and plant species, and dwindling natural resources,” said said Tracy Canada, the group’s deputy director.

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Duane Phinney's curator insight, July 31, 4:14 PM

In setting an agenda to fight for fewer immigrants earlier this month, Mann said in a statement, “With over 80 percent of U.S. population growth now due to immigration — legal, illegal and the American-born children of immigrants — we must act now. We must take action to slow, halt, and eventually reverse our population growth before it is too late. And curbing illegal entry across our southern border is essential to that process.

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Women demand gender equality in security forces... - New Vision

Women demand gender equality in security forces... - New Vision | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
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WOMEN leaders in Police and the army have called for deliberate measures and policies to increase the number of women and promote gender equality in security forces.
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Fact or Fiction?: We Can Push the Planet into a Runaway Greenhouse Apocalypse

Fact or Fiction?: We Can Push the Planet into a Runaway Greenhouse Apocalypse | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
A new study suggests human activity could, in theory, bring about the end of most life on Earth
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Climate Change May Be Killing All Our Fancy Coffee

Climate Change May Be Killing All Our Fancy Coffee | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
The American government is stepping in to help farmers in Central America battle a disease that is devastating coffee crops in several important coffee-producing countries. The disease is a fungus known as "coffee rust," it sounds absolutely terrifying, and it could be enabled by climate change.

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China wants 70,000 megawatts of solar by 2017, triple what they currently have

China wants 70,000 megawatts of solar by 2017, triple what they currently have | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
A step in the nice direction for a country that has huge problems with pollution.

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Portraits of people living on a dollar a day

Portraits of people living on a dollar a day | Geography is my World | Scoop.it

"More than a billion people around the world subsist on a dollar a day, or less. The reasons differ but the day-to-day hardship of their lives are very similar. A book by Thomas A Nazario, founder of the International Organisation, documents the circumstances of those living in extreme poverty across the globe, accompanied by photographs from Pulitzer prizewinner Renée C Byer. Living On A Dollar a Day is published by Quantuck Lane."


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Joy Kinley's curator insight, June 16, 3:21 PM

Poverty is nothing new but in the last hundred years the gulf between those that have money and those that don't has become almost insurmountable.  The lack of support systems that many in the West take for granted is absent in many developing countries.  

 

Access to education and health care are vital if these situations are to ever improve. 

Ms. Harrington's curator insight, June 17, 8:33 AM

Extreme poverty is defined by the World Bank living on under $1.25 per day.  The geography of of extreme poverty highly uneven--two thirds of the extremely poor live in just 5 countries (India, China, Nigeria, Bangladesh and DR Congo)   - Seth Dixon

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Finally, Clear Performance Data for Comparing the World's Cities

Finally, Clear Performance Data for Comparing the World's Cities | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
A new international standard known as “ISO 37120” lays out 46 measures that cities on any continent can measure their performance by.

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Aerial housing photographs show stark division between rich and poor in Mexico

Aerial housing photographs show stark division between rich and poor in Mexico | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
A new advertising campaign is seeking to draw attention to the gap between the wealthy and the poverty-stricken in Mexico by showing how they co-exist in disturbingly close proximity.

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Clarissa Rangel's curator insight, May 28, 8:49 PM

Interesting look at the social mobility of a super-urban area. 

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 12:26 PM

An advertising campaign hopes to show the differences of income and living standards between neighborhoods in Mexico.

The place of these areas are so vastly different as well as there interactions as the lower class makes shanty architecture and the upper class develops large condos and buildings just for residence.

Ms. Harrington's curator insight, June 17, 8:35 AM

And again in Brazil

http://civitasinclusive.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/paraisopolis-brazil-by-tuca-vieira-2004/

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Colorado River Reaches the Sea of Cortez

Colorado River Reaches the Sea of Cortez | Geography is my World | Scoop.it

"When the Minute 319 'pulse flow' began in March 2014, it was not clear whether the effort would be enough to reconnect the Colorado River with the Sea of Cortez. Some hydrologists thought there might be just enough water; others were less optimistic. It turns out the optimists were right, though just barely. For the first time in sixteen years, the Colorado River was reunited with the Sea of Cortez on May 15, 2014."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 28, 5:57 PM

California has had three consecutive years of below average rainfall and most reservoirs are far below their designed capacity; amid a drought this severe and wildfires, it is startling to hear of a project to restore some of the Colorado River Basin's natural patterns and ecology.  


Tags: physicalremote sensing, California, water, environmenturban ecology.

Kate Buckland's curator insight, June 7, 7:43 PM

Parallels with the Murray River...