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

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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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Just Environmental News / “We Need Renewables,” Says World Energy Council Chair

Readers here on CleanTechnica know very well that renewable energy is now mainstream, and that solar and wind power are now even cheaper than other options in many if not most regions of the world.
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Evolution of the World Map

Evolution of the World Map | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Use our interactive In Charted Waters tool which shows information & visuals on how our knowledge of the world map has evolved.

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How the World’s Biggest Mall Became a Chinese ‘Ghost Town’ | TIME.com

How the World’s Biggest Mall Became a Chinese ‘Ghost Town’ | TIME.com | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Dongguan, China, is a factory town with an estimated population of 10 million, many of whom are migrant workers from other parts of the country. But even a community that large, it seems, is unable to support a 5 million-sq.-ft. shopping center. More than twice the size of the U.S.
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The Insane Plan to Build the World's Tallest Towers in a Lake in China

The Insane Plan to Build the World's Tallest Towers in a Lake in China | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
These days, ambitious new skyscrapers are blanketed in a cloud of "green" buzzwords. Wind turbines! Hydrogen fuel cells! Insect farms! (Yes, insect farms.) Then there's Phoenix Towers, which has all of the above and more and looks like this. Let's call it what it is: a greenwashed dick-measuring contest.
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China's 'shock and awe' urbanisation plans....

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Why we need the UN's sustainable development goals - Agenda - The World Economic Forum

Why we need the UN's sustainable development goals - Agenda - The World Economic Forum | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Sustainable development encompasses prosperity, social inclusion, sustainability and good governance. It is the challenge of our time, says Jeffrey Sachs.
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David Attenborough: Leaders are in denial about climate change

David Attenborough: Leaders are in denial about climate change | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Sir David Attenborough is calling on global leaders to step-up their actions to curb climate change, saying that they are in denial about the dangers it poses despite the overwhelming evidence about its risks.
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Fogo volcano activity report – 3 new videos you certainly will love incl. extreme Close-Up

Fogo volcano activity report – 3 new videos you certainly will love incl. extreme Close-Up | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
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Some very cool footage here

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Africa, Uncolonized: A Detailed Look at an Alternate Continent

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What if the Black Plague had killed off almost all Europeans? Then the Reconquista never happens. Spain and Portugal don't kickstart Europe's colonization of other continents. And this is what Africa might have looked like.

 

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Edelin Espino's curator insight, December 13, 2014 2:21 PM

Africa without the Europe's colonization could have led Latin America to a different development. Maybe less countries or more, who knows.

Alec Castagno's curator insight, December 17, 2014 10:37 AM

It is fascinating to see how different the political borders of Africa would have been without European colonial influence. One thing this map predicts is that if the Europeans would not have pushed into Africa, Arab and Islamic influences would have filled the void. The huge number of independent states or regions on this map show how large the continent is and how many different ethnic and religious groups there are.

Wilmine Merlain's curator insight, December 17, 2014 5:59 PM

I sometimes do question, what would Africa look like today if it weren't colonized by the Europeans. Before the discovery of Africa, Africa was a land that was dominated by wealthy kingdoms that spent most of its time conquering other countries. With the ideology that Africa was a land flowing with milk and honey inhabited by uncivilized human beings, conquering Africa seemed like the ideal thing for European super powers to do in order to exploit the lands natural resource at no cost. If Africa was not colonized by Europeans, Africans would have more access to their own natural resources, and the instability that most of African countries face today would most likely not be in existence.

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Here's what 9,000 years of breeding has done to corn, peaches, and other crops

Here's what 9,000 years of breeding has done to corn, peaches, and other crops | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Corn, watermelon, and peaches were unrecognizable 8,000 years ago.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 28, 2014 1:25 PM

I think the term 'artificial' in the image might be misleading and it depends on your definition of the word.  Humans have been selectively breed plants and animals for as long as we've been able to domestic them; that is a 'natural' part of our cultural ecology and has lead to great varieties of crops that are much more suitable for human consumption than what was naturally available.  Long before climate change, humans have been actively shaping their environment and the ecological inputs in the systems with the technology that their disposal.  This is a good resource to teach about the 1st agricultural revolution.     


Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, unit 5 agriculture.

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The largest city in Brazil is running dangerously low on water

The largest city in Brazil is running dangerously low on water | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Thanks to the worst drought in eight decades, millions of people in São Paulo are facing water outages.


Tags: Brazil, urban, water, urban ecology, climate change, environment depend, sustainability, agriculture, food production.


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Miles Gibson's curator insight, November 23, 2014 12:30 PM

Unit 1 nature and perspectives of geography

This map shows the time lapse of a lake in Sao Paulo in Brazil and shows how the water is running low.

This relates to unit 1 because it shows the maps as It is a GPS map and a GIS layering map. This a basic definable part of this unit because of its maps, scale, sense of place, identity, and overall relativity. This is a simple GIS layering map over the Jaguari resovoir.

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, November 23, 2014 4:59 PM

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Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, November 25, 2014 12:49 PM

Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo, which provides one third of the countries GPD, is now running low or water due to one of the worst droughts in 8 years. There are more than 21 million people in this city and 13 million of them are facing water outages. If it doesn't rain soon, the city could face a collapse. The city has blamed the drought of lack of water in the vapor clouds that the amazon usually provides to the city. They also blame it on deforestation and global warming. President Dilma Rousseff has questioned the cities misusage of their water supply, claiming that the city mismanaged their water supply.  

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The World Is Becoming A Better Place

The World Is Becoming A Better Place | Geography is my World | Scoop.it

"People who love to complain about how horrible everything is also love to point out that the world is always changing — and change is of course always horrible, because it destroys the way things used to be. It's easy to get depressed by all the 'everything is horrible' talk.  So it's nice to sometimes remind ourselves that some things — many things, in fact — are getting better all the time."


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A positive spin on some of the plusses of globalisation

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Beth Marinucci's curator insight, November 12, 2014 5:49 AM

Some good news . . .

Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, November 19, 2014 5:10 PM

It is easy to talk about all the things that are wrong with the world today. It is a nice change in pace posting about something good going on in the world for once. Covering all regions of the world, this article is about how the world is becoming a better place. Thank god. Looking at the annual death because of battle, it is clear to see that the world is in fact, getting better. There are less deaths, which in turn also mean that there are less battles going on in the world. Poverty rate has also gone way down in the past couple of years. Even though there is still a huge amount of poverty, it has been getting better throughout the years. Another chart presented along with many other, was the life expectancy rate going through the roof. The best example is China, having their life expectancy at age 30 in the 1960's to age 75 now. There is still much room for improvement in the world such as disease, poverty, and climate changes, but this article makes me worry a little less about our world today.   

Aleena Reyes's curator insight, January 22, 6:50 PM

This is something I knew to be true but felt distant towards because outlets like American news sources are always focused on the bad. Why is that? It seems American to be fearful and instill fear.

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The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, but Germany is still divided

The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, but Germany is still divided | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Stunning satellite images and maps show how east and west differ from each other even today.

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16s3d's curator insight, November 4, 2014 2:11 AM

On efface pas 40 ans d'histoire en 25 ans, ni même en 40...(?)

Peter Phillips's curator insight, November 6, 2014 11:43 AM

50 years of communist rule still affect opportunities in Germany today, as these maps show. What they don't show is the social mirror that each provides to the other and the rich discussions about social policy that result. Reunification has been an expensive exercise for Germany, however one that it is committed to.

Jacob Conklin's curator insight, February 12, 6:20 PM

Info for paper potential paper topic

 

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What is the oldest city in the world?

What is the oldest city in the world? | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
 Mark Twain declared that the Indian city of Varanasi was older than history, tradition and legend. He was, of course, wrong. So which exactly is the world’s most ancient continuously inhabited city?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 20, 2:51 PM

This is a nice article that, on the surface, discusses which is the oldest city among competing claims.  However, it also serves as an entry point to explore the history of urbanization in the ancient world and the requirements for the earliest permanent settlements.


Tagshistorical, urban, urbanism, unit 7 cities.

Claudia Pinto Basto's curator insight, February 21, 6:59 AM

Quien sabe cual es la ciudad más antigua del Mundo?!

Cass Allan's curator insight, March 1, 2:17 AM

differences of opinion about how to classify city age

 

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Sao Paulo water crisis adds to Brazil business woes

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Water scarcity adn economic growth....

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Water scarcity and economic consequences....

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China's 'eco-cities': empty of hospitals, shopping centres and people

China's 'eco-cities': empty of hospitals, shopping centres and people | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
China's urbanisation plan will move another 100 million people into cities by 2020 – but in Tianjin Eco-city, many green buildings still lie empty and there are no hospitals or shopping malls
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This is what the world looks like if you scale countries by population

Bye, bye Canada hello super-gigantic India.
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Great visualisation.

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Graphs at a glance: Impact of occupation, unemployment, and geography on death rates in Britain ~ Ripped-off Britons

Graphs at a glance: Impact of occupation, unemployment, and geography on death rates in Britain ~ Ripped-off Britons | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
RT @RippedOffBriton: Graphs at a glance: Impact of occupation, unemployment, and geography on death rates in Britain- http://t.co/7AbY1pnssk
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11 Signs Your Hood Is Being Gentrified

11 Signs Your Hood Is Being Gentrified | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
A Washington, D.C., resident describes the changes and privilege that have moved into her longtime neighborhood.

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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, January 23, 12:13 PM

unit 7

Brian Wilk's curator insight, January 31, 10:07 PM

This woman shares her thoughts on gentrification of a neighborhood, but instead of espousing the benefits, stays almost exclusively negative and stereotypes not only the people who live there, but her presumption of the "type" of people who will move in. Gentrification should mean a blending of the neighborhood to become more diverse and inclusive. Janelle opines that the area will get exclusively "whiter" and that law enforcement will improve, lighting will improve, liquor stores will change their name to wine & spirit stores all the while implying that this is a bad thing. True, the memories and culture that existed before gentrification will fade, but the upside of lower crime and a more diverse culture surely trumps that. I would like to poll the neighborhood and see what the reaction would be to lower crime and better housing availability, not to mention higher prices for homes which would build equity. If Janelle was looking to open some eyes, she did with me, perhaps she should be more accepting and see things a little differently through her eyes. Education never stops teaching....

Norka McAlister's curator insight, February 2, 5:20 PM

Gentrification is the social equivalent of secondhand smoke, drifting across class lines” (Is Gentrification all bad?). It is all dependent on class status. On one side it can be a venomous and the other side can provide relief. The impact of gentrification on communities has been extraordinarily healthy for their residents, but the other side has been harmful for communities to maintain budgets with extremely high bills to pay. Another negative factor is that most of the time all this occurs within low-income communities. For some people change is hard to commit. Individuals are creatures of habit and some of them are reluctant to give up on their lifestyle. However, gentrification forces communities to relocate due to high prices and low income. In some cases, moving to the next level can be considered an accomplishment that one makes in their lives. However, when you have the earnings to devote to this type of commitments it will not be difficult to achieve.  However, when you need to survive on only a small income, your priorities change and keep away from gentrification.

 

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Inside China's 'scrap village'

Inside China's 'scrap village' | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
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Recycling on a grand scale - implications for disparities of wealth in China

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▶ Three little words: Country, Nation, State - YouTube

Richard Campanaro - Department of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science. How to think about what you read, hear, and see ...
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Country, Nation, State - same thing? Not really....

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The changing shape of world demographics

Animating the changing shape of the world population pyramid. For more multimedia content from The Economist visit our website: http://econ.st/1xqEZhX.


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Great resource for looking at Population Pyramids

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José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, November 26, 2014 7:14 AM

Até a pirâmide demográfica está em crise!

Olivier Tabary's curator insight, November 28, 2014 12:08 PM

Spectacular changes in global demographics, a bit scaring to be honest

Bex Swaney's curator insight, December 5, 2014 12:27 PM

Growth of the ageing population, population change as a whole

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Half of China's top 10 rivers polluted: report - China.org.cn

Half of China's top 10 rivers polluted: report - China.org.cn | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
The water in half of China's top 10 river systems is polluted, and about 60 percent of the nation's underground water is of poor quality.
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BREAKING: The US and China just announced a huge deal on climate—and it's a gamechanger

BREAKING: The US and China just announced a huge deal on climate—and it's a gamechanger | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
The surprise agreement aims to double the pace of carbon pollution reduction in the US.
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Eerie Landforms

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Utah's Fantasy Canyon features mudstone eroded into bizarre shapes. This one's called "Flying Witch". #Halloween

 

Tags: physical, geomorphology, erosion, landforms, Utah.


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