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Net migration to UK 'shows increase'

Net migration to UK 'shows increase' | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Net migration to the UK - the difference between people coming to and leaving the country - slightly increased last year, official statistics suggest.
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Globalisation linked to rash of food scares

Globalisation linked to rash of food scares | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Recent recalls from firms in US and New Zealand highlight food industry's reliance on imports.

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Visualization of the Day: New York City's Wealth Gap, Mapped In 3D

Visualization of the Day: New York City's Wealth Gap, Mapped In 3D | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
A new kind of skyline.

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Falling Birth Rates? Demographics, ageing population. Impact ...

Falling Birth Rates? Demographics, ageing population. Impact ... | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
www.globalchange.com Impact on demographics of falling birth rate in EU, America, Canada, Japan, India, China, Asia, Africa. Affects.

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Japan's demographic trap | Financial Info & Financial News

Japan's demographic trap | Financial Info & Financial News | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Tags: An aging population, flush, Lower interest rates, national debt, nuclear energy, the Federal Reserve ... For such a serious export-dependent countries, this is a dangerous situation changes. ...

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Demographic change and housing wealth | News | Royal Institution ...

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Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors News - Demographic change and housing wealth - The European Housing Forum (EHF), co-chaired by RICS, has organised its second lecture in the EHF Lecture Series 2012.

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China's one-child policy creates massive gender imbalance

The Chinese government says its so-called "one-child policy" has succeeded in reining in its population. But more than three decades after the policy's imple...

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Christina Dadaian's comment, July 5, 2013 4:13 PM
They'll have to balance out eventually. Either that or have the entire population suffer. It may take time but I imagine that things will correct themselves before it's too late.
Brooklyn McKenzie's comment, August 2, 2013 12:14 PM
It's kind of sad. I hope that those four brothers will some day find the love of their life. It must be pretty sad to see happy couples when you're single. Maybe one day things will even out.
Shelby Porter's curator insight, September 21, 2013 5:28 PM

This video gives a summary of the extreme consequences the "one-child policy" China has set in place. There are so many more men than women now, many are left to be bachelors for life. Many Chinese women are moving into the city looking for a rich and powerful man, and they succeed because there men are eager to marry. The Chinese have always had a preference for male children over female children. Now that the difference in population in so high, the government has made it illegal for doctors to tell parents the sex of their child before birth. This is a great example of the different kinds of culture that exist on the other side of the world. 

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So you want to do your bit for the planet? Here is some food for thought…

Climate change, water shortages, rising global pollution levels and food insecurity have made environmental sustainability the most pressing concern of our time.
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I'd advocate Option 6...

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Families left with nothing after earthquake in Sichuan, China – video

A family in Sichuan province picks through the rubble which was, up until Saturday, their home

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World faces mounting damage from disasters

World faces mounting damage from disasters | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Climate change and poor planning are worsening the toll in lives and money that natural disasters wreak worldwide.

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Migration within China

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, July 18, 2013 10:55 PM

CD - The reasons for and effects of internal migration in China.

 

Students explore issues associated with internal migration within China. They consider the disparity between rural and urban living standards as a driver for one of the largest population movements in recent world history. Students also explore the issues associated with the location of minorities in China and in particular the government sponsored Han migration into Xinjiang Province. 

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From GTAV: Students explore issues associated with internal migration within China. They consider the disparity between rural and urban living standards as a driver for one of the largest population movements in recent world history. Students also explore the issues associated with the location of minorities in China and in particular the government sponsored Han migration into Xinjiang Province. 

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Interactive maps Mexico-USA migration channels

Interactive maps  Mexico-USA migration channels | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
In several previous posts we have looked at specific migration channels connecting Mexico to the USA: From Morelos to Minnesota; case study of a migrant...

 

An excellent way to show examples of chain migration and the gravity model...students will understand the concepts with concretes examples. These interactive maps have crisp geo-visualizations of the migratory flows.


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Jason Schneider's curator insight, February 3, 4:09 PM

When it comes to ethnic groups in the United States, many of the hispanic/mexican ancestors occur in the southwestern area of the United States. That's obviously because Mexico is southwest of the United States. When it comes to emigrating from Mexico, individuals immigrate to the United States (mostly southwest of the United States) so they can live a different, hopefully better economy. Plus, they try to escape the gang violence and drug violence in Mexico.

Alexa Earl's curator insight, March 14, 1:05 PM

This is a good representation of chain migration.

Devyn Hantgin's curator insight, April 3, 1:46 PM

Migration

This map show the most popular migratory flows of migration from Mexico to the US. 

This ties into our unit about migration because many Mexicans migrate to the US every year. This map shows the patterns and paths of the migration. 

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Many Viewpoints, One Problem: Managing Water Resources Responsibly

Many Viewpoints, One Problem: Managing Water Resources Responsibly | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Michigan Tech partners with 10 other universities to study water resources and stakeholders involved in making decisions of their use and management.
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More on managing water, USA

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Six dead in Indonesian eruption

Six dead in Indonesian eruption | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
A volcano erupts on an Indonesian island, spewing hot ash on to a nearby beach and killing four adults and two children.

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World's Hurricane Tracks

World's Hurricane Tracks | Geography is my World | Scoop.it

"170 Years of the World’s Hurricane Tracks on One Dark and Stormy Map."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 28, 2013 10:00 AM

What physical forces create hurricanes?  What spatial patterns are evident? How does this map impact settlement patterns or hazard mitigation efforts? 


Tags: physical, disasters, environment.

Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 12, 2013 1:18 PM

Hurricanes are most frequent in the late summer early fall season. This is because the air and water are mixing cold and hot temperatures and this is what forms the hurricanes to happen. This map does show that the most often hurricanes are near India and China etc. 

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3 U.S. Cities Are Among the World's Most Vulnerable to Flood Disasters

3 U.S. Cities Are Among the World's Most Vulnerable to Flood Disasters | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
The geography of where rising sea levels will likely cost us the most.

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Scott Langston's curator insight, August 27, 2013 8:57 AM

Global warming, sea level rises and flooding....

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Demographic futures: addressing inequality and diversity among older

Demographic futures: addressing inequality and diversity among older | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
New Paradigms in Public Policy ... The dominant paradigm about Britain's demographic future focuses on the rapid ageing of the population combined with shrinking numbers of younger people of working age due to falling fertility in the recent past.

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Australian census: women are living longer, and on less

Australian census: women are living longer, and on less | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Rafal Chomik works for the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research which receives funding from the ARC. The Conversation provides independent analysis and commentary from academics and ...

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Britain 'woefully' under-prepared for rising number of elderly people

Britain 'woefully' under-prepared for rising number of elderly people | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Lords highlight policy failures over aging population and advise pensions review in raft of adaptations to older 'customers' Britain is "woefully under-prepared" to cope with an expected explosion of older people and ministers need to respond by...

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The Plight of China's Favored Sons

The Plight of China's Favored Sons | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
For China's government, social stability is threatened by a gender imbalance likely to leave up to 40 million Chinese without a wife.

 

There are many results of population policies such as the 'One-Child Policy' in China, which is primarily aimed at reducing population growth. Some on these consequences are unintended; due to parents preferences for male children there is a strong gender imbalance in China which has some serious sociological and cultural implications. For more about Asian society, follow: http://asiasociety.org/blog/asia/2012-watch-out-chinese-bachelors


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Is This Iranian Politician 'Too Pretty' For Office?

"Iranian politician Nina Siakhali Moradi epitomized the promise of more civil rights for the country's women when she won her bid as an alternate to the Qazv...

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Gender equality

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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, August 16, 2013 7:38 AM

Politically Incorrect = Government telling you what to think...Sad...

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3 U.S. Cities Are Among the World's Most Vulnerable to Flood Disasters

3 U.S. Cities Are Among the World's Most Vulnerable to Flood Disasters | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
The geography of where rising sea levels will likely cost us the most.

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Migration in America - Forbes

Migration in America - Forbes | Geography is my World | Scoop.it

Excellent interactive map showing internal migration within the USA.

Americans are enormously mobile: 37.5 million people moved from one house to another last year, with 4.3 million of them moving between states. This mobility makes us efficient seekers of economic improvement—moving into, and then leaving, cities like Phoenix as their fortunes rise and fall.


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Migration from Mexico to USA apparently on the rise again » Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

In a previous post, we quoted a press release from the Pew Hispanic Center suggesting that the net migration flow from Mexico to the USA had slowed down to a...

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‘Bodies on the Border’ - The New York Times #migration #mexico #usa

‘Bodies on the Border’ - The New York Times #migration #mexico #usa | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Forensics experts in Arizona struggle to identify the bodies of migrants who perished while attempting to cross illicitly from Mexico into the United States.

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BandKids13-14's comment, September 16, 2013 10:07 AM
These deaths make no sense to me. If these people going to cross the border for more economic opportunities illegally, then you would think that the people would cross the border somewhere close to a populous city. Instead, their efforts are proven to be in vain time and time again. And it's sad that these poor people would be willing to risk it all, but i guess a better education, pay, and overall quality of life is worth it.-Justin
shamlabeth's comment, September 16, 2013 10:14 AM
It's hard to believe that so many people have lost their lives to leave there country and its unstable conditions. They walk into the unforgiving desert knowing what lies ahead of them. It's sad to think that that all they want is another chance a better chance at a life that they wish they had. Only to come up empty handed and sadly deceased. I guess that's why they migrate for a new life.
Briley Angle's comment, September 16, 2013 10:15 AM
Some people think the government doesn't care about all the people dying trying to cross the border illegally because , they broke the law and that they deserve to die trying to cross the border to have a better life . They started to see an increase in deaths by crossing the border in between 1999 to 2001 . Since 2001 the remains of at least 2,200 were recovered in Arizona near the US - Mexico Border . Pima County has been able to identify 66 % of the bodies found by the border . 800 bodies still remain unidentified .