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State needs effective water management: Governor - The Times of India

State needs effective water management: Governor - The Times of India | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Governor K Sankaranarayanan on Monday urged people to help the state in water conservation works and in its efforts to deal with acute water crisis during drought.
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Growing urbanisation: Shifting sands - DAWN.COM

Growing urbanisation: Shifting sands - DAWN.COM | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
A road journey from Karachi to Peshawar will reveal several important faces of our urban settlements. Very weak...
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Has global warming hit a plateau?

Has global warming hit a plateau? | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
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Identifying a 'trend' since 1998 for a process which take thousands of years.... what do you think?

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Never mind the economic deficit. What about the environmental one?

Never mind the economic deficit. What about the environmental one? | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Andrew Simms: Today is Earth Overshoot Day, when we've consumed more natural resources than our biosphere can replace over a year
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How Income Inequality Affects Individual Behavior

How Income Inequality Affects Individual Behavior | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Professor David A. Moss and colleagues are studying how growing income disparity affects our decision-making on everything from from risk-taking to voting.
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Disparities in Wealth.  Some effects you might not have considered...

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BA (Hons) Geography - Course overview

BA (Hons) Geography - Course overview | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
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Here's what a Geogrpahy degree course looks ike - this one is from Plymouth University in the UK.

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Germany Fights Population Drop

Germany Fights Population Drop | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
As German towns work to hide the emptiness, demographers say a similar fate awaits other European countries, with frightening implications for the economy.
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Demographics in the real world. Germany deals with its ageing population -  remember dependency ratios?

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Hydraulic Fracking

Hydraulic Fracking | Geography is my World | Scoop.it

"Hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking', is the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside."

 


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Denise Pacheco's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:37 PM

Hydrographic Turing puts people in  safety and health risks. Because the water is contaminated and because of the oil spills, blow outs, and fires. They put chemicals into the ground in order to make cracks in the earth to collect natural oil, but they use people's land in order to collect the oil. People are complaining about these industries because they now have to buy water every month instead of getting it from their sinks or wells. Not to mention some houses have already blew up or caught on favor thanks to hydro fracturing. They need to put a stop to this, at least do it on land that is not being used and far away from people.

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 17, 2013 6:07 PM

The development of gas is important for energy but there are health and safety risks with cracking in neighborhoods. Quality of air and water is important for survival. Nature matters and people matter, they need to find a middle ground. 

Kuzi's curator insight, October 20, 2014 9:42 AM

The visual example explained the procses

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The 7,000 Streams That Feed the Mississippi River

The 7,000 Streams That Feed the Mississippi River | Geography is my World | Scoop.it

" A new online tool released by the Department of the Interior this week allows users to select any major stream and trace it up to its sources or down to its watershed. The above map, exported from the tool, highlights all the major tributaries that feed into the Mississippi River, illustrating the river’s huge catchment area of approximately 1.15 million square miles, or 37 percent of the land area of the continental U.S. Use the tool to see where the streams around you are getting their water (and pollution)."

 


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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 31, 2013 2:20 AM

INland water environments

Kyle Kampe's curator insight, September 4, 2013 9:40 PM

Land use is different around Mississippi River basin.

Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 12, 2013 1:28 PM

The Mississippi River flows down the east side of the United States. Since the river is so long it has many streams that expand off it it as well. As you can see in the picture the red parts are the sections where the water has branched off the Mississippi River. It takes up almost all of the middle section of the United States. 

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Doubling of Iraqi oil production by 2020? | Peak Oil News and ...

Doubling of Iraqi oil production by 2020? | Peak Oil News and ... | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Those who expect a doubling of Iraqi oil production to 6 mb/d by 2020 should pray for enduring peace and social justice in this war-torn country. Iraq's overdue integration into OPEC's quota system will also present challenges ...
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In China, one-child policy compounds loss of child for parents

In China, one-child policy compounds loss of child for parents | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
One-child policy leaves some parents childless, hopeless and facing financial ruin in old age.

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More on the implciations of the One Child Policy

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Antonio Martinez's comment, September 12, 2013 3:36 PM
I can understand why this law is enforced. The obvious reason is that China has an unusually high population compared to other countries. Although, this law definitely has it's downsides. One being that if your child dies such as in the car accident in the beginning of the article, then you will be childless for the rest of your life.
jacob benner's comment, September 14, 2013 5:11 PM
China is overpopulated and it its becoming a problem, but by forcing parents to only have one child is leading to other problems. The childless parents describe there life to be empty and full of depression and without their child they are running into financial issues. Most of the time it is to late for the parents to have another child.
Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 15, 2014 5:43 PM

I understand the issues China is having with their large population but the one-child policy hurts the average family. Problems occur when a family can only have one child. If anything were to happen to that child, whether he/she dies young, runs away or gets thrown in prison. That can leave the parents vulnerable later in life. When the parents become elderly they may not have a child to take care of them. China must find another way to control their population. 

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Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actresses: Where Gender Bias Reigns Supreme

Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actresses: Where Gender Bias Reigns Supreme | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Forbes recently published its annual list of Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Actresses, with Angelina Jolie earning an astounding $33 million -- and the #1 spot -- thanks in large part to her upcoming role in Disney’s “Maleficent,” set to be released next...
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...and more gender bias at the top end

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How to Teach and Engage Students... with Zombies

How to Teach and Engage Students... with Zombies | Geography is my World | Scoop.it

David Hunter's curriculum replaces the standard textbook with a zombie-based graphic novel and implements aspects of gamification into its lessons.


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Well here's something I had never considered before!

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Lou PRNICI's curator insight, July 31, 2013 8:36 AM

"Amazing"

Exygy's curator insight, July 31, 2013 4:51 PM

Replacing textbooks with information that is accessible to this generation-brilliant!

Millard Rausch's curator insight, August 15, 2013 11:27 PM

Once you've given in to the urge to dumb everything down to this degree you might as well be living in a zombie movie.

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Amazing Photos Of Mexico City Show That Natural Boundaries Are No Match For Urban Sprawl

Amazing Photos Of Mexico City Show That Natural Boundaries Are No Match For Urban Sprawl | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Unbelievable aerial photographs of Mexico City show how the urban landscape spreads over mountains while maintaining a remarkable 25,400 people per square mile. "In a megalopolis like Mexico C...
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urbanisation, urban sprawl, megacities

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Water quality in Chennai more worrying than scarcity

Water quality in Chennai more worrying than scarcity | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Contamination, especially in North Chennai, biggest problem
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Rapidly growing urban centres have water problems of their own...

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Faroe Islands fear dip in population

Faroe Islands fear dip in population | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Government faces uphill challenge in trying to convince its younger generation to continue living on the remote island.
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Falling popualtion due to emigration...

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Water crisis, made clear

Water crisis, made clear | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Thirty-one schoolteachers spent four days on campus last week at a workshop put together by Harvard’s regional centers and programs to provide background on the growing global water crisis.
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Scarcity of water. UN MDGs...

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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
  If you're a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this c...
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Gotta love maps...

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Fracking firm scaling back operation

Fracking firm scaling back operation | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Energy firm Cuadrilla says it is scaling back work at an exploration site in West Sussex on police advice, as campaigners plan a protest camp.
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Fracking seems to be unpopular - this is a direct result of Peak Oil - we are looking for alternative means of extracting more natural gas...Civil disobedience now, what tomorrow?

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What Does Good Geography Teaching Look Like?

What Does Good Geography Teaching Look Like? | Geography is my World | Scoop.it

Seth Dixon, a Rhode Island College geography professor and the coordinator of the RI Geography Education Alliance, gave the keynote address at the Thinking Geographically about International Issues 2013 summer institute, in a talk entitled What Does Good Geography Teaching Look Like?


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Alejandro Restrepo's comment, August 4, 2013 12:22 AM
Great work
Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 31, 2013 2:25 AM

This is a great video and sa reminder of how we should be approaching our teaching of the Australian Curriculum. 

Jarrod Dodds's curator insight, April 13, 2014 8:49 PM

In this video, Seth Dixon demonstrates a profound knowledge of geographical concepts . More importantly, it's his delivery and approach to teaching those concepts.

 

Watch this video and respond to the questions.

 

1) Highlight what methods the professor uses to engage students effectively.

 

2) Why do you think those methods are important, particularly for the subject of geography?

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Population Density

Population Density | Geography is my World | Scoop.it

"[This map's] an unabashedly generalized interactive population density map inspired/stolen from a map by William Bunge entitled Islands of Mankind that I came across on John Krygier‘s blog. I thought Bunge’s map was a novel way to look at population density, and I’ve tried to stay close to the spirit of the original."


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Katelyn Sesny's curator insight, October 31, 2014 12:22 PM

While most articles talk about population growth, this article provides factual and visual evidence to show population density. -UNIT 2

michelle sutherland's curator insight, January 28, 8:28 PM

love the map

Daniel Lindahl's curator insight, March 21, 11:50 PM

This is an interactive map that shows which parts of the world are most densely populated. It becomes very apparent to the viewer that the world is not evenly distributed at all. Places like China and India have a far higher population density than places like Russia. 

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Understanding Global Statistics

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"Infographics to explain global statistics."


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Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, August 27, 2013 3:49 PM

Un conjunto de sencillas infografias para visualizar estadisticas de la humanidad en el tiempo presente

trampolinecalf's comment, September 27, 2013 2:46 AM
good one
Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2014 12:11 PM

If the World was 100 People shows the statistics of the world as in smaller proportions allowing them to be easily visualized.

Some of the graphics divide the people into regions and nationalities mainly as Formal by continents .

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7 worst international aid ideas

7 worst international aid ideas | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Maybe their hearts were in the right place. Maybe not. (The 7 worst international aid ideas.
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The importance of sending money 'home' - The Guardian

The importance of sending money 'home' - The Guardian | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
The Guardian The importance of sending money 'home' The Guardian A petition containing more than 25,000 signatures was delivered to Downing Street on Wednesday urging the prime minister to put pressure on Barclays bank to reverse its withdrawal of...
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Remember 'remittances'?

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The gender imbalance in technology

The gender imbalance in technology | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Why does a discipline so boastful of its impact on the future seem to live so firmly in the past?
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Inequalities in Gender - Core Unit

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