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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?


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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.

 

Think about it.

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?

Nicole Kearsch's curator insight, November 3, 12:55 PM

The Chinese are leaving China and venturing to foreign lands for work and to get away from the Chinese people.  In Africa the Chinese have been going to work on jobs, a lot involving infrastructure in countries.  These assignments are usually short, a year or two, but many of the Chinese are deciding to just stay in Africa instead of going back to China after their working term is up.  They note that in China they can create and sell something then a few days later you have ten other people selling the same exact thing that you just created, and that doesn't seem to be happening in Africa, giving them a fairer advantage to what they are selling.  Africa however isn't too sure about the Chinese coming with their business.  They want a better relationship with China and for China to follow the rules that they have laid out about conducting business in their 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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LOOK: China unveils surreal plans for future 'floating city'

LOOK: China unveils surreal plans for future 'floating city' | Geography is my World | Scoop.it

Urban development plSo you thought you've seen it all in Chinese architectural achievements,

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Urban development dreams in China

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Texas home to four of the top 10 fastest growing cities in the U.S

Texas home to four of the top 10 fastest growing cities in the U.S | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
The energy industry is one of the fastest-growing sectors and the oil and gas-rich fields of the Great Plains and Mountain West are luring huge numbers of people.
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DESERT versus DEVELOPMENT: Phoenix, Arizona, USA

DESERT versus DEVELOPMENT: Phoenix, Arizona, USA | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
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Suburban sprawl is unwise, particularly when it destroys a desert. Phoenix, USA epitomizes this form of development. Lying in a vast valley in Arizona’s Sonoran desert,...
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Six reasons why we should build on the green belt

Six reasons why we should build on the green belt | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
The public perception of the green belt is out of step with reality. It's not all green and pleasant land, says Colin Wiles
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Water Scarcity to Be Reduced 'Significantly' - AllAfrica.com

Water Scarcity to Be Reduced 'Significantly' - AllAfrica.com | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Water Scarcity to Be Reduced 'Significantly' AllAfrica.com Dodoma — THE Deputy Minister for Water, Mr Amos Makalla, has said that the availability of water services in all major cities in the country with an exception of Dar es Salaam and newly...
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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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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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MsPerry's curator insight, August 25, 4:47 PM

APHG-Unit 2 & Unit 6

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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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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/

Alec Castagno's curator insight, October 3, 1:21 PM

The pictures show the deep divide between rich and poor in Mexico. These settlements are built to the point where luxurious condos share a wall with decaying slum housing. The roads do not connect the areas, showing how these places were constructed separately by to distinctly different communities. While the proximity between sections shows that sights, sounds, and smells most likely carry across the two sections, the rich area looks as if it has no idea what lies directly beyond their walls. The fact that the rich areas are literally walled off from the rest of the surrounding area says a lot about the deep economic divides found around the world today.

Jennifer Brown's curator insight, October 5, 9:42 AM

This photo is amazing! Not only does it show the great differance between the rich and the poor but it also shows how Mexicos social class exists. It looks like a before and after! The grass really is greener on the otherside.

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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...

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Why some English words are controversial in China

Why some English words are controversial in China | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
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AoKs/WoKs: Language, human sciences
KQs: Do foreign words damage the integrity of local cultures? To what extent can we prevent language from evolving on its own? How important is language in defining a society’s identity?
Description: The phenomenon of "zero translation" - English abbreviations and acronyms appearing without any translations in the press - has sparked a fierce debate in China, with the Chinese Communist Party's official newspaper People's Daily the latest to join the fray.

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Gratisography

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GFree, use as you please, high-resolution pictures.

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Some great free HD images for presentations etc

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Today's Brilliant Idea: Solar Roadways - Digg

Today's Brilliant Idea: Solar Roadways - Digg | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Everything about this is good. You should be throwing your money at this project.
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Census Bureau: Detroit's Population Continues To Fall - CBS Local

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Census Bureau: Detroit's Population Continues To Fall
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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - New numbers from the Census Bureau say Detroit's population continues to fall, despite pockets of growth in areas such as downtown and Midtown.
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International Development News | 4 misconceptions about global development innovation

International Development News | 4 misconceptions about global development innovation | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
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