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Changing the culture of toilets in India

http://www.worldbank.org/india - An initiative by the Indian government geared at changing people's behavior when it comes to using toilets has been a succes...
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Development projects that hinge on access to fresh, clean water supplies and basic sanitation. Good back ground for our water units as well our global development units focusing on India.

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Geography @ Stretford
Extended reading from the Geography Department at Stretford High School, Manchester, UK. Aimed primarily at our students but also a space for wider geographical debate about our ever changing planet.
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Global Multidimensional Poverty Index

Global Multidimensional Poverty Index | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it

"The global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is an international measure of acute poverty covering over 100 developing countries. It complements traditional income-based poverty measures by capturing the severe deprivations that each person faces at the same time with respect to education, health and living standards."


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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, July 21, 8:21 PM

Making sense of poverty.

 

Gina Panighetti's curator insight, August 4, 1:54 PM

"Access"--North America Unit

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 4:01 PM

APHG-U2 & U6

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Tourism key to conservation-poverty reduction link - SciDev.Net

Tourism key to conservation-poverty reduction link - SciDev.Net | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
Previous studies showed that protecting wildlife cuts local poverty, and a Costa Rican study now shows why.

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Heat, Drought Linked to Violence Worldwide - weather.com

Heat, Drought Linked to Violence Worldwide - weather.com | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
Worldwide, shifts in climate are strongly linked to human violence, researchers concluded.
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You Think You Know How Much We Depend On Fossil Fuels, But You Have No Idea

You Think You Know How Much We Depend On Fossil Fuels, But You Have No Idea | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
300 years of fossil fuels in 300 seconds. Caution: brainsplosions likely.
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Tracking the development of fossil fuel use, globalisation and development across 300 with sensible suggestion for future sustainable growth.

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MDGs: facing up to the limitations of global goal setting

MDGs: facing up to the limitations of global goal setting | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
What's the point of new development goals that don't learn from the limitations of the current agenda? Sakiko Fukuda-Parr suggests the MDGs core strengths are also their weaknesses

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Climate change threatens Gulf monarchies' survival

Climate change threatens Gulf monarchies' survival | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
Qatar-based author Mari Luomi says the Persian Gulf monarchies will have to change to be sustainable in the era of climate change. But reaping the benefits of the fossil fuel economy has blinded most of them to that.
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What are the world's largest oil producers doing to combat the threat of global climate change driven by the huge consumption of fossil fuels?

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Living life to the extreme

Living life to the extreme | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
What can we learn from 'extremophiles': the creatures that survive in the world's most hostile environments?
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How do animals adapt to extreme environments? 

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Nations urged to combine environmental and development goals

Nations urged to combine environmental and development goals | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
World leaders should set six new sustainable development goals to achieve global prosperity, scientists argue Degradation of the natural world is undermining efforts to reduce poverty, warn scientists, who say the only chance of achieving global...
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As we reach the last stages of the Millenium Development Goals set in 2000 to last until 2015 where do we go next as a global community?

 

Excellent background reading to our Global Citizen topic.

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Twitter / lonelyplanet: @mracooke Assessing our impact ...

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Amazing that as part of our tourism unit we were able to get this tweet from Lonely Planey who we have been using to study the concept of responsible tourism.

 

What role do we have as consumers of global tourism to ensure that the imapct we have on places is positive? Where is the world is this happening? Where in the world is it not?

 

Crucially, what are the practical decisions we can take to make this a reality?

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Freshwater Stores Shrank in Tigris-Euphrates Basin

Freshwater Stores Shrank in Tigris-Euphrates Basin | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
An arid region grew even drier between 2003 and 2009 due to human consumption of water for drinking and agriculture.

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Great Google Earth resources looking at the shrinking of water storage in the Middle East. Critical reading for our water unit and a superb example of how powerful imaging like Google Earth can be.

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, May 31, 2013 7:25 PM

Year 10 - Inland water

Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, March 19, 6:14 AM

The use of water is an increasing problem in the arid regions of the world.  The use of more sophisticated irrigation systems allow for more planting which requires more water.  Coupled with increasing towns and cities needing fresh water for the inhabitants this decrease in fresh water will only continue to trend.

Amy Marques's curator insight, April 24, 9:52 AM

What's happening in the Tigris-Euphrates Basin is similar to what is happening to the Aral Sea. Freshwater Stores Shrank in just 4 years. Humans are drastically altering the landscape and if we don't start to find others ways of doing things and change the way in which we do agriculture and use our water, there could be a serious water shortage for millions of people.

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Talk point: is water a commodity or a human right?

Talk point: is water a commodity or a human right? | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
In this month's podcast we'll be discussing the pressure on water resources. We want to hear your thoughts
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High level debate surrounding the key question of how we treat water in a globalalised world.

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Culture shock for Amazon chief's son in NYC

Culture shock for Amazon chief's son in NYC | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
Nilson Tuwe Huni Kui came straight from the Amazon rainforest to New York City in September. The son of a tribal chief spoke to the BBC about the culture shock as well as his dream of becoming a film-maker.
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Form the Amazon to NYC - an increasingly globalised, interdependent world in action.

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World poverty is shrinking rapidly, new index reveals

World poverty is shrinking rapidly, new index reveals | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
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A new, interesting measure of development by the UN shows that many LEDCs are making great progress in closing their development gap. Great background reading for the Global Citizen unit.

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Celebrating Ramadan - Twitter analysis

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The World's Most Densely Populated Cities - weather.com

The World's Most Densely Populated Cities - weather.com | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
The growth of these cities will create a host of environmental and health problems.
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The Developing World's Urban Population Could Triple by 2210

The Developing World's Urban Population Could Triple by 2210 | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
Can we possibly prepare?
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What chance does a young girl have?

What chance does a young girl have? | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
When a young girl starts out in life, where will her journey take her? The BBC's 100 Women season takes a look at the challenges facing half the world.
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Critical viewing for our Population Dynamincs unit.

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Is climate change making tornadoes worse?

Is climate change making tornadoes worse? | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
On Monday a massive and devastating tornado struck Moore, Okla., bringing death and destruction to the community south of Oklahoma City. Almost immediately, on the weather blog where I was chronicl...
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Changing the culture of toilets in India

http://www.worldbank.org/india - An initiative by the Indian government geared at changing people's behavior when it comes to using toilets has been a succes...
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Development projects that hinge on access to fresh, clean water supplies and basic sanitation. Good back ground for our water units as well our global development units focusing on India.

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McDonald’s® Packaging

McDonald’s® Packaging | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it

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Great resource for our CA investigation into the extent to which people can 'buy local' - how does perhaps the world's most recognised MNC brand approach this topic?

 

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Shelby Porter's curator insight, November 4, 2013 7:34 AM

It is sad that so much foods gets wasted all the time because it doesn't look appealing to buyers. Just because some potaoe is shaped funny or is a little darker or lighter than what is considered "normal", it is thrown away. To me, that is ridiculous when so many people are starving around the world. Or that these imperfect foods are given to animals for consumption. Why is it acceptable to animals to eat bad food when we are going to eat those animals? Somewhere down the line of history, the way we view food has been changed and not for the better. If we want to be able to sustain ourselves and this world for many more centuries, we need to revalute how we look at food. 

Courtney Burns's curator insight, November 7, 2013 6:58 AM

I have eaten McDonalds fries and bunch of times and never thought about what 'golden standard" actually meant. McDonalds like it says in the article is one of the top potoate buyers in the world. I'm sure most other fast food places aren' too far behind. However since McDonalds is one of the top buyers of potatoes farmers much make sure they produce enough of the potatoes that McDonalds sells. However it doesn't stop there. Not only do farmers have to produce enough potatoes, but they have to produce quality potatoes. All of McDonalds fries look exactly the same. You never really get a french fry that looks extremely different. That is done on purpose. McDonalds only purchases potatoes that meet their "golden standard". This makes you think how much goes to watste. Farmers are probably discarding "bad" potatoes all the time that don't meet the "golden standard". Does it really matter what the fries look like, if they taste the same? There are people in the world who are hungry, yet we waste food like this all the time. I really don't think it is that big of a deal if not every french fry looks exactly the same. We should make an attempt at trying to limit our food waste. 

Kenny Dominguez's curator insight, November 29, 2013 2:42 PM

Fries are the essential food that everyone enjoys in the world. But it is a good thing because if a potato has a growth defect probably that would affect someone and that is a law suit waiting to happen. In the United States people love suing for anything that they could probably win and receive money. The fries are delicious but they are so fattening that could really effect people if they have any issues with there health. 

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Internet Access - Changing consumer patterns from ONS

Internet Access - Changing consumer patterns from ONS | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
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Great piece of statistical analysis of changing consumer patterns and how the internet is becoming embedded in our lives.

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My search for a smartphone that is not soaked in blood

My search for a smartphone that is not soaked in blood | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: Phone companies do too little to ensure the minerals they use are conflict-free. Here's what you can do to hold them to account

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How do our products connect us to the rest of planet and what responsibilites do we have as global citizens in an interconnected world?

 

Great wider reading for our Global Citizen unit of work focusing on how mobile technology connects us as consumers to producers.

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John Snow's cholera map of London recreated

John Snow's cholera map of London recreated | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
What would John Snow's famous cholera map look like on a modern map of London, using modern mapping tools?
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The importance of clean water using John Snow's famous map of a cholera outbreak in London in 1854. Here's it's recreated using modern mapping techniques - not only showing the importance of clean wtaer but the power of maps to change lives. 

 

Key question - how could contemporary mapping and GIS techniques help modern water conflicts that we study.

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The world's largest concentrated solar power plant – big picture

The world's largest concentrated solar power plant – big picture | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
At full capacity, the project will power thousands of homes in the United Arab Emirates and displace 175,000 tons of CO2 a year
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An oil rich state turning to renewable energy sources to power a sustainable future - great case study of future developments

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The Story of Bottled Water (2010)

http://storyofbottledwater.org The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of...
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Year 9 have been looking at the role water and its importance in our lives - great background reading on this clever animation from the 'Story of Stuff' project.

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