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Demographic miracle in the deserts

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Dryland ecosystems cover 41% of the Earth's land surface. These ecosystems are highly vulnerable to global environmental change and desertification.

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Justice tweeted is justice done - Law Report - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Whether it's tweet-happy judges or YouTube-wielding family law litigants, social media is dramatically reshaping our court system.

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Nepal To Clamp Down On Everest Expeditions : NPR

Nepal To Clamp Down On Everest Expeditions : NPR | Geography Teaching | Scoop.it
The government says it will more closely scrutinize climbing teams following an embarrassing brawl this year between European climbers and their Sherpa guides.

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Betsy Smalley's curator insight, August 2, 2013 10:22 PM

how sad. Maybe permits should be denied to climbers/teams who have tried such stunts on other mountains. 

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Fields of Green Spring up in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia is drilling for a resource possibly more precious than oil by tapping hidden reserves of water in the Syrian Desert.

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Matt Ramsdell's curator insight, December 7, 2015 4:27 PM

Saudi Arabia is a very rich in drilling industry for oil. However many of these fields are green are popping up all over the place as drilling is occuring. Why is this? Well much of the drilling releases water that is trapped within the rocks. This water then flows to the surface where it creates a underground water puddle that keeps the soils moist which in turn allows for greens and other plants to grow. This is more commonly known as water drilling.

Anneliese Sjogren's curator insight, December 10, 2015 10:07 PM

This is interesting to me, because the maps show a lot of progress of this water tapping. I never would have thought that water could be more precious a resource there than oil.

Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 14, 2015 4:08 PM
These random fields of green are coming from the rocks that still have water that is trapped inside them from the last ice age. Saudi Arabia reaches these underground rivers and lakes by drilling through the desert floor, directly irrigating the fields with a circular sprinkler system. This technique is called center-pivot irrigation. Because of low rainfall, they get minimum water each year. Hydrologists estimate water will only be able to be pumped out for 50 years. With water popping up fields of green, a new agricultural economy will appear, maybe farming life and new resources that the country never had for their people, they will now have.
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Tech Learning : 25 ways to teach with Twitter by Sonja Cole

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Label the Diagram Game : Deserts #1

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Label the Diagram Game : Deserts #1...

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Expat Explorer Survey

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If you were moving abroad, what would you want to know? Find out the results from the largest ever global independent survey of expats. Gain a unique insight into how expat life differs across the globe.

 

The labor market is increasingly becoming a global market.  These countries are the leading places for expatriate workers based on economic and experience factors (according to a survey by HSBC).  You can adjust the criteria to see how these 30 countries as destinations for workers that aren't afraid to move internationally.

 

Tags: labor, globalization, industry, economic.


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What's Next: Harvesting solar energy in deserts

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Solar energy is fast becoming a cheap and viable alternative to fossil fuels.  Take a look at how solar energy can be harvested in the deserts.


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What's Next: Harvesting solar energy in deserts

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Solar energy is fast becoming a cheap and viable alternative to fossil fuels.  Take a look at how solar energy can be harvested in the deserts.


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Demographic miracle in the deserts

Demographic miracle in the deserts | Geography Teaching | Scoop.it
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Dryland ecosystems cover 41% of the Earth's land surface. These ecosystems are highly vulnerable to global environmental change and desertification.

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Above Australia's Northern Territory

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Over half of Australia lies above the Tropic of Capricorn, but it is home to only five percent of the population. It is a frontier land with little infrastructure, populated by cattle barons, crocodile hunters and aboriginal tribes.

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, September 17, 2013 9:36 PM

Remoteness and liveability

Geography Jordan & Danielle's curator insight, October 2, 2013 1:19 PM

This is a huge chunks of Australia but only a little amount of people live there.

Nick and Hayden's curator insight, October 2, 2013 1:21 PM

New territory in Australia!❤️❤️ 

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Nepal To Clamp Down On Everest Expeditions : NPR

Nepal To Clamp Down On Everest Expeditions : NPR | Geography Teaching | Scoop.it
The government says it will more closely scrutinize climbing teams following an embarrassing brawl this year between European climbers and their Sherpa guides.

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Betsy Smalley's curator insight, August 2, 2013 10:22 PM

how sad. Maybe permits should be denied to climbers/teams who have tried such stunts on other mountains. 

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Infographic: Feeding 7 Billion People And Counting

Infographic: Feeding 7 Billion People And Counting | Geography Teaching | Scoop.it

Inspired by a recent Wall Street Journal article, Sustainable America has created the following infographic to show how food is wasted and lost around the world, and what can be done about it.

 

Food waste and food security are serious problems, but there are current solutions and ways you can help. Read on to learn more, and stay tuned for our next blog post, which will delve deeper into some of the points made by Lappe and Nierenberg in the Wall Street Journal piece.


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Insects are the solution, more than 1,000,000,000 people on the planet eat insects every day.
Creativity Angel's curator insight, February 4, 2013 2:31 AM

Insects are the solution. Western people has to use to know that more than 1,000,000,000 people on the planet eat insects every day and they are the most effective food.

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The Rise of Megacities

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By 2025, the developing world will be home to 29 megacities.

 

Through this interactive mapping feature with rich call-out boxes, the reader can explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of megacities (urban areas with over 10 million residents).  These 'cities on steroids' have been growing tremendously since the 1950s and present a unique set of geographic challenges and opportunities for their residents. 

 

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 16, 2013 12:28 PM

Through this interactive mapping feature with rich call-out boxes, the reader can explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of megacities (urban areas with over 10 million residents).  These 'cities on steroids' have been growing tremendously since the 1950s and present a unique set of geographic challenges and opportunities for their residents. 


Download the data yourself as a CSV file and your can import this into ArcGIS online and symbolize your map with any of the columns in the dataset.  


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Peter Steffan's curator insight, October 9, 2013 5:00 PM

Very cool!

Tori Denney's curator insight, May 27, 2015 3:36 PM

World cities and megacities - Presently , the mega cities of the world have to have a population of at least 10,000. Many cities are very near the minimum to be considered a mega city, but are not quite there. By 2025, the developing world, as we understand it now, is estimated to be home to 29 megacities.

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic | Geography Teaching | Scoop.it
How do you make students better online researchers? By understanding how they can and should use Google, of course!

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Watch Chocolate's Child Slaves Online | smh.tv

Watch Chocolate's Child Slaves Online | smh.tv | Geography Teaching | Scoop.it
Everyone loves chocolate. But for thousands of people, chocolate is the reason for their enslavement. The chocolate bar you snack on likely starts at a plant in a West African cocoa plantation, and often the people who harvest it are children.
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The Magic School Bus SE01EP07 "All Dried Up"

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Top 5 deserts of the world! Today:

Top 5 deserts of the world! Today: | Geography Teaching | Scoop.it

Information and photos of the Patagonia, Gobi, Arabian, Sahara, and Antarctic deserts.


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Label the Diagram Game : Deserts #1

Label the Diagram Game : Deserts #1 | Geography Teaching | Scoop.it
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