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Desert Animals

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A website about animals that can be found in the desert.


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

Justice tweeted is justice done - Law Report - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geography Teaching | Scoop.it
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

Fields of Green Spring up in Saudi Arabia | Geography Teaching | Scoop.it
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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Nathan Chasse's curator insight, April 1, 11:53 AM

These images show the growth of farmland in Saudi Arabia. With little to no rainfall annually, these fields are irrigated by mining for water deep in underground aquifers. This investment into agriculture by Saudi Arabia, an oil rich country which can buy the food it needs, suggests that the nation is concerned with the production of the food it buys or the sustainability of its oil wealth. Problematic, though, would be the long-term agricultural plans as the method being used for acquiring irrigation water is only sustainable for 50 years.

Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 2, 8:30 PM

Saudi Arabia may have an abundance of oil, however, they do not have an abundance of water and fertile soil. Saudi Arabia could import plenty of food with the profits they receive from oil production. It appears they are attempting to be more self-sufficient and trying to invest in agriculture, with the hopes of growing their own food and other crops. This country will not have oil forever, and it appears they are planning for the future.  

Paige Therien's curator insight, May 4, 12:56 PM

In any society, survival trumps economy.  In this case water and oil are the respective area of focus in Saudi Arabia.  Saudi Arabia has been tapping into aquifers under the Arabian desert in order to grow food.  This is a move of independence;  as the NAFTA agreement may allow the Americas to be energy-independent, Saudi Arabia needs a backup plan to become  a little more independent itself as their oil money decreases.  However, this water source is limited and is ecologically very unsound since the desert climate is not good for water and plants.

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Tech Learning : 25 ways to teach with Twitter by Sonja Cole

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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Label the Diagram Game : Deserts #1

Label the Diagram Game : Deserts #1 | Geography Teaching | Scoop.it
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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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ExpatsLivingAbroad's curator insight, September 5, 2013 4:13 PM

Things you need or want to know in advance of selecting a new place to live!

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Check out the responses from the survey

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What's Next: Harvesting solar energy in deserts

What's Next: Harvesting solar energy in deserts | Geography Teaching | Scoop.it

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

What's Next: Harvesting solar energy in deserts | Geography Teaching | Scoop.it

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

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Rostock, Germany (SPX) Oct 10, 2012 -
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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Creativity Angel's comment, February 4, 2013 2:30 AM
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. 

 

Tags: urban, megacities.


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Matt Mallinson's comment, November 19, 2012 10:27 AM
If that's what is predicted for 2025, how populated will our world be by 2050? Scary to think about.
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.  


Tags: urban, megacities.


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

Very cool!

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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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