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Floods cover more than half of Philippine capital

Floods cover more than half of Philippine capital | Geography Years 7- 12 | Scoop.it

"Flooding caused by some of the Philippines' heaviest rains on record submerged more than half the capital Tuesday, turning roads into rivers and trapping tens of thousands of people in homes and shelters. The government suspended all work except rescues and disaster response for a second day."

 


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Christina Boyd's comment, August 21, 2013 12:16 AM
Poverty, Pollution over Population and Corruption spells a 6 letter word CHOICE.
Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, April 24, 2014 2:13 PM

The Philippines which experiences monsoon weather is imperiled by the deforestation and clogged water ways due to increased population.  This country must do something to fix these issues or more large scale floods will likely be in its future.

Louis Mazza's curator insight, March 26, 1:24 PM

For the second day in a row, the Philippines government has been forced to shut down all work, except for rescuers and disaster responders. Flooding has submerged more than half of the cities capital, Manila. Roads have turned to rivers and tens of thousands of people are trapped in homes and shelters. 7 deaths have been recorded so far. The capital holds 12 million people and more than 200 hundred evacuation centers have been opened. The monsoon that caused the floods is expected to travel north and cause havoc throughout the provinces surrounding Manila.

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Australia's floods threaten Great Barrier Reef

Australia's floods threaten Great Barrier Reef | Geography Years 7- 12 | Scoop.it

The floods ransacking the Queensland coast have cost 20 lives and $500 million worth of property damage. Now, huge volumes of water are pouring into the ocean, threatening the Great Barrier Reef, which extends for thousands of kilometers off the coast. Although it may take years to know the full consequences of the flooding, Australian scientists are already warning of serious damage. For now, the biggest problems are concentrated on the southern part of the reef, where three overflowing rivers—the Burdekin, the Fitzroy, and the Burnett—have released millions of gallons of heavily polluted water into the sea. So far, prevailing winds have confined the majority of the floodwaters to within 65 kilometers of shore. But in time, the damage may grow to affect the entire reef system. (Appreciate ! Thanks Rt ((:-Australia's floods threaten Great Barrier Reef http://t.co/s8dnibR @EnviroGraffiti @sgneist)


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Coastal city flooding ‘could cost more than £600bn a year’

Coastal city flooding ‘could cost more than £600bn a year’ | Geography Years 7- 12 | Scoop.it
Flooding of major coastal cities could cost the world economy more than £600bn a year by 2050, say scientists.

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Inside North Korea BBC Panorama News Programme

North Korean travel experts have slammed the BBC for putting local guides at risk, saying the country would hold them responsible for the actions of the jour...
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The Longitude Problem

The Longitude Problem | Geography Years 7- 12 | Scoop.it

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Great video on how the problem of longitude was solved.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 20, 2013 2:18 PM

Today we take it for granted that through GPS technology we can instantaneously determine our latitude and longitude.  This video documents how for centuries it was fairly easy to determine latitude at sea by measuring the height of the sun in the sky, but longitude (determined by the difference in time between local noon and the noon of a fixed point) could only be estimated.  The British Empire saw solving the "longitude problem" as the key to solidifying their economic dominance at sea and they established the Board of Longitude in this 18th century "race to the moon." Today the University of Cambridge has digitized the Board of Longitude's archives with a series of five shorter video clips.  


Tagsmapping, GPS, historical, cartography, geospatial, location.

Romain ARMAND's comment, August 21, 2013 5:17 AM
Thank you for the video and fo the link to the Board of Longitude! Already know this story, but still amazing and well documented.
Luke Walker's curator insight, October 3, 2014 3:57 AM

What was mapping and navigation like before the era of GPS?

Check out this great archive and collection of video clips! 

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Geography Right Here. Right Now.

Amazing facts for a Geography of the 21st Century. See www.geography.org.uk See www.pupilvision.com
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Good little starter for your classes.

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Kevin McCloud: Slumming It (2010) - Ep2 (Full)

Kevin McCloud's travelled to the world's biggest slum, Dharavi in Mumbai, and followed hot on the heels of Slumdog Millionaire, 2008's Oscar-winning film set...

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Brazil's disappearing favelas

Brazil's disappearing favelas | Geography Years 7- 12 | Scoop.it

Infrastructure demanded by the sporting world's most powerful corporate interests render families homeless in Brazil.

Useful for AS Population and Level 2 Slumming it internal


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Erica Tommarello's curator insight, October 2, 2013 12:52 PM

FIFA 2014 is being hosted in Brazil. This article details the completely flawed and inhumane plan that Brazil has to get ready for the madness of FIFA. They seem to be too caught up in artificial aesthetic and have lost focus on development, while displacing thousands of poor Brazilians on the way.

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Jacob Crowell's curator insight, October 20, 2014 12:04 PM

With the world cup and summer Olympics being hosted in Brazil, the government are forcing people out of favelas to improve their image for tourists. What is frustrating about this is that bringing in a large sporting event like the Olympics and world cup actually looses money for the hosting country. So in their haste they are damaging the country twice over. First the government of Brazil is creating thousands of displaced and poor citizens, and on top of that they are spending valuable resources on preparing for a sporting event that will not turn a profit. What will happen after 2016, when you have a massive population of desperate homeless people migrating back to the favelas.

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Australian Bushfire Resource

Australian Bushfire Resource | Geography Years 7- 12 | Scoop.it
A really nice resource has been created and shared by the Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria.
Thanks to Rob Marchetto for the link via Twitter....
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lukenaivasha's curator insight, January 8, 2013 10:54 AM

Great resource on bushfires

lukenaivasha's curator insight, January 8, 2013 10:54 AM

Great resource on bushfires

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Unicef Urban Population Map

Unicef Urban Population Map | Geography Years 7- 12 | Scoop.it

An Urban World: UNICEF's new data visualization of urban population growth over the next 40 years.


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Greta Brewin's curator insight, September 25, 2013 12:32 AM

This Unicef graphic depicts countries and territories with populations exceeding 100,000. The interactive graphic begins in 1950 and predicts up to 2050. Hover over a country to see how urban it is (percentage of people living in cities and towns) and the size of its urban population (in millions). This is a great resource to develop a discussion in your classroom about population and urbanity. The topic of population deals with such large numerical values, and the great thing is that the changing circles work as a visual aid to help younger students who lack the numerical knowledge to still understand the population development.

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ABC News - Brisbane floods: before and after

ABC News - Brisbane floods: before and after | Geography Years 7- 12 | Scoop.it

High-resolution aerial photos taken over Brisbane last week have revealed the scale of devastation across dozens of suburb and tens of thousands of homes and businesses. Hover over each satellite photo to view the devastation caused by flooding. (Queensland floods before and after images via @abcnews http://j.mp/geP5SG)


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Best Flashcard Apps: iPad/iPhone Apps AppGuide

Best Flashcard Apps: iPad/iPhone Apps AppGuide | Geography Years 7- 12 | Scoop.it
Never fail a test again!
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Look to the free flashcard apps which have all the revision  notes for you to use.

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Drainage Patterns

Drainage Patterns | Geography Years 7- 12 | Scoop.it

"The incredible fractal pattern rivers (now dried out) were made as they spread into the salt flats of the arid Baja California Desert in Mexico."


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Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 12, 2013 1:22 PM

This picture shows the drainage patterns and how the water drifted in many directions and not just in a single line. Water does not stay in a perfect straight line it flows and drifts in many directions. This is what the image is showing, how this particular water flows in many directions and branches off from one stream to another. 

Jess Deady's curator insight, April 17, 2014 10:46 AM

The Earth is an incredible place, we all know that. To see something like this form by itself is a wonder on its own.

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2014 12:15 PM

The photographs of the salt flats in the Baja California Desert reveal dried out rivers that may have once fertilized the area to be able to sustain life.

Human-Environment Interaction speeds up desertification and makes once fertile lands useless.

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Floods cover more than half of Philippine capital

Floods cover more than half of Philippine capital | Geography Years 7- 12 | Scoop.it

"Flooding caused by some of the Philippines' heaviest rains on record submerged more than half the capital Tuesday, turning roads into rivers and trapping tens of thousands of people in homes and shelters. The government suspended all work except rescues and disaster response for a second day."

 


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Good case study on flooding in LEDC

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Christina Boyd's comment, August 21, 2013 12:16 AM
Poverty, Pollution over Population and Corruption spells a 6 letter word CHOICE.
Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, April 24, 2014 2:13 PM

The Philippines which experiences monsoon weather is imperiled by the deforestation and clogged water ways due to increased population.  This country must do something to fix these issues or more large scale floods will likely be in its future.

Louis Mazza's curator insight, March 26, 1:24 PM

For the second day in a row, the Philippines government has been forced to shut down all work, except for rescuers and disaster responders. Flooding has submerged more than half of the cities capital, Manila. Roads have turned to rivers and tens of thousands of people are trapped in homes and shelters. 7 deaths have been recorded so far. The capital holds 12 million people and more than 200 hundred evacuation centers have been opened. The monsoon that caused the floods is expected to travel north and cause havoc throughout the provinces surrounding Manila.

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Maps 101: Geography News Network

Maps 101: Geography News Network | Geography Years 7- 12 | Scoop.it

"Introducing Geography News Network. Global culture, science, history and political stories have become a key component of Maps101 through weekly stories and associated lesson plans. This year sees the addition of 5 brand new authors bringing engaging stories from a range of perspectives."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 5, 2013 2:32 PM

I am delighted to announce that I will be one of the new authors that will be writing for Maps 101's newest educational platform: the Geography News Network.  Many schools and districts across the country have subscriptions to this online service that provides thousands of supplemental materials and lesson plans for geography, earth science, history and social studies teachers.  If your school district does not currently have a subscription, you can sign up for a free trial subscription.

Amélie Silvert's curator insight, September 5, 2013 4:08 PM

Geography into perspective.

Sandy Montoya's comment, September 8, 2013 12:38 PM
I believe it is very important for viewers to watch such channels. You get a chance to learn about other cultures around the world and relate them to themselves and the world around them. It is a great educational site.
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Kevin McCloud: Slumming It (2010) - Ep1 (Full)

Kevin McCloud's travelled to the world's biggest slum, Dharavi in Mumbai, and followed hot on the heels of Slumdog Millionaire, 2008's Oscar-winning film set...

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[Channel 4 News] Population explosion causes poverty crisis

2008.02.11 Channel 4 reports from Lagos in Nigeria on how the city's spiralling population has increased the numbers living in slums. Formerly the capital of... Level 2- slumming it AS- population


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40 maps that explain the world

40 maps that explain the world | Geography Years 7- 12 | Scoop.it
Visualizing everything from the spread of religion to the most racially tolerant countries to the world's writing systems.

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, September 1, 2013 6:00 AM

Great selection of current maps (and different perspectives of the world) from The Washington Post...