Japan's government yesterday released stark new evidence that the nation is on the brink of a demographic crisis, forecasting that its population will shrink by 30 per cent in the next half-century, while soaring life expectancy will further burden...
As world leaders gather at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland to address global economic challenges, a new report by Jones Lang LaSalle reveals that more than half of all global real estate investment resides in 30 cities.
Many hold it as an article of faith that global trade will be an ever-growing presence in the world. Yet this belief rests on shaky foundations. Global trade depends on cheap, long-distance freight transportation. Freight costs will rise with climate change, the end of cheap oil, and policies to mitigate these two challenges.
At first, the increase in freight costs will be bad news for developed and developing nations alike but, as adjustments in the patterns of trade occur, the result is likely to be decreased outsourcing with more manufacturing and food production jobs in North America and the European Union. The pattern of trade will change as increasing transportation costs outweigh traditional sources of comparative advantage, such as lower wages.
Emissions of gas and ash indicate an increase in activity at Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano in January 2010.
A new vent opened this month on Turriabla, the easternmost of Costa Rica's active volacanoes. This false-color, near-infrared satellite image would be an effective teaching tool to discuss the importantce of geospatial technologies to monitor the Earth's surface.
Historian Dan Snow investigates what 14th century medieval London and its street were like 700 years ago and recreates what it was like to live and work in t...
Lots of potential here for engagement in History/ Geography -story of pollution and industry, living conditions in medieval London, government, PBL activities. The series covers London , Paris, New York.
As diplomats attempted to craft a compromise, Russia remained firm Wednesday in its pledge to veto any U.N. Security Council resolution that could open the door for international military intervention in Syria .
Before the invention of the telephone, it was unimaginable that one could ever actually talk to somebody even twenty miles away. In the world of today, we can't even bring ourselves to picture what life would be like if we could ...
This sign that I spotted on a popular beach really sums it up well: "We kindly request that you respect Thai culture by not sunbathing nude". Thai people are taught from an early age to be modest.
Cultural norms differ from place to place, and Thailand has a reputation as a destination for sexual tourism. While there are numerous cultural norms that many in the West might see as 'relaxed,' that does not mean that they are not more conservative in other ways. The Thai tourism board is trying to encourage people to come, but to bring some cultural sensitivity for the local norms and customs.--not an easy balance to maintain.
The Iranian government will debate a law to halt all oil exports to the EU, following the strong trade sanctions imposed on them. (MT @oilandenergy: Iran to take Action Against the West by Banning Oil Exports to the EU?
"Here in the U.S., we're used to thinking about solar power as one of those happy eco-friendly things that we'd all totally be using except for the fact that it's so much more expensive than fossil fuels. In the developing world, though, it's exactly the opposite: solar power is gaining ground with 1.3 billion people simply because it's the cheapest way to go."
Geographic thinking begins with erasing some old assumptions. Just because something is true in a given time and place, does not make it true in all times and in all places.
Located entirely within the Atlantic Ocean, is the only sea without a land boundary (nice little trivia tidbit--Its shifting borders are defined by ocean currents). So if these waters are a part of the Atlantic Ocean, then why do these waters deserve their own name? What is distinct about the Saragasso Sea?
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