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Newbie Urban Gardeners May Not Be Aware Of Soil's Dirty Legacy

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More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, a report finds, but they're clueless about how to avoid other types of contaminants.
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Map Projections

This video describes what map projections are, and how the Earth can be represented using map projections within a GIS.

 

Tags: Mapping, video, map projections, cartography.


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unit 1, to be used first week of school

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Yep - its from ESRI

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Urban Farmers Say It's Time They Got Their Own Research Farms

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The University of the District of Columbia is the one land-grant university in the U.S. with an urban focus. It's fostering studies on growing food in raised beds, hoop houses and shipping containers.
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The History of Cuba-U.S. Relations

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One of the last relics of the Cold War ended on December 17, 2014. U.S. President Barack Obama announced a thawing of foreign relations policy between the United States and Cuba.


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How to Make an Attractive City

We've grown good at making many things in the modern world - but strangely the art of making attractive cities has been lost. Here are some key principles for how to make attractive cities once again.

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Loreto Vargas's curator insight, May 17, 11:18 AM

I dedicate this article and its video to my fellow citizens in Santiago, Chile!!

Dedico este artículo y su video a mis conciudadanos Santiaguinos! Una lección de urbanismo!

Ethan Bernick's curator insight, May 19, 9:38 PM

This video is applicable to suburbanization in the fact that many of the same factors go into it. Suburbs too need order but sometimes too ordered can be bad. Growth limitations also have to be set.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 21, 9:41 AM

unit 7

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Street Art Chilango (mexico df, Mexico) - Artist - Global Street Art...

Street Art Chilango (mexico df, Mexico) - Artist - Global Street Art... | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
Artist profile for Street Art Chilango (mexico df, Mexico) - "Community that celebrate and share visual demonstrations in Mexico City, Connect with us and the city, using...
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Train Derailment Highlights Amtrak's Infrastructure Needs

Train Derailment Highlights Amtrak's Infrastructure Needs | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
Amtrak was created in the 1970s to allow several private railroads to get out of the passenger business. Experts say that while its safety record is generally good, it needs upgrading.
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Women in Agriculture - YouTube

Everyday in Papua New Guinea's rugged eastern Highlands province, the nation's biggest business success story is taking place. It is the story of women farme...
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'Substantial' El Nino event predicted - BBC News

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The El Nino event, which can drive droughts and flooding, is under way in the tropical Pacific, say scientists.
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A City For Abandoned Mothers In India

Thousands of widows have been making their way to the holy city of Vrindavan in northern India to spend the rest of their lonely lives. Cast out by their families, or simply alone in the world, some travel hundreds of miles to get there.

 

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River Maps

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Rivers have been a key part of urban life for centuries. They have provided us with drinking water, protection, and a transit network that links us from one settlement to the next. I wanted to create a series of maps that gives people a new way to look at rivers: a much more modern, urban type of portrayal. So I turned to the style of urban transit maps pioneered by Harry Beck in the 1930s for the London Underground. Straight lines, 45º angles, simple geometry. The result is more of an abstract network representation than you would find on most maps, but it’s also a lot more fun. The geography is intentionally distorted to clarify relationships. I think it helps translate the sort of visual language of nature into a more engineered one, putting the organic in more constructed terms. Not every line depicted is navigable, but all are important to the hydrological systems shown.

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Seaweed Farms in South Korea

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The dark squares that make up the checkerboard pattern in this image are fields of a sort—fields of seaweed. Along the south coast of South Korea, seaweed is often grown on ropes, which are held near the surface with buoys. This technique ensures that the seaweed stays close enough to the surface to get enough light during high tide but doesn’t scrape against the bottom during low tide.

The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 acquired this image of seaweed cultivation in the shallow waters around Sisan Island on January 31, 2014. Today, about 90 percent of all the seaweed that humans consume globally is farmed. That may be good for the environment. In comparison to other types of food production, seaweed farming has a light environmental footprint because it does not require fresh water or fertilizer.

 

Tags: South Korea, East Asia,  remote sensing, land use, food, economic, food production, agribusiness.


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LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, April 28, 9:47 AM

Yet I wonder: After Fukushima, will seaweed glow in the dark? Are they checking harvested seaweed for radioactive pollution?

Kristin Mandsager San Bento's curator insight, May 1, 4:03 PM

Hate to toot my own horn, but we South Koreans are pretty smart.  :-)  This is a great idea!  I wonder what sea life feeds on seaweed?  Is there a chance for any bacteria to mess with the seaweed?  I wonder if we could do this in other places versus having it imported.  There are heavily populated American cities with a market for Asian food.  But then how does polluted water play a role or high bacteria days?  I certainly feel afraid to eat fish out of the Seekonk.  

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Giving the Poor Easy Access to Healthy Food Doesn’t Mean They’ll Buy It

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Those living in areas without fresh produce tend not to eat well. But just putting in a supermarket is not a panacea, it turns out.

 

Tags: food distribution, food, economic, poverty, place, socioeconomic, neighborhood.


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LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, May 10, 9:27 AM

Stigmergy at work.

Meridith Hembree Berry's curator insight, May 10, 3:55 PM

It is difficult to change the junk food and convenience food culture in one generation. 

Robert Slone's curator insight, May 19, 9:04 AM

This was really surprising , it is amazing how education effects every area of our lives .

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The Chinese-Mexican Cuisine Born Of U.S. Prejudice

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Fried yellow chilis. Baja-style fish. Not the typical Chinese restaurant fare, unless you're near the U.S.-Mexico border. The reasons go back to an 1882 law enacted to keep Chinese out of the U.S.
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Avian Flu Outbreak Takes Poultry Producers Into Uncharted Territory

Avian Flu Outbreak Takes Poultry Producers Into Uncharted Territory | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
Avian influenza is ravaging poultry flocks across the Upper Midwest. The virus is "doing things we've never seen it do before," and understanding about transmission is very limited, a scientist says.
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Do We Talk Funny? 51 American Colloquialisms

Do We Talk Funny? 51 American Colloquialisms | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
American English has a rich history of regionalisms — which sometimes tell us a lot about where we come from.
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Historian Says Don't 'Sanitize' How Our Government Created Ghettos

Historian Says Don't 'Sanitize' How Our Government Created Ghettos | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it

"We have a myth today that the ghettos in metropolitan areas around the country are what the Supreme Court calls 'de-facto' — just the accident of the fact that people have not enough income to move into middle class neighborhoods or because real estate agents steered black and white families to different neighborhoods or because there was white flight.  It was not the unintended effect of benign policies, it was an explicit, racially purposeful policy that was pursued at all levels of government, and that's the reason we have these ghettos today and we are reaping the fruits of those policies."


Tags: economic, race, racism, historical, neighborhood, podcast, urban, place, poverty, socioeconomic.


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Why A Philadelphia Grocery Chain Is Thriving In Food Deserts

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Brown's Super Stores operates seven profitable supermarkets in low-income neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The founder says it's because he figured out what communities needed in a neighborhood store.
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What 2,000 Calories Looks Like

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Even as restaurants talk about smaller portions, they continue to serve a full day's worth of calories in a single meal — or even a single dish.
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Women | Farming First

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SBS's interactive graphic novel The Boat brings Vietnamese refugee experience to life

SBS's interactive graphic novel The Boat brings Vietnamese refugee experience to life | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
A Sydney comic artist reinterprets Nam Le's The Boat for the digital age.

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Vertical villages are changing the concept of neighborhood

Vertical villages are changing the concept of neighborhood | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
Multifamily dwellings in high-density areas are changing the concept of neighborhood.

 

Tags: housing, urban, place, neighborhood, spatial, density.


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What's the Yemen conflict really about?

What's the Yemen conflict really about? | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
Is the conflict due to geographical rivalry, sectarian divisions, disappointment after the 2011 revolution or is it part of a wider regional power play?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 22, 2:58 PM

Saudi Arabia has recently announced that they stop their 4 week long bombing campaign against a rebel group in Yemen.  Like many complex geopolitical conflict, it is hard for students to begin to understand what the fighting is really about, but this article is a solid introduction to the Yemen conflict


Tags: Yemen, political, conflict.

Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, April 24, 12:42 PM

Something we should know about another insane conflict in which the United States became involved to worsen an already difficult situation

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Giving the Poor Easy Access to Healthy Food Doesn’t Mean They’ll Buy It

Giving the Poor Easy Access to Healthy Food Doesn’t Mean They’ll Buy It | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
Those living in areas without fresh produce tend not to eat well. But just putting in a supermarket is not a panacea, it turns out.

 

Tags: food distribution, food, economic, poverty, place, socioeconomic, neighborhood.


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LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, May 10, 9:27 AM

Stigmergy at work.

Meridith Hembree Berry's curator insight, May 10, 3:55 PM

It is difficult to change the junk food and convenience food culture in one generation. 

Robert Slone's curator insight, May 19, 9:04 AM

This was really surprising , it is amazing how education effects every area of our lives .

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Healthy Congress Index | Bipartisan Policy Center

Healthy Congress Index | Bipartisan Policy Center | Haak's APHG | Scoop.it
BPC's Healthy Congress Index provides Americans with crucial metrics for evaluating Congress’s ability to effectively legislate and govern.
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Interesting metric.

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