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An Underground Pool Drying Up

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Portions of the High Plains Aquifer are rapidly being depleted by farmers who are pumping too much water to irrigate their crops, particularly in the southern half in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Levels have declined up to 242 feet in some areas, from predevelopment — before substantial groundwater irrigation began — to 2011.

 


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The recent PBS special on the Dust Bowl also addressed this current problem and how some American farmers are not learning from past mistakes.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 20, 2013 12:29 PM

The article connected to this map from the New York Times can be found here.  "Two years of extreme drought, during which farmers relied almost completely on groundwater, have brought the seriousness of the problem home. In 2011 and 2012, the Kansas Geological Survey reports, the average water level in the state’s portion of the aquifer dropped 4.25 feet — nearly a third of the total decline since 1996."


Tags: wateragriculture, environment, consumption, resources, environment depend.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 2, 2013 5:58 PM

Really helpful information. Thank you. I had been wondering about this.Students should have an awareness of the water problems we have , and of various groundwater problems. Thank you.

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101 Objects that Made America | Special Reports | Smithsonian Magazine

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Geography is Key

This video is a class introduction to the Advanced Placement course in Human Geography, which is intended to give high-ability students the opportunity to ea...

 

This is an excellent promotional video for geography as a whole, but the AP Human Geography course specifically.  For more from this great Florida teacher, visit his course website which has some incredible resources. 


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Kenzie Hohman's comment, September 11, 2012 9:13 PM
I liked how in this video it gave the viewer a preview of what you will learn in AP Human Geography. When I signed up for this class i thought I was going to have to memorize every country, its location and capital. This video let me really know what I was going to learn over this year.
John_Clark's comment, September 11, 2012 11:08 PM
This got me really excited to take this class. The music stirred somthing in me. I've always really enjoyed taking geography classes. And this, this was beautiful
Palyce Jeveron's comment, August 21, 2013 3:23 PM
Ive always been curious and eager to learn about various places in the world. In fact, one of my goals in life is to travel around the world to see what it has to offer and expierience new and different things from which im accustomed to. Watching this made me excited for class to begin, :)
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Christie on ‘Tonight:’ dances with Fallon, says he can beat Clinton

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JERSEY CITY (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie appears confident in his presidential prospects despite the ongoing bridge scandal that has tarnished his national reputation.
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Where Will The World's Water Conflicts Erupt?

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As the climate shifts, rivers will both flood and dry up more often, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Shortages are especially likely in parts of the world already strapped for water, so political scientists expect feuds will become even more intense. To track disputes worldwide, researchers at Oregon State University spent a decade building a comprehensive database of international exchanges—-both conflicts and alliances—over shared water resources. They found that countries often begin disputes belligerently but ultimately reach peaceful agreements. Says Aaron Wolf, the geographer who leads the project, “For me the really interesting part is how even Arabs and Israelis, Indians and Pakistanis, are able to resolve their differences and find a solution.”


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Ma. Caridad Benitez's curator insight, June 19, 9:44 AM

El bien más preciado.  El recurso agotable más subvalorado del planeta. 

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Questões políticas... 

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, June 21, 11:01 AM

Add water to geography education curriculum? You better believe it. The crisis of the 21st century is and will be water.  

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Eye Opener: 5 American soldiers killed

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"Friendly-fire" may be to blame. Also, the husband and wife team who killed Las Vegas police officers. All that, and all that matters: Your world in 90 seconds.
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Local veterans remember D-Day

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In the back of a C-47 transport plane, heavily armed paratroopers steeled themselves for battle. Some blackened their faces; others puffed cigarettes. All carried machine guns, carbines, ammunition, and hand grenades.
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The Civil War Part 2: Crash Course US History #21 - YouTube

John Green teaches you the history of the United States of America in 46 episodes!
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Battles of the Civil War: Crash Course US History #19 - YouTube

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The Most Popular Baseball Team by County

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In honor of Opening Day, Facebook released data on the most popular Major League teams in every county.

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If you’re on the beach, this map shows you what’s across the ocean

If you’re on the beach, this map shows you what’s across the ocean | HMHS History | Scoop.it
The map above shows the countries that are due east and west from points along the coasts of North and South America. Many small island nations are (perhaps unfairly) excluded for ease of reading. Many thanks to Eric Odenheimer for sharing the map with Know More.
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The Most Commonly Spoken Language in Each State Besides English and Spanish

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What U.S. History Would Have Been Like With Hashtags

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Game of Thrones, NBA Edition (Game of Zones) - YouTube

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Analysis: 6 New Jersey counties among most-disaster prone in nation

Six New Jersey counties are among the most prone to natural disasters in the nation, with Ocean County topping the list, according to a new analysis.
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China’s territorial claims

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One of the geography videos embedded in this interactive map: http://bit.ly/KDY6C2 Source: www.youtube.com Suspicions between the People’s Republic of China and its neighbors bedevil its boundaries to the east, south and west as shown in this...
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The New York Metro's Economy Is Almost as Large as Australia's

The New York Metro's Economy Is Almost as Large as Australia's | HMHS History | Scoop.it
How U.S. cities stack up economically worldwide.

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U.S. Presidents Episode 4 : Johnson to Arthur 1865 1885

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The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart

The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart | HMHS History | Scoop.it

“This “Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931.”


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Patrice Mitrano's curator insight, June 10, 3:19 AM

Mais alors... Google n'aurait pas inventé ça : http://research.google.com/bigpicture/music/# ??? ;o)

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Reconstruction and 1876: Crash Course US History #22 - YouTube

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The Civil War, Part I: Crash Course US History #20 - YouTube

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Europe’s Landscape Is Still Scarred by World War I

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Photographs of the abandoned battlefields reveal the trenches’ scars still run deep

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, May 28, 7:52 PM
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"Lest we ever forget"... 

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A geographical perspective of World War 1.

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AP Human Geography

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Resources from National Geographic Education to support teachers and learners of the Advanced Placement Human Geography course.
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15 Chewbacca Facts in Honor of Peter Mayhew’s Birthday

15 Chewbacca Facts in Honor of Peter Mayhew’s Birthday | HMHS History | Scoop.it
Many people may not know the name Peter Mayhew, but they sure know about the seven-foot tall Wookiee he's played onscreen for over three decades (he and Chewbacca will be back in next year's Star Wars: Episode VII). In honor of Mayhew’s 70th birthday today, here are 15 facts about Chewbacca.

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23 Photos Of People From All Over The World Next To How Much Food They Eat Per Day

23 Photos Of People From All Over The World Next To How Much Food They Eat Per Day | HMHS History | Scoop.it

Photographers Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio, who also happen to be married, traveled around the world and met people from all walks of life.


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The Presidents - Taylor to Lincoln - YouTube

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Int'l Commerce, Snorkeling Camels, and The Indian Ocean Trade: Crash Course World History #18 - YouTube

John Green teaches you the history of the world in 42 episodes of Crash Course.
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