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Will Catalan Elections Allow an Old Nation to Become a New State In Europe?

Will Catalan Elections Allow an Old Nation to Become a New State In Europe? | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ Catalonians have long asserted they are not part of Spain, now the historical question of independence is on the ballot”
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Allison Anthony's curator insight, September 27, 2015 11:05 PM

Political geography: devolution and sovereignty issues in Spain - again.

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Syria: Epicenter of a Deepening Refugee Crisis

Syria: Epicenter of a Deepening Refugee Crisis | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ Thousands of refugees, many of them fleeing the brutal conflict in Syria, are streaming across Europe in search of safety and security.”
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Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, September 30, 2015 7:29 AM

Syrian refugees

Emma Boyle's curator insight, October 2, 2015 1:58 PM

For your debate research.

Tanya Townsend's curator insight, November 23, 2015 11:42 AM

This story map is a great visual of the current refugee crisis. This would be a helpful aid in describing the geographical barriers refugees face and how it affects them. For example the map shows where highest concentrations of deaths occur, naturally it is in the ocean. The ocean is a barrier for fleeing refugees. Think about how different landscapes and land forms can affect refugees available paths to flee

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Instagram Hashtags: A Reference Guide

Instagram Hashtags: A Reference Guide | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
Are you an Instagrammer?If you are, you know the importance of using hashtags within your content.This post explores the use of Instagram hashtags....
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 19, 2015 2:27 AM

Are you looking for a detailed reference guide on Instagram hashtags? Look no further, Ian Cleary has you covered in this article.

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Living in the Shadow of Industrial Farming

"The world eats cheap bacon at the expense of North Carolina's rural poor."


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 17, 2015 1:50 PM

Industrial farming, manure lagoons... do you know this type of farming?

Lilydale High School's curator insight, August 17, 2015 7:33 PM

Consequences of living near industrial sites - even if it is farming.

Matthew Richmond's curator insight, September 28, 2015 12:23 PM

This is pretty insane. I've seen other video's where it is a similar situation around chicken farms in the U.S. The people can't even go outside most of the time due to the smell, and it makes me wonder how much of the way we eat is truly devastating the planet. Beyond the smell, I can't help wonder what these types of farms would do the ground water beneath.

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America is rapidly aging in a country built for the young

America is rapidly aging in a country built for the young | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
"Although we seldom think about them this way, most American communities as they exist today were built for the spry and mobile. We've constructed millions of multi-story, single-family homes where the master bedroom is on the second floor, where the lawn outside requires weekly upkeep, where the mailbox is a stroll away. We've designed neighborhoods where everyday errands require a driver's license. We've planned whole cities where, if you don't have a car, it's not particularly easy to walk anywhere — especially not if you move gingerly.This reality has been a fine one for a younger country. Those multi-story, single-family homes with broad lawns were great for Baby Boomers when they had young families. And car-dependent suburbs have been fine for residents with the means and mobility to drive everywhere. But as the Baby Boomers whose preferences drove a lot of these trends continue to age, it's becoming increasingly clear that the housing and communities we've built won't work very well for the old."
Via Seth Dixon
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How America will look in 2060, in 1 amazing GIF

How America will look in 2060, in 1 amazing GIF | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ Older. And that should be a good thing for Republicans.”
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Satellite image - Dust and Clouds Dance Over the Sahara

Satellite image - Dust and Clouds Dance Over the Sahara | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
More dust blows out of the Sahara Desert and into the atmosphere than from any other desert in the world, and more than half of the dust deposited in the ocean lifts off from these arid North African lands. Saharan dust influences the fertility of Atlantic waters and soils in the Americas. It blocks or reflects sunlight and affects the formation of clouds. By way of the dry Saharan air layer, dust either promotes or suppresses the development of Atlantic hurricanes, an enigma that scientists are trying to sort out.
Via Mathijs Booden
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The world as it is: The influence of religion

The world as it is: The influence of religion | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
"Seldom has it been more important for Americans to form a realistic assessment of the world scene. But our current governing, college-­educated class suffers one glaring blind spot. Modern American culture produces highly individualistic career and identity paths for upper- and middle-class males and females. Power couples abound, often sporting different last names. But deeply held religious identities and military loyalties are less common. Few educated Americans have any direct experience with large groups of men gathered in intense prayer or battle. Like other citizens of the globalized corporate/consumer culture, educated Americans are often widely traveled but not deeply rooted in obligation to a particular physical place, a faith or a kinship."
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There’s An Amazing House In Tehran Whose Rooms Rotate 90° To Adapt To The Weather

There’s An Amazing House In Tehran Whose Rooms Rotate 90° To Adapt To The Weather | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ Tehran-based architectural studio Next Office are the brains behind the Sharifi-ha House, which features motorized rooms that pivot up to 90 degrees to face entirely in or out at the push of a button, depending on the occupants' mood or the weather.”
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Urban, HEI
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AT&T: we are ‘intrigued’ by Mexico, Latin America | TeleGeography.com

AT&T Inc is ‘intrigued’ by the expansion opportunities presented by Latin America, and Mexico in particular, chief strategy officer John Stankey has admitted. According to Reuters, Stankey declined to comment on media reports linking AT&T to certain America Movil (AM) assets in Mexico, but conceded: ‘I think we would be asleep at the wheel [if we were not interested] and we are not historically known to do that … So yes, we are intrigued by it … and I think when you are in the M&A game, you learn that you can’t always force your timing. Sometimes timing has to come to you. And exactly how that is going to work out – who knows?’As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, AM owner Carlos Slim is ready to sell off parts of his Mexican telecoms business in an effort to cut his company’s market share across the sector below the 50% mark, thus avoiding regulations that apply only to dominant players, and cease being a ‘preponderant economic agent’.Yesterday it was reported that AM had contacted four potential suitors – AT&T Inc, Softbank Corp of Japan, Bell Canada and China Mobile – with a view to selling Telmex and Telcel assets in a strip of states from north to south, along Mexico’s eastern coast. The package has been valued at USD20 billion.
Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Maternal mortality? It’s just poor African and Asian women dying

Maternal mortality? It’s just poor African and Asian women dying | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
"With 500 days until the deadline for the millennium development goals (MDGs), goal number five – to reduce by three-quarters the number of maternal deaths, and achieve universal access to family planning – is the furthest from being reached. A study published in the Lancet in May (pdf) concluded that only 16 countries are on track to reach the target by the end of 2015."
Via dilaycock, Lorraine Chaffer
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Development, Population, DTM
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Globalization II - Good or Bad?: Crash Course World History #42

“ In which John asks whether globalization is a net positive for humanity. While the new global economy has created a lot of wealth, and lifted a lot of people...”
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What, exactly, does 'Made in the USA' mean?

What, exactly, does 'Made in the USA' mean? | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ "Made in the USA" is a powerful label, but you'd better be sure you use it correctly.”
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Not what it used to
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Animated map shows how Indo-European languages may have evolved - YouTube

“ The origin of Indo-European languages has long been a topic of debate among scholars and scientists. In 2012, a team of evolutionary biologists at the Univer...”
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Dustin Fowler's curator insight, September 28, 2015 11:56 AM

While the debate of its direct origins remain a mystery, the Indo-European language family is spread far and wide- which makes sense, seeing as more language speakers come from this language family than any other by far.  

 

This video shows how the language diffused over the earth over a huge amount of time.  Definitely a good way to make this dense information come alive for our students.   

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Food crises to become more common as climate changes

Food crises to become more common as climate changes | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ The kind of food crises that helped spark the Arab Spring will occur every 30 years instead of every century thanks to climate change and population increases, according to a new report.”
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America's most embarrassing statistic — and one effort to change it

America's most embarrassing statistic — and one effort to change it | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“Why is the US the only industrialized nation with a rising rate of maternal mortality? Supermodel-turned-maternal health advocate Christy Turlington Burns talks about her latest mission to raise awareness about maternal deaths.”

99% of deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth occur in the developing world. The good news is that in most countries the rate of maternal mortality has been going down. The bad news is that in eight countries the rate is going up. The shocking news is that the United States is among them. It is the only industrialized country to have that dubious distinction. The rate has in fact been doubling in recent years.

Tag: mortality, development, gender, statistics, USA.


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Danielle Kedward's curator insight, September 12, 2015 7:34 AM
Excellent article for population geography challenges for the future
Fred Issa's curator insight, October 5, 2015 4:17 PM

Good question, Why is the US rate of maternal mortality so high. We pay three times higher the average cost for medical care, then any other industrialized nation of earth? Fred Issa,

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Staking a claim to create a country

Staking a claim to create a country | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“Jeremiah Heaton wants a no-man’s-land in east Africa, but international officials say his claim is insufficient.”
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The Transformation of Burning Man

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"Burning Man takes place at the end of August every year in the barren and remote Black Rock Desert of Nevada. The weeklong festival is described by its organization as “an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance.” Earth-bound photographers have chronicled the legacy of art, technology, design, and fashion at the event over the years, but we at Skybox wanted to know if we could capture the transformation of the city from space, with our constellation of SkySats. This is the result:A full-fledged city of population 70,000, “Black Rock City” is built up in a matter of days, experienced for a single week, and disassembled just as quickly, leaving no trace."
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Resources,HEI, Culture
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The Next America

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“ Demographic transformations are dramas in slow motion. America is in the midst of two right now. Our population is becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray.”
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38 maps that explain the global economy

38 maps that explain the global economy | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ Commerce knits the modern world together in a way that nothing else quite does. Almost anything you own these days is the result of a complicated web of global interactions. And there's no better way to depict those interactions than some maps.”
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Economics,Development
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Rosling's Factpod - Why did Ebola Spread in West Africa?

Excellent study tells how the spread of Ebola started in West Africa. Data source: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/345/6202/1369.full
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Medical Geography
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Ecuador to tax fast food in effort to halt soaring obesity rate

Ecuador to tax fast food in effort to halt soaring obesity rate | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ Ecuador is set to become the latest Latin American nation to crack down on junk food after President Rafael Correa promised a new tax to slim the South American nation’s bulging waistlines.”
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Food, Services, Ag
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Growth of Mobile Phone Use for Agriculture Markets | Big Picture Agriculture

Growth of Mobile Phone Use for Agriculture Markets | Big Picture Agriculture | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
This was a rather impressive map and statistics from CME group showing the rapid growth of mobile device use accessing markets. I might add that though I haven’t kept track of numbers, it seems that rather suddenly many of this site’s readers are also now accessing through mobile phones. (The current percent for this site is 40 percent mobile devices but I’ve seen some days higher than that.)Here’s what CME had to say…Click headline to read more--
Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Agriculture
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Millennium development goals: how much do you know? – Quiz

Millennium development goals: how much do you know? – Quiz | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ There are only 500 days until the MDGs, established to tackle the world's biggest problems, expire”
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dilaycock's curator insight, August 19, 2014 12:22 AM

Useful quiz to serve as a stimulus for discussion of the MDGs - whther they have been achieved and what will replace them.

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Freakonomics » Parking Is Hell: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Freakonomics » Parking Is Hell: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ Parking lots are the offspring of car culture: "Freakonomics » Parking Is Hell" http://t.co/NIm7TLAYMP #urban #planning #aphg”
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Urbanism
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