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Many religions heavily concentrated in one or two countries

Many religions heavily concentrated in one or two countries | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ Half of the world’s population lives in just six countries. But in many cases, the world’s major religious groups are even more concentrated.”
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Where China and Kazakhstan Meet

Where China and Kazakhstan Meet | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
"While people often say that borders aren’t visible from space, the line between Kazakhstan and China could not be more clear in this satellite image. Acquired by the Landsat 8 satellite on September 9, 2013, the image shows northwestern China around the city of Qoqek and far eastern Kazakhstan near Lake Balqash. The border between the two countries is defined by land-use policies. In China, land use is intense. Only 11.62 percent of China’s land is arable. Pressed by a need to produce food for 1.3 billion people, China farms just about any land that can be sustained for agriculture. Fields are dark green in contrast to the surrounding arid landscape, a sign that the agriculture is irrigated. As of 2006, about 65 percent of China’s fresh water was used for agriculture, irrigating 629,000 square kilometers (243,000 square miles) of farmland, an area slightly smaller than the state of Texas. The story is quite different in Kazakhstan. Here, large industrial-sized farms dominate, an artifact of Soviet-era agriculture. While agriculture is an important sector in the Kazakh economy, eastern Kazakhstan is a minor growing area. Only 0.03 percent of Kazakhstan’s land is devoted to permanent agriculture, with 20,660 square kilometers being irrigated. The land along the Chinese border is minimally used, though rectangular shapes show that farming does occur in the region. Much of the agriculture in this region is rain-fed, so the fields are tan much like the surrounding natural landscape." Tags: remote sensing, land use, environment, geospatial, environment modify, food, agriculture, agricultural land change.
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EU debates biopiracy law to protect indigenous people

EU debates biopiracy law to protect indigenous people | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“Pharmaceutical companies would need to compensate indigenous people for using their knowhow in creating new medicines”
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Shawn Wright's curator insight, September 7, 2014 8:20 AM

The  Nagoya protocol is an international biological diversity convention. The protocol would at it's core require permission, acknowledgment of source knowledge  or practice and compensation for the use of cultural wisdom.


i don't see Nagoya as a perfect solution - there is a lot of room for language interpretation so slick corporate lawyers will find ways to legally cheat indigenous peoples from their share but I do see it as at least A small step in the right direction.   


The World Health Organisation estimates that 4 billion people, 80% of the world's population, use herbal medicine in primary healthcare. 


Cherokees Believe and have practiced healing from plant and water for thousands of years. Every and any human sickness has a plant who can cure it. Every plant in the world has a purpose if we but learn to hear and understand what that is - there are no weeds to the Cherokee.


Yona Shawn

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, April 27, 2016 12:31 PM
unit 5
Alex Smiga's curator insight, August 30, 2016 2:30 PM
This would be a very new approach.
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▶ Humans Need Not Apply - YouTube

“ Discuss this video: http://www.reddit.com/r/CGPGrey/comments/2dfh5v/humans_need_not_apply/ http://www.CGPGrey.com/ https://twitter.com/cgpgrey ## Robots, Etc...”
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Nancy Watson's curator insight, August 16, 2014 10:17 PM

This is why you need to do your homework and develop your brain to prepare for a high skilled job.

Sarah Ann Glesenkamp's curator insight, September 22, 2014 10:38 PM

AP motivation

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Amsterdam City: a City as Urban Statistics

Amsterdam City: a City as Urban Statistics | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
"Amsterdam City Dashboard presents the city of Amsterdam through the lens of data, including demographic statistics, traffic reports, noise readings or political messages.The small collection of information graphics are divided in distinct domains, such as transport, environment, statistics, economy, social, cultural and security. All data is shown in near real-time, based on blocks of 24 hours. Larger dots and darker colors symbolize higher values, whereas an interactive map provides a geographic reference."Tags: Netherlands, urban, statistics, urban ecology, transportation, planning.
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How air conditioning remade modern America

How air conditioning remade modern America | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ Would it surprise you to learn just how revolutionary that A/C unit of yours really is?”
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Matt Richardson's curator insight, August 23, 2014 9:25 AM

Some technologies radically alter the way humans use space. Air conditioning was one of them. The way we live, the way we socialize, and likely the places we choose to inhabit or avoid have been utterly transformed by the humble air conditioning unit. 

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Russia Shuts Down McDonald's Franchises

Russia Shuts Down McDonald's Franchises | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
In a move that has been widely seen as retaliatory, the Russian government has kicked off a series of random checks at McDonald's around the country, and has already shut down four prime locations in Moscow.
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Allison Anthony's curator insight, August 23, 2014 8:51 AM
Putin using the Big Mac attack strategy.
Nancy Watson's curator insight, August 24, 2014 7:57 PM

This was at one time the largest McDonalds.

 

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Mexico's Unbelievable Underwater River

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“ Divers captures incredible photos of Cenote Angelita, a natural sinkhole that contains a bizarre underwater river.”
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Monica Rix Paxson's curator insight, August 23, 2014 2:53 PM

The cenotes of the Yucatan are fascinating, but this one is weird.

Eben Lenderking's curator insight, November 1, 2014 10:13 AM

Con los 9 cenotes en Hacienda Silil, tenemos un lugar muy hermoso para explorar y visitar nuestras abejitas.

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City superintendent: Wastewater treatment a biological process (VIDEO)

City superintendent: Wastewater treatment a biological process (VIDEO) | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
By BECKY KISER Hays Post The Hays City Commission is beginning discussions about renovation of the aging city’s wastewater facility. According to Roger Moerke, Utilities Superintendent-Wastewater, ...
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Metro Detroit treatment plants released 4.5B gallons of sewage into rivers after storm

Metro Detroit treatment plants released 4.5B gallons of sewage into rivers after storm | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
Metro Detroit treatment plants released about 4.5 billion gallons of raw and partially treated sewage into local streams and rivers as a result of last week's massive rainstorm, according to a preliminary report from the state Department of...
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Topography of Religion

Topography of Religion | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
"The Pew survey sorts people into major groupings--Christians; other religions, including Jewish and Muslim; and 'unaffiliated,' which includes atheist, agnostic and 'nothing in particular.' Roll your cursor over the map to see how faiths and traditions break down by state."
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Ignacio Quintana's curator insight, December 1, 2014 6:56 PM

Even though this is just an info-graphic, this is very interesting. What we can see from this map is the spatial organization of religion specifically in the U.S. It's interesting to see how protestant makes up the majority (but apparently not according to the article above this from Haak's page) and how drastically these views can change from coast to coast, and state to state. What I find particularly interesting is that you can clearly find hearths of many of these religions, for example, Utah has an extremely out-numbering amount of Mormons. For obvious reasons that is, but still very educational to see the centers of many of the big religions in the United States.

Joshua Mason's curator insight, January 28, 2015 8:46 PM

Looking at the map, it looks like the Northeast is predominately Catholic while the further South you go along the Eastern coast, you find more Protestants, mostly Evangelical, especially in the from Confederate States. The Mid and Northwest seems to hold a healthy mix of all the Christian denominations while places in the Southwest have a higher Catholic percentage, my guess would be from immigration from Mexico. The one odd ball out in the Southwest is Utah with its 58% of Mormons.

Molly McComb's curator insight, March 21, 2015 4:04 PM

Different cultural religions and senses of place in America. This graph shows the diversity of religion around the united states as it varies from place to place. 

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China defends intercepting US Navy plane

China defends intercepting US Navy plane | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ BEIJING (AP) — China's Defense Ministry rejected U.S. accusations that a Chinese fighter jet's intercept of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft off the southern Chinese coast was dangerous, and blamed Washington for mounting large-scale and frequent close-in reconnaissance operations.”
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China's Pollution Crisis Inspires An Unsettling Art Exhibit

China's Pollution Crisis Inspires An Unsettling Art Exhibit | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ With grand, provocative installations, Cai Guo-Qiang addresses the degradation of the country's environment in a popular exhibit at a Shanghai art museum.”
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Why all men should be able to read a map

Why all men should be able to read a map | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ New research suggests that map reading is a dying skill in the age of the smartphone. Perish the thought, says Rob Cowen”
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Toilets: 2.5bn people go without – a 99-second video animation

Toilets: 2.5bn people go without – a 99-second video animation | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ More people have access to mobile phones than to bog-standard sanitation around the world”
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Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.”
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Where We Came From, State by State

Where We Came From, State by State | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ Charts showing how Americans have moved between states for 112 years.”
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 14, 2014 1:20 PM

This incredible series of interactive charts from the New York Times show where the residents of every U.S. state were born and how that data has changed over time (update: now available as an interactive map).  This graph of Florida shows that around 1900, most people living in Florida were from the South.  Around the middle of the 20th century more people from other parts of the U.S. and from outside the U.S. started moving in.  What changes in U.S. society led to these demographic shifts?  How has demographics of your state changes over the last 114 years? 

   

On the flip side, many people have been leaving California and this article charts the demographic impact of Californians on other states.  


Tags: migration, USAvisualization, census, unit 2 population.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 17, 2014 3:42 PM

APHG-U2

samantha benitez's curator insight, November 22, 2014 2:51 PM

Charts showing how Americans have moved between states for 112 years. helps show the nature of change around the United States and its impact in the enviorment.

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India pins hopes on smart cities

India pins hopes on smart cities | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it

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Matt Richardson's curator insight, August 23, 2014 9:21 AM

Can urban planning help India organize its multitudes into the future? 

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What Would A World's Fair Look Like Today?

What Would A World's Fair Look Like Today? | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“Fifty years ago, the New York World's Fair laid out a dreamlike future for the planet. What would a world's fair look like if we held one today?”
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 23, 2014 9:30 AM

If video killed the radio star and Netflix drove Blockbuster out of business, then the World Fairs as true Global events were undone by television.  The very idea of gathering in one place much like the Olympic Games to see the great innovations ahead of us even feels old fashioned.  Televised global coverage rendered the global coverage of the fair a little less magical and the event lost its sizzle.   

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Animated Earth

Animated Earth | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
A fascinating 3D globe which shows air currents and lots of other data. View in real time or review past data. A must use site for geographers. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/PSHE%2C+RE%2C+Citizenship%2C+Geography+%26+Environmental
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Not Everything Is Bigger in Texas: Austin Is Building Tiny Houses for the Homeless

Not Everything Is Bigger in Texas: Austin Is Building Tiny Houses for the Homeless | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ Community First Village will be made of compact and cute buildings.”
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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, August 23, 2014 7:38 PM

Homelessness is a serious problem in the US. It is impossible to know what it is like to be homeless unless you've been there, know someone who's been there or have been on the verge of being there, too.

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Other Key Resources - UN Women | Women's Empowerment Principles

Other Key Resources - UN Women | Women's Empowerment Principles | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“The Women's Empowerment Principles* are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. They are the result of a collaboration between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact.”
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Dr Lendy Spires's curator insight, August 24, 2014 2:30 AM
Other Key Resources
Gender Equality and Business Resource Mapping

A growing body of reports, case studies, tools and guidance on the importance of gender equality to economic progress, to sustainable business and development, is emerging from a wide variety of sources:  business, academia, governments, think tanks, publications and blogs.


To view an initial mapping of materials and resources relevant to the WEPs compiled by Simpson and Thacher & Bartlett LLP, see here.

To suggest additional resources to be added to the growing list, contact the WEPs team here.

Principles for Responsible Management Education Gender Equality
Repository

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Gender Equality Repository identifies materials and resources that assist faculty in integrating gender issues and awareness into management education in that field. These include, for instance, specific case studies, syllabi, texts, and best practices that assess or otherwise address the roles of gender in various educational and workplace environments. The Repository also lists resources, including search engines, divisions/subgroups within professional academic associations, organisations such as the Aspen Institute’s Center for Business Education, etc. that are designed to help faculty and administrators incorporate gender-related topics into management education curricula.


Gender Equity Seal (GES) Standard

This publication defines the standard requirements for the Gender Equity Seal (GES) and GES Certification System. The goal of the Certification System is to spur companies to promote, improve on and monitor the position of women in their workforce. It includes a set of five steps that a company can progress through within specified time periods and which results in the award of the Gender Equity Seal after a successful audit. Social Accountability International (SAI) developed the GES Standard and Certification System for UN Women Egypt as a progressive certification system that integrates capacity building. The advantage of the GES Certification System is that it can assist a range of organizations and, by using auditors that already possess experience in conducting a management systems audit, can reduce the amount of additional time required for a GES audit and supplement any existing labour standard programme. Read more here.

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The Evolution of Diet

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“ Could eating like our ancestors make us healthier?”
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A wide-angle view of fragile Earth

A wide-angle view of fragile Earth | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“In this image-filled talk, Yann Arthus-Bertrand displays his three most recent projects on humanity and our habitat -- stunning aerial photographs in his series "The Earth From Above," personal interviews from around the globe featured in his web project "6 billion Others," and his soon-to-be-released movie, "Home," which documents human impact on the environment through breathtaking video.”
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 14, 2014 2:38 PM

I've linked galleries of the artistic, aerial photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand several times before.  In this Ted Talk, you can hear what motivates his artistic vision and the global perspectives that he wants to bring to the fore.  You can also watch the 90-minute video 'Home' that he discusses in the talk here.    

 

Tags: images, art, worldwideTEDenvironment, video.

Diane Johnson's curator insight, August 25, 2014 10:07 AM

Useful for Human Impact DCI!

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Tony Sinanis on Twitter: This is HYSTERICAL! #edchat #cpchat http://t.co/oaLYoYv9wy

Tony Sinanis on Twitter: This is HYSTERICAL! #edchat #cpchat http://t.co/oaLYoYv9wy | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ Happy back to school http://t.co/OUHiE3LMdo #edchat #edtech #satchat #sunchat”
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