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The World's 25 Busiest Airports

The World's 25 Busiest Airports | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
More than 1.4 billion airline passengers departed, landed, or connected through these massive facilities in 2012. Viewing them from above gives a sense of their gargantuan scale and global significance.

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Useful for HSC students in understanding the global networks concept in Urban Places topic

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People and Economic Activity

Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, September 10, 3:11 PM

I found it interesting that one of the most busiest airports was in the US, in Atlanta to be exact. A lot of the airports that are included in this list of 25 were located in the US. Also, I noticed that there are no busy airports in Africa, South America, and Australia. I'm wondering if it is because not many people wish to travel there due to the climate and environment.

Edelin Espino's curator insight, September 10, 3:26 PM

Is really good to know the busiest Airports because you would think that the number one is John F. Kennedy International Airport but it is not. The number one busiest airport in the world is the

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

 

 
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Industrial sites of old can be the cities of the future

Industrial sites of old can be the cities of the future | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
The buildings from our recent industrial past can offer some exciting new places for the future, with a heritage character and sense of place. With some creative thinking and ambition, these sites can…
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Great for urban dynamics in urban places. this provides example of urban renewal in brownfield sites from around teh world.

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Urbanisation joins mining and farming as threat to Great Barrier Reef

Urbanisation joins mining and farming as threat to Great Barrier Reef | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
THE battered Great Barrier Reef may yet face its most damaging issue — urban pollution from millions of people.

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Ecosystems at risk- great releveance to case study or GBR as an ecosystem at risk.

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, September 2, 6:36 PM

Option - marine environments and managementmanagement

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Animated GIFs of Earth Over Time

Animated GIFs of Earth Over Time | HSC Geography | Scoop.it

"It took the folks at Google to upgrade these choppy visual sequences from crude flip-book quality to true video footage. With the help of massive amounts of computer muscle, they have scrubbed away cloud cover, filled in missing pixels, digitally stitched puzzle-piece pictures together, until the growing, thriving, sometimes dying planet is revealed in all its dynamic churn. The images are striking not just because of their vast sweep of geography and time but also because of their staggering detail."


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This is a great demonstration of human impacts on ecosystems. 7 locations in the world show dramatic change over time.

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Cory Erlandson's curator insight, August 25, 10:51 AM

Human-Environment Interaction in GIFs.

MsPerry's curator insight, September 1, 9:51 AM

APHG-Unit 1

Lindley Amarantos's curator insight, September 5, 9:19 AM

the Impact of HEI

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The Myth of the Ancient Red Gum Forests

The Myth of the Ancient Red Gum Forests | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
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Interesting mix of Geography and History regarding the Barmah Red Gum forest in the study of Wetlands as an ecosystem at risk.

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Changing Earth

Changing Earth | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Over the years, ISS astronauts have had a rare opportunity to witness climate change on Earth from space.

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A short but fascinating illustration of the rapid changes to areas of teh Earth, observed by astronauts since 2000. Plays for 1 minute 30.  

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, March 30, 5:05 PM

Cambio climático de la tierra

Sally Egan's curator insight, March 30, 7:29 PM

A great illustation of the changes to the environment as a result of increasing technology and population. Plays for 1minute 30.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, April 4, 7:46 AM
This is a great resource for some of our science classes. It is an interesting presentation of the changes that we are making over time.
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Wildlife Refuges Are A MAJOR Boon To The Economy

Wildlife Refuges Are A MAJOR Boon To The Economy | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bird watching, hunting or just picnicking. Whatever the reason, visits to the nation's 561 wildlife refuges are big business.

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insightful artile about the value of wildlife and the reasons for protecting ecosystems incuding the opportunity costs.

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Why don't trees grow above a particular altitude? › Ask an Expert (ABC Science)

Why don't trees grow above a particular altitude? › Ask an Expert (ABC Science) | HSC Geography | Scoop.it

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Great article explaining biophysical interactions that result in diverse global ecosystems.

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gina lockton's curator insight, September 18, 2013 7:29 PM

this is a really interesting article - relevant to the Biosphere

Sally Egan's curator insight, October 9, 2013 6:56 PM

This is a great article to explain biophysical interactions and the resulting diverse ecosystems of the World.

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Tourism campaign will focus on food and wine

Tourism campaign will focus on food and wine | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Australian cuisine might be hard to define, but tourism officials are banking on our multicultural offerings to increase traveller numbers.
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Tourism trends. 

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because's curator insight, May 8, 8:34 PM

that's so sad

 

because's curator insight, May 8, 8:35 PM

got to do this for school

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A tale of two cities: poor New Yorkers demand a slice of Manhattan's action - The Guardian

A tale of two cities: poor New Yorkers demand a slice of Manhattan's action - The Guardian | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
The Guardian
A tale of two cities: poor New Yorkers demand a slice of Manhattan's action
The Guardian
"A tale of two cities? Yeah, ain't that the truth! Take a look around you. This is Brownsville.
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New York as a global city and the two sides of life in such cities. 

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The 10 Most Livable Cities In The World

The 10 Most Livable Cities In The World | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
The most livable cities in the world aren't very large or packed full of people. They're also almost entirely in Canada and Australia.
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Urban places and liveability of cities.

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Building megacities: could Africa lead the way?

Building megacities: could Africa lead the way? | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Ambitious city plans could transform the African continent but what will the new urban jungle look like? (RT @SheenaBratt1: Amazing Venus Project feature! Building megacities: could Africa lead the way?
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Mega cities and addressing challenges of them.

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SUSTAINABLE LAND

SUSTAINABLE LAND | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
A prairie is one of the most productive ecosystems in the world. All of the species working together is more productive than any monoculture. (#FWI fact -A prairie is one of the most productive ecosystems in the world.
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Ecosystems ar Risk topic....Opportunity costs and the value of ecosystems

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Let’s follow Aqaba’s lead on urbanization and disaster risk reduction | Jo Scheuer | UNDP

Let’s follow Aqaba’s lead on urbanization and disaster risk reduction | Jo Scheuer | UNDP | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
As the global population grows more urban, cities must be proactive to ensure resilience to natural hazards. (The world's #urban population is growing - how can mega-cities become disaster proof?
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Housing as a challenge for mega cities.

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Welcome To Geography!

"Lets start off the new school year in style! This is a re-imagining of an older resource designed to introduce the subject to new students in a highly visual manner.  Feel free to use & share it."


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This is a great introduction to a Geography course, covering both the content and the fieldwork and investigation, tools and skills.

 

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dilaycock's curator insight, August 23, 1:29 AM

Great slideshow to promote thinking about 'What is Geography?' and 'Why study Geography?'

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 24, 11:59 PM

Introducción a la Geografía.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 25, 3:29 PM

APHG-Intro

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Indigenous perspective on sustainability

Indigenous perspective on sustainability | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Find out about some Indigenous sustainability practices and perspectives on land management in this audio interview with...

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Ecosystem mangament is covered in this short video, relating to Indigenous management strategies.

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dilaycock's curator insight, August 27, 12:13 AM

ABCSplash has other great resources on sustainability. 

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Inner west beats east on home front

Inner west beats east on home front | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Move over Mosman and Point Piper, Sydney has a new list of prestige suburbs.
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Relates to the case study of Sydney and urban dynamics of change.

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Logging and Mudslides

Logging and Mudslides | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
In recent decades the state allowed logging — with restrictions — on the plateau above the Snohomish County hillside that collapsed in last weekend’s deadly mudslide.

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Intersting relevance to Ecosystems at Risk and human activities which impact on ecosystems.

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who is the nob that cares about logging and mud slides
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Murray River's 'threatened' listing may be overturned after Government review

Murray River's 'threatened' listing may be overturned after Government review | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
The listing of the Murray River as a threatened ecological community may be overturned, with Environment Minister Greg Hunt undertaking a review of the listing process.
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Management strategy for Murray River ecosystems is discussed.

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Ecosystems need diversity to survive

Ecosystems need diversity to survive | HSC Geography | Scoop.it

“ When native plants are removed from farmland, entire ecosystems are placed at risk, new research suggests.”


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Reasons for the protectionof ecosystems.

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Murray Darling Association National Conference heads to Goolwa

Murray Darling Association National Conference heads to Goolwa | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
The MDA conference is in Goolwa from October 8 to October 11.
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Recent media relating to management of MUrray Darling Basin. Appropriate for HSC Ecosystem case study.

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The global city -- Saskia Sassen

The global city -- Saskia Sassen | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Saskia Sassen is the leading urban theorist of the global world. (Here are several prior posts that intersect with her work.) Her The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo (1991) has shaped the conc...
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World cities. A great article outlying the growth of such world cities. 

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Fewer bikes, safer streets: Lagos counts blessings of Okada ban - Nigerian Tribune

Fewer bikes, safer streets: Lagos counts blessings of Okada ban - Nigerian Tribune | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Nigerian Tribune Fewer bikes, safer streets: Lagos counts blessings of Okada ban Nigerian Tribune OVER a year since the Lagos State Traffic Law was promulgated, there has been a 'marked reduction' in the rate of okada-related road accidents,...
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Mega cities - managing traffic challenge in Lagos. 

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10 Most Visited Cities In The World- 2013

10 Most Visited Cities In The World- 2013 | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Many of us like to explore new places and taste new foods and learn about their culture, but we never gave a thought before preferring a place to vis

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Tourism....info graphic on world top tourist cities.

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Lorettayoung's curator insight, May 8, 8:34 PM

where's australia

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10 ways to build a sustainable future

10 ways to build a sustainable future | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Urban planners need to think more strategically about how cities are designed to promote development.
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Mega cities and the challenge of housing.

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New Tourism Australia campaign puts focus on foodies

New Tourism Australia campaign puts focus on foodies | HSC Geography | Scoop.it

"Tourism Australia is ramping up its marketing of the country as a destination for gourmet travellers in the next phase of its “There’s nothing like Australia” global marketing push."


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New trend in "food teourim". 

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Mickayla Graham's curator insight, March 27, 4:13 AM

People and econimic activity