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How, why, and when people have shaped the planet
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Won't sell up? Enjoy living in the middle of a motorway! Road is built around a house after elderly Chinese couple refuse to move

Won't sell up? Enjoy living in the middle of a motorway! Road is built around a house after elderly Chinese couple refuse to move | Human controll on the  landscape of the Earth | Scoop.it

An elderly couple refused to relocate from their apartment building in the city of Wenling, in Zhejiang province, China and so the road was built around the house.

Some people do not want to move good for them, but they may be sorry latter. 


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Greenbang - Smart Technology Analysts

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Earths fragile eco-systemis being destroyed. Is it to late?

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The Great Human Migration | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine

The Great Human Migration | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine | Human controll on the  landscape of the Earth | Scoop.it

Why humans left their African homeland 80,000 years ago to colonize the world...

Humans left their homeland because they were hunter and gathers. They lived simple lives,yet they quickly began changing the landscape of the planet.

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New Evidence Reveals Shell Wildly Underreported Niger Delta Oil Spill

New Evidence Reveals Shell Wildly Underreported Niger Delta Oil Spill | Human controll on the  landscape of the Earth | Scoop.it
New data shows Shell dramatically under-estimated the damage of a 2008 spill that devastated the lives of tens of thousands of people in Niger Delta. Shell has yet to compensate victims.

 

The national community should get involved to  help the people other than giveing scraps of food. Shell made a profit of 6.4 billion dollars what would it cost them to clean up their mess. If this was in a developed country heads would roll.


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Meagan Harpin's curator insight, October 6, 2013 8:12 PM

This article talks about how Shell seems to have underestimated the damage caused by the oil spill in 2008 when tens of thousands of barrels of oil polluted the land and creeks surrounding Bodo. The spill has compromised the access to clean food and water, destroyed livelyhoods and put health at risk. Shell still has not compositated the people of Bodo with the bags of food to replace what was destroyed nor have they cleaned up the spill. These poor people, they have had so much destroyed and need help from shell and they refuse to step up and take responsibility and do what it right. 

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Urban Agriculture Sprouts in Brazil’s Favelas

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Urban Agriculture Sprouts in Brazil’s Favelas - Organic agriculture is a growing trend in big cities around the world, including Latin America, and no...

 

This article nicely ties two commonly taught issues in human geography that aren't the the typical combination: 1) the growth of organic farming and 2) the spread of squatter settlements and slums in the developing world. 

This is a step back into the hunter-gather era which is nice. With the rising price of fuel creates the rise of the price of foods here in the United States. The future is not yet apparent, but maybe in the future the United States citizens will have to grow and raise there own foods. This article shows use how people can change a city land scape into a garden for profit, and food resources.

Tags: agriculture, food, urban, unit 5 agriculture, unit 7 cities. 


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Anhony DeSimone's curator insight, December 19, 2013 12:03 AM

This is a new trend spreading to Brazil. Now with the organic craze that has been going around in past years farmers have sought out way to grow their food more organically. This also allows poor areas to benefit from organic farming because it is now present in their area and they can no buy food that is good and of their choice. 

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, October 21, 2014 10:19 PM

Seeing how even Urbanized areas of the world can get into agriculture shows that you do not need to have geographic land advantage to grow crops. The Brazilian favelas are getting into agriculture to bring extra income and a sense of community to the area, getting more agriculture into these urban areas will be aided by the government in order to keep the urban agriculture movement growing

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Yabba Dabba Rabba Dopsis: A coming revolution in crop yields ...

Will a new model plant revolutionize energy grasses and food crops, and transform crop-based genetic engineers from a modern Stone Age family into Masters of the Digital Age? Here we are, some 30+ years into the era of .." very cool

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6.6 earthquake jolts China's Xinjiang, 34 injured

6.6 earthquake jolts China's Xinjiang, 34 injured | Human controll on the  landscape of the Earth | Scoop.it

6.6 earthquake jolts China's Xinjiang, 34 injured ♦ 30 Jun 2012 In China, atleast 34 people were injured in a powerful 6.6-magnitude quake that jolted northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Saturday.120 others were trapped..

Many believe we are in an epoch, and the crazy weather, and the natural disasters are  going to get worse. 

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The Impacts of Megacities on Air Pollution and World Climate

The Impacts of Megacities on Air Pollution and World Climate | Human controll on the  landscape of the Earth | Scoop.it

As of 2008, for the first time, the majority of the world’s population is living in urban areas, many in megacities (with populations over 10 million). Megacities are not only the center of growing economies, but are also large sources of air pollutants and climate-forcing agents. Under this initiative an assessment has been written that for the first time summarizes the current knowledge around atmospheric chemistry in megacities in Africa, Asia, South America, North America, and Europe. The assessment also summarizes past and current research projects on this topic such as MEGAPOLI, CityZen, ICARTT, CalNex, MILAGRO, CareBeijing, PRIDE-PRD, and IMPACT. Finally the report will identify knowledge gaps on atmospheric chemistry in megacities. IGAC plans to provide updates to this assessment every 4 to 5 years.

 

The polution is apparent on the Earth, and not long ago many believed it would take some time before it effects the inhabitants. polution is effecting us now not later.


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ORBIS-Historical Geography of Transportation

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This is a tremendous resources for understanding the historical geography of the Ancient Roman Empire and the transportation network.  Using ORBIS you can simulate travel logistics in the pre-modern era.  The differences between the fastest, cheapest and shortest routes between any two given locations can be very telling about the geographic factors impacting transportation.   

 

Transportation routes in the past has made a huge impact on the planet's landscape. The Roman Empire created many military, and trade routes that are still being used today.


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North America

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This page showcases North America, one of the world's largest and most diverse continents.North America is occupied by three countries; Canada the United St...

North America has many different cultures, that range from indigenous people, European, Asian, and African back grounds. The landscapes of North America are interestingly different from North to the South of Northern America. There are mountian ranges, large forrests, swamps, and flat lands, which makes North America so atractive to many cultures that has the same landscape as found here. 

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