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The Most Complex International Borders in the World

"In this video I look at some of the most complex international border. Of course, there are more complex borders in the world, but this video looks at some of my favourites."


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ELAdvocacy's curator insight, October 3, 2014 9:40 AM

There are so many reasons our immigrant students come to the United States.  Some stories are so complex and painful it can be extremely difficult for Americans to understand.

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, October 3, 2014 10:21 PM

Interesting!

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 6, 2014 5:39 AM

The Most Complex International Borders in the World

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The 10 Stories You Missed in 2012

The 10 Stories You Missed in 2012 | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
2012 has had many stories around the globe have grabbed the headlines with their shocking tales.  Some of the most important shifts in the world however are incremental processes that happen slowly...

 

This article from Foreign Policy shares some great global stories that may end up impacting the coming years as well:  

 

1) India and Pakistan start trading more

2) Brazil becomes an immigration destination

3) Inuits strike it rich

4) A tropical disease nearly eradicated

5) The copyright wars go 3-D

6) The end of the Indian call center (Philippines)

7) Hong Kong fights back

8) Moscow on the Med (Cyprus)

9) Oil discoveries in Central Africa

10) Island dispute between Iran and UAE


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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, January 4, 2013 9:57 AM

What was missed in the news?  Take a look at some of the stories from around the world!

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What happens when you flush a toilet in the world's tallest building?

What happens when you flush a toilet in the world's tallest building? | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates displays an image that is hyper-modern, sophisticated and technologically advanced.  The "Mall of the Emirates" even has a ski lift in it.  Dubai is now home to the tallest skyscraper in the world, matching that image perfectly.

 

But is this perception that is carefully choreographed the full picture?  When you flush in this magnificent building, the waste is removed by truck.  This jarring juxtaposition of cosmopolitanism and under-developed infrastructure shows an intriguing glimpse to the inner workings of urban and economic geographies of the UAE.      


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Shanelle Zaino's curator insight, October 26, 2014 10:16 PM

It was very interesting to learn that this cosmopolitan city,based on luxury and wealth there is such a tedious process in removing waste. Dubai was a city that had sprung up in such a short amount of time, that there was no organized waste removal in place. This is definitely a problem that needs to be addressed in order to ensure sustainability.

Jacob Crowell's curator insight, November 4, 2014 1:04 PM

This is an interesting article of cities growing so fast that their infrastructure literally cannot keep us. In Dubai and in India, large skyscrapers are in charge of disposing their own waste because there isn't infrastructure put in place to support them. This seems like a worrisome situation. If these countries don't find a way to build infrastructure to support such large upscale developments then they will find themselves in dire straights. As of now trucks can wait up to 24 hours to dispose of their waste. If these developing cities keep growing the problems will only be amplified more. 

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 16, 2014 2:28 AM

This article highlights an interesting concept, the building up and improving of structures without the industry and logistics to truly support it. In Dubai not only to many have great deals of money but they want to rest of the world to know it as well. This is a immense modern building with state of the art features, all except waste management. Here the buildings have simply cropped up faster than the ground work can be built. In this case all the waste has to be trucked out everyday because their is seemingly no septic or sewer system attached to the building's plumbing.

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The 10 Stories You Missed in 2012

The 10 Stories You Missed in 2012 | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
2012 has had many stories around the globe have grabbed the headlines with their shocking tales.  Some of the most important shifts in the world however are incremental processes that happen slowly...

 

This article from Foreign Policy shares some great global stories that may end up impacting the coming years as well:  

 

1) India and Pakistan start trading more

2) Brazil becomes an immigration destination

3) Inuits strike it rich

4) A tropical disease nearly eradicated

5) The copyright wars go 3-D

6) The end of the Indian call center (Philippines)

7) Hong Kong fights back

8) Moscow on the Med (Cyprus)

9) Oil discoveries in Central Africa

10) Island dispute between Iran and UAE


Via Seth Dixon
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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, January 4, 2013 9:57 AM

What was missed in the news?  Take a look at some of the stories from around the world!

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The Dubai Skyline In The Fog

The Dubai Skyline In The Fog | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

Now this is an amazing sight...no doubt where the main boulevard is. 


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megan b clement's comment, December 16, 2013 1:01 AM
Dubai a country that has developed itself. It is a country that is extremely rich and beautiful.
Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 16, 2013 9:02 PM

This is pretty cool. You can tell how  high that main strip of buildings are. Very unique