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The Fascinating Remains of Rochester's 'Subway'

The Fascinating Remains of Rochester's 'Subway' | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Not much of Rochester, New York's rapid transit system remains. The network of rail cars launched in 1927 and served its last passenger on June 30, 1956.
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Video: 'Flying Frenchies' Tempt Fate With Wild Sky-High Stunts

Part 1: French group lives for the thrill of pushing their instincts to the limit and cheating death.
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The San Francisco of Tomorrow

The San Francisco of Tomorrow | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
1. The San Francisco of tomorrow: it's gonna get tall and dense in SoMa.
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Geography more than just maps and capitals

Geography more than just maps and capitals | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Many people have a cartoonish view that geographers are people who spend their time memorizing the capitals of states and countries. While they certainly possess this knowledge, this common view is far from a complete picture of the work of today’s geographers. A case in point is Susan Hume, an associate professor in the department of geography at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

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Geography in the News: Majestic Denali

Geography in the News: Majestic Denali | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Denali National Park and Preserve, A North American Treasure In the fall of 2009, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns’ film The National Parks: America’s Best Idea aired on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Burns, whose film topics range from the Civil War to jazz music…

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Neal G. Lineback's curator insight, March 23, 2014 8:42 AM

This GITN article discusses the physical and cultural geography of Denali National Park and Preserve.

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Video - Red Bull Stratos - The Full Story

October 14, 2012, Felix Baumgartner ascended more than 24 miles above Earth's surface to the edge of space in a stratospheric balloon. Millions across the globe watched as he opened the door of the capsule, stepped off the platform, and broke the speed of sound while free falling safely back to Earth. Felix set three world records that day—and inspired us all to reach beyond the limits of our own realities, and reimagine our potential to achieve the incredible. 
 
GoPro was honored to be a part of this epic achievement, with seven HERO2 cameras documenting every moment. From the airless freeze of outer space, to the record-breaking free fall and momentous return to ground—see it all through Felix's eyes as captured by GoPro, and experience this incredible mission like never before. No one gets you closer than this.


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The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014

The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014 | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
From country music to herbal cocktails to horseshoe crabs to Rodin, our third annual list takes you to cultural gems worth mining

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, March 23, 2014 10:23 AM

One of the best top 20 lists compiled!  My Vermont friends will feel they REALLY nailed it (although I would also include Burlington but maybe too big?).  The list includes one of Cleveland, Ohio's top get-away places--an area that deserves the #1 spot.  Lastly,  there is no one in Arizona that wouldn't say Sedona is one of the most scenic places on the entire earth....   

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How Spring Opens the Mind

How Spring Opens the Mind | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
This time of year brings out humanity’s loosey-goosey side. For Easter, Czech people douse each other in cold water as part of an ancient fertility ritual.
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A Ukraine without Crimea

A Ukraine without Crimea | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Crimea has voted to secede while Russia has occupied and annexed it, but regardless of the legality of these moves, Ukraine can do little to get its peninsula back. Here are a few things from Crimea that Ukraine must do without.
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GeoFest

Strengthening Geographic Content in the Classroom South Carolina GeoFest

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 22, 2014 8:45 AM

I'm very pleased to be in South Carolina, presenting at their GeoFest on the importance of strengthening geographic content in the classroom and some practical examples of how to do so. 

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Cartographers Debate How to Map Crimea

Cartographers Debate How to Map Crimea | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

Much of the world is watching how the tug-of-war over Crimea will play out, but perhaps no group of professionals is more invested than cartographers.


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How food shapes our cities

How food shapes our cities | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Every day, in a city the size of London, 30 million meals are served. But where does all the food come from? Architect Carolyn Steel discusses the daily miracle of feeding a city, and shows how ancient food routes shaped the modern world.

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Two soccer teams, one blurring border | Al Jazeera America

Two soccer teams, one blurring border | Al Jazeera America | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Battle for players and fans between L.A. and Tijuana reflects cultural reality where the US and Mexico meet

 

At some point this month, Hispanics are set to become the largest racial or ethnic group in California for the first time, according to a report from the state’s Department of Finance. The same report also said that by 2060 Hispanics will be by far the largest group represented in the U.S. workforce, redrawing the map of American labor.

But California soccer fans could have told bureaucrats that the maps started being redrawn some time ago. As the global game has steadily infiltrated North America it has brought about demographic changes of its own. And in Southern California, in particular, the stage is set for a protracted battle for fans and players and, long term, perhaps the heart of American sports.


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Countries Divided on Future of Ancient Buddhas

Countries Divided on Future of Ancient Buddhas | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Thirteen years after the Bamian Buddhas were blasted into rubble, opinion is split on whether to leave them as is, rebuild them, or make copies of them.

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Edelin Espino's curator insight, December 15, 2014 5:27 PM

Camels are such a work-shipping animals, their support hundreds of weight from the people also take gallons of waters. If I ever visit Egypt I will make sure to ride one. Although, those are donkeys. Anyway good news, in my opinion it shouldn't be rebuilt. Leave history as it is. 

Bob Beaven's curator insight, March 19, 12:46 PM

Most people often forget that the Silk Road passed into Central Asia and the Middle East from East Asia.  This means that along the road, travelers often put things that reminded them of home.  The Buddha statues that once existed in Afghanistan are an example of this.  They were in fact labeled a world heritage site.  Sadly, the Buddhas had been ravaged throughout history by radical arabs.  This is because their religion frowns upon (actually forbids) idols, which they considered the statues to be.  Although they had been tempered with for many years, the Taliban finally decided to blow them up in 2001.  Now, there are differing opinions across various countries as to whether they should be rebuild or not.  Afghanistan believes that they should be rebuilt so the government can claim a symbolic victory over the Taliban.  Unesco wants a restoration done right, so for now it won't allow rebuilding to occur.  Germans tried to rebuild them, but Unesco blocked it from happening.  South Korea, Italy and Japan are all willing to donate money, but have no mention of the statues.  I believe that the statues should be rebuilt, as the article points out monuments were rebuilt in France after Protestants burnt down many old Gothic Cathedrals.  I also believe it is necessary because we cannot let the culture of hate that the Taliban believes in to win.  Average Muslims realize that the statues have historical significance and that they do not need to worship Buddha to respect that this site was 1,500 years old.  I also think it would send a strong message from the Afghan government if the statues were rebuilt because it would show they, like the article states, are not going to let the Taliban rule their country.

 

Kristin Mandsager San Bento's curator insight, April 7, 9:42 PM

I find it interesting that other countries are divided.  Why are they deciding the future for this country?  They can't seem to get out of their ways to come up with a real solution.  Its unfortunate.  

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After Ukraine, Will the U.S. Become an Energy Superpower?

After Ukraine, Will the U.S. Become an Energy Superpower? | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Not surprisingly, Republican leaders are already denouncing President Obama for being too mild in his response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's expansionist course in Ukraine and defiance of the West.
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Nine-pin bowling alive and well deep in the heart of Texas

Nine-pin bowling alive and well deep in the heart of Texas | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A brand of bowling that was once illegal and died out in much of the country has been kept alive by a few small Texas towns
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It's World Water Day: 5 shocking facts about water scarcity that will make you cry a river

It's World Water Day: 5 shocking facts about water scarcity that will make you cry a river | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
If you're reading this, you probably have clean water that runs out of your tap with the twist of a handle. But for almost 800 million people, it's not nearly so simple, and water scarcity is a very real, and very deadly, reality for them.

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Countries Supporting Russia on Crimea: Venezuela, Syria ... India?

Countries Supporting Russia on Crimea: Venezuela, Syria ... India? | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

America’s reassurer-in-chief, Joe Biden, is currently on a swing through Eastern Europe, holding meetings with the unnerved governments of Poland and the Baltic states. It’s not surprising that these countries are disturbed by the international community’s seeming inability to stop Russia’s annexation of Crimea, but trying to nail down the the list of countries supporting Russia’s moves is a bit more interesting..."


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Europe 24

This data visualization of Air Traffic in Europe was created from real flight data. It shows the air traffic which flies on a typical summer day and highlights the…

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Milk Price Spike Blamed on China Squeezes Starbucks

Milk Price Spike Blamed on China Squeezes Starbucks | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Record-high milk prices are squeezing everybody from the small consumer to cheese producers to yoghurt- and pizza-makers. But Starbucks is being squeezed especially hard.
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"New post-Cold War order": Crimea goes east, Ukraine goes west

"New post-Cold War order": Crimea goes east, Ukraine goes west | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Two signatures deepen divide between East and West as Russia formally annexes Crimea and the EU pulls Ukraine closer into its orbit
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5 Arguments That Will Convince You the Keystone XL Pipeline Is a Bad Idea

5 Arguments That Will Convince You the Keystone XL Pipeline Is a Bad Idea | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The window is closing on your chance to tell Obama to oppose the controversial pipeline.

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Why It Matters That National Geographic Just Ceded Crimea to Vladimir Putin

Why It Matters That National Geographic Just Ceded Crimea to Vladimir Putin | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
After word came down this week that the Crimean parliament had officially voted to secede from Ukraine and join Russia, Western governments immediately condemned the move. But one influential institution broke ranks to recognize the peninsula’s new political status: National Geographic. Not two days after the vote, the magazine’s editors...

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Video - Gigantic Rockslide in Randa (Matter valley, Switzerland, 1991)

On 18 April 1991, around 15 million m3 of rock slid down to the valley near the town of Randa which is located in the Matter Valley. The rocks were the size of houses and the drop height was 600 metres. The main cause of the rockslide was the effect of frost and thaw periods and increased water pressure in the rock fissures.


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Take Me Home, Mother Russia

Take Me Home, Mother Russia | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DIGITAL  STUDY: MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
10 places that would welcome a Putin landgrab, and 10 parts of Russia that want the hell out.

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Kevin Barker's curator insight, March 22, 2014 10:03 AM

For every argument to aquire land based on ethnic boundaries, there is at least one that would argue land should be lost. This would apply to essentially any country in the world. 

Paige Therien's curator insight, May 4, 2014 10:57 AM

In the recent light of the Crimea annexation and following conflict, many are questioning what Russia's next move will be and how this region may change in the future.  The former USSR encomassed a huge amount of land, and therefore many different ethnic groups.  Of course this has always been a problem, and this article illustrates how it probably always will be a problem.  As politics and cultures in different countries change, people will favor either secession or affiliation due to these centripetal or centrifugal forces .  While some may be far-fetched (Siberia and Brooklyn), it is important to remember that as long as there are some people who are in favor, there may be conflict at same scale.

Bob Beaven's curator insight, March 5, 2:43 PM

This article is interesting because it shows that as Russia could potentially gain land, it could also lose parts of the country as well.  I thought the Brooklyn Beach point was funny due to Putin's argument that wherever Russians live should be Russia (Crimea).  I don't think the United States would ever let this happen though, even if it is just a single part of NY, the US would never let Russia back onto the North American Continent after buying Alaska from them back in the 1800s.  I also thought it was an intriguing point to state that China could try to make a move at getting Siberia from Russia.  I personally don't think that Russia would willingly give up a resource rich region of its nation to China easily, and if China wanted to buy the region, I'd bet Putin would make them pay a pretty penny for the area.  The fact that Russia is such a varied nation, especially in the south of the nation, is not surprising due to winning the land from the Ottomans, and the best thing Russia could do, in the case of Chechnya would be to let them go.  This way the country could achieve a lasting peace, rather than always fighting campaigns against the region, which as a result, will make the people hate the Russian government even more.  However, I do not think Putin will allow his country to decrease in size, Putin only wants increases.