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Lexical Distance Among the Languages of Europe

Lexical Distance Among the Languages of Europe | Human Geography | Scoop.it

  This chart shows the lexical distance — that is, the degree of overall vocabulary divergence — among the major languages of Europe. The size of each circle represents the number of speakers ...

 

And yes, English has its deepest roots in German...the French aspects were tacked on after the Norman Conquest.


Via Seth Dixon
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This is a wonderful map that truly shows language families and their roots. In Europe, I was rather surprised when I seen that the Romance branch was much larger than that of the Germanic. All of the ancient Germanic groups such as the Jutes, Angols, and the Saxons were well versed in combat. Considering they conquered much of Western Europe, how is it that the Romance group is bigger than the Germanic? Also, in Eastern Europe, the Albanian language has no reason to exist. In a region dominated by the Slavic group with no environmental barriers, the Albanian language should not exist.~Ethan.

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Cecilia White Scow's curator insight, March 13, 2:14 PM

Very interesting visual. 

Arya Okten's curator insight, March 27, 7:33 PM

Unit II

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 28, 5:43 PM

This isn't my normal area of interest but I found this fascinating!

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Conflict in Sub Saharan Africa: Is Ethnicity to Blame? by Leisa Oden-Kurz :: SSRN

Conflict in Sub Saharan Africa: Is Ethnicity to Blame? by Leisa Oden-Kurz :: SSRN | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Is the underlying cause for conflict in Sub Saharan Africa due to ethnicity? This is the prevailing argument among scholars like Goran Hyden and Donald Horowitz

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It's interesting to think that most of the conflict in Sub Saharan Africa is due to ethnicity because of all the differences between ethnicities can cause things like civil wars. It's sad though that such differences would cause things like war and mass murders just because the ethnic beliefs between the groups matter more to kill the other over it. -Robert

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Jessica Martel's curator insight, April 29, 2013 10:35 AM

ethnicity isnt the problem, it is the natural lack of resources that causes so much conflict.

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Ethnicity, Nationality, Race, Heritage, and Culture

Ethnicity, Nationality, Race, Heritage, and Culture | Human Geography | Scoop.it

As a traveler, as well as when I am just walking through my own city, I have often been approached by people asking me where I’m from, what’s my ethnicity, and what’s my race, using them all interchangeably to imply the same question. As a lover of travel, as well as a staunch... http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/2012/03/26/ethnicity-nationality-race-heritage-culture/ #Background, #Culture, #CultureVs, #CultureVsEthnicity, #CultureVsHeritage, #CultureVsNationality, #CultureVsrace, #Difference, #Ethnicity, #EthnicityVs, #EthnicityVsCulture, #EthnicityVsHeritage, #EthnicityVsNationality, #EthnicityVsRace, #Heritage, #HeritageVs, #HeritageVsCulture, #HeritageVsEthnicity, #HeritageVsNationality, #HeritageVsRace, #HumanRights, #Macroethnicity, #Nationality, #NationalityVs, #NationalityVsCulture, #NationalityVsEthnicity, #NationalityVsHeritage, #NationalityVsRace, #Race, #RaceVs, #RaceVsCulture, #RaceVsEthnicity, #RaceVsHeritage, #RaceVsNationality, #WhatIsYourEthnicity, #WhatIsYourHeritage, #WhereAreYouFrom


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Race, and ethnicity are usually both used in one answer to describe someone. All these things are different. Race is usually used to define someones physical characteristics, while ethnicity is usually used to define someones culture, along with their skin color. Race is defined as a people with a common skin color that share a biological ancestor. Ethnicity is defined a group of people that share common mental and physical traits as well as cultural traditions.~Ethan.

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Crimea Escalates: Dogfight Between U.S. and Russia Jets Pull Finland

Crimea Escalates: Dogfight Between U.S. and Russia Jets Pull Finland | Human Geography | Scoop.it

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 20 March 2014. The Finnish Air Force is sucked into a dogfight between the U.S. and Russia jets flying nearby Finland. The Crimea crisis has worsened the U.S. and Russia relations where two of the countries are now readying their military capabilities for a potential v... http://www.finnbay.com/crimea-escalates-dogfight-between-u-s-and-russia-jets-pull-finland/


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The fight going on between the U.S. and Russia has caused other countries such as Finland to be dragged into this non-since when they shouldn't even be fighting over another countries air space. These countries need to think of what they are doing before they cause something to get out of hand.- Robert

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Lexical Distance Among the Languages of Europe

Lexical Distance Among the Languages of Europe | Human Geography | Scoop.it

  This chart shows the lexical distance — that is, the degree of overall vocabulary divergence — among the major languages of Europe. The size of each circle represents the number of speakers ...

 

And yes, English has its deepest roots in German...the French aspects were tacked on after the Norman Conquest.


Via Seth Dixon
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This is a wonderful map that truly shows language families and their roots. In Europe, I was rather surprised when I seen that the Romance branch was much larger than that of the Germanic. All of the ancient Germanic groups such as the Jutes, Angols, and the Saxons were well versed in combat. Considering they conquered much of Western Europe, how is it that the Romance group is bigger than the Germanic? Also, in Eastern Europe, the Albanian language has no reason to exist. In a region dominated by the Slavic group with no environmental barriers, the Albanian language should not exist.~Ethan.

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Cecilia White Scow's curator insight, March 13, 2:14 PM

Very interesting visual. 

Arya Okten's curator insight, March 27, 7:33 PM

Unit II

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 28, 5:43 PM

This isn't my normal area of interest but I found this fascinating!

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The Beginning of the End for Suburban America

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The Beginning of the End for Suburban America...

 

A provocative title, but are our cities and urban settlement patterns shifting?  Is sprawl going to be curtailed by cultural, environmental and economic forces?


Via Seth Dixon
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 Urban sprawl is starting to slow along with things like how much people drive their automobiles. This shift is due an increase in gas prices leading to a more selective choice to use public transit over the rising gas prices. This is mainly an economic problem, but other cultural and environmental issues will develop over time. This may lead to the end of the urban sprawl. - Robert

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Dalton Denmark's curator insight, February 10, 6:56 AM

this passage clearly, with statistics informs us the monumental impact we can make on the earth with our current habits, however it also shows us that there is hope to be able to prevent making such an impact for the worse, and work ourselves down to being able to make an impact on the earth that leaves it better than we found it.       -Dalton

Aimee Knight's curator insight, February 10, 7:01 AM

Over the years, Americans have been attracted to the "big city life" and all that goes with it. They chase down this dream that they know nothing about. This seemingly overrated lifestyle has suited some, but many, as we are seeing now, have discovered that the fast-paced life is not for them. In large numbers, people are beginning to desire the simplicity of life away from the constant streams of people and traffic. This change in trend contradicts the trends of previous years. We have worked so hard to build the large cities we have now, but was it all for nothing?

The Kingdom Keepers's curator insight, February 10, 7:10 AM

When suburban areas starting increasing, it had several advantages- Bigger homes, better education, a yard to call your own. These advantages are beginning to be shadowed by several factors that are actually pushing people out of these suburban areas and changing the urban pattern in our cities. Will people start to swarm in the central business district, or will rural areas reign? -Brooke

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Free Online Accounting India

Free Online Accounting India | Human Geography | Scoop.it
We Offers various types of Accounting Outsourcing services, Small Business Accounting for USA, Canada, U.K . We would provide Free online trial for accounting process like order to cash, procure to pay.

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This service would be extemely helpful to the common small business and/or family buisness. Many of the businesses need help financially. Also, this type of service would help businesses that lack somewhat in technology, so this service can help store information and help these businesses make timely payments on their bills. - Ethan.

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LMF Free Classified  is an online Pakistan Free Classified website.You can post free classified ad with out registration on LMF and buy and sale everything through LMF. LMF provides online classified jobs , as well as newspaper Jobs.
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America Is Far from #1

America Is Far from #1 | Human Geography | Scoop.it
The latest Global Competitiveness Report comparing 144 countries shows the sorry state of our country's development.

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America has surely been slacking in the past century,  especially in the ways of education. A country is nothing without its people, and if the education is lacking, the people are nothing. The U.S is behind countries in education that majorly lack in  development, such as China and India. The U.S must think for the future, and apply quality education for its' children. In the age of technology, children need to learn the basics in order to succeed. America is not lacking in technology, which is a plus. Somehow, America is in the top 10 of being trusted, this is odd considering all the corruption in our government today. - Ethan

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Here Come the Drones: Industry Groups Talk Up FAA’s Unmanned Device Tests

Here Come the Drones: Industry Groups Talk Up FAA’s Unmanned Device Tests | Human Geography | Scoop.it
The Federal Aviation Administration’s recent announcement of drone test sites gave six areas a big boost as the unmanned aerial vehicle industry’s future unfolds. But even some who had losing bids sounded upbeat about the industry’s prospects.

Via Thomas Faltin
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 The advancement of technology for these drones allows for easier distribution of products for companies. This is a smart idea that allows for the development of how we distribute and deliver goods to consumers around the world. Continuing the progression of this brilliant way of delivering goods is an acceptable idea for the future.-Robert

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Briley Angle's curator insight, January 7, 7:17 AM

The Drones are the future of UAS . In a rapid industry you have to be at the head of technology . The drones will advance in this industry and be in the fr front of the buisness industry .

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I honestly believe that this idea will work, mainly because this type of drone will be used for transporting goods, and not spying and dropping bombs on unsuspecting targets.. However, these drones could have a positive on the economy, which the United states sorely needs at the moment. Also, these machines are most likely for efficient on fuels, which will positively effect the postal service. These drones have more positives than negatives, which will eventually lead to the implementation of them into the postal service replacing the delivery trucks.
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Nuclear

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Despite what the nuclear industry tells us, building enough nuclear power stations to make a meaningful reduction in greenhouse gas emissions would cost trillions of dollars, create tens of thousands of tons of lethal high-level radioactive waste,...
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The nuclear energy system is a waste of valuable minerals that are extremely rare on Earth while creating tons of lethal waste. I recommend that humans go to efficent ways of energy such as hydro- electric power and solar power. Nuclear power will eventually run out of uranium and plutonium, while water will never stop running and and the sun will never stop shining, it might but not anytime soon. ~Ethan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) News - Scientists Find "Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch" - US National Science Foundation (NSF)

nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) News - Scientists Find "Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch" - US National Science Foundation (NSF) | Human Geography | Scoop.it

Via Kathryn Stonger
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It is pathetic that we as humans can not come together in order to fix the pollution issue. The Great patch of Trash in the Pacific ocean is a tribute to the human effort of destroying our planet and not thinking for the future generations. We as humans need to find an alternate source of storing trash becuase the oceans cover the majority of Earth's surface and it would be a sad sight if the majority of Earth's surface is covered in trash. ~Ethan.

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Kathryn Stonger's curator insight, July 8, 2013 9:42 PM

(27 Aug 2009). Scientists Find "Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch". National Science Foundation, N.P. Web. 8 July 2013.

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GMO Labels: Echoes of Debate Beyond Washington State


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I think that research for these new better and more productive foods is good. It is said that it costs less to sell and porduce GMO's and that there is less harm done, due to the ability of inplanting genes into a plant to allow it to be resistant against disease, and pesticides. The main cost out of this is the conflict of how many people have issues with GMO's, beleiving they are harmful, and how people have the problem of non-labeled GMO's. I do beleive they should be labeled though so that everyone can tell whether or not they want to buy that specific product. Labeling would be the smarter way to go in the long run, and the "right to know" law is valid in this process. Therefore, all GMO's should be labeled so that all the controversy about these products is resolved, and people are able to see the information about them, and that there is no reason that someone can be responsible for the blame that it was not labeled.-Robert

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Ethnic/Population Density Map

Ethnic/Population Density Map | Human Geography | Scoop.it

"Drawing on data from the 2010 U.S. Census, the map shows one dot per person, color-coded by race. That's 308,745,538 dots in all."


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It is amazing that someone would take the time to put dots on a map for every person in the U.S. It is even more amazing that the dots are color coded for the ethnicity of the people in the country. America's population has grown so much in the past two centuries. 

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Robert wrote this comment btw.
Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 20, 8:52 AM

This describes challenges to human migration because it shows certain areas that people have moved to opposed to areas that have less population because of climate, area, etc...

Lona Pradeep Parad's curator insight, May 28, 4:27 PM

This article shows the ethnic distribution across the US.

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Difference Between Race and Ethnicity

Difference Between Race and Ethnicity | Human Geography | Scoop.it

When we differentiate people on the basis of their skin color, have your ever thought if there are any other defining characteristics for humans or is it solely a matter of skin color? May be there are other factors that are important or may be even more important, which do play a vital role?... http://theturbulencetraining.com/difference-between-race-and-ethnicity.html


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The differences between race and ethnicity are sometimes used incorrectly or misunderstood. Ethnicity is based more on your cultural background while race related to things like your skin color. - Robert

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The Crew's curator insight, April 8, 6:35 AM

This article is about how close race and ethnicity are but how mixed up they get. People often interchange the two for what they mean. It goes to show what race is and what ethnicity is. Then it shows the difference between the two. Race and ethnicity are not the same thing. -Landon:) 

BandKids13-14's curator insight, April 8, 6:46 AM

The difference between race and ethnicity should be well understand. I think using nature and nurture to compare  the two is a good way to explain it where race is nature and ethnicity is nurture. Also it is important to understand that race is primarily unitary but that you can have multiple  ethnic affiliations. Race and ethnicity are similar but are not the same thing. ~Rayann

Valorie Morgan's curator insight, April 8, 6:48 AM

"Birth characteristics as opposed to cultural heritage" Is a better understanding of the differences between race and ethnicity, least for me. The article made a good point about how someone can be a certain race but possess his or her own ethnicity. Race depends on skin color and what your born with so you cannot change it, while ethnicity depends on a lot of things like "nationality, tribe, religion, faith, language, culture and traditions" so people have more of a choice when it comes to ethnicity.

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20 Years After Rwanda Genocide, Regret and Remembrance

On this day 20 years ago in the tiny African nation of Rwanda, Hutu militias began an organized ethnic cleansing campaign that resulted in the slaughter of more than 800,000 Rwandans, primarily ethnic Tutsis, in less than two months, while the...

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This was an outright atrocity, absolutely no reason to murder all these innocent people just because a plane was shot down... Its a pity that sovereign countries did not intervene to aid Rwanda, mainly because they were all in Yugoslavia at the time. While this is seen as a case of racism in Africa, it is a common case of blood is thicker than water. Too bad the Tutsi rebels did not show up earlier, they could have saved many lives.~Ethan.

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Emotions in More than One Language

Emotions in More than One Language | Human Geography | Scoop.it

When bilinguals' childhood lacks of affection, they may prefer to express emotion in their second language.


Via Stacy Drinkwine Hauser
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In most cases this is true because more than likely when someone that is bilingual and becomes angry will use their first language to express themselves. It only makes since that they would use their first language when they have a mixture of emotions because it would be easier for them to express what they are trying to say in that moment. There's no doubt that this is true. - Robert

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BandKids13-14's curator insight, April 3, 7:24 AM

I have met people that aren't from America that speak Spanish, and when they get mad or excited then they speak in their native language. I didn't know that some people didn't do that. It's weird that some people switch languages while they are mad or excited. My mind doesn't even work that fast on my first language. It's amazing how the human mind works.

~Jessica 

shamlabeth's curator insight, April 14, 8:35 AM

In some cases when people are able to speak more than one language and they are in pain, in trouble, are sad, or are angry they some times use other languages then the one they grew up learning. Sometimes it is easier expressing yourself using a foreign language. Using a foreign language sometimes  helps expressing yourself easier .~Amanda

Briley Angle's curator insight, April 17, 6:59 AM

I think that language is differnet for everyone and that is someone's special and own way of expressing themselves. Most people have a strong connection with their language but some people do not , some people that are bilingual pick to use their second language rather than their original language which perhaps most people think it's odd but if that's the way you feel most comfortable then just go with it. 

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In Crimea, WWII looms large as Russians return, fueling Soviet nostalgia - Al Jazeera America

In Crimea, WWII looms large as Russians return, fueling Soviet nostalgia - Al Jazeera America | Human Geography | Scoop.it
The Hindu In Crimea, WWII looms large as Russians return, fueling Soviet nostalgia Al Jazeera America That may have seemed irrelevant to the current political crisis, but the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) saw fit to issue a statement:...

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Even though Putin did decide to send troops to the Crimean region in Ukraine, he has the right to do so if Russians citizens are being discriminated, even though UN peacekeeping laws say otherwise. However, if Crimeans do vote to join Russia legally, they can become  a part of Russia. But the real question remains, was it a forced vote? In the article it said only 41% of Crimeans wanted to join Russia before troops stormed in, then in rocketed up to 93%. The citizens of Crimea are obviously being bullied into the vote. The Russians do have the right to be there, but they are doing the wrong thing by doing so. ~Ethan.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 14, 3:42 AM

Political communication

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Urban Patterns | Olmsted’s Riverside Suburb in Chicago

Urban Patterns | Olmsted’s Riverside Suburb in Chicago | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Urban Patterns | Olmsted's Riverside Suburb in Chicago | The Outlaw Urbanist

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This is a magnificent foundation that is enforcing common sense into suburbs today. Suburbs are supposed to be for the higher/middle class, and are supposed to be expensively and well designed. The suburbs of the world today are becoming more like the inner-city and a country as a whole must be against the proliferation of cheap/badly designed suburbs in order to keep the land that has saved peoples sanity since the beginning of civilization.~Ethan.

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BandKids13-14's curator insight, February 10, 7:03 AM

I think its amazing that we can build houses this fast and in this close of a space. But, there are too many people in a small amount of space. It is amazing that you can live in such a small region that you can walk a few minutes to give something to your friend.

~Jessica

shamlabeth's curator insight, February 11, 1:56 PM

If you think there are a  lot of suburbs now think many years later. At this moment new suburbs are being built. Suburbs are needed for the growing families and cities.  To this day suburbs play a huge roll in the development of cities. Without suburbs cities would be overpopulated and the crime rate would be through the roof.~Amanda

The Kingdom Keepers's curator insight, March 11, 3:55 PM

Suburbs are a major part of today's society. A large portion of our land is covered in suburbs, so it should be the main priority of the contractors, and designers of these suburbs to make them well put together and livable. Although it is in the public's best interest to make these homes inexpensive, they should also be well built or there would be no point in building them.
~Deanna 

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Amazon Web Services Users List

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Purchase Amazon Web Services Users List database for multi-channel marketing campaigns from Technology User Lists.

 

http://www.technologyuserlists.com/amazon-web-services-users-list/


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 The Amazon Web Services allows for businesses all around the world to be connected to all the information they need to provide their services to others. It gives a list of all the things neccessary to maintain someones business. This helpful service site gives an adequate list of instructions to successfully maintain your business. -Robert

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Dalton Denmark's curator insight, February 4, 6:16 AM

this type of service is very important to primarily more developed country, but as technology diffuses into more and more countries throughout the world it will be a viable career in many more countries. and in america specifically technology and the internet expand rapidle to a vast majoridy of people, and therefor can crfeate a very profitable career. -Dalton

 

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Ecommerce Solutions | Ecommerce Web design and development Services

Ecommerce Solutions | Ecommerce Web design and development Services | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Ecommerce Web design & development Company: Promatics E-Commerce Web Services enable you to build your custom ecommerce websites ensuring smooth and secure transaction management

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 The ecommerce web design company has allowed for businesses to grow and expand by using a created website for their company. This now "must have" web design company has allowed many businesses to become known across the world through the internet. Ecommerce web design is a way to grow and develop your company no matter if your new or not. - Robert

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The Crew's curator insight, February 3, 7:16 AM

I think Ecommerce has been a very convenient service in the technological world of development. It has allowed fast transactions and a safe way to go about your business, ensuring the protection of private information. We are living in a paperless society, reliable web services are essential to remain smart and safe regarding your online presence. -Scout

 

The Crew's curator insight, February 4, 6:15 AM

This website makes things easier. Not all websites can be completely safe, but this website is very reliable and will keep all your information safe. It is handy because you can build your own custom websites ensuring smooth and secure transaction! -Gavin

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Troubled Richfield Landfill in Genesee County, USA

Troubled Richfield Landfill in Genesee County, USA | Human Geography | Scoop.it

Local officials don't necessarily agree whether it's best for the environment surrounding the 300-acre property for it to remain in operation under a new owner or to shut it down.


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I beleive that the landfill should be open no matter if it is under the management of a new owner. People need a place to take their trash because otherwise it will cause problems where people will have to drive longer to another landfill for the locals, and also cause it where people might need to withdraw from taking their trash as often by sockpiling their trash and cause air pollution around them. This landfill should stay open for the sake of the locals. -Robert

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Report Finally Concludes that Air Pollution Causes Cancer

Report Finally Concludes that Air Pollution Causes Cancer | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Recently the IARC released a publication, Air Pollution and Cancer, in which they definitively state that outdoor air pollution can cause cancer.

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It's astonishing that we produce enough pollution and not even care that it's causing deathly disceases, to just keep causing worse conditions in our atmosphere. It says that the U.S. pollution has decreased in the past several years doesn't mean its solving the overall problem of air pollution around the world.So why not try to find a resolution for all these problems that are developing from air pollution?There are plenty of helpful things we could do, like carpooling or decreasing the amount of energy we use from plantations. -Robert

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Candy Copeland's curator insight, November 8, 2013 2:11 PM

TOOK THEM LONG ENOUGH!

shamlabeth's curator insight, November 26, 2013 6:43 AM

The article talks about air pollution being one of the causes of cancer. Air pollution isn't going away and it is actually getting worse which puts people at a higher risk of cancer. -Elizabeth

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Smarter Food: Does big farming mean bad farming?

Smarter Food: Does big farming mean bad farming? | Human Geography | Scoop.it
In Minnesota, ‘industrial’ operation shows effort to balance economic, environmental sustainability.

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To answer the question, big farming does not mean  bad farming. Many people hold the belief that commercial farmers use GMO's in their crops that affect human health in the long run, when there is no scientific evidence to support this claim. GMO's and commercial farming are both good things, becuase commercial farming has the potential to feed the world, which ultimately leads to political power, and GMO's help the crops by preventing diseases. ~ Ethan.

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shamlabeth's curator insight, November 7, 2013 7:06 AM

in my opinion big farming isint really a bad thing its just a bit over powering on some lands.but other than that it really dosent matter how big you farm as long as you arent killng the envirment or harming people in the process. some people worry about an over food supply and i just think if your so concerend give some to the people who dont have anything theres plenty to go around.-shelby

BandKids13-14's curator insight, November 7, 2013 5:09 PM

Growing crops on a big farm can have its goods and bads. A bad is that you will have too much crops and area to tend to. But, a good is that you will have enough crops to make quite a few money off of and you wont have to worry about going hungry.The one thing i do not agree with in this article is growing GM foods.In the article he said that he would like his farm to be organic, but he just went with the flow and used GM seeds.If he wants it to be an organic farm, then just do it!~makayla

Aimee Knight's curator insight, November 8, 2013 7:29 AM

I understand the predicament that commercial farmers find themselves in as they grow larger and larger. People who used to think about the quality of the food first have shifted their focus to the quantity of the product. With this change in mindset has come a change in the way we measure the success of a farm. We are starting to pay more attention to how fast they produce food and the income they make for it. The men and women who wish to have "all-natural" or "organic" farms are starting to see that going that route is not economically sound and begin to use pesticides and GMOs. Farmers like Mr. Thompson should be commended for looking for a way to consider the environment while ensuring that their farm is strudy financially. To answer the question, no, big farming does not always mean bad farms.

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Jordan: Children among Syrian refugees denied entry - Amnesty International

Jordan: Children among Syrian refugees denied entry - Amnesty International | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Jordan: Children among Syrian refugees denied entry Amnesty International Recent moves by the Jordanian authorities to deny entry to Syrians with correct identity documents signals Jordan's growing weariness to host half a million refugees from...

Via Migration Working Group
ethanrobert's insight:

Jordan is denying these refugees becuase of one reason, they have way to many. If a country is struggling to support half a million people, they are obviously a poor country. I believe they should be denied entry becuase Jordan's popluation is most likely made up of immigrants, even if they have the correct documents and papers. There are other countries to go to they may need more immigrants, so why not go to such countries?

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ethanrobert's comment, September 16, 2013 1:23 PM
Forgot to add my name. ^ Ethan.
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Population Density

Population Density | Human Geography | Scoop.it

"[This map's] an unabashedly generalized interactive population density map inspired/stolen from a map by William Bunge entitled Islands of Mankind that I came across on John Krygier‘s blog. I thought Bunge’s map was a novel way to look at population density, and I’ve tried to stay close to the spirit of the original."


Via Seth Dixon
ethanrobert's insight:

It is amazing that there are so many people in Asia/ Africa, people are afraid of overpopulation occuring in our world when so much of our landspace isn't even used up. There are over three- hundred million people in the U.S. but the majority of our states are sparsely inhabitated, the same is with the siberian landscape and the rainforests of South America.

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Kamaryn Hunt's comment, October 7, 2013 3:22 PM
I really liked this map, because it showed me how spread out we are. I actually didnt realize the world was THIS populated!
Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, October 12, 2013 2:23 PM

This interactive map shows the varying intensities of population density, and the first thing that I thought of was how low the population density is in my hometown, compared to some of the bigger cities or areas around the world.  I am from a rural area of Rhode Island, and there are plenty of farms near my home, as well as woods and ponds.  It really is a beautiful area, which made me think that if population densities were so high- the maximum density on the interactive map was over 500 people per square kilometer- that there would  be less room for the beauty of the natural world in those densely populated areas.  I grew up playing in my woods, and I am always shocked by city-dwellers that live in places where their yards have one or two trees (and are considered to live in 'woodsy' areas of their towns), or have no yards at all.  My town has a low population density, and much of the land is occupied by the reservoir, farms, and woodland areas that are not permissible for development.  Although my hometown is not a city, it serves the more populated areas- such as Providence- by providing water to their city.  It seems the more populated areas drain the surrounding areas of their natural beauty and resources.

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 9:31 AM

Mindblowing interractive map dealing with the population desinty of the world.  From tinkering around with this ive seen some scary things. As we all know the North East metropolis area is compact with people from rhode island to delaware and everything in between. but when you take the map to 100 people per square to kilomete it almost disapears. This in itself wouldnt be that bad but when you move the image to 500 per kilometer almost the entireity of India is still there. This is a perfect compaitive example of how jam packed south eastern asia is and its actually pretty scary.