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The Rwanda photographs that reunited families

The Rwanda photographs that reunited families | Human Geography | Scoop.it

The images are often distressing and stick in the mind, yet the conflict in Rwanda from 20 years ago is arguably one that saw some of the most heart-wrenching pictures I have seen. Plus, some that are beyond description.

Between April and June 1994, in the space of 100 days, extremist Hutus slaughtered some 800,000 people, mostly ethnic Tutsis but also some moderate Hutus. You can read the background to that in other stories on this site, but I wanted to mark the moment here.

 


Via ECAL Library
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This site gave information on how photos from the genocide in Rwanda were used to reunite orphans with family or with capable parents to fix what had happened in the past, though it will still have happened. It also gives stories and first hand accounts from some of the survivors.

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Crimean leaders sign treaty to join Russia, as Putin rips Ukraine's interim leaders, West

Crimean leaders sign treaty to join Russia, as Putin rips Ukraine's interim leaders, West | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Russia moves to annex Crimea, laughs at US sanctions
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According to this article the Russian government  s forceful adding territory and as we try to use diplomacy to get them to pull back, Putin continues to move west. The Ukraine needs oil and natural gas we should have opened the Canadian American pipeline creating jobs plus sold the fuel to the Ukraine and embargoed the Russians, as well as the Russians blaming us for Iraq 2003 we needed to finish the fight chemical weapons and Saddam. Plus we did not make Iraq our territory/ country.

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Urban Sense: Smart, Sustainable "Insta-Cities": A Prototype

Urban Sense: Smart, Sustainable "Insta-Cities": A Prototype | Human Geography | Scoop.it

On October 31, the world’s population hit the 7 billion mark. In an era of rapid population growth and the rapid urbanization of the world, some parts of the world find themselves needing more cities—and fast. China is building at a staggering pace – a new city “the equivalent to Rome every few weeks” 

So what are developers and the technology industry doing to make these new, almost “pre-fab” cities sustainable?

Enter Korea’s Songdo International Business District. This brand new city is unfurling itself on land reclaimed from the Yellow Sea. When completed (in 2016), Songdo will be the size of Boston, ready for one million or more residents. Songdo will be a cutting-edge “smart city” with everything from trunk lines to lighting fixtures wired to collect data that will enable companies and residents to monitor and control virtually every piece of urban infrastructure--including water and electricity. This city is to be a prototype of a “city in a box” that will be replicated twenty times in China and India in the coming years...


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This loose idea of a "Insta-Cities" or what I call "Jack-In-The-Box-Cities"  is a good step toward the future being that you can build a city in the event of a population boom or relocation a city can be built in relativity short time. However the cost of a city, and the cost in my opinion would probably non-appealing, and a techolgy  city what mostly runs on computers could be hacked or materials could be lost in the event of a mishap. All in all it is still a prototype.

 

---Jacob Waters 

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Human Development Index - Top 50 Countries with the highest human development ranking

Human Development Index - Top 50 Countries with the highest human development ranking | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Top 30 list of Countries with high human development.
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This website shows, explians, and graphs what countries mesure in the term of thier HDI and splits them up into three diffrent catagories standard HDI, IHDI which mesures potential HDI if thier was equallity.

The last one is the rising or falling of countries on the HDI scale.

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Nuclear Power’s Uncertain Future | Worldwatch Institute

Nuclear Power’s Uncertain Future | Worldwatch Institute | Human Geography | Scoop.it
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Nuclear Power is a powerful energy source a agree that nuclear power ceould be the future of energy only if yhe waste can be renewed or contaned forever and the chances are slim but hey we said we could not break the sound barrier you never know it might be the future not the stuff going into it to boil water but maybe the waste for fuel 

 

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Taking advantage of space for agricultre we can find what effects growing in micro gravity there is no zero gravity because you are effected by gravity even by the smallest object on earth we are effected by it the most because it is the largest. Anyway that is beside the point we can trace how to improve plants by following what they react to and adapt to in space, and apply this to plants on earth.

 

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      Plants on Earth are producing stub roots and gravity is effecting the equation we could see how the roots act in micro gravity and lead on from there 

 

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Russia closing over 700 Schools due to Dropping Population, Life ...

Russia closing over 700 Schools due to Dropping Population, Life ... | Human Geography | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — As with China, Russia's population is dwindling much faster than anticipated. Now, the country is set to close over 700 schools before the start of the new academic school year. RUSSIA FOREIGN ...
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This situation seems to be effecting countries who used or still are superpowers it seems a global shift is close in population. Also it will leave lots of people without jobs. This is not only a population drop I foresee but also a economic decline as well.

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The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking

The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking | Human Geography | Scoop.it
The Germans had vastly more work camps and ghettos than anyone knew.

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In WWII the Germans had many concentration camps for the unworthy Ariens that were the "perfect"Germans this article gives a detailed description of some of them and how many that .could have been

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Kenneth Weene's curator insight, June 2, 2013 12:00 PM

Why, when the war ended, weren't the Jews and Gypsy's given their own countries carved out of Germany? Yes, I know that most Germans of today weren't alive during the war, but can they honestly say they don't still bear the guilt for those atrocities just as we in the U.S. should bear the guilt for what our ancestors did to Native Americans and to slaves? I strongly believe that even those of us whose ancestors arrived after the Civil War still have guilt, for those streets of gold to which our ancestors immigrated rested on flogged backs and dead Indians.

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10 Benefits of Learning a Second Language — PsyBlog

10 Benefits of Learning a Second Language — PsyBlog | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Learning another language can promote brain growth, stave off dementia, boost memory, improve attention and more…
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Language is the most obvious tool we use even  when we don't think about it. I believe it is interesting that if you learn to langues that you can have split personalities. Personally I think you should learn to languages but despite the advantages and disadvantages that you can earn, this article doesn't sway my opinions.

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This is an add for a computer protection service, this is an example of a Buisness service. It is under the catogory as a producer service where it can help the buisness with its computer backups, and virus protection.
 

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Renewable energy effects the industrial revelution because coming into the newest era of breakthroughs and at a time when nonrenewable  resources are running low. Industry is slowing down unless we find new power sources. Renewable resources will provide a replacement untill we can find another dominnent resource.

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Army unveils world's first military fleet of fuel cell vehicles | Article | The United States Army

Army unveils world's first military fleet of fuel cell vehicles | Article | The United States Army | Human Geography | Scoop.it
U.S. Army, Pacific, unveiled a fleet of 16 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles that the military services in Hawaii are testing in an effort to research efficient, clean and renewable energy sources, and reduce the U.S.
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This was a situation I have wondered for a few days now fanilly I found the answer. If the US Military mostly depends on fossil fuels to run our international superpower's vehicals, what if was gone like they predict in 40 years. The resource I found what the military may use is the hydrogen fuel cells. Clean and umbundent on earth it will last a long time also we can burn it more effecient and possibly in the future we can harvest it from space. Making this a extreamly reliable resource for our superpower.

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UNHCR Stories from Syrian Refugees

UNHCR Stories from Syrian Refugees | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Discovering the human faces of a tragedy
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Jacob Waters's curator insight, September 16, 2013 10:08 AM

This article shows a little insight on the massive numbers of immgrants that have moved to escape war in Syria's Civil Crisis. These refuges have massed in multible countries such as Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon,and Turkey. These countries are under a berdon of having to help these refuges in their time of need has put strains on these countries.