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Syrian refugees: where are they? – interactive - The Guardian

Syrian refugees: where are they? – interactive - The Guardian | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Syrian refugees: where are they? – interactive The Guardian The crisis in Syria has displaced 4.25 million people internally and forced almost 2 million to leave the country to seek refuge in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey as well as...
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Here's The Most Educated Town In Every State

Here's The Most Educated Town In Every State | Human Geography | Scoop.it
A map showing the towns with the highest number of college graduates in each state.

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Emily Bian's curator insight, September 28, 8:43 PM

Although this map is specific to a city in each state, and not a state as a whole, I still think this map is really interesting. For example, Maryland has the highest percentage of 92.7%, while Texas has a pretty high number of 86.3%. The only place I wouldn't go is North Dakota, with their whooping number of 39%. This is a thematic map, telling us a story of the highest number of college graduates in each state. 

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Kentucky Teacher Resigns Over Parents’ Dumb Ebola Fears

Kentucky Teacher Resigns Over Parents’ Dumb Ebola Fears | Human Geography | Scoop.it
A teacher at St. Margaret Mary Catholic School in Louisville, Kentucky, who recently returned from a medical mission trip to Africa has resigned rather than submitting to a paid 21-day leave and producing a doctor's note that says she is in good health. The school's request was a reaction to "strong parent concerns" about Susan Sherman exposing students to Ebola — though she was in Kenya, which is separated from the Ebola outbreak by at least five countries.

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This is typical of America's sad ignorance of geography.  Clearly we need to continue to teach locational geography.  I'd suggest we start with the media!

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 4, 6:43 PM

These are the things that make teachers want to retire...but someone has to fight against this great ignorance. Individual ignorance is just fine; not everyone needs to be incredibly educated to have my respect and admiration. But when you couple ignorance with arrogance, well, that's another story.

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150 Years Ago, Sochi Was the Site of a Horrific Ethnic Cleansing

150 Years Ago, Sochi Was the Site of a Horrific Ethnic Cleansing | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Czar Alexander II may have freed the serfs, but his war against the stateless people of the Caucasus cannot be ignored

 

The czar’s approval of this rapid expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Circassians to the Ottoman Empire resulted in an ethnic cleansing through disease and drowning as overcrowded ferries crossed the Black Sea. The Ottomans were unprepared for the influx of refugees, and the absence of adequate shelter caused even more deaths from exposure. Those Circassians who attempted to remain in the Russian Empire and fight for their land were massacred. Sochi’s “Red Hill,” where the skiing and snowboarding events will take place during these Olympic Games, was the site of the Circassian last stand, where the Imperial Russian armies celebrated their “victory” over the local defenders.


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Jessica Rieman's curator insight, February 18, 1:56 PM

Czar Alexander II was a horrific leader who " ethnicially cleansed" the people of Sochi and cleansed them through disease and drowning as over populated ferries crossed the Black Sea. This act of innaliation of the war against the stateless people is just outrageous and unforgiving. In Sochi the "red hill" where the skiiers and snowboarders are set to take off is the site at which one of the massacres happened, it makes you wonder if the rest of the world knows this or are they ignorant to the fact that the Olympics at Sochi is glorified as having the two veritile terrains in which you can swim and ski in the a couple miles form eachother. I wonder what people who thnk if they knew the truth about Sochi.

Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, March 3, 9:13 AM

It is interesting to learn the history of a place that most American’s didn’t know existed until the Olympics.  It is always helpful to have things placed in a historic perspective.  The historic background makes understanding modern day events easier

Jess Deady's curator insight, April 30, 8:33 PM

This is basically like a mini Holocaust. When do people think its okay to do something like this? It boggles my mind how things like this can actually go on in the world still with todays technologies and armed forces. 

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"Natural" Foods?

"The False Advertising Industry reveals the shocking truth about what is allowed in 'Natural' food. Only the USDA Organic Seal guarantees your food contains no Genetically Modified Organisms, no toxic pesticides, and no growth hormones or antibiotics."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 6, 3:22 PM

This funny video shows how meaningless the word "natural" is when it is only used as a buzzword or slogan.  Many food companies are trying to show their "natural" roots these days--some with a new label and others are trying to legitimately clean up their production line.  In fact, McDonald's has gone to great lengths to show their costumers where the food is coming from and to personalize the food producers to alleviate their fears.  They have created a Track my Maccas iPhone App which used several geospatial technologies to explore the commodity chain of McDonalds items (keep in mind that this is the companies own promotional tool). 


Tags: agriculture, GMOs, food production, mapping, geospatial.

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Top 10 Unusual Borders - Listverse

Top 10 Unusual Borders - Listverse | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Most of the time, a border is an imaginary line that isn’t remarkable in any way, usually not even readily visible.

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Global National - The true cost of cheap clothing

Tue, Nov 27: Following Saturday's deadly garment factory fire in Bangladesh, some wonder if greed is being put before safety? Robin Stickley reports. For mor...

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Forget Golf Courses: Subdivisions Draw Residents With Farms

Forget Golf Courses: Subdivisions Draw Residents With Farms | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Across the country, home buyers are embracing subdivisions that make farms a central amenity.

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Natalie K Jensen's curator insight, December 17, 2013 10:03 AM

Part of Assingment 1 on the Ecological Footprint.  This is a great item on how Americans are changing their daily lives to be more environmentally friendly.  Would you like a farm in your subdivision? 

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Is Buddhism the Most Science-Friendly Religion? - Scientific American (blog)

Is Buddhism the Most Science-Friendly Religion? - Scientific American (blog) | Human Geography | Scoop.it
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Is Buddhism the Most Science-Friendly Religion?
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What in Darwin's name is going on?
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Drought Helped Spark Syria's Civil War -- Is it One of Many Climate Wars to Come? | BillMoyers.com

Drought Helped Spark Syria's Civil War -- Is it One of Many Climate Wars to Come? | BillMoyers.com | Human Geography | Scoop.it

Climate change is already hurting the world’s most vulnerable populations. Those who live in areas hit hard by drought, severe storms or rising seas and can’t relocate because of economic or social factors bear the brunt of our planet’s increasing volatility.


One way the changing climate has already made itself known is through a devastating drought — and ensuing food shortage — in Syria; it created a powder keg, and played a significant role in sparking the country’s civil war. We can expect to see similar scenarios unfold in the future.


Moyers & Company’s John Light spoke with Francesco Femia, co-founder of the Center for Climate and Security — a think tank with an advisory board consisting of retired military commanders and international affairs experts — about how climate change serves as a “threat multiplier” in volatile regions such as Syria, Egypt and Pakistan, and what America’s role should be in a world in which climate change increasingly exacerbates — and causes — international crises.


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Christian South Sudan: Headed for civil war - WorldNetDaily

Christian South Sudan: Headed for civil war - WorldNetDaily | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Michael Carl is a veteran journalist with overseas military experience and experience as a political consultant. He also has two Master's Degrees, is a bi-vocational pastor and lives with his family in the Northeast United States.
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Quebec charter aims to put religion under wraps

Quebec charter aims to put religion under wraps | Human Geography | Scoop.it
By Denyse O'Leary. Some observers see restrictions on religious symbols for public workers as a way for the province to bolster separation claims (RT @OSV: Quebec charter aims to put religion under wraps
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Satellite image suggests North Korea has restarted Yongbyon nuclear reactor ... - Reuters

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Kim Jong un is not a caricature but a dangerous dictator that must be taken seriously. 

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Teachers call for return of foreign exchange trips to halt the decline of language skills

Teachers call for return of foreign exchange trips to halt the decline of language skills | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Risk-averse parents and children's reluctance to stay with strangers are preventing trips abroad (Sad to see decline in pupils taking foreign language; French and German -10% but good news #Spanish up 33%.
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NCAA Fan Map: How the Country Roots for College Football

NCAA Fan Map: How the Country Roots for College Football | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Data based on Facebook 'likes' estimates the boundaries of college football fandom.

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Though a cool map it doesn't take into account the diaspora of fans around the country.  Living here in Houston I certainly see fans from every part of the country in which people once lived. 

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Matt Green's curator insight, October 16, 11:16 AM

I could look at this for hours. Interesting to see what college football teams the country roots for.

 

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9 Reasons the U.S. Ended Up So Much More Car-Dependent Than Europe

9 Reasons the U.S. Ended Up So Much More Car-Dependent Than Europe | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Understanding mistakes of the past can help guide U.S. transportation policy in the future.

 

In 2010, Americans drove for 85 percent of their daily trips, compared to car trip shares of 50 to 65 percent in Europe. Longer trip distances only partially explain the difference. Roughly 30 percent of daily trips are shorter than a mile on either side of the Atlantic. But of those under one-mile trips, Americans drove almost 70 percent of the time, while Europeans made 70 percent of their short trips by bicycle, foot, or public transportation.  The statistics don't reveal the sources of this disparity, but there are nine main reasons American metro areas have ended up so much more car-dependent than cities in Western Europe.


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The correlation to our obesity rates cannot e be ignored.

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Alec Castagno's curator insight, December 5, 2:16 PM

Roads in the US are a congested mess, especially when compared with Europe. This article discusses the interesting historical, political, economic, and cultural factors that have led to the different directions taken. The US was quicker to adopt the automobile and to build the appropriate infrastructure to facilitate the rapid expansion of the car. Europe has made political efforts, like higher tax rates, to promote alternative transportation methods which allowed their public transportation methods to expand and develop more than they have in the US.

Kaitlin Young's curator insight, December 14, 4:36 PM

The United States developed to be much more car dependent that the cities of Western Europe. While many European cities were already tightly developed and sprawled, a lot of development in the United States occurred after the influx of automobiles. Cheap gas mixed with more and more people depended on automobiles allowed for infrastructure to develop more spread out. Because of cars, people could travel farther than they used to in a shorter time period. People no longer had to live in the city to work in the city, so suburban neighborhoods developed. European cities were mostly developed to their maximum area, therefore roads were built mostly to connect cities, not to intersect them. 

Wilmine Merlain's curator insight, December 18, 2:15 PM

Its easier for European countries to commit to cycling, walking and taking public transportation for the simple fact that their travel distance is shorter to that of the United States. A trip that can take Europeans 30 mins to travel can take Americans 45-60 mins of travel, depending where they are centrally located. I can agree with Europeans committing to using other alternatives to getting around their city versus using a car. They are more inclined to participate in physical activities, they are lowering their fuel emission, all in all, its a better decision for the environment.

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Teen Spirit: Easy booze fuels youth alcoholism in Russia

Underage alcoholism in Russia is becoming widespread, as it has never been easier for teenagers to buy booze without being asked for ID. There are no stringe...

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You Don't Know Africa

You Don't Know Africa | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Find all African countries as quick as you can. It's harder than you might think.

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The Roots of Cholera in Haiti: A Lack of Trees

The Roots of Cholera in Haiti: A Lack of Trees | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Often when I read comments on stories about efforts to restore degraded land in Haiti, I see people who make accusations that environmentalists care more about plants than we do about people.

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Africa's Next Billion

Africa's Next Billion | Human Geography | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Geneva-based non-profit organization best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the Annual Meeting of New Champions in China (Summer Davos) and the Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai.
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Even Good Coups Are Bad - Foreign Affairs

Even Good Coups Are Bad - Foreign Affairs | Human Geography | Scoop.it
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Even Good Coups Are Bad
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Recent events in Egypt are by no means unique. In fact, they fit rather perfectly into the tradition of civil society coups, which are common in new democracies.
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Civil wars: The picture in Africa | The Economist

Civil wars: The picture in Africa | The Economist | Human Geography | Scoop.it
THE briefing in the most recent issue of The Economist's print edition tackles the tricky subject of civil wars. As anyone familiar with Africa's...
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These statistics cannot accurately determine victums of civil unrest and wars.  The longterm effect of the disruption of peoples lives is immeasurable.

 

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Preserving Languages Threatened by Extinction - Kansas City infoZine

Preserving Languages Threatened by Extinction - Kansas City infoZine | Human Geography | Scoop.it
A Language Becomes Extinct Every Three Months.

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, September 11, 2013 2:49 PM

Washington, D.C. - infoZine - The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced $3.7 million in awards as a part of a joint Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) program.

With the completion of the ninth round of this ongoing collaboration to support scientists' efforts to document languages threatened by extinction, NSF and NEH partnered in the funding of 27 institutional grants, fellowships, doctoral dissertation research improvement awards, and training and workshop projects.

As the Catalogue of Endangered Languages confirms, on average, a language becomes extinct every three months.

"Our findings confirm the common perception that ongoing loss of language diversity in recent times has significantly accelerated," said Lyle Campbell, director of the Catalogue of Endangered Languages.

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Do Christians, Muslims and Jews worship the same God?

Do Christians, Muslims and Jews worship the same God? | Human Geography | Scoop.it
By Jeffrey Weiss, Special to CNN (CNN) -- Sunni and Shia Muslims are killing each other in several nations, most notably in Syria's escalating civil war. Coptic Christians churches are being torched in Egypt.
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Interesting and insightful. It's a great start of dialogue and date I say tolerance.
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