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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

Satellite image suggests North Korea has restarted Yongbyon nuclear reactor ... - Reuters | Human Geography | Scoop.it
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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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Study shows Texas kids segregated by language - KVUE

Study shows Texas kids segregated by language - KVUE | Human Geography | Scoop.it
KVUE Study shows Texas kids segregated by language KVUE The proportion of students who need extra attention and schooling because of their limited language skills has been growing for years, adding to the workload of teachers who have seen per...
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No war-level efforts in fighting population growth, says petition - The Hindu

No war-level efforts in fighting population growth, says petition - The Hindu | Human Geography | Scoop.it
No war-level efforts in fighting population growth, says petition The Hindu Stating that by 2030 India's population will be the highest in the world and cross 170 crore in 2060, a public interest writ petition has been filed in the Supreme Court...
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Interesting perspective from a Hindu nationalist point of view. Agree or not, it is provocative.
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Egypt fears fresh confrontation as West deplores bloodshed

Egypt fears fresh confrontation as West deplores bloodshed | Human Geography | Scoop.it
CAIRO (Reuters) - Deeply polarized Egypt braced for renewed confrontation on Friday, with sympathizers of the Muslim Brotherhood expected to stage protests to denounce a ferocious security crackdown on...

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Is democracy just a moment as Robert Kaplan once suggested?

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How Cellphones Helped Researchers Track Malaria In Kenya : NPR

How Cellphones Helped Researchers Track Malaria In Kenya : NPR | Human Geography | Scoop.it
By tracking nearly 15 million cellphones in Kenya, scientists mapped out how malaria spreads through the Texas-sized country. The findings pinpoint areas where efforts to control malaria would be the most effective.

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Cell phones are so critically important for LDC's such as Kenya.  I saw some of this first-hand there last summer.

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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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Syrian rebels used Sarin nerve gas, not Assad’s regime: U.N. official

Syrian rebels used Sarin nerve gas, not Assad’s regime: U.N. official | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Testimony from victims strongly suggests it was the rebels, not the Syrian government, that used Sarin nerve gas during a recent incident in the revolution-wracked nation, a senior U.N. diplomat said Monday.
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A 'river' of refugees flows out of Syria as Iraqi Kurdistan opens border - The Independent

A 'river' of refugees flows out of Syria as Iraqi Kurdistan opens border - The Independent | Human Geography | Scoop.it
The Independent A 'river' of refugees flows out of Syria as Iraqi Kurdistan opens border The Independent On Thursday, when the border was opened, around 5,000 refugees crossed into Iraq. Upwards of 10,000 arrived on Saturday.
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Sad and ironic twist of events in this refugee flow.
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What are the Happiest Words in the English Language?

What are the Happiest Words in the English Language? | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Quick: what are the three happiest words in the English language?

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An excellent words they are.

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Researchers Say Malaria Deaths Are Twice The Official Count : NPR

Researchers Say Malaria Deaths Are Twice The Official Count : NPR | Human Geography | Scoop.it
If the new numbers are right, it means there's little chance that malaria deaths can be cut to near-zero by 2015, just three years from now. That was the goal set last year by the World Health Organization.

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