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One Country’s Table Scraps, Another Country’s Meal

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Food riots are breaking out abroad but Americans toss a lot of their food in the garbage.

 

What do you consider "garbage" when it comes to food? Take a look at what the average American family wastes each month, and think about where that food could have gone.


Via Seth Dixon
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The World Class Struggle: The Geography of Protest - Middle East Online

The World Class Struggle: The Geography of ProtestMiddle East OnlineThis is what we are seeing as the geography of protest constantly shifts, reports Immanuel Wallerstein. Wallerstein was the brains behind the World Systems Thoery"

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Loggers strip trees from Amazonian tribe's territory - video

Undercover investigators film loggers taking huge tree trunks out of the territory of the world's most threatened tribe...

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THE WORLD'S LARGEST SOLAR POWER PLANT (L.A.)

THE WORLD'S LARGEST SOLAR POWER PLANT (L.A.) | IB&A Level Geography | Scoop.it

The outlines of a massive solar thermal power plant --- the largest ever --- are starting to appear in the wilderness outside of Las Vegas. Green/Alternative energy.


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Living Geography: University Geography tables...

Living Geography: University Geography tables... | IB&A Level Geography | Scoop.it

Thinking of studying Geography at Uni as an Undergraduate?

Check these league tables to see where might be best to go... (:

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60 SECONDS ON THE INTERNET

60 SECONDS ON THE INTERNET | IB&A Level Geography | Scoop.it

Globalization at it's best!


Via Beth Dichter
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de Bruijne Benjamin's comment, June 18, 2013 5:40 AM
Et dire que c'est la crise !
Jennifer Samuels's curator insight, June 21, 2013 7:40 PM

I'll have to check the sources, but it doesn't sound unreasonable.

Joshua Lipworth's curator insight, July 24, 2013 11:19 AM

This is great because of blah blah blah

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IMPACTS OF RISING LABOUR COSTS IN CHINA

IMPACTS OF RISING LABOUR COSTS IN CHINA | IB&A Level Geography | Scoop.it

For decade's manufacturers from across the globe have moved production out of their respective domestic countries and relocated the huge distance, for many, to China.


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Precipitation in the Nile Region | STRATFOR

Precipitation in the Nile Region | STRATFOR | IB&A Level Geography | Scoop.it

Egypt's Nile Delta region is wide and flat, and eons of seasonal flooding have left it with deep layers of fertile sediment. The delta's compact shape also allows for some economies of scale in infrastructure development. But perhaps most important, the delta allows for contact with the outside world. Egypt is extremely capital poor and gaining even indirect access to global capital markets is no small achievement. Extending Egyptian influence downstream to the Mediterranean is absolutely critical. The opposite is true when Egypt pushes upstream, where it quickly encounters diminishing returns...

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Globalization, Power of Social Media

Globalization, Power of Social Media | IB&A Level Geography | Scoop.it
bigstock-PALO-ALTO-CA--DEC---Facebo-27569147. The $104 billion Facebook IPO testifies to the still considerable innovative power of Silicon Valley, but the hoopla over the new wave of billionaires won't change the basic ...
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The New Geography Of Jobs: Where You Live Matters More Than Ever - Forbes

The New Geography Of Jobs: Where You Live Matters More Than Ever - Forbes | IB&A Level Geography | Scoop.it
The New Geography Of Jobs: Where You Live Matters More Than EverForbesAs the global economy shifted from manufacturing to innovation, geography was supposed to matter less. But the pundits were wrong.
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