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Geographic Travels: Geography of Where American Olympic Athletes Live

Geographic Travels: Geography of Where American Olympic Athletes Live | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it

The Atlantic has an article on the geography of hometowns and residences of Summer 2012 Olympic athletes. The article is a good read but I was fascinated on the breakdown of where athletes currently live. There are several cores but California seems to be the place where summer fun becomes summer sports gold (silver and bronze)....

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NASA found a way to visualize the most important process behind global warming

NASA found a way to visualize the most important process behind global warming | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
This mesmerizing animation simulates a year in the life of carbon dioxide.
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Drive to Mine the Deep Sea Raises Concerns Over Impacts by Mike Ives: Yale Environment 360

Drive to Mine the Deep Sea Raises Concerns Over Impacts by Mike Ives: Yale Environment 360 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
Armed with new high-tech equipment, mining companies are targeting vast areas of the deep ocean for mineral extraction. But with few regulations in place, critics fear such development could threaten seabed ecosystems that scientists say are only now being fully understood.
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Network Inclusion Round Table 2014: Geographies of Information Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa

Network Inclusion Round Table 2014: Geographies of Information Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
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Wooden skyscrapers could be the future of flat-pack cities around the world

Wooden skyscrapers could be the future of flat-pack cities around the world | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow
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Flooding Risk From Climate Change, Country by Country

Flooding Risk From Climate Change, Country by Country | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
A new analysis of sea levels and flood risk around the world offers more evidence that the brunt of climate change will not be borne equally.
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Solar plants causing birds to catch on fire in mid-flight

Solar plants causing birds to catch on fire in mid-flight | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that...
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As Small Hydropower Expands, So Does Caution on Its Impacts by Dave Levitan: Yale Environment 360

As Small Hydropower Expands, So Does Caution on Its Impacts by Dave Levitan: Yale Environment 360 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
Small hydropower projects have the potential to bring electricity to millions of people now living off the grid. But experts warn that planners must carefully consider the cumulative effects of constructing too many small dams in a single watershed.
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Qatar World Cup: migrants wait a year to be paid for building offices

Qatar World Cup: migrants wait a year to be paid for building offices | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
Workers who fitted out lavish offices used by tournament organisers say they are trapped after collapse of contractor
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Climate Change Isn’t Main Culprit in Decline of Coral Reefs: Report

Climate Change Isn’t Main Culprit in Decline of Coral Reefs: Report | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
By the Caribbean Journal staff

Just one-sixth of the original coral cover in the Caribbean remains.

And if things stay the way they ar
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China’s Dirty Pollution Secret: The Boom Poisoned Its Soil and Crops by He Guangwei: Yale Environment 360

China’s Dirty Pollution Secret: The Boom Poisoned Its Soil and Crops by He Guangwei: Yale Environment 360 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
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On Front Lines of Recycling, Turning Food Waste into Biogas by Rachel Cernansky: Yale Environment 360

On Front Lines of Recycling, Turning Food Waste into Biogas by Rachel Cernansky: Yale Environment 360 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
An increasing number of sewage treatment plants in the U.S. and Europe are processing food waste in anaerobic biodigesters, keeping more garbage out of landfills, reducing methane emissions, and producing energy to defray their operating costs.
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Global Fishing Watch

Global Fishing Watch | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
Technology Illuminating the World’s Fishing Fleet

Global Fishing Watch is a technology platform that uses satellite data to inform the public about overfishing and make global fishing activity more transparent.

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The Drinkable Book - Water is Life - YouTube

http://www.WATERisLIFE.com Donations: http://waterislife.com/donate The Drinkable Book is a life saving tool that filters water and teaches proper sanitation...
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New Analysis Shows Global Exposure to Sea Level Rise | Climate Central

New Analysis Shows Global Exposure to Sea Level Rise | Climate Central | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
Explore our new analysis of worldwide exposure to sea level rise & coastal flooding, complete with an interactive graphic via NYT.
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World population to hit 11bn in 2100 – with 70% chance of continuous rise

World population to hit 11bn in 2100 – with 70% chance of continuous rise | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
New study overturns 20 years of consensus on peak projection of 9bn and gradual decline
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A New Frontier for Fracking: Drilling Near the Arctic Circle by Ed Struzik: Yale Environment 360

A New Frontier for Fracking: Drilling Near the Arctic Circle by Ed Struzik: Yale Environment 360 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
Hydraulic fracturing is about to move into the Canadian Arctic, with companies exploring the region's rich shale oil deposits. But many indigenous people and conservationists have serious concerns about the impact of fracking in more fragile northern environments.
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Cartographic Anomalies: How Map Projections Have Shaped Our Perceptions of the World - GIS Lounge

Cartographic Anomalies: How Map Projections Have Shaped Our Perceptions of the World - GIS Lounge | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Borneman explores how cartography and cartographic projections help and hinder our perception of the world.
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Why Restoring Wetlands Is More Critical Than Ever by Bruce Stutz: Yale Environment 360

Why Restoring Wetlands Is More Critical Than Ever by Bruce Stutz: Yale Environment 360 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
Along the Delaware River estuary, efforts are underway to restore wetlands lost due to centuries of human activity. With sea levels rising, coastal communities there and and elsewhere in the U.S. and Europe are realizing the value of wetlands as important buffers against flooding and tidal surges.
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Scientists Look for Causes of Baffling Die-Off of Sea Stars by Eric Wagner: Yale Environment 360

Scientists Look for Causes of Baffling Die-Off of Sea Stars by Eric Wagner: Yale Environment 360 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
Sea stars on both coasts of North America are dying en masse from a disease that kills them in a matter of days. Researchers are looking at various pathogens that may be behind what is known as sea star wasting syndrome, but they suspect that a key contributing factor is warming ocean waters.
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Loss of Snowpack and Glaciers In Rockies Poses Water Threat by Ed Struzik: Yale Environment 360

Loss of Snowpack and Glaciers In Rockies Poses Water Threat by Ed Struzik: Yale Environment 360 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
From the Columbia River basin in the U.S. to the Prairie Provinces of Canada, scientists and policy makers are confronting a future in which the loss of snow and ice in the Rocky Mountains could imperil water supplies for agriculture, cities and towns, and hydropower production.
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Water supply key to outcome of conflicts in Iraq and Syria, experts warn

Water supply key to outcome of conflicts in Iraq and Syria, experts warn | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
Security analysts in London and Baghdad say control of rivers and dams has become a major tactical weapon for Isis
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How Citizen Scientists Are Using
The Web to Track the Natural World: e360 Gallery

How Citizen Scientists Are Using <br/>The Web to Track the Natural World: e360 Gallery | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
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