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L'Aquila earthquake scientists sentenced to six years in jail - Telegraph

L'Aquila earthquake scientists sentenced to six years in jail - Telegraph | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
Six Italian scientists and a government official have been found guilty in a watershed trial of multiple manslaughter for underestimating the risks of the L'Aquila 2009 earthquake.

The landmark decision on Monday was welcomed by victims and their families but immediately prompted uproar from the scientific community, which contends that there is no reliable way of predicting earthquakes.

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Introduction to Human Geography: A Disciplinary Approach

Introduction to Human Geography: A Disciplinary Approach | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
This website serves as an off-campus host for text, images, data and other web-based resources associated with the free eText, Introduction to Human Geography: A Disciplinary Approach.

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I'm very excited to see a free eText in Human Geography.  I will be looking at this more closely during the next semester and think that geography teachers will see this as a welcome supplemental to their arsenal of resources. This is definitely on the shortlist of best materials on this site.   


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Human Geography

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Gracias a Seth Dixon accedo a este texto de acceso libre que es una interesante Introducción a la Geografía Humana. De fácil navegación se puede acceder a valiosa información textual, a imágenes, datos y otros recursos. Es un producto de Steven Graves, profesor de geografía en California State University, Northridge.

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Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m every minute, says IMF

Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m every minute, says IMF | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
‘Shocking’ revelation finds $5.3tn subsidy estimate for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments
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Carbon emissions: past, present and future – interactive

Carbon emissions: past, present and future – interactive | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
As the UN climate talks open in Lima to agree on a draft text for a binding treaty in Paris in 2015, here is a timeline of world’s top 20 emitters of carbon dioxide since the dawn of industrialisation
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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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Almost 10 mn people in the U.S. live on less than $2 a day

Almost 10 mn people in the U.S. live on less than $2 a day | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
By Cristina Zabalaga.
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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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New NASA data show how the world is running out of water

New NASA data show how the world is running out of water | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
Groundwater supplies are threatened across the globe.
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Yellowstone national park: scientists discover huge magma chamber

Yellowstone national park: scientists discover huge magma chamber | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
Seismic tomography provides scientists with a much bigger picture of the volcanic ‘plumbing system’ under Yellowstone national park
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Product of Mexico: Hardship on Mexico's farms, a bounty for U.S. tables

Product of Mexico: Hardship on Mexico's farms, a bounty for U.S. tables | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
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Insightful and at times very disturbing account of the tough lives led by Mexican farmhands working for major growers. An excellent starting point for lots of discussions!

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Stop Trying to Save the World

Stop Trying to Save the World | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
Big ideas are destroying international development.
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Why "International Development" needs a rethink.

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Tony Hall's curator insight, November 25, 2014 9:13 AM

This is really interesting article. It would seem that international aid is similar to education in that it is trying to find the 'one big idea' that will solve everything. It's just not going to happen like that. People don't need to think outside the box so much as work with what is in the box already. The big dreams are important as an ultimate goal, but we need to understand that to reach that ultimate goal is going to take time. And that's ok as long as there work being done to get there.

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Global Fishing Watch

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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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