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Wind farms will create more carbon dioxide, say scientists - Telegraph

Wind farms will create more carbon dioxide, say scientists - Telegraph | Geography | Scoop.it
Thousands of Britain’s wind turbines will create more greenhouse gases than they save, according to potentially devastating scientific research to be published later this year.
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India set to start massive project to divert Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers

India set to start massive project to divert Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers | Geography | Scoop.it
Ambitious scheme to channel water from regions with a surplus to drought-prone areas could begin in days, but Bangladesh has raised concerns
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Story of cities #38: Vancouver dumps its freeway plan for a more beautiful future

Story of cities #38: Vancouver dumps its freeway plan for a more beautiful future | Geography | Scoop.it
In the 1960s, Vancouver’s historic downtown was at risk of being razed for modern road projects – only for an extraordinary protest movement to turn the tide, helping transform it into one of North America’s most ‘liveable’ cities
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Huge coral reef discovered at Amazon river mouth

Huge coral reef discovered at Amazon river mouth | Geography | Scoop.it
Scientists astonished to find 600-mile long reef under the muddy water in a site already marked for oil exploration
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Five forces catapulting geography onto the world stage

Five forces catapulting geography onto the world stage | Geography | Scoop.it
Five converging global trends may present geography with unprecedented world attention: geo-awareness, geo-enablement, geotechnologies, citizen science and storytelling. Each of these is transforming the audience for geography and the way geography is taught and perceived.
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World heritage forests burn as global tragedy unfolds in Tasmania

World heritage forests burn as global tragedy unfolds in Tasmania | Geography | Scoop.it
‘Devastating’ long-term prognosis for ancient Gondwana ecosystem as bushfires turn trees more than 1,000 years old to tinder
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Buenos Aires: bringing public services to the 'invisible' slums

Buenos Aires: bringing public services to the 'invisible' slums | Geography | Scoop.it
For residents of the city’s informal housing settlements invisibility on the map can be deadly. A new digital mapping project is helping change this
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Where is the world's most polluted city?

Where is the world's most polluted city? | Geography | Scoop.it
Outdoor air pollution kills 3.3 million people, mostly in cities, every year. That’s more than HIV, malaria and influenza combined – yet the sparse coverage of official data means many cities are not even monitored
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The incredible plan to make money grow on trees | Sam Knight

The incredible plan to make money grow on trees | Sam Knight | Geography | Scoop.it
The long read: One of the most cutting-edge projects to tackle climate change is being pioneered in one of the most remote, undeveloped countries on earth. Does it have any hope of succeeding?
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Can a slum built on a World Heritage Site in Mexico City have rights?

Can a slum built on a World Heritage Site in Mexico City have rights? | Geography | Scoop.it
Poor urban planning prompted thousands of Mexico City residents to build their own neighbourhood ... on the ecologically protected Aztec heritage lands of Xochimilco. Now what?
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The Growing Need for Geographic Education

The Growing Need for Geographic Education | Geography | Scoop.it

"The National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) continues to both promote and celebrate geographic teaching and learning. Our activities include conducting and gathering research, producing journals and other geography publications, developing curricular resources at the K-12 and University levels, providing professional development opportunities, and organizing an annual conference."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 9, 2015 12:52 PM

The NCGE promotes geographic education, which we need now more than ever--here are the labor statistics about the future need for geographers supporting the statements in the image above. 


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Elisa's curator insight, November 12, 2015 2:00 PM

www .ncge .org

Kaye Morley's curator insight, November 16, 2015 6:31 PM

Great fact to remember for the next subject selection day!

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The East Carolinian presents the Augmented Reality Sandbox - YouTube

The East Carolina Geology department takes The East Carolinian inside its building and reveals an interesting new tool that will be used to teach students mo...
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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 | Geography | Scoop.it
Groundwater supplies are threatened across the globe.
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April breaks global temperature record, marking seven months of new highs

April breaks global temperature record, marking seven months of new highs | Geography | Scoop.it
Latest monthly figures add to string of recent temperature records and all but assure 2016 will be hottest year on record
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Bacteria could be speeding up the darkening of Greenland's ice

Bacteria could be speeding up the darkening of Greenland's ice | Geography | Scoop.it
Greenland’s ice is melting, and scientists have discovered a photosynthesising microbe they believe to be responsible for accelerating the process
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'Ash to cash': Montserrat gambles future on the volcano that nearly destroyed it

'Ash to cash': Montserrat gambles future on the volcano that nearly destroyed it | Geography | Scoop.it
Twenty years on, the island invests in sand mining and geothermal energy to reconcile with the Soufrière Hills eruptions that once buried it in mortal dust
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Punta del Este: is Uruguay's uber-rich 'gated city' a glimpse of our urban future?

Punta del Este: is Uruguay's uber-rich 'gated city' a glimpse of our urban future? | Geography | Scoop.it
Astronomic rents and zero public housing keep the haves and have-nots apart in the exclusive Uruguayan coastal city. But is this dystopian ‘paradise’ preempting the path on which other global cities are set?
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How well do you really know your country? Take our quiz

Most people around the world are pretty bad when it comes to knowing the stats behind the news. Ipsos surveyed people in 33 countries around the world on issues ranging from immigration to obesity - how does your knowledge compare to theirs?
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This airborne river may be the largest river on earth

This airborne river may be the largest river on earth | Geography | Scoop.it
On a typical sunny day in the Amazon, 20 billion metric tons of water pass through the trees and into the air. This is more than just a feat of Nature -- it’s at the heart of South America’s econom...
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Groundwater is mostly non-renewable, study finds

Groundwater is mostly non-renewable, study finds | Geography | Scoop.it
The water that supplies aquifers and wells that billions of people rely on around the world is mostly a non-renewable resource that could run out, a new Canadian-led study suggests.
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Collapsing Greenland glacier could raise sea levels by half a metre, say scientists

Collapsing Greenland glacier could raise sea levels by half a metre, say scientists | Geography | Scoop.it
Huge Zachariae Isstrom glacier has begun to break up, starting a rapid retreat that could continue to raise sea levels for decades to come
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The rainforests hold the key to taming El Niño's destruction

The rainforests hold the key to taming El Niño's destruction | Geography | Scoop.it
Healthy forests protect our climate and moderate our weather. As the ‘Godzilla’ El Niño builds in the weeks ahead of Paris talks, it is a timely warning that deforestation is partly to blame for its impacts
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The big reckoning: how many people did the millennium goals save?

The big reckoning: how many people did the millennium goals save? | Geography | Scoop.it
The landmark 15-year millennium development goals project culminates this weekend at a historic UN summit. But the report card is mixed
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Introduction to Human Geography: A Disciplinary Approach

Introduction to Human Geography: A Disciplinary Approach | Geography | 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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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 12, 2015 4:58 PM

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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Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, August 13, 2015 7:24 AM

Human Geography

Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, August 13, 2015 8:52 AM

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.