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How Industrial Agriculture Has Thwarted Factory Farm Reforms by Christina M. Russo: Yale Environment 360

How Industrial Agriculture Has Thwarted Factory Farm Reforms by Christina M. Russo: Yale Environment 360 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Robert Martin, co-author of a recent study on industrial farm animal production, explains how a powerful and intransigent agriculture lobby has successfully fought off attempts to reduce the harmful...
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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 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | 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? | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | 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 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | 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 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | 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 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | 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 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | 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? | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | 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 | 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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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

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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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World heritage forests burn as global tragedy unfolds in Tasmania

World heritage forests burn as global tragedy unfolds in Tasmania | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | 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 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | 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? | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | 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 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | 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? | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | 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 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | 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

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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 | 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.