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Shipping Crude Oil by Rail: A New Front in the Tar Sands Wars by Jacques Leslie: Yale Environment 360

Shipping Crude Oil by Rail: A New Front in the Tar Sands Wars by Jacques Leslie: Yale Environment 360 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
As debate over the Keystone XL and other pipeline projects continues, crude oil from the Alberta tar sands and western U.S. oil fields is increasingly being hauled by railroad.
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Geographic Travels: America's Military Intelligence Agency Realizes Geography Matters

Groups like the Defense Intelligence Agency, the pinnacle of military intelligence in the United States, are best known for analyzing opposing military forces.  The "bean counting" of other military can be world changing, such as Winston Churchill's investigations into Nazi Germany's military buildup.

However, the Defense Intelligence Agency realizes that greater geographic factors drive the foundations of cultures and can be a great advanced warning for future threats.  Watch the first half of this promotional video and see what the Defense Intelligence Agency thinks the main things to look out for are.
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First half of video reveals which factors the US Defence Intelligence Agency believes will influence geopolitics over the next 30-40 years.

The relevance of geography is clear, even if the video does have the world rotating in the wrong direction at minute 2.12!

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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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China at Crossroads: Balancing The Economy and Environment by R. Edward Grumbine: Yale Environment 360

China at Crossroads: Balancing The Economy and Environment by R. Edward Grumbine: Yale Environment 360 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
After three decades of unbridled economic growth and mounting ecological problems, China and its new leadership face a key challenge: cleaning up the dirty air, polluted water, and tainted food supplies that are fueling widespread discontent among...
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Political and Social Strategies to Combat Climate Change | Worldwatch Institute

Political and Social Strategies to Combat Climate Change | Worldwatch Institute | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
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People or Parks: The Human Factor in Protecting Wildlife by Richard Conniff: Yale Environment 360

People or Parks: The Human Factor in Protecting Wildlife by Richard Conniff: Yale Environment 360 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
Recent studies in Asia and Australia found that community-managed areas can sometimes do better than traditional parks at preserving habitat and biodiversity. When it comes to conservation, maybe local people are not the problem, but the solution.
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Mexico to tackle obesity with taxes on junk food and sugary drinks

Mexico to tackle obesity with taxes on junk food and sugary drinks | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
President calls for hour of exercise per day and a 'change of culture' as Mexico has higher rates of adult obesity than the US
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A Year After Sandy, The Wrong Policy on Rebuilding the Coast by Rob Young: Yale Environment 360

A Year After Sandy, The Wrong Policy on Rebuilding the Coast by Rob Young: Yale Environment 360 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
One year after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the U.S. East Coast, the government is spending billions to replenish beaches that will only be swallowed again by rising seas and future storms.
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The Trillion-Ton Cap: Allocating The World's Carbon Emissions by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360

The Trillion-Ton Cap: Allocating The World's Carbon Emissions by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
The U.N. climate panel concluded last month that carbon emissions should be capped at a trillion tons, a total the world is rapidly approaching. Now comes the hard part: How will we decide how the remaining emissions are apportioned?
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Producing food sustainably

Producing food sustainably | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
Our Spotlight focuses on sustainable agriculture and asks how science and technology can help boost productivity within resource limits.
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Focus on Gender: Climate-violence link needs probing

Focus on Gender: Climate-violence link needs probing | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
The evidence does not back a link between high temperatures and violence against women, says Henrietta Miers.
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How the UN should revolutionise its data

How the UN should revolutionise its data | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
What do digital mapping technologies mean for the United Nations' development work, and how can they be improved?
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The Ambitious Restoration of An Undammed Western River by Caroline Fraser: Yale Environment 360

The Ambitious Restoration of An Undammed Western River by Caroline Fraser: Yale Environment 360 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
With the dismantling of two dams on Washington state’s Elwha River, the world’s largest dam removal project is almost complete. Now, in one of the most extensive U.S.
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The Global Gender Gap Report 2013

The Global Gender Gap Report 2013 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Geneva-based non-profit organization best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the Annual Meeting of New Champions in China (Summer Davos) and the Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai.
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Geographic Travels

Geographic Travels | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
Geography blog with military, geopolitics, religion and more
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Just 90 companies caused two-thirds of man-made global warming emissions

Just 90 companies caused two-thirds of man-made global warming emissions | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it

Chevron, Exxon and BP among companies most responsible for climate change since dawn of industrial age, figures show.

Climate change experts said the data set was the most ambitious effort so far to hold individual carbon producers, rather than governments, to account.

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How Online Mapmakers Are Helping the Red Cross Save Lives in the Philippines

How Online Mapmakers Are Helping the Red Cross Save Lives in the Philippines | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
Volunteers across the world are building the digital infrastructure for the organization's Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts
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Rodrigo Canales: The deadly genius of drug cartels | Video on TED.com

Up to 100,000 people died in drug-related violence in Mexico in the last 6 years.
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If you only have 20 mins to get a grasp of the complexities of the activities of the Mexican drug cartels (worldwide), then this is the video to watch! It looks at the threem main groups and their very different business models.

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China’s Great Dam Boom: A Major Assault on Its Rivers by Charlton Lewis: Yale Environment 360

China’s Great Dam Boom: A Major Assault on Its Rivers by Charlton Lewis: Yale Environment 360 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
China is engaged in a push to build hydroelectric dams on a scale unprecedented in human history.
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A Key Mangrove Forest Faces Major Threat from a Coal Plant by Jeremy Hance: Yale Environment 360

A Key Mangrove Forest Faces Major Threat from a Coal Plant by Jeremy Hance: Yale Environment 360 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
As Bangladesh makes a controversial turn to coal to produce electricity, the construction of a large coal-fired power plant is threatening the fragile ecosystem of the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest.
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Gender Gap Index

Gender Gap Index | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it

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Linda Denty's curator insight, October 28, 2013 6:06 PM

Interesting data!

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 16, 2013 1:35 PM

No surprise here that the countries that are more well off generally have less of a gender gap. One thing that i like to point out about this article is that the united states came in 23rd which i think is pretty humerous since we pride outselfs on our rights and equality but were not even in the top 20 countries in the world when it comes down to equality between genders. The biggest surprise of this article though has to be nicaragua coming in 10th even though every country around it scored poorly. hopefully the nicaraguans can teach their fellow costa ricans and houndurans how to close the gap.

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Rising Waters: How Fast and How Far Will Sea Levels Rise? by Nicola Jones: Yale Environment 360

Rising Waters: How Fast and How Far Will Sea Levels Rise? by Nicola Jones: Yale Environment 360 | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
Although the latest U.N. climate report significantly increases its projections for sea level rise this century, some scientists warn even those estimates are overly conservative.
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Ethiopian dam plans spark regional tensions

Ethiopian dam plans spark regional tensions | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
The project's potential impact on water supplies in Egypt and Sudan is causing friction, finds Rehab Abd Almohsen.
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Data dearth keeps migration off development agenda

Data dearth keeps migration off development agenda | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
Better data and more political will are needed to back migrants' inclusion in post-2015 development, says report.
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Focusing a Lens on China's Environmental Challenges: e360 Gallery

Focusing a Lens on China's Environmental Challenges: e360 Gallery | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
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