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Photographing the Hazardous Resting Places of Obsolete Electronics

Photographing the Hazardous Resting Places of Obsolete Electronics | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
An exhibit at the New School asks how designers can help combat the e-waste crisis.
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Can democracy spread at the push of a button? | Stephen Abbott Pugh

Can democracy spread at the push of a button? | Stephen Abbott Pugh | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Unlocking the data that can help people monitor what their governments are really up to is helping to spread democracy in many African countries
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Air Spaces: Where the Planes Fly - Views of the World

Air Spaces: Where the Planes Fly - Views of the World | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
The Future of Mapping was the theme of a Cartographic Summit jointly held by the International Cartographic Association (ICA) and Esri at Esri’s headquarters in Redlands (California). The aim of the event was to examine new directions in mapping in … Continue reading →
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Invisible Hands

Invisible Hands | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
We examine poor working conditions for Mexican farm workers who pick the fruits and vegetables that end up on US tables.
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Exploiting DRC's 'cobalt kids'

Exploiting DRC's 'cobalt kids' | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Western firms turn blind eye as child miners toil in dangerous conditions for precious "battery" mineral, Amnesty says.
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What is the impact of globalisation on the environment? - Economic Globalisation - OECD iLibrary

What is the impact of globalisation on the environment? - Economic Globalisation - OECD iLibrary | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Globalisation helped accentuate the major environmental damages we’re experiencing today, even though it’s only indirectly responsible. Some nation
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Zimbabwe to make Chinese yuan legal currency after Beijing cancels debts

Zimbabwe to make Chinese yuan legal currency after Beijing cancels debts | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Yuan becomes the latest currency to be approved for public transactions in Zimbabwe, as the southern African nation seeks to increase trade with Beijing
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Does Doha trade talks' failure suggest second age of globalisation is over?

Does Doha trade talks' failure suggest second age of globalisation is over? | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Climate has changed since WTO round began in 2001, with extreme nationalism rising again on back of economic hardship triggered by system failure
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Big boys gone bananas!*

Big boys gone bananas!* | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
A filmmaker is sued for his coverage of a legal battle between Nicaraguans and the biggest fruit company in the world.
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Kenya: The new factory of the world? - Al Jazeera English

Kenya: The new factory of the world? - Al Jazeera English | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
We look at Kenya's ambitious plans to transform into a newly industrialising, middle-income country.
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The Inevitable Rise of the Internet of Shipping Containers | Motherboard

The Inevitable Rise of the Internet of Shipping Containers | Motherboard | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Is this the dawn of the smart shipping container?
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The growth in shipping as a transportation method as a component of globalization.

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The Subway That Connects Two Continents

The Subway That Connects Two Continents | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
A conversation about the role of cities in the larger global economy
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Cities and their role in Global Trade from the perspective of JP Morgan

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US corporations have $1.4tn hidden in tax havens, claims Oxfam report

US corporations have $1.4tn hidden in tax havens, claims Oxfam report | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Charity analysis of the 50 biggest US businesses claims Apple has $181bn held offshore, while General Electric has $119bn and Microsoft $108bn
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Indigenous tribe in Brazil creates video game to help preserve culture

Indigenous tribe in Brazil creates video game to help preserve culture | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
The Kaxinawa people of Brazil teamed up with anthropologists and developers to create a video game that honors their culture.
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Oaxaca’s Native Maize Embraced by Top Chefs in U.S. and Europe

Oaxaca’s Native Maize Embraced by Top Chefs in U.S. and Europe | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Mexico’s traditional corn was fading away, but it is now being bought in bulk to satisfy the appetites of fine diners.
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The Rise of Global Startup Cities

The Rise of Global Startup Cities | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Venture capital investment is extremely spiky, but remains concentrated among a select group of cities.
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The US digital divide: Who gets high-speed Internet?

The US digital divide: Who gets high-speed Internet? | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
We head to the rural American city of Chattanooga to learn how citizens secured the fastest Internet in the country.
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Your Smartphone Is Probably Powered by Child Labor at Mines in Africa | VICE News

Amnesty International says batteries in products made by Apple, Samsung, and others contain cobalt mined by kids in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Destination%20Culture.pdf

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Great paper to support the teaching of homogenization of urban landscapes.

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Has the World Trade Organisation failed poor countries?

Has the World Trade Organisation failed poor countries? | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
We examine the Doha Development Agenda, a WTO initiative that has been unable to address unfair agricultural practices.
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Time travel

Time travel | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
An isochronic map shows where to go, how long it took to get there – and what changes were on the way
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Migrant remittances are a lifeline for families, and a force for development

Migrant remittances are a lifeline for families, and a force for development | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
With an influx of refugees and migrants making headlines in Europe and politicians around the world debating the merits of immigration, it’s important to take a step back and consider the development impact migration has for both sending countries and host nations. International labour migration has become a key driver of development around the world. One way migration impacts development is through the accompanying remittances, the money sent by migrant workers (and diasporas) to relatives back home.
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The High Cost of Cheap Clothes | VICE | United States

Cambodian authorities are pushing former sex workers into a trade where conditions and pay are even worse: making clothing for Western brands.
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