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Ageing China: Changes and challenges

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Interactive look at China's changing population structure and the challenges facing the younger generations.
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How El Niño will change the world's weather in 2014

How El Niño will change the world's weather in 2014 | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
With a 90% chance of the global weather phenomenon striking this year, impacts both devastating and beneficial will be felt from India to Peru
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Geography of Coffee - GIS Lounge

Geography of Coffee - GIS Lounge | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it

Almost everything can be seen through the eyes of a geographer.  Take coffee, for example; to most people, coffee is a delicious beverage and nothing more. But to geographers coffee holds a number of intriguing chronicles relating to physical geography, human geography, biogeography, and many other aspects.


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What Country Will Soon Be 100% Organic? | Fooducate

What Country Will Soon Be 100% Organic? | Fooducate | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it

Although farmers were joyful at first, they soon discovered the real price of their new farming practices. The soil was dying. It needed increased levels of synthetic chemicals to keep producing crops.


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Here's Why Americans Are Fleeing the Suburbs

Here's Why Americans Are Fleeing the Suburbs | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
The young increasingly want to live in cities

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Feeding 9 Billion - National Geographic

Feeding 9 Billion - National Geographic | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
When we think about threats to the environment, we tend to picture cars and smokestacks, not dinner. But the truth is, our need for food poses one of the biggest dangers to the planet.

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New Photos of Uncontacted Amazon Tribe Stir Uproar

New Photos of Uncontacted Amazon Tribe Stir Uproar | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Pressure from loggers, gold prospectors, and land speculators endangers many of the world's last remaining uncontacted indigenous communities.
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Arctic summit starts in London

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Air Pollution in Asia: Real-time Air Quality Index Visual Map

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How the north ended up on top of the map | Al Jazeera America

How the north ended up on top of the map | Al Jazeera America | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
A cartographic history of what’s up

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Tony Burton's curator insight, February 19, 3:00 PM

Link is suitable for TOK discussion about maps

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Southeast Asia Wastes Up To 80% Of Rice Harvest

Southeast Asia Wastes Up To 80% Of Rice Harvest | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
The loss of about 180 million tons a year of rice also represents poor use of land, energy and water resources, a U.K.-based group warned.
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Oxfam: 85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world

Oxfam: 85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
As World Economic Forum starts in Davos, development charity claims that growing inequality has been driven by a 'power grab' by wealthy elites

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steve smith's curator insight, February 23, 7:01 PM

a staggering statistic !

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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World - A Sheep No More

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World - A Sheep No More | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and info graphics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection...
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Canada to claim north pole as its own

Canada to claim north pole as its own | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
UN submission will seek to redefine Canada's continental shelf to capture more Arctic oil and gas resources

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Russia Shuts Down McDonald's Franchises

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In a move that has been widely seen as retaliatory, the Russian government has kicked off a series of random checks at McDonald's around the country, and has already shut down four prime locations in Moscow.


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Allison Anthony's curator insight, August 23, 8:51 AM
Putin using the Big Mac attack strategy.
Nancy Watson's curator insight, August 24, 7:57 PM

This was at one time the largest McDonalds.

 

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How feasible is it to build Green Cities in Mexico? | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

How feasible is it to build Green Cities in Mexico? | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
This guest post, by C.G. Machlan of the fledgling Green City Development Organization, looks at the feasibility and practicality of establishing sustainable,

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If This Is The Future Of Our Roads, That Would Be Awesome | 9GAG.tv

If This Is The Future Of Our Roads, That Would Be Awesome | 9GAG.tv | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Imagine a world where the roads are paved in solar freakin' panels.
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Unsustainable Seafood: A New Crackdown on Illegal Fishing by Richard Conniff: Yale Environment 360

Unsustainable Seafood: A New Crackdown on Illegal Fishing by Richard Conniff: Yale Environment 360 | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
A recent study shows that a surprisingly large amount of the seafood sold in U.S. markets is caught illegally. In a series of actions over the last few months, governments and international regulators have started taking aim at stopping this illicit trade in contraband fish.

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China Admits That One-Fifth Of Its Farmland Is Contaminated

China Admits That One-Fifth Of Its Farmland Is Contaminated | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it

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Why Chinese don’t want more children - CNN GPS Fareed Zakaria

Why Chinese don’t want more children - CNN GPS Fareed Zakaria | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it

"Much has been made of how China recently eased restrictions on having children. Under the old rules, if a couple wanted to have a second child, both husband and wife needed to be the only offspring of their parents.  Under the new rules, a second child could be allowed if just one of its potential parents was an only-child. The change impacts about 20 million Chinese. You'd imagine after decades of restrictions, many of them would jump at the chance to have a second child, right?"


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Beijing Buys a Waste Management Company to Solve Its Pollution Problems

Beijing Buys a Waste Management Company to Solve Its Pollution Problems | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it

But it won't work.


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China’s Smog Is So Bad They’re Now Calling It a ‘Nuclear Winter’ | TIME.com

China’s Smog Is So Bad They’re Now Calling It a ‘Nuclear Winter’ | TIME.com | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
The pollution is threatening lives and crops

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"As the foul air intensified over the weekend, the nation’s senior climate-change official noted that “China’s pollution is at an unbearable stage.” Another scientist compared the smog blanket to living through a “nuclear winter” because the air is so impenetrable that crops are not getting enough light and becoming stunted, threatening disaster for many farmers."

 

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China's Mass Migration Home for Lunar New Year in Pictures

China's Mass Migration Home for Lunar New Year in Pictures | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
The scores of Chinese who made the long trek back to their hometown for Spring Festival faced crowded train stations and long, arduous rides to ring in the new year with loved ones.

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2014 Gates Annual Letter: Myths About Foreign Aid - Gates Foundation

2014 Gates Annual Letter: Myths About Foreign Aid - Gates Foundation | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Learn how foreign aid reduces overpopulation, dependency on aid for impoverished countries, and makes a sustainable future for our planet.
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Why So Many Emerging Megacities Remain So Poor

Why So Many Emerging Megacities Remain So Poor | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it

"The big story of global economic development over the past several decades has been the steady march of urbanization and the development of mega-cities around the world. As I noted earlier this week, the percentage of the world's population that lives in cities has grown from less than a third in the middle of the twentieth century to more than half today.  

 

Economists and urbanists have generally considered increasing urbanization to be a good thing. The long history of global cities — from ancient Rome to London and New York today — is a story of increasing progress and prosperity.


But those concerned with the "Global South" have rightly pointed to the persistent poverty in some large, dense cities of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Consider the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kinshasa — a booming megalopolis of 8.4 million in a country that has a GDP per capita of only $410.  If urbanization really helps drive economic development, why do many global cities remain poor?"

 


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Kaili Tan's comment, January 29, 7:35 AM
I agree with your point of view. Urbanization provides lots of benefits for the people however it takes a lot of time to develop an under-developed area into a modern urban city. There are many things to build and it takes effort of many workers to evolve the place. Thus, many areas are still not developed and some of the urban cities are still poor because the government do not have enough money to support them. Thus, an urban city might be living in poverty too. To overcome poverty is not a matter that can be resolved overnight. It requires the combined efforts of many contributing individuals.
Keith Lee's comment, January 29, 8:15 AM
urbanization do provide lots of benefits for the people but it will be interminable. the workers have to be employed by someone who has the capability and knowledge, the company or government must be capable to sustain the construction. the company also needs to supply resources and pay the workers. i think that economic power can help urbanize a city, the state then the country.
Joey Tan's comment, January 29, 10:08 AM
I totally agree about the point pointed out. Urbanization is very common in many countires that are very big. It provides lots of advantages but because the country is too big, the government is unable to make changes very quickly. The city is usually the place that will be more advanced and well-developed as compared to other rural areas. Thus, it takes a longer time for a undeveloped area to be more organised and developed. Not only are the people in rural areas living in poverty, people living in city might also be facing the poverty because the country only focus on developing the country and not the other important factors such as education and health. To improve poverty, I feel that everyone in the country should do their part in contributing and making the country a better place to be in.
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Follow The Frog Week 2013

Follow The Frog Week 2013 | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
I Follow the Frog. And I'm choosing a healthy planet. | Follow the Frog Week September 16-22
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