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Shale offers freedom and security – but it could be a trap

Shale offers freedom and security – but it could be a trap | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Fiona Harvey: Exploiting shale gas and oil entails greenhouse gas emissions that will far outstrip our ability to adapt to the climate change they will cause...
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Japan's Population Decline: Incedible Facts About Japan's Aging Population

Japan's Population Decline: Does Japan have an ageing population problem? Did you know by 2060 4 out of 10 people in Japan will be over age 65? Will Japan as...

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Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, from 1990-2013

Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, from 1990-2013 | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it

Explore origin and destination totals of migrants from 233 countries between 1990 and 2013.


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Carbon map – which countries are responsible for climate change?

Carbon map – which countries are responsible for climate change? | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
As heads of state from David Cameron to Barack Obama meet in New York for a UN climate summit hosted by Ban Ki-moon, expectations are high for bold commitments on cutting greenhouse gas emissions
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China's Island Factory

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New islands are being made in the disputed South China Sea by the might of the Chinese state. But a group of marooned Filipinos on a rusting wreck is trying to stand in the way.
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Coming Soon: The World’s Largest Tidal Power Plant Will Generate Electricity for 175,000 Homes

Coming Soon: The World’s Largest Tidal Power Plant Will Generate Electricity for 175,000 Homes | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Funding has just been secured to break ground on the world's largest ocean current-driven power plant on the shores of…
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Russia Shuts Down McDonald's Franchises

Russia Shuts Down McDonald's Franchises | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it

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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Drive to Mine the Deep Sea Raises Concerns Over Impacts by Mike Ives: Yale Environment 360

Drive to Mine the Deep Sea Raises Concerns Over Impacts by Mike Ives: Yale Environment 360 | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Armed with new high-tech equipment, mining companies are targeting vast areas of the deep ocean for mineral extraction. But with few regulations in place, critics fear such development could threaten seabed ecosystems that scientists say are only now being fully understood.

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Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles + video - Business - NZ Herald News

Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles + video - Business - NZ Herald News | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
On a cruise more about politics than pleasure, Zhang Jing watched the grey shells of the Paracel Islands emerge from the purple, pre-dawn South China Sea. - New Zealand Herald
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China Is Building A Huge Eco-City Where No One Will Need To Drive

China Is Building A Huge Eco-City Where No One Will Need To Drive | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Check out the master plan.
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This map shows what Europe will look like if every separatist movement gets its own country

This map shows what Europe will look like if every separatist movement gets its own country | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it

If these places go the way of Scotland, geography quizzes just got a lot harder.


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Greening the city

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Vo Trong Nghia attempts to return greenery to Vietnam's choking cities and design affordable homes for poor communities.

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The Geography of NFL Fandom - The Atlantic

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NBCNews.com The Geography of NFL Fandom The Atlantic The Patriots really do rule New England, and the Cowboys might just be America's team. But after that, things get complicated. Robinson Meyer Sep 5 2014, 5:05 PM ET.
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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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