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Where Does Your Water Come From?

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This interactive map documents where 443 million people around the world get there water (although the United States data is by far the most extensive).  Most people can't answer this question.  A recent poll by The Nature Conservancy discoverd that 77% of Americans (not on private well water) don't know where their water comes from, they just drink it.  This link has videos, infographics and suggestions to promote cleaner water.  This is also a fabulous example of an embedded map using ArcGIS Online to share geospatial data with a wider audience.  

 

Tags: GIS, water, fluvial, environment, ESRI, pollution, development, consumption, resources, mapping, environment depend, cartography, geospatial. 


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Nic Hardisty's comment, October 15, 2012 6:01 AM
I was definitely unaware of where my drinking water came from. This is nice, user-friendly map... Hopefully it gets updated regularly, as it will be interesting to see how these sources change over time.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, July 1, 2013 12:55 PM

water is a resource we all depend on. Some of my best studies were on local Chesapeake Bay issues.

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What Will Be Left Then?

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A fun thought exercise touching on the themes of energy, resources, consumption and sustainability.  We all know that we are consuming resources quickly; if we (globally) continue at the same rate of consumption, how long with certain resources last?  If a is child born now, what resources would be gone when s/he is a middle aged?  A senior citizen? See the animated version here: http://www.amanda-warner.com/samples/whatleft/  


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What Would Happen If The Entire World Lived Like Americans?

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After making an infographic depicting how much space would be needed to house the entire world’s population based on the densities of various global cities, Tim De Chant of Per Square Mile got to thinking about the land resources it takes to support those same cities.


Tags: consumption, development, resources, energy, density, sustainability.


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Michelle Carvajal's comment, September 18, 2012 3:23 PM
Its very interesting that the United Arab Emirates would need more land mass than lets say China and the US. I guess what I'm trying to say is that the common misconception of people is that China has the greatest population. I definetely will rescoop this because people could actually see how hard it must be to house people who in essence would need all this land mass to live comfortably.
Thomas D's comment, April 22, 2013 1:13 PM
I thought that this was a very interesting graph and article to read. It shows that if the rest of the world lived like us Americans we would need four times the world’s surface, which is pretty substantial to think about. Although the United Arab Emirates is the leading this graph it’s hard to believe that America is in second. This goes to show that our way of living is out of hand, that the only reason we haven’t consumed everything is because the rest of the world is living of more reasonable amounts of resources or no resources at all. That we need to be as a country more conservative of our resources before we have to rely even more heavily than we already do on other countries. I was surprised to see that India has such a small percentage of resource consummation considering it is such a highly populated country.
Brianna Simao's comment, April 30, 2013 7:23 PM
Countries with a more advanced and urbanized way of life clearly would need more space to survive but if everyone lived like these more developed countries then natural selection dies and survival of the fittest takes over. Eventually all the natural resources would be used up. If they all continued to use the same amount and reproduce then the fertility rate would rapidly increase making the area overpopulated and the quality of life decreased. It is a good thing the entire world lives differently and has a diverse ecological footprint because it creates a balance in the world. As one country’s consumption is out of control another is holding down the fort because they lice more reasonably. It is interesting to see that even though China and India have the largest populations they don’t consume as many resources as the United States and the United Arab Emirates.
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KidsKnowIt.com - Internet's Most Popular Educational Website For Kids - Thousands of Free Educational Games And Activities

KidsKnowIt.com - Internet's Most Popular Educational Website For Kids - Thousands of Free Educational Games And Activities | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it

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Mobento - Comprehensive library of vetted educational videos - searchable by all words within the video!

Mobento - Comprehensive library of vetted educational videos - searchable by all words within the video! | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it
Fully searchable videos....

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Over 20,000 Free learning resources from PBS LearningMedia

Over 20,000 Free learning resources from  PBS LearningMedia | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it

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Free high quality lessons from LearnZillion

Free high quality lessons from LearnZillion | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it

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Excellent eduTech resources for Teachers - from Debra Finger

Excellent eduTech resources for Teachers - from Debra Finger | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it

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Flash cards, vocabulary memorization, and study games | Quizlet

Flash cards, vocabulary memorization, and study games | Quizlet | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it

Quizlet is a lightning fast way to memorize vocabulary lists. It's like flashcards, but much more fun and interactive.


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IELTS Word Power - Google Play

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British Council IELTS Word Power is a vocabulary practice app for IELTS test takers. With over 100 questions to test your word power, this app helps to build vocabular...

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Have Fun Teaching

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Free Worksheets, Coloring Pages, Flash Cards, Activities, Songs, Videos, and Games for Teachers, Parents, and Kids...

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The Best Ways ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers Can Develop Personal Learning Networks | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Ways ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers Can Develop Personal Learning Networks | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it

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The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it

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Infographic: The Global Water Crisis

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Despite the critical role that water has in our everyday lives, few people realize that the world’s freshwater supply is facing a major crisis in the near future.

Take a look at this infographic for more details, statistics and data on the 'invisible threat to humanity's future' to help increase awareness with regard to the global water crisis...


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If All of Earth's Water was put into Single Sphere

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If All of Earth's Water was put into Single Sphere, from the USGS Water Science School...

 

"This picture shows the size of a sphere that would contain all of Earth's water in comparison to the size of the Earth. The blue sphere sitting on the United States, reaching from about Salt Lake City, Utah to Topeka, Kansas, has a diameter of about 860 miles (about 1,385 kilometers) , with a volume of about 332,500,000 cubic miles (1,386,000,000 cubic kilometers). The sphere includes all the water in the oceans, seas, ice caps, lakes and rivers as well as groundwater, atmospheric water, and even the water in you, your dog, and your tomato plant."

 

The sphere does not include the potential water that some scientists believe may be trapped in the mantle (and thus not accessible on the surface).  For more about water that is not on or near the surface, see: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/03/0307_0307_waterworld.html


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Gary Robertson's comment, May 7, 2012 6:36 PM
Water is also tied up in hydrated minerals in the rocks of the earth's crust. While not "free" it is still significant and is occasionally freed through subduction and volcanic activity. Furthermore, the earth's mantle may contain even more water than the rest combined! So, maybe the Single Sphere should be larger by more than the cube root of 2, or about 1,083 miles in diameter. See mantle water data at http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/03/0307_0307_waterworld.html
Seth Dixon's comment, May 7, 2012 8:08 PM
Thanks Green Uncle Mary! I mean Mean Uncle Gary!
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Exclusive Economic Zones

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Today, a country’s marine economic area is defined by its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), a 200-nautical mile-wide (370 km) strip of sea along the country’s national coast line (hi-res image). This regulation, which was installed by the ‘UN Convention on the Law of the Sea’ in 1982, grants a state special rights to exploit natural (such as oil) and marine (for instance fish) resources, including scientific research and energy production (wind-parks, for example).

 

Questions to ponder: how does this series of buffer zones around the Earth's land masses impact politics, the environment and local economies?  Where might the EEZs be more important to the success of a country/territory than other regions? 

 

Tags:  economic, environment, political, resources, water, sovereignty, coastal, environment depend, territoriality, states, conflict, unit 4 political.  


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Great resources from the BBC including over 9000 video clips

Great resources from the BBC including over 9000 video clips | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it
Teaching resources and classroom activities: lesson plans, worksheets, classroom games and video clips for all curriculum school subjects.

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Great Free Lesson Plan Templates for Every Teacher

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Curriculum21 — Clearinghouse of teacher resources

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Primary Resources - Free teaching resources, lesson plans, teaching ideas for primary and elementary

Primary Resources - Free teaching resources, lesson plans, teaching ideas for primary and elementary | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it
Primary Resources - free worksheets, lesson plans and teaching ideas for primary and elementary teachers.

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Mural.ly - create an online mural of resources

A place to grow ideas together....

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Movies - and worksheets, subtitles

Movies - and worksheets, subtitles | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it

All Videos Tagged movies | English Language Learning and Teaching. ESL, EFL, TEFL, TESOL, and students.


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English Corner Time

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a lot of songs, stories and games for kids learning English


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Free ESL Fun Games, Interactive Grammar & Vocabulary Games for Classrooms

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Fun Games for ESL Teachers and Students, Powerpoint Games, Games for Kids, Printable Board Games and Poker Card Games, Interactive Games and Game Templates for ESL Lesson Plans, Snakes and Ladders, ESL Hangman Games, Wheel of Fortune, TEFL Games, ...

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Movies » Simple English Videos

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This site has a large collection of videos with interactive scripts. Just click on th words in the script and you will hear the part of the clip where they are spoken.


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Luciana Viter's comment, August 13, 2012 8:19 PM
Great resource, Thanks!
Wad. Moha's curator insight, December 11, 2012 2:33 PM

this helps a lot.  why don't you just give it a try