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Time to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Industrial Agriculture?

Time to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Industrial Agriculture? | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

Are current agricultural methods sustainable?  Is organic farming a realistic substitute for current practices?  This article looks into both sides of the argument.

 

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6 cameras, 6 cyclists, 6 different ways to commute...

6 cameras, 6 cyclists, 6 different ways to commute... | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

LA is known for some of the worst traffic in the U.S.

and its subsequent air quality problems.  Here's a fun video about how six people are searching out their own alternative through cycling.

 

6 cameras, 6 cyclists, 6 different ways to commute to work via bike in LA.

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How To Make Area Cartogram Maps in ArcGIS | GIS Lounge

How To Make Area Cartogram Maps in ArcGIS | GIS Lounge | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
If you have data with disparate values between areas, making an area cartogram is an effective way to map out those values.  Unfortunately, making area cartogram maps within ArcGIS can’t been done natively so external scripts and programs are needed.
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Ancient migration: Coming to America

Ancient migration: Coming to America | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

New theory on how and when the first humans came to America.  Make sure you check out the graphic.

 

For decades, scientists thought that the Clovis hunters were the first to cross the Arctic to America.

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Enduring Voices Project, Endangered Languages, Map, Facts, Photos, Videos -- National Geographic

Enduring Voices Project, Endangered Languages, Map, Facts, Photos, Videos -- National Geographic | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

This article and accompanying graphic about the extinction of languages serve as a great intro to a movie posted earlier - Canada: The Ktunaxa.

 

Learn about National Geographic's Enduring Voices Project, working to document endangered languages. Get language facts, photos, map, and more.

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Dubstep + Irish Dance = TapTronic

Dubstep + Irish Dance = TapTronic | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

When traditional culture meets pop culture...

 

"This is no "Riverdance." TapTronic, a group which describes itself as "a progressive fusion of Irish dance and electronic music," has premiered its first video."

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Breathingearth - CO2, birth & death rates by country, simulated real-time

Breathingearth - CO2, birth & death rates by country, simulated real-time | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
A visual real-time simulation that displays the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, birth rates, and death rates of every country in the world.
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30-Second Snapshot: The U.S. and China | Think Tank | Big Think

30-Second Snapshot: The U.S. and China | Think Tank | Big Think | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

Covers several of the key ways that geographers and economists compare these two countries.

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Interactive: MIT researchers map energy use and building material intensity across US cities

Interactive: MIT researchers map energy use and building material intensity across US cities | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

Urban environment experts have produced a richly detailed interactive tool for exploring material and energy use in US cities...

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Bangkok’s Post Diluvian Future | Magical Urbanism

Bangkok’s Post Diluvian Future | Magical Urbanism | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

Bangkok faces an uncertain future on a warming planet. The city itself is shrinking below sea level 4“ per year even as sea levels rise.

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Topography of religion

Topography of religion | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

Play with an interactive map of the U.S. that allows you to see the precentage breakdown of different religions practiced for each state.  

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Population by Latitude/Longitude

Population by Latitude/Longitude | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

This is an excellent spatial graph that helps to explain the distribution of the human population.  Why do we live where we live?   The longitude map is still fascinating, but has less explanatory power.  What would be brilliant is a graph that charted population by latitude (as this does) AND charts the amount of land at each given latitude.   To see the originals on the Radical Cartography website, see: http://www.radicalcartography.net/index.html?histpop


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Robin Manning's comment, May 1, 2012 6:00 PM
They do some great stuff at Radical Cartography.
Kyle M Norton's comment, May 2, 2012 7:50 AM
interesting graph
Seth Dixon's comment, May 2, 2012 7:55 AM
This is quite an innovative method to visualize the data.
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Map: US bases encircle Iran

Map: US bases encircle Iran | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

Dozens of US and allied forces' military installations dot the region, from Oman, UAE and Kuwait to Turkey and Israel.

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Amory Lovins: A 50-year plan for energy | Video on TED.com

Simply fascinating TED Talk.  Hopefully we can formalize and adhere to such a plan.

 

TED Talks In this intimate talk filmed at TED's offices, energy theorist Amory Lovins lays out the steps we must take to end the world's dependence on oil (before we run out).

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How family-planning programs in countries like Burkina Faso, Niger, Zambia, and Malawi can help the whole world.

How family-planning programs in  countries like Burkina Faso, Niger, Zambia, and Malawi can help the whole world. | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

What really is the impact of our continual population growth?  What ways can we hope to manage this issue?  Well, one of the key tools at our disposal according to this article is family planning.  Every dollar spent on family planning in Africa creates $90-$150 in benefits.  Now that's a healthy multiplier!

 

 

In this series, Bjorn Lomborg explores the smartest investments to respond to global challenges like hunger, disease, sanitation, and climate change—and readers get to have their say. See the other  articles here.

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Place Names That Became Words

Place Names That Became Words | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

If we're going to study a place, we'll eventually have to name it.  Toponymy - the study of place names.

 

Learn about place names that became words, geological and geographical features, and elements on the periodic table.

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Harvard and MIT Team Up to Educate a Billion People Online - Education - GOOD

Harvard and MIT Team Up to Educate a Billion People Online - Education - GOOD | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

Free educaiton? MIT has already had a great deal of success with their MITx.   According to this article, over 120,000 students from around the world signed up for the first class.  The success of Harvard and MIT joining together with edX could cause a paradigm shift in continued education.

 

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Design For Suburbia's Forgotten Citizens

Design For Suburbia's Forgotten Citizens | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
By Vanessa Quirk(click here for original article) Poverty and violence, boarded windows and weedy lawns, immigrants jammed “by the dozen into houses conceived for the Cleavers.” In “Can this Suburb be Saved?
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Canada: The Ktunaxa

Canada: The Ktunaxa | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

See National Geographic's Enduring Voices link for a nice introduction about the extinction of languages.  One dies aproximately every 14 minutes, and by the end of the century, its estimated that half of the 7,000 languages in the world today will have become extinct.

 

For one indigenous people, the internet could be key to saving a language related to no other on earth.

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Fight Global Warming by Going Vegetarian

Fight Global Warming by Going Vegetarian | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

While going vegetarian may not be desirable for many people, cutting back our consumption of animal products can have a significant positive impact on the environment.  This article outlines some of the stastics supporting this view.

 

 

"Your source for great-tasting vegan and vegetarian recipes, information on all aspects of vegan and vegetarian living, news about PETA's campaigns to stop factory farming, tips and free stuff to help you promote a vegetarian lifestyle."

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Old Maps Online

Old Maps Online | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

maps. Maps. MAPS. MAPS!   Choose any area in the world and this site will generate a large set of old maps for you to scroll through.  

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Geography of Billionaires: Mapping Nationalities and Residency | GIS Lounge

Geography of Billionaires: Mapping Nationalities and Residency | GIS Lounge | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

If you were a billionaire, where would you live?

 

Forbes recently released an updated list of the world’s billionaires.  The listing contains the ranking for 1,226 individuals and families who’s net worth as of March of 2012 was 1 billion USD or more.  Since the listings contained both a country...

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How Biking Can Save Cities Billions of Dollars in Health Expenses - News - GOOD

How Biking Can Save Cities Billions of Dollars in Health Expenses - News - GOOD | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

Study by the University of Wisconsin on the economic impact of urban biking.

 

"If Midwestern city dwellers started biking instead of driving when running errands, they could make their communities measurably better."

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Press Freedom: Eritrea, North Korea, Syria 'most censored countries'

Press Freedom: Eritrea, North Korea, Syria 'most censored countries' | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

Access to and exchange of information is essential to anyone or anything 's (country) success.

 

The Committee to Protect Journalists list of top 10 most censored countries highlights how domestic restrictions on media freedom...

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7 tips for creating a successful organic vegetable garden almost anywhere

7 tips for creating a successful organic vegetable garden almost anywhere | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

Next year we will work towards greening our school, and hopefully do a little rooftop gardening.

 

7 tips for creating a successful organic vegetable garden almost anywhere...

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