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Arizona's GOP Wasn't Happy With How An Independent Commission Drew Districts, So They Sued

Arizona's GOP Wasn't Happy With How An Independent Commission Drew Districts, So They Sued | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
Lawyers for Arizona's Republican-led state legislature argued Friday that a federal court should invalidate the congressional districts created by an independent commission and let the legislature draw the districts instead, according to AZ Central.
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A Map of the World's Slave Workforce

A Map of the World's Slave Workforce | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
According to a new estimate, there are 30 million forced laborers in the world. Some reports show they're involved in making everything from iPhones to chocolate. 
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Where Air Pollution Is The Most Deadly

Where Air Pollution Is The Most Deadly | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
Air pollution may be to blame for millions of deaths per year, but which countries are the worst offenders?
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40 maps that explain the world

40 maps that explain the world | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
Visualizing everything from the spread of religion to the most racially tolerant countries to the world's writing systems.
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Aaron Huey: America's native prisoners of war | Video on TED.com

Aaron Huey's effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people -- appalling, and largely ignored -- compelled him to refocus.
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Models of Sustainability: Sweden Runs Out of Garbage

Models of Sustainability: Sweden Runs Out of Garbage | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
Due to Sweden’s innovative waste-to-energy program and highly efficient recycling habits, the Scandinavian nation faces an interesting dilemma. They have run out of trash.
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Winners of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Winners of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
The winning entries in the 25th annual
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Not for assignment, but for your viewing pleasure.

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This Guy's Never Met a Map He Didn't Want to Fix

This Guy's Never Met a Map He Didn't Want to Fix | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
Just not always for the better: "I've deliberately designed maps that are deliberately horrible to look at, and succeeded."
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Humans shaped southeast Asia's rain forests from 11,000 years ago - The Times of India

Humans shaped southeast Asia's rain forests from 11,000 years ago - The Times of India | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
The tropical forests of southeast Asia have been shaped by humans for the last 11,000 years, according to new research.
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How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk

How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
What does the way you speak say about where you’re from? Answer the questions to see your personal dialect map.
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40 more maps that explain the world

40 more maps that explain the world | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
I've searched wide and far for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not.
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The map that caused a century of trouble

The map that caused a century of trouble | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
Writer Tarek Osman traces many of the current problems in the Middle East to the secret Sykes-Picot agreement of 1916
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SAMSARA food sequence

This clip from SAMSARA showing food production and consumption has been getting a lot of attention! SAMSARA is available on DVD and Blu-ray, as well as On Demand…
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LISTEN: Is This How Our Ancestors Sounded?

LISTEN: Is This How Our Ancestors Sounded? | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
What did our ancient ancestors sound like? Between approximately 4,500 and 2,500 B.C, the ancestors of much of Europe and Asia once spoke the same mother tongue, a language referred to as Proto-Indo-European, or PIE.
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No loopy idea

No loopy idea | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
HALF a century after they were pioneered in France and Japan, could high-speed trains be coming to America? Last year California’s legislators gave $7.7 billion to...
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Go Ahead, Try Drawing an Outline of the Midwest on a Map

Go Ahead, Try Drawing an Outline of the Midwest on a Map | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
No one quite agrees on what counts as America's "Midwest," but its pattern of urbanization is one of a kind.
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Farm Laborers Get A Foothold With Their Own Organic Farms : NPR

Farm Laborers Get A Foothold With Their Own Organic Farms : NPR | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
Thousands of seasonal workers come to California's Salinas Valley each year to pick crops, and many of them seem destined for a life in the fields.
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Why Empowering Girls Is Key to Ending Poverty

Why Empowering Girls Is Key to Ending Poverty | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
Sokha, a skinny orphan girl in Cambodia used to pick through garbage to survive. But thanks to series of events, she was able to enroll in school and excel.

Via Mr. David Burton
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Why the Expansion of Paris Is a Pretty Big Deal

Why the Expansion of Paris Is a Pretty Big Deal | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
The French capital plans to form a huge new urban authority, with roughly three times its current population and four times the land.
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