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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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Offshore Fracking Draws Calls For Increased Regulation

Offshore Fracking Draws Calls For Increased Regulation | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Companies prospecting for oil off California's coast have used hydraulic fracturing on at least a dozen occasions to force open cracks beneath the seabed, and now regulators are investigating whether the practice should require...
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Aleszu Bajak: Catching Fog in Lima

Aleszu Bajak: Catching Fog in Lima | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
Water scarcity and local action in the pueblos jóvenes of Peru.
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New efforts to help those in Peru lacking access to drinking water.

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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

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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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Weekly Map: Chinese Food Density by Neighborhood in NYC

Weekly Map: Chinese Food Density by Neighborhood in NYC | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
Orienting your life to have optimal access to Chinese food in New York City is made possible using this map created by Dorothy Gambrell.
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A New Yorker Interactive

A New Yorker Interactive | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
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Craft beer production has been gaining a larger share of the beer market over the last decade. People's demand for a high quality, regional product led 17% increase in sales in 2012, and currently provide about 110,000 jobs.  This map shows the growth of this industry via several filters.

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