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Top 10 Beaches

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Top 10 Beaches from National Geographic...

 

I'd glady go to any of these gorgeous spots to appreciate the geographic marvels.  If you could only go to one travel destination (and had an unlimited budget), where would you choose to go?  How come?


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The Living Bridge

In North East India just north of Bangladesh is the province of Meghalaya. 

 

This is an astounding video that shows a (literally) natural way that local people have adapted to an incredibly flood-prone environment.  The organic building materials prevent erosion and keep people in contact during times of flood.  The living bridges are truly a sight to behold. 

 

Tags: environment, environment adapt, SouthAsia, water, weather climate, indigenous.


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Kaitlin Young's curator insight, November 30, 2014 7:51 PM

The people of North East India have found an amazing response to bridge destruction during the annual monsoons. Instead of building bridges year after year, they turn to a more resilient and natural building medium. By spending generations entwining and weaving roots into a specific growth pattern, living bridges span the rivers. A living bridge takes years to accomplish, and families and villages dedicate their lives to taking care of them. The future of the bridges is dependent on the dedication of the youth. As the world's population increasingly moves to urban areas, the fate of the small villages and their natural traditions could be lost. 

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, December 15, 2014 7:46 PM

This video is fascinating. not only does it show the ingenuity of man, but also its care for nature. when Monsoon season comes to the province of Meghalaya, the people use the roots, planted years ago, to form a bridge that allows them to travel back and forth over the river that was caused by the monsoon. If only the entire world could see this video and realize that there are many ways to coexist with nature and that if we take care of nature then it will help take care of us.

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 17, 2014 2:30 AM

This is truly an amazing video. It shows the old traditions of the country and how close many of the people are to nature. It seems almost like a fantasy with the growing of these multi-generational living bridges. Especially when compared to many western nations who seem t prefer to keep nature to itself and build up human utilized lands.

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Hidden Beach in Marieta Islands, Mexico - When On Earth - Places to See, Things to Do, Gear to Get

Hidden Beach in Marieta Islands, Mexico - When On Earth - Places to See, Things to Do, Gear to Get | Geography | Scoop.it
Located in the Marieta Islands, about 20 nautical miles from Puerto Vallarta, lies an idyllic beach paradise hidden underneath a hole in the ground.

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Tom Edwards's curator insight, January 3, 2014 9:44 AM

Nothing better than a secluded beach :)

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World’s Most Romantic Travel Destinations | The Mood Booster

World’s Most Romantic Travel Destinations | The Mood Booster | Geography | Scoop.it
World’s Most Romantic Travel Destinations (World’s Most Romantic Travel Destinations http://t.co/GbUNcMyf...)...

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Human Rights

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V Deborah Biscombe's curator insight, July 26, 2015 7:10 PM

Simple way of bringing the message of human rights.  We all have a right from birth.  Let us respect that right for each and everyone of us.

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22 Unbelievable Places that are Hard to Believe Really Exist

22 Unbelievable Places that are Hard to Believe Really Exist | Geography | Scoop.it
Our world is so full of wonders that new and amazing places are discovered every day, be that by professional photographers or amateurs.

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How 12 Countries Spend Education Money (And If It Makes A Difference) - Edudemic

How 12 Countries Spend Education Money (And If It Makes A Difference) - Edudemic | Geography | Scoop.it
Here's an insightful look at how a dozen countries spend their education money and if it makes a difference in terms of test scores.

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Has global warming stopped? No - it’s just on pause, insist scientists, and it's down to the oceans

Has global warming stopped? No - it’s just on pause, insist scientists, and it's down to the oceans | Geography | Scoop.it
Huge amounts of heat – equivalent to the power of 150 billion electric kettles – are being continuously absorbed by the deep ocean, which could explain why global warming has “paused” over the past 10 to 15 years, scientists have concluded in a...

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The rise of the $1-a-day statistic

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Knowledge of how many people live on less than $1 a day has helped fuel anti-poverty campaigns - but has the statistic done more harm than good?

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matthewdburdett's curator insight, June 19, 2013 9:15 AM

More insights into the validity of statistics...

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10 Most Beautiful Villages in Europe | Earth Traveling

10 Most Beautiful Villages in Europe | Earth Traveling | Geography | Scoop.it
From the Alps to the Mediterranean, these frozen-in-time European villages will make you appreciate the beauty of taking it slow

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Tom Edwards's curator insight, January 22, 2014 7:14 AM

I really want to travel around Europe at some point, so much culture...

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2013 Was Off The Charts

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Last year was Australia's hottest year on record. Find out more about 2013's extraordinary record breaking heat.

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A Week of Groceries In Different Countries [Pictures]

A Week of Groceries In Different Countries [Pictures] | Geography | Scoop.it

People of every society have their own distinct lifestyles and eating habits. Its a well known facts that people from western world consume 2 to 3 times more food per capita than people from eastern countries. This can be attributed to different cultures, income levels and difference in prosperity of the countries. Peter Menzel came up with an amazing idea of capturing a week of groceries in different countries all over the world. He traveled around the globe and observed people’s one week grocery. Here is the collection of his work below. Enjoy the gallery and leave your comments in the comment section!
Read more at http://realitypod.com/2013/05/a-week-of-groceries-in-different-countries-pictures/#5jHuUPqGwRewOO6p.99


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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, November 9, 2013 4:19 PM

The food contents and contrasts in what different cultures/countries consume in a week is fascinating.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, November 9, 2013 8:43 PM

These photos tell so much about the way people eat in the various countries. Things like, the quantity, the quality, the amount of fresh produce, processed food and soda. I think the food of Turkey appeals the most to me.