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Geography for the learners of Masada College, Sydney http://www.masadageo.weebly.com
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Charting culture - YouTube

This animation distils hundreds of years of culture into just five minutes. A team of historians and scientists wanted to map cultural mobility, so they trac...
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The world's megacities that are sinking 10 times faster than water levels are rising

The world's megacities that are sinking 10 times faster than water levels are rising | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Scientists have issued a new warning to the world’s coastal megacities that the threat from subsiding land is a more immediate problem than rising sea levels caused by global warming.

 

A new paper from the Deltares Research Institute in the Netherlands published in April identified regions of the globe where the ground level is falling 10 times faster than water levels are rising - with human activity often to blame.

In Jakarta, Indonesia’s largest city, the population has grown from around half a million in the 1930s to just under 10 million today, with heavily populated areas dropping by as much as six and a half feet as groundwater is pumped up from the Earth to drink.

The same practice led to Tokyo’s ground level falling by two meters before new restrictions were introduced, and in Venice, this sort of extraction has only compounded the effects of natural subsidence caused by long-term geological processes.

 

Tags: coastal, climate change, urban, megacities, water, environment, urban ecology.


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Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 2, 2014 12:32 AM

Perception!

Matt Evan Dobbie's curator insight, August 2, 2014 6:55 PM

Huge problem when combined with sea level rise

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 6:53 PM

APHG-U7

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18 Breathtaking Photos Of Australia From The Air

18 Breathtaking Photos Of Australia From The Air | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Take a look at Australia's amazing colour palate from a new perspective - the red sands of the Outback, the golden beaches of the Gold…
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Australians asked to avoid Bali

Australians asked to avoid Bali | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
AUSTRALIANS worried their beloved Bali is being overrun with tourists are being encouraged to seek alternative Indonesian holiday destinations.
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Stunning Photos Of Earth From Above Will Change Your Outlook Of The Planet

Stunning Photos Of Earth From Above Will Change Your Outlook Of The Planet | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
This daily dose of satellite photos helps you appreciate the beauty and intricacy of the things humans have constructed--as well as the devastating...

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Diane Johnson's curator insight, June 15, 2014 11:19 AM

Great images for giving students a global perspective.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, June 17, 2014 9:33 AM

unit 1

Sally Spoon's curator insight, June 2, 2015 4:01 PM

Really cool to look at. Interesting to use as writing starters.

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Solar Roadways


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Gabriel Pizarro Dasso's curator insight, June 11, 2014 3:15 PM

creo que es al menos el mejor invento de diseño hasta hoy en día 

Nancy Watson's curator insight, June 13, 2014 9:26 AM

What an interesting idea. Power of the future?

Michelle Fulton's curator insight, June 17, 2014 8:20 PM

Some really interesting discussions could be held around this video-Geographically, Scientifically, Technologically, Environmentally, Creatively and Critically. 

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The Silk Road: Connecting the ancient world through trade

"With modern technology, a global exchange of goods and ideas can happen at the click of a button. But what about 2,000 years ago? Shannon Harris Castelo unfolds the history of the 5,000-mile Silk Road, a network of multiple routes that used the common language of commerce to connect the world's major settlements, thread by thread."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 4, 2014 10:02 PM

This TED-ED lesson was produced in part by an AP Human Geography teacher and the strands of geographic thought in this video are evident.  More geographers should make their own TED ED lessons; thanks for blazing the trail Shannon! 


Tags: TED, worldwide, transportation, globalization, diffusion, historical, and video.

Amanda Morgan's comment, September 13, 2014 5:09 PM
Great video! Very cool to see how far the world has come in regards to globalization. Technology has allowed the people across the globe to immerse themselves in other cultures and good from other parts of the world.
Amanda Morgan's curator insight, September 18, 2014 10:51 AM

Great video! Very cool to see how far the world has come in regards to globalization. Technology has allowed the people across the globe to immerse themselves in other cultures and good from other parts of the world.

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Entrepreneurs aged under 35 owned the majority of new businesses registered over 12 months

Entrepreneurs aged under 35 owned the majority of new businesses registered over 12 months | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Gen Y entrepreneurs are reshaping the Australian economy and showing older business generations how to do it.
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There are not enough resources to support the world's population

There are not enough resources to support the world's population | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
We have reached a stage where the amount of resources needed to sustain the human population exceeds what's available, argues Professor John Guillebaud.
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Redfern's gentrification continues as families and young couples flock to the inner city suburb

Redfern's gentrification continues as families and young couples flock to the inner city suburb | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Once known for crumbling houses and high crime rates, Redfern has been reborn as the inner city's hottest suburb and property buyers and investors are clambering for piece of the action.
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Get ready for a bulging Sydney

Get ready for a bulging Sydney | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Stand by for a Sydney of 8 million. And that’s just the moderate projection. The high projection is for a Sydney of 8.3 million and a Melbourne of 9.1 million by the middle of the century.
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Portraits of people living on a dollar a day

Portraits of people living on a dollar a day | Masada Geography | Scoop.it

"More than a billion people around the world subsist on a dollar a day, or less. The reasons differ but the day-to-day hardship of their lives are very similar. A book by Thomas A Nazario, founder of the International Organisation, documents the circumstances of those living in extreme poverty across the globe, accompanied by photographs from Pulitzer prizewinner Renée C Byer. Living On A Dollar a Day is published by Quantuck Lane."


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MsPerry's curator insight, August 25, 2014 4:47 PM

APHG-Unit 2 & Unit 6

Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 11, 2014 8:26 PM

\I guess it's true what they say; a picture is worth a thousand words. Before even opening this article, you could get a sense from the picture that it wasn't going to be a good one. You can tell by their facial expressions and the environment that surrounds them. Even the colors that are portrayed in the picture send off meaning. The picture is not very bright. It sends off a sad image with all the brown everywhere. However, we do see a little peek of sunlight shining through. Before reading this, one might see this as a good sign from God, or someone watching over these people. Once I opened the article, there were many more pictures describing their lifestyles. You can tell that they don't make much money by the way they live. There was another picture in the article with a dark tint to it, representing a negative atmosphere, including one girl folding her arms and one girl with tears running down her face . There are no pictures were everyone in the images have smiles on their faces.

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, December 15, 2014 7:18 PM

These picture paint a very sad and very real truth. Many of the people in the pictures are caring for children and barely have enough to make it through the day. One woman works long hours for about 50 cents a day and that is horrible, another woman is 40 years old and works at a construction site, which is obviously not the norm. These people, mainly the children, have hope of going to school, but for most of them that is just a dream that will never come true.

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The U.S. Cities That Sprawled the Most (and Least) Between 2000 and 2010

The U.S. Cities That Sprawled the Most (and Least) Between 2000 and 2010 | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Two maps and six charts take sprawl rankings to another level.
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The Great Barrier Reef and the coal mine that could kill it

The Great Barrier Reef and the coal mine that could kill it | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Tim Flannery: The Great Barrier Reef is sick. Almost half of its coral is already dead and a massive new coal mine, which was given final approval this week, will only cause further damage. This is not just an issue for Australia, it affects us all
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The beaches where Lego keeps washing up

The beaches where Lego keeps washing up | Masada Geography | Scoop.it

A container filled with millions of Lego pieces fell into the sea off Cornwall in 1997. But instead of remaining at the bottom of the ocean, they are still washing up on Cornish beaches today - offering an insight into the mysterious world of oceans and tides.

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18 Breathtaking Photos Of Australia From The Air

18 Breathtaking Photos Of Australia From The Air | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Take a look at Australia's amazing colour palate from a new perspective - the red sands of the Outback, the golden beaches of the Gold…
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Brazil's evicted 'won't celebrate World Cup'

Brazil's evicted 'won't celebrate World Cup' | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Many of those forced from their homes in preparation for the football tournament are asking: 'World Cup for whom?' (Urban Renewal has always meant higher rents, displacement.

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Mr Steven Newman's curator insight, June 17, 2014 5:38 PM

These are some Social Impacts that Urban Renewal  processes often hide. Similar experiences were reported in Sydney and London when building for the Olympics.

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Home clings to collapsing cliff in N. Texas

Home clings to collapsing cliff in N. Texas | Masada Geography | Scoop.it

"The edge of the 4,000 square foot residence on Overlook Court was dangling about 75 feet above the rocky shoreline of Lake Whitney after part it it had already broken off."


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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, June 13, 2014 10:00 PM

Natural hazards

YEC Geo's curator insight, June 14, 2014 1:10 PM

In the lower map, the location of the house is marked by a yellow pushpin inside the solid red square.  Some geological background--this poor house has the misfortune to apparently lie directly upon the contact between two carbonate formations (marked by the white dotted line), and to also be on the erosive edge of a bend in the river. Both factors probably contributed to the demise of this particular home, which was eventually set on fire: https://tinyurl.com/nw7mfd2

 

 

One thing to notice is how straight the cliff edge is upon which the house is built.  Knowing that, I'd have to say that if I had a house located on the straight cliff edges within the dotted red squares I've made on the map, I'd be worried.

 

You can read about the geology of Texas here:

https://tinyurl.com/lrcp9yj

 

Image credit here: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/House-on-Lake-Whitney-Cliff-Falling-Into-Lake-262718721.html?partner=nbcnews

Massimo Di Duca's curator insight, June 15, 2014 12:13 PM

E la prospezione geologica da presentare al Comune? Era prevista nel PRG del comune? Esisteva un VIA?

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12 Data visualizations that illustrate poverty's biggest challenges

12 Data visualizations that illustrate poverty's biggest challenges | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Want to learn more about the issues surrounding poverty in the world today? We ve assembled a collection of some of the best data visualizations for just that.

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Erica Senffner's curator insight, June 9, 2014 11:01 AM

Unit 6

Helen Rowling's curator insight, June 10, 2014 6:37 PM

STUDY OF RELIGION - COMPARISONS OF HAVE & HAVE NOTS.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 25, 2014 4:45 PM

APHG-Unit 2

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"More than a billion people around the world subsist on a dollar a day, or less. The reasons differ but the day-to-day hardship of their lives are very similar. A book by Thomas A Nazario, founder of the International Organisation, documents the circumstances of those living in extreme poverty ac...
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42 surprising facts about Australia according to McCrindle Research and ABS

42 surprising facts about Australia according to McCrindle Research and ABS | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
HOW much do you know about the country you live in? Not enough according to renowned demographer and social commentator Mark McCrindle.
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Favela life: Rio's city within a city

Favela life: Rio's city within a city | Masada Geography | Scoop.it

As Brazil comes under the World Cup spotlight, life goes on as usual for millions of Brazilians working to make a living in the shanty towns - or favelas. The largest favela in Rio de Janeiro is Rocinha, where homes are tightly packed in a sprawling maze of streets and alleys.

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'Homeless spikes' outside London flats spark outrage on Twitter

'Homeless spikes' outside London flats spark outrage on Twitter | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Metal spikes many believe have been installed to deter homeless people from sleeping in an alcove outside a block of flats in London have sparked outrage on Twitter, after pictures of the building went viral.
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Urban dynamics in action - spatial exclusion?

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Urbanization and the evolution of cities across 10,000 years

"About 10,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers, aided by rudimentary agriculture, moved to semi-permanent villages and never looked back. With further developments came food surpluses, leading to commerce, specialization and, many years later with the Industrial Revolution, the modern city. Vance Kite plots our urban past and how we can expect future cities to adapt to our growing populations."


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steve smith's curator insight, June 7, 2014 9:01 PM

A great look at urbanisation. 

Fathie Kundie's curator insight, June 8, 2014 9:48 AM

تاريخ التطور الحضري

Bronwyn Burke's curator insight, June 14, 2014 7:18 PM

Fabulous link between Geography and History

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Why care about the health and well-being of asylum seekers?

Why care about the health and well-being of asylum seekers? | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
A report on the refugee detention centre in Nauru by five independent clinical experts posted online by The Guardian on Friday paints a bleak picture of life on the island, particularly for children. But…
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