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Geography for the learners of Masada College, Sydney http://www.masadageo.weebly.com
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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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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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China flattens mountains in a bid to make room for its growing population

China flattens mountains in a bid to make room for its growing population | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
WHEN the most populated country on Earth continues to rapidly grow, what does one do?
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NSW planning: Density the price of convenience, says Goward

NSW planning: Density the price of convenience, says Goward | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Pru Goward has sent a stark message to Sydney's established garden suburbs, warning if you live near a train station, be prepared for more density. If you want ready access to jobs or public services? Be prepared for more density.
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Why India's sanitation crisis kills women

Why India's sanitation crisis kills women | Masada Geography | Scoop.it

The gruesome rape and hanging of two teenage girls in the populous Uttar Pradesh state again proves how women have become the biggest victims of India's sanitation crisis.

The two girls were going to the fields to defecate when they went missing on Tuesday night.

Nearly half-a-billion Indians - or 48% of the population - lack access to basic sanitation and defecate in the open.

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Sediment from nearby rivers damaging Great Barrier Reef

Sediment from nearby rivers damaging Great Barrier Reef | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
River sediment washed into the ocean is having more of an impact on the Great Barrier Reef than first thought.
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China's Ghost Cities

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Vast new megacities are shooting up all over China at a rate of 20 a year. But there are disturbing signs that the bubble is about to burst. Take a visit to some of these megacities and you'll find them bizarrely empty. Brand new, shiny, ghost towns.
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No City for old men: how London has become a workhouse for the young - Telegraph

No City for old men: how London has become a workhouse for the young  - Telegraph | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Scale of brain drain to capital laid out in official study showing sharply higher numbers of graduates in London compared to rest of England and Wales
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Our Urban Future in Film

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By Ryan Schleeter, National Geographic More than 50% of the world’s population already lives in cities, and this number is expected to grow to a whopping 70% by 2050. More and more people move to t...
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Aerial housing photographs show stark division between rich and poor in Mexico

Aerial housing photographs show stark division between rich and poor in Mexico | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
A new advertising campaign is seeking to draw attention to the gap between the wealthy and the poverty-stricken in Mexico by showing how they co-exist in disturbingly close proximity.
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The state of Australia: our environment

The state of Australia: our environment | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
In the lead-up to the budget, the story of crisis has been hammered home, but there’s more to a country than its structural deficit. So how is Australia doing overall? In this special series, ten writers…
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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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Shootings, vendettas and corrupt police: The dark side of the Brazil World Cup

Shootings, vendettas and corrupt police: The dark side of the Brazil World Cup | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES BELOW.
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Darwin Airport flights resume after Indonesia’s Sangeang Api volcano spews ash into sky

Darwin Airport flights resume after Indonesia’s Sangeang Api volcano spews ash into sky | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
FLIGHTS to and from Darwin are expected to resume on Sunday after being grounded by an ash cloud from an Indonesian volcano.
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Price of resettling refugees should not be our silence on Cambodia

Price of resettling refugees should not be our silence on Cambodia | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
In recent weeks, Abbott government ministers have been spruiking a plan for Cambodia to resettle some or all asylum seekers on Nauru who are found to be genuine refugees. While the Australian and Cambodian…
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Ancient reefs helped shape fish diversity › News in Science (ABC Science)

Ancient reefs helped shape fish diversity › News in Science (ABC Science) | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Large coral reefs have acted as survival centres for fish biodiversity during periods of climatic upheaval.
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If you’re on the beach, this map shows you what’s across the ocean

If you’re on the beach, this map shows you what’s across the ocean | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
The map above shows the countries that are due east and west from points along the coasts of North and South America. Many small island nations are (perhaps unfairly) excluded for ease of reading. Many thanks to Eric Odenheimer for sharing the map with Know More.
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Global Sydney - City of Sydney

Global Sydney - City of Sydney | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Sydney is Australia’s global city and the international gateway for business and tourism.
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Where do migrants live? Australian Social Trends, 2014

Where do migrants live? Australian Social Trends, 2014 | Masada Geography | Scoop.it

Migration is an important contributor to Australia’s growing population.

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Rethinking Indigenous Australia's agricultural past

Rethinking Indigenous Australia's agricultural past | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Historians are looking into the possibility that the first Australians practised forms of agriculture and aquaculture, writes Cathy Pryor.
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Singaporean resident, Aram Pan, uses a GoPro to capture rare footage inside North Korea

Singaporean resident, Aram Pan, uses a GoPro to capture rare footage inside North Korea | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
NORTH KOREA may be one of the most secretive places on Earth, but Singaporean resident, Aram Pan, has captured some amazing footage of the communist enclave.
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Charley in New Town (1948) - YouTube Suburbanisation in the UK: New Towns

'New Town' is an entry in a Central Office of Information-sponsored animated series featuring the everyman character Charley, and promotes an escape from gri...
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Chinese experts 'in discussions' over building high-speed Beijing-US railway

Chinese experts 'in discussions' over building high-speed Beijing-US railway | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
'China-Russia-Canada-America line' would run for 13,000km across Siberia and pass under Bering Strait through 200km tunnel
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