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Geography for the learners of Masada College, Sydney http://www.masadageo.weebly.com
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10 Shocking Photos That Will Change How You See Consumption And Waste

10 Shocking Photos That Will Change How You See Consumption And Waste | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
As individual and anonymous consumers, it's seemingly impossible to even estimate the physical ramifications of our daily consumption and waste. While our personal imprints may not seem in themselves worthy of alarm, the combined effect of human's ha...
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What is the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch?

What is the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch? | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
The pacific ocean garbage patch is a floating heap of garbage dump in the pacific ocean. Learn more about the pacific ocean garbage patch inside the article.
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Why is the Sea Salty? - Earth Unplugged - YouTube

Have you ever wondered why the sea is salty? Maddie Moate has the answers... Subscribe to Earth Unplugged - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_us...
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Nameless: Reflecting on the Rwandan genocide

Nameless: Reflecting on the Rwandan genocide | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Twenty years after the mass killings, former Africa correspondent Ginny Stein reflects on the lives of survivors.
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5 bits of geography you always get wrong, for those of you too shy to ask. And for you, Rusty

5 bits of geography you always get wrong, for those of you too shy to ask. And for you, Rusty | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
RUSTY, what were you thinking?
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Air Pollution Linked to 1.2 Million Deaths in China

Air Pollution Linked to 1.2 Million Deaths in China | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Air pollution was the fourth leading risk factor for deaths in China, accounting for the loss of 25 million healthy years of life from the population, a study said.
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Barrier reef protesters are not 'eco-terrorists', they're ordinary Australians

Barrier reef protesters are not 'eco-terrorists', they're ordinary Australians | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Paul Oosting: Big miners and their spruikers have a razor sharp agenda to smear the everyday Australians working to protect the Great Barrier Reef
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Why Google Maps gets Africa wrong

Why Google Maps gets Africa wrong | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
From colonial cartographers to digital depictions, the continent is being sold short, says Think Africa Press
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Ten ways you personally will notice the effects of climate change

Ten ways you personally will notice the effects of climate change | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
On Monday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report on the impacts of global warming. Here are 10 practical effects of climate change that you might feel in the home.
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MAP: Here Are the Countries That Block Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube | Mother Jones

MAP: Here Are the Countries That Block Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube | Mother Jones | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Turkey is the latest country to block Twitter and YouTube, but it's not the only one.
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Europe at Night

Europe at Night | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
NASA's night lights imagery published in the Earth Observatory provides a stunning view of our impact on the planet. The following map of Europe at night is an extract of my gridded population proj...
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Are China's 'ghost' cities building towards economic ruin?

Are China's 'ghost' cities building towards economic ruin? | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Demons are lurking behind China's unprecedented housing projects.
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As US demographics change, so does the menu

As US demographics change, so does the menu | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
MIAMI (AP) — Salsa overtaking ketchup as America's No. 1 condiment was just the start.

 

These days, tortillas outsell burger and hot dog buns; sales of tortilla chips trump potato chips; and tacos and burritos have become so ubiquitously "American," most people don't even consider them ethnic.  Welcome to the taste of American food in 2013.


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Sarah Ziolkowski's curator insight, December 14, 2013 12:11 PM

This article  showcases the acculturation of Hispanic foods into the American menu, and applies  to the  concepts of culture unit. It focuses on the ever increasing sale of tortillas, salsa, and tortilla chips, and also the adaptation of Hispanic flavors and food into Classic American restaurants. This trend promotes predictions that tortilla chips will outsell potato chips, while salsa already outsells ketchup. Every community has proof of this, as ethnic foods begin to make their way out of the international food aisle and into the aisles of bread and condiments. 

megan b clement's curator insight, December 16, 2013 12:20 PM

This article talks about how as we become more diverse in the United States our taste has changed as well. Alot of Latin Food has become the most popular food in stores or markets. Tortillas and salsa outselling potato chips or hot dogs. Times are changing as well as the demographic and its traditions.

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Interactive earth: wind and weather

Interactive earth: wind and weather | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
An animated map of global wind and weather. Visit the community at https://www.facebook.com/EarthWindMap
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Plastic Beach

In the Greek mythology, Sisyphus was a king who was cursed to roll a huge boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down, and to repeat this throughout eternity. A…
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First Official Climate Change Refugees Evacuate Their Island Homes for Good

First Official Climate Change Refugees Evacuate Their Island Homes for Good | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
The day has finally come, and a critical landmark in the saga of global climate change is occurring as we speak—and hardly anyone has noticed. The Carteret Islanders of Papua New Guinea have become the world's first entire
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One Guy With A Marker Just Made The Global Warming Debate Completely Obsolete

One Guy With A Marker Just Made The Global Warming Debate Completely Obsolete | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Doing the math for the human race never seemed easier.
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The Great Barrier Reef: an obituary

The Great Barrier Reef: an obituary | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is gathering in Yokohama, Japan, to explore the array of impacts climate change is having on the natural world. For one of Earth's natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef, the situation is stark – emissions must be cut radically, and quickly, if the ecosystem is to survive
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Climate Change - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Climate Change - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
The ABC is Australia's most trusted, independent source of news. Our network of more than 500 journalists at home and abroad provide unrivalled coverage of the news events that affect Australians.
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Tsunami alert after 8.2 Chile quake

Tsunami alert after 8.2 Chile quake | Masada Geography | Scoop.it

A quake of 8.2 magnitude has struck off northern Chile, triggering a tsunami alert and killing at least five people.

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IPCC report finds world might be irreversibly changed

IPCC report finds world might be irreversibly changed | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Climate change is already being felt in all corners of the globe and some parts of the natural world may already be irreversibly changed, a major assessment by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has found.
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Why Geography Is The Best Subject.. Ever

Why Geography Is The Best Subject.. Ever | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
If you study geography at university then you'll already know that it is the best subject you could possibly be doing. There is no doubt in your mind about it.
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The Most Terrifying Video You'll Ever See - YouTube

The Most Terrifying Video You'll Ever See - YouTube | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Over 11 million total views. Now there's a book: "...superbly crafted...A must read." -Gen. Anthony Zinni, US CENTCOM Commander (Ret.) "This book trumps most...
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Geography more than just maps and capitals

Geography more than just maps and capitals | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Many people have a cartoonish view that geographers are people who spend their time memorizing the capitals of states and countries. While they certainly possess this knowledge, this common view is far from a complete picture of the work of today’s geographers. A case in point is Susan Hume, an associate professor in the department of geography at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
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Global systems a short film 3/4: Global society

A short film looking at the socio-political dimension to globalization and the emergence of a a global society. This is part 3 of a 4 part series on global s...

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