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Geography for the learners of Masada College, Sydney http://www.masadageo.weebly.com
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A smarter, more professional Sydney

A smarter, more professional Sydney | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Sydney's well-paid professionals - including lawyers, doctors, engineers and scientists - now make up more than a quarter of the city's workforce after growing more quickly than other major occupations.
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WORLD LIFE EXPECTANCY MAP

WORLD LIFE EXPECTANCY MAP | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
The most comprehensive Life Expectancy Map in the world. Includes 10 age ranges in color coded legend, Male, Female and total with one click and a dynamic chart that ranks 200 countries by gender.

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matthewdburdett's curator insight, February 3, 2013 8:41 AM

Very useful for Year 10 and Year 12 especially, but everyone will enjoy playing with this site!

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The rise of the $1-a-day statistic

The rise of the $1-a-day statistic | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
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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A journey through the Atmosphere - YouTube

A journey through the Atmosphere - YouTube | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
A journey through the layers of the atmosphere from the 2007 BBC documentary Earth the Biography. Including the longest free fall ever.
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HOW AN AGEING POPULATION WILL CHANGE THE WORLD - BBC NEWS

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All the Countries That Contribute to a Single Jar of Nutella

All the Countries That Contribute to a Single Jar of Nutella | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Turkish hazelnuts, Malaysian palm oil, Nigerian cocoa, Brazilian sugar, French vanilla...

 

Some 250,000 tons of Nutella are now sold across 75 countries around the world every year, according to the OECD. Nutella is a perfect example of what globalization has meant for popular foodstuffs: Not only is it sold everywhere, but its ingredients are sourced from all over the place too.


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Jessica Rieman's curator insight, January 28, 1:26 PM

Some things that we take for granted are and come from all over the world. As you said in last class just because something says that it is not made in China doesnt mean that their arent any resources that the company used to creat the item that didn't come from China or any other power house place. In this case the Palm Oil comesd from Malaysia, Hazelnut comes from Turkey, Cocoa from Nigeria, Vainilla from Brazil and, Vainilla and Sugar from France.

Mrs Parkinson's curator insight, February 12, 3:48 PM

GCSE Globalisation info - great case study

Amanda Morgan's curator insight, September 18, 10:55 AM

I was surprised to see how many countries contribute to s single jar of nutella. I have always assumed it came straight from Italy just because it is an Italian commodity. It is a positive thing to see because you look at the commerce and trade that is generated throughout the world through this one brand alone

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Tweet from @BEAUTIFULPlCS

Tweet from @BEAUTIFULPlCS | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Lava rolling into the ocean. http://t.co/xAIiJymakg

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World facing cancer 'tidal wave'

World facing cancer 'tidal wave' | Masada Geography | Scoop.it

The globe is facing a "tidal wave" of cancer, and restrictions on alcohol and sugar need to be considered, say World Health Organization scientists.

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Australia probe into child detainees

Australia probe into child detainees | Masada Geography | Scoop.it

Australia's Human Rights Commission has announced an inquiry into the mandatory detention of children seeking asylum.

The inquiry would focus on the well-being, health and development of the detained children

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Where Did Earth's Water Come From? - YouTube

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What Abbot Point Will Do To The Reef

What Abbot Point Will Do To The Reef | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
The Great Barrier Reef is by far Australia’s most treasured landmark. Our love of the reef transcends politics. Recent polling suggests over 90 per cent of Australians believe protecting it from environmental damage is important.
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Does a child die of hunger every 10 seconds?

Does a child die of hunger every 10 seconds? | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
It's a shocking statistic that a child dies of hunger every 10 seconds, very good at grabbing headlines. But is it true?

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matthewdburdett's curator insight, June 19, 2013 8:59 AM

Eye-catching statistics hide the interconnected nature of the battle against hunger, poverty and communicable diseases.

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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 | Masada 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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Infographic: The Global Burden of Armed Violence - AOAV

Infographic: The Global Burden of Armed Violence - AOAV | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Did you think lethal violence only affected war zones? Think again.
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NASA | Six Decades of a Warming Earth - YouTube

This visualization shows how global temperatures have risen from 1950 through the end of 2013. NASA scientists say 2013 tied for the seventh warmest of any y...
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A Week of Groceries In Different Countries [Pictures]

A Week of Groceries In Different Countries [Pictures] | Masada 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.

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Is the World Empty? Or Overcrowded? It's Both

Is the World Empty? Or Overcrowded? It's Both | Masada Geography | Scoop.it

"For city dwellers, it may seem like the world is packed full with people. But not everywhere is so densely populated; in fact, many places in the world are seemingly void of life.There are over 7 billion people on the planet, a massive number that paints an image of human life sprawling densely over the planet...humans are unevenly distributed across the planet, leaving some areas that are densely populated and others that are largely void of life."


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Samantha Tovias's curator insight, January 13, 2:39 AM

What this article states is that in some places of the world it's crowded with a lot of people and there's not much space. People struggle to find places to live without being really close to ones neighbor. They also have to struggle over  job opportunities. Due to this they struggle with poverty and the places they are at aren't so clean. This is because people make a lot of trash and where there's many people there is a lot of trash. Therefore it's not so sanitary and they have to deal with lack of space and sanitation.

 

On the other hand, in some places of the world, there is much space to be inhabited by humans. But it's basically free land because no one lives there and there's no building occupying it. But this land could be used for many things such as building neighbor hoods, buildings, and business. Sometimes it's good to have that land free from everything because that way when there's really a reason to use it we can just go back to it with no worrys. Just as long as we don't use up too much land it should be fine. We also need to know how to control how much nature we use up. Because its also not healthy to have a lot of pollution with no trees to cleanse our oxygen. That's a hazardous precaution us humans should take.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, January 13, 6:30 PM

The most amazing conversation I had in Jamaica was with a musician who had traveled the world as I have. He worried about the crowding in Asia. We talked about the uneven distribution of space. I like peering down from a plane while traveling over the west ( in America) lots of white spaces on the map.

Christian Madison's curator insight, January 13, 7:18 PM

Well some places, such as deserts, are really hot, dry, barren and devoid of life; mostly because it's impossible to build anything on such soft ground. While places such as Texas has really dry and hard ground perfect for building foundations.  Then there's the amount of resources in that area, I.e. Water, food, tree, etc.,  and many other factors that contradict if it's inhabitable.

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Tiny island's struggle with overpopulation

Tiny island's struggle with overpopulation | Masada Geography | Scoop.it

The Pacific island chain of Kiribati is one of the most densely settled places on Earth. The BBC's Julian Siddle investigates how the island is dealing with its overpopulation problem.

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Facebook turns 10 but are its days numbered?

Facebook turns 10 but are its days numbered? | Masada Geography | Scoop.it

Facebook is celebrating its 10th birthday this week with record earnings and 1.2 billion users. But who is using it and how?

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Time running out for China's one-child policy after three decades

Time running out for China's one-child policy after three decades | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
As list of exemptions grows, experts predict scrapping of rule said to have prevented 400m births
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