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Geography for the learners of Masada College, Sydney http://www.masadageo.weebly.com
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China's generation gap

China's generation gap | Masada Geography | Scoop.it

"Chinese parents bemoan the laziness and greed of their children, but this generation of young people has had enough.  Parents who spent their own twenties labouring on remote farms have children who measure their world in malls, iPhones, and casual dates."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 13, 2013 8:01 PM

China rapid economic ascent has been astounding, but it has led to some interesting cultural dynamics as parents and children are literally from different worlds. 

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Getting warmer: the State of the Climate in five charts –

Getting warmer: the State of the Climate in five charts – | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Five charts from State of the Climate 2014 published this week by the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology, the third report in a biannual series monitoring long term trends in Australia's climate
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Most Shocking Second a Day Video

Most Shocking Second a Day Video | Masada Geography | Scoop.it

A young girl’s life gets turned upside-down in this tragic second a day video. This is what war does to children.

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Let's dump Great Barrier Reef dredging myths: authority chief

Let's dump Great Barrier Reef dredging myths: authority chief | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s recent decision to allow 3 million cubic metres of dredge material to be disposed of 25 kilometres off Abbot Point in north Queensland has attracted passionate…
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Infant Mortality Rates

Infant Mortality Rates | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Are All Mothers Created Equal? From the State of the World's Mothers 2012 report see how mothers locations have an impact on the life and death of their children.

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What causes sinkholes?

What causes sinkholes? | Masada Geography | Scoop.it

Geologists are warning that the prolonged flooding and wet weather will lead to more sinkholes appearing

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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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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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Unravelling why geography is Australia's biggest silent killer

Unravelling why geography is Australia's biggest silent killer | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Many people think the poorer health and lower life expectancy of people living in rural or remote Australia are attributable to the under-supply of health services in those areas. But this is only one…
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Report's call to open up national parks for more tourism - Metro - National - General - Farmonline National

Report's call to open up national parks for more tourism - Metro - National - General - Farmonline National | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
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How Wolves Change Rivers

How Wolves Change Rivers | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
4 minutes | When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable "trophic cascade" occurred. What is a trophic cascade and...
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What happens when you fly into a storm

What happens when you fly into a storm | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
It's enough to make the even the most confident flyer's palms sweat.
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Geography in the News: The Growth of Megacities

Geography in the News: The Growth of Megacities | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Megacities’ Expansive Growth For the first time in human history, more of the world’s 6.8 billion people live in cities than in rural areas. That is an incredible demographic and geographic shift since 1950 when only 30 percent of the world’s 2.5 billion inhabitants lived…
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A closer look at communities thriving in unexpected places | TED Blog

A closer look at communities thriving in unexpected places | TED Blog | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
In Iwan Baan's TED Talk, he shows 154 images in rapid succession. Here, he lets you spend more time with them, and appreciate the detail.
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Jet stream 'may be changing'

Jet stream 'may be changing' | Masada Geography | Scoop.it

The main system that helps determine the weather over Northern Europe and North America may be changing, research suggests.

The study shows that the so-called jet stream has increasingly taken a longer, meandering path.

This has resulted in weather remaining the same for more prolonged periods.

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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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