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‘779,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon’

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The UN refugee agency says 779,000 Syrian refugees are residing in Lebanon.
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World's Fastest-Shrinking Countries: Populations in decline - BusinessWeek

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While the rest of the world's population grows, these 25 nations with more than a million residents will see their populations fall dramatically by the year 2050...

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This Is What Gaza Looks Like From Space Right Now

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Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have shared some incredible space photos with the Twitterverse -- from aerial views of Southern Lights to even out-of-this-world selfies.

But this week, European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Ge...

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'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply

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"One-third of the seafood Americans catch is sold abroad, but most of the seafood we eat here is imported and often of lower quality. Why? Author Paul Greenberg says it has to do with American tastes."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 9, 5:00 PM

The United States exports the best-quality seafood that Americans catch, but import primarily low-grade aquacultural products.  This is just one of the counter-intuitive issues withe U.S. fish consumption and production.  This bizarre dynamic has cultural and economic explanations and this NPR podcast nicely explains these spatial patterns that are bound to frustrate those that advocate for locally sourced food productions. 


Tagsfood production, industry, food, agriculture, agribusinessconsumptioneconomic, sustainability.

HazelAnne Prescott's curator insight, July 31, 7:56 AM

Seems like a messed up system.  We do not have "taste"

Abigail Mack's curator insight, July 31, 8:27 AM

What would make Americans opt for the lower quality, imported fish?

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The Next America

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Demographic transformations are dramas in slow motion. America is in the midst of two right now. Our population is becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray.

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A Detailed Map of the Net Migration Flows for Every U.S. County

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People are leaving Minneapolis for Florida, Detroit for the suburbs, and Washington for New York.

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MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 5:01 PM

APHG-U2 & U7

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Do you know Africa?

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Many of Africa’s leaders will be in town next week attending a White House summit. The continent’s land is shared among 49 countries — many of which rarely make U.S. headlines. How familiar are you with Africa’s geography?


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Miroslav Sopko's curator insight, August 7, 6:03 AM

Vyskúšajte sa!

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 7:50 AM

APHG-Maps

Nancy Watson's curator insight, August 17, 5:29 PM

This is a good practice.

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Changes in the U.S. Economic Geography

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In 1990, the manufacturing industry was the leading employer in most U.S. states, followed by retail trade. In 2003, retail trade was the leading employer in a majority of states. By 2013, health care and social assistance was the dominant industry in 34 states. This animated map shows the top industry in each state and the District of Columbia from 1990 to 2013.

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Ted Ning's curator insight, August 9, 9:17 AM

Interesting to see how markets, jobs and emerging opportunities have changed. Need to keep up with the times. 

Hongsheng Li's curator insight, August 11, 3:33 AM

美国工业地理的演化

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 7:48 AM

APHG-U6

 

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Artful, Aerial Views of Humanity's Impact

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Using aerial photographs that render imperiled landscapes almost abstract, Edward Burtynsky explores the consequences of human activity bearing down on the earth’s resources.

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Diane Johnson's curator insight, August 11, 5:12 AM

These images may be very useful for teaching the DCI's under the Human Impact topic.

Alexandra Piggott's curator insight, August 11, 3:48 PM

Is this evidence of homgeniziation of landscapes?

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 11, 5:11 PM

People change landscapes. This is a great resource available as an iPad App also Called Burtynsky Water. 

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Norway -- National Geographic Photo of the Day

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Sea and mountains surround the fishing village of Hamnoy on Norway's Lofoten Islands in this National Geographic Photo of the Day from our Your Shot community.

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Kerry comments on 'apartheid' tap into heated debate in Israel - Fox News

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Photos: Land Use Change Destruction to Grow Biofuels - Big Picture Agriculture

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Big Picture Agriculture Photos: Land Use Change Destruction to Grow Biofuels Big Picture Agriculture About eight months after I wrote that, the Associated Press did an in-depth story on the same subject in November 2013, concluding the same as I...
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Egypt's Black Site Torture Camps - Daily Beast

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Egypt's Black Site Torture Camps Daily Beast But instead of completing his semester, the student leader of protests against the army's return to power, orchestrated by former general and now president Abdel Fattah El Sisi, says he was disappeared...
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Turkey Gives Up On Unified Iraq - Daily Beast

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All but defenseless against ISIS and suffering from punishing shortages of vital resources, Iraq's ancient Christian communities are taking their only option: leave.
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Why caste still matters in India

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INDIA’S general election will take place before May. The front-runner to be the next prime minister is Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party, currently chief  minister of Gujarat. A former tea-seller, he has previously attacked leaders of the ruling Congress party as elitist, corrupt and out of touch. Now he is emphasising his humble caste origins. In a speech in January he said 'high caste' Congress leaders were scared of taking on a rival from 'a backward caste'. If Mr Modi does win, he would be the first prime minister drawn from the 'other backward classes', or OBC, group. He is not the only politician to see electoral advantage in bringing up the subject: caste still matters enormously to most Indians."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 2, 6:16 AM

This article from the Economist is dated since Mr. Modi is now the prime minister of India, but this analysis of how caste was used as a political asset in the election is a timely reminder that while the caste system has been officially abolished, the cultural ripples are still being felt today in a myriad of ways that impact social interactions (marriage, jobs, etc.). 


Tagsfolk cultures, culture, development, Indiasocioeconomic, economic, poverty, gender.

Anil Panpher's curator insight, July 26, 8:49 AM

Our leaders brings up the subject for their own benefits which refresh the memories of the public, knowingly -unknowingly. The sad part is that though the benefits are short lived but the memories remain there for long. 

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 3:53 PM

APHG-U3

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The world's megacities that are sinking 10 times faster than water levels are rising

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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 1, 9:32 PM

Perception!

Matt Evan Dobbie's curator insight, August 2, 3:55 PM

Huge problem when combined with sea level rise

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 3:53 PM

APHG-U7

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How Cities Use Design to Drive Homeless People Away

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"Saying 'you're not welcome here'—with spikes."


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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, August 2, 5:38 AM

Lack of understanding of mental disability can lead to heartlessness. There is so much that needs to be done.

dilaycock's curator insight, August 3, 12:50 AM

I'd never really taken notice, or heard of some,  of the architectural deterrents mentioned here. I can't believe that we, as a society, go to such lengths to make life even more difficult for those already struggling. 

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 3:52 PM

APHG-U7

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Poop Stories

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"From the time we’re about 6 years old, everyone loves a good poop joke, right? But is there something more meaningful lurking beneath the bathroom banter? Take a look at some international potty humor and then follow the jokes to a deeper understanding. Every laugh on this page reflects a life and death issue: the very real sanitation problems facing India today."


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Gina Panighetti's curator insight, August 4, 1:48 PM

Example of "access", or lack thereof, for North America unit.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 7:51 AM

APHG-U2 & U6

Roman Mirando's curator insight, August 21, 7:21 AM

I do not want to use public bathrooms in the first place but this makes me want to not use them more. It is frightening that three children die every minute because of poor sanitation. Also, 1.5 million children die every year because of poor sanitation. These facts are so horrific and now I am going to make sure I am sanitized.

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40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

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These maps are crucial for understanding the region's history, its present, and some of the most important stories there today.

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Sharrock's curator insight, August 5, 5:30 AM
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Titles like the one for this article, 40 maps that explain the Middle East, are becoming increasingly common for internet articles.  They helps us feel that we can explain all of the world's complexities and make sense of highly dynamic situations.  While we can all agree that maps are great analytical tools that can be very persuasive, sometimes we can pretend that they are the end all, be all for any situation.  Maps can also be used to show how something that we thought was simple can be much complex and nuanced than we had previously imagined, as demonstrated by this article, 15 Maps that Don't Explain the Middle East at All.  Both perspectives have their place (and both articles are quite insightful). Not connected to the Middle East, but East Asia, this article entitled Lies, Damned Lies and Maps continues the discussion of maps, truth and perception.  

 

Tags: MiddleEast, conflict, political, borders, colonialism, devolution,historical, mapping

Linda Denty's curator insight, August 5, 3:42 PM

As Seth Dixson says, maps only tell a part of a story, but this may assist as part of an overall understanding of the history of the area.

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, August 5, 5:10 PM

Some of the histories in maps is helpful in realising the complexities of the issues.

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Faces of Genocide

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Survival helps tribal peoples defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures.

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What Happens When a Hurricane Meets a Volcano?

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When Iselle crosses the Big Island of Hawaii, it will offer a rare glimpse at a clash of the titans

 

Tags: disasters, Oceania, physical, weather and climate.


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MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 7:49 AM

APHG-Physical Geography

Nolan Walters's curator insight, August 21, 7:21 AM

This could be a very deadly disaster over nature that may happen.  Volcano and Hurricane mixed together- not a very good combination.  But it could turn out to slow down the hurricane or actually make the hurricane not as severe. Let's just hope for the best.

Cassie Brannan's curator insight, August 27, 6:55 AM

When Hurricane Iselle crosses Hawaii, people will wonder what will happen to the Kilauea Volcano. The gases and particles that pour out of the volcano could make the hurricane severe and it could put people in great danger. Change in pressure from a large storm can generate earthquakes. Most of the volcano's actions take place underground and it would make the Earthquake less threatening.

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Cartographic Anomalies: How Map Projections Have Shaped Our Perceptions of the World

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Elizabeth Borneman explores how cartography and cartographic projections help and hinder our perception of the world.

"How do you think the world (starting with our perceptions) could change if the map looked differently? What if Australia was on top and the hemispheres switched? By changing how we look at a map we truly can begin to explore and change our assumptions about the world we live in."

 

Geography doesn’t just teach us about the Earth; it provides ways for thinking about the Earth that shapes how we see the world.  Maps do the same; they represent a version of reality and that influences how we think about places. 

 

Tags: mapping, perspective.


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CHS AP Human Geography's curator insight, August 14, 2:30 PM

Use as small cards that students can sort in small groups?  Post as gallery walk?  Skill builder to identify areas of distortion (shape, area, distance, etc)?  

HumdeBut's curator insight, August 15, 1:15 AM

bien intéressant !

YEC Geo's curator insight, August 15, 7:03 AM

I love maps, but it's easy to forget that reproducing a three-dimensional object on a two-dimensional surface involves many trade-offs.  This article highlights those trade-offs.

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State feeling the effects of climate change - Greenville News

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SFGate State feeling the effects of climate change Greenville News The “National Climate Assessment” reveals in sobering terms the present-day impacts of human activity on the climate: hotter summers, extended droughts, more-intense storms, less...
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Geography of the World Africa Land and Resources

I DO NOT own this video nor am I pretending that I do; it is on my channel so my students can view it. This is the only way for them to see this video.
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Iran Won't Let Women Watch The World Cup - Daily Beast

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Clothes Aren't for Men or Women Anymore. They're Just for People. - Daily Beast

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Clothes Aren't for Men or Women Anymore. They're Just for People.
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It's Official: 'Redskins' Is Racist - Daily Beast

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It's Official: 'Redskins' Is Racist Daily Beast The threat of hordes of giddy entrepreneurs cranking out logo-embossed gear might be enough, since basic human decency hasn't moved the needle, to get the powers-that-be to give Snyder a nudge in the...
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