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Hurricane Sandy, One Year Later

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The first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy's landfall in New Jersey. Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record (by diameter), the second-costliest storm in U.S. history, affecting 24 states...
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An interesting set of images. Useful for discussion the impact of hurricanes on the cultural environment. 

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Mount St. Helens before 1980

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I think I've shared stuff from these guys before. This is really cool. Great for IB Geography Hazards. 

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Google Maps Mania: Asteroid Impacts on Google Maps

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This is quite interesting. Not sure if it completely fits the IB Geography Hazards topic:)

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Some are more equal than others

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FOR many migrants who do not live in factory dormitories, life in the big city looks like the neighbourhood of Shangsha East Village: a maze of alleys framed by...
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This is very interesting article. I think it fits nicely into IB Geography in more than one way. The obvious links are to Populations in Transition and Disparities in Development & Wealth. I'm sure it be used in the optional themes of Urban Environments and Hazards. The article raises a lot of questions. For example,

 

How do cities cope with high levels of rural migrants?

Whose responsibility is to take are of these people?

 

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Are we ready for the big one? - National - NZ Herald News

Are we ready for the big one? - National - NZ Herald News | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
It starts with an earthquake.
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Seismic risk in NZ. This is a very interesting topic for the risk management section of IB Geo Hazards option. Great scope for using GIS to make planning decisions.
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