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Bringing the climate fight to the table

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Low-emissions cooking aims to slow global warming one plate at a time -- with good food.
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Hans Rosling: Global population growth, box by box | Video on TED.com

The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years -- and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth.
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China’s Pork Feeds People And Economies

China’s Pork Feeds People And Economies | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
More than half of the world's pigs are in China. We look at what growing industrial pork production means for China and the world.
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Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow

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The world has entered an era of “peak food” production with an array of staples from corn and rice to wheat and chicken slowing in growth – with potentially disastrous consequences for feeding the planet.
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Malthus right or wrong? Can we continue to grow enough food?

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What nobody told me about small farming: I can’t make a living

What nobody told me about small farming: I can’t make a living | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
People say we're "rich in other ways," but that doesn't fix the ugly fact that most farms are unsustainable
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Hard work, long hours, few if any holidays. A farmer's life is hard. You on the other hand rely on them for everything you eat. 

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Adventures in Population Growth

Adventures in Population Growth | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it

"The International Database at the US Census Bureau [provides] population estimates broken down by country, age and year for essentially every country. [With this data we can track] shifts in population makeup over time. I’ve created a few interesting graphs to show the expected shifts over the next 35 years, including the dependency ratio."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 7, 4:22 PM

This article has some excellent animated graphs and population pyramids to show some of the demographic changes that countries will be experiencing from now until 2050.  These animated GIFs are perfect teaching images.  


Tag: population, demographic transition model, APHG.

Cass Allan's curator insight, February 17, 7:43 PM

demographic shifts within China

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Is Your Neighborhood Changing? It Might Be Youthification, Not Gentrification

Is Your Neighborhood Changing? It Might Be Youthification, Not Gentrification | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
One urban planning professor has defined this as a process that occurs in discrete stages.
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Youthification vs gentrification.

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How the Potato Changed the World

How the Potato Changed the World | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Brought to Europe from the New World by Spanish explorers, the lowly potato gave rise to modern industrial agriculture
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Part of the Colombian Exchane, the potato is a standard of many diets. 

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Why Starbucks Is The Way To Boost Your Home's Value

Why Starbucks Is The Way To Boost Your Home's Value | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
We're always hunting for ways to increase the value of our homes -- and interior revamps or full-on remodels may do the trick.

Or you could just move near a Starbucks.

Homes located near a Starbucks coffee shop appreciate (aka increase in valu...
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Interesting comnection among APHG units

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Many G.M.O.-Free Labels, Little Clarity Over Rules

Many G.M.O.-Free Labels, Little Clarity Over Rules | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Products described as not containing genetically modified organisms, whether that statement has been verified or not, are increasingly appearing in stores.
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Many people say they want labels on GMOs but still support GMOs.  States are beginning to require labels but will that cause confusion if there is not uniformity between states?

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The amazing, surprising, Africa-driven demographic future of the Earth, in 9 charts

The amazing, surprising, Africa-driven demographic future of the Earth, in 9 charts | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
The world is poised to change dramatically over the next century, and in ways that you might not expect.
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Harvard Design Magazine: Built on Sand: Singapore and the New State of Risk

Harvard Design Magazine: Built on Sand: Singapore and the New State of Risk | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
In June 2014, drivers crossing the causeway between Singapore and Johor, Malaysia, began to notice something strange. A slender sandbar, which had long stood...
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Another because we can. 

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How Young People Are Pulling Jobs Back to City Centers

How Young People Are Pulling Jobs Back to City Centers | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
A new analysis suggests that jobs previously lost to the suburbs are returning to the core.
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The World’s 10 Fastest Growing Metropolitan Areas

The World’s 10 Fastest Growing Metropolitan Areas | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
With only 20 percent of the population, the world’s 300 largest metropolitan economies account for nearly half of global economic output. Through our new Global MetroMonitor report and interactive, users can understand the individual trajectories of the world’s large metropolitan economies and gain new insights into sources of growth that national or regional assessments tend to obscure.
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The Green Revolution: Waging A War Against Hunger - YouTube

NHD - Senior Group Documentary 2010 Districts Version Theme: Innovation in History By Anita & Karis
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Students produced Green Revolution project

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10 UNESCO World Heritage sites with wild back stories

10 UNESCO World Heritage sites with wild back stories | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Murder. Greed. Oppression. Intrigue. The ruins at these UNESCO sites may be silent, but they tell some shocking and absorbing tales.

Via Seth Dixon, Bonnie Bracey Sutton, Suvi Salo, Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks
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AMA Voyages's curator insight, February 11, 3:51 AM

L'occasion de très beaux treks pour certaines destinations, comme Potosi ou Lumbini! une autre manière de découvrir ces sites majeurs.

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32 Mispronounced Places

32 Mispronounced Places | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it

"There’s nothing more irritating to a pedant’s ear and nothing more flabbergasting than realizing you’ve been pronouncing the name of so many places wrong, your entire life! Despite the judgment we exhibit toward people who err in enunciating, we all mispronounce a word from time to time, despite our best efforts. Well, now it’s time we can really stop mispronouncing the following places."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 13, 10:06 AM

I've only been mispronouncing 8 of them, but many of these toponyms (place names) are chronically mispronounced.  Some of these have curious local of pronouncing the name, while others show that translating one language into another can be quite difficult since many sounds don't naturally flow off the tongue of non-native speakers.    


Tagslanguage, toponyms, culture, tourism.

LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, February 14, 8:37 AM

Mispronouncing is also a symptom of mis-understanding ... and not taking the effort to understand.

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 20, 11:37 AM

So interesting!  I knew Louisville, only because my husband of almost 18 years is from there and taught me very early in our relationship that it was "Luh-vull".  ha!  

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The fall — and overhaul — of the American mall

The fall — and overhaul — of the American mall | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Instead of abandoning once-thriving suburban malls, owners are sinking millions into risky redevelopments.
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Malls -ghettoization to Gentrification?  Urban Unit. 

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Bill Nye Takes On A Controversial Issue In A Way That Pretty Much Everyone Can Get On Board With

Bill Nye Takes On A Controversial Issue In A Way That Pretty Much Everyone Can Get On Board With | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
This forgotten Bill Nye clip is just what the GMO debate needs to see right now.
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Good review of GMOs

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What The World Would Look Like If Countries Were Scaled By Population

What The World Would Look Like If Countries Were Scaled By Population | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Redditor TeaDranks has created a super-interesting cartogram in which the size of each country is apportioned according to population. Suddenly, the largest countries in the world don't look so mighty — Russia and Canada, we're looking at you.
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Makes the US look less significant

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The five major world religions - John Bellaimey

The five major world religions - John Bellaimey | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
It's perfectly human to grapple with questions, like ‘Where do we come
from?’ and ‘How do I live a life of meaning?’ These existential questions are central to the five major world religions -- and that’s not all that connects these
faiths. John Bellaimey explains the intertwined histories and cultures of Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam.
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A Map of Every Device in the World That's Connected to the Internet

A Map of Every Device in the World That's Connected to the Internet | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Where is the internet? This map might explain it better than any statistics could ever hope to: The red hot spots show where the most devices that can access the internet are located.
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