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Nirvanaless: Asian Buddhism's growing fundamentalist streak - Religion News Service

Nirvanaless: Asian Buddhism's growing fundamentalist streak - Religion News Service | North and South America Asia | Scoop.it
BANGKOK (RNS) In some parts of Asia, a more assertive, strident and militant Buddhism is emerging.
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Zack and I chose this article because it shows how Buddhism is coming back into the picture as a major religion. RELIGION EQ: why do you think the Buddhists are attacking other religions with violence?

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Asia’s Prospects at the World Cup

Asia’s Prospects at the World Cup | North and South America Asia | Scoop.it
A look at how the four teams from Asia are placed ahead of football’s biggest event.
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SOCIAL  Zack and i chose this article because it shows us what Asian teams are taking part in the 2014 World Cup,  Based on what you know about soccer, how do you think these teams from Asia will finish in the national rankings?

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For Atom-Friendly Asia, a Nuclear Power Boom—in the West, Stagnation

For Atom-Friendly Asia, a Nuclear Power Boom—in the West, Stagnation | North and South America Asia | Scoop.it
In Europe and the U.S. cost overruns and delays raise questions about the market for a new generation of safer nuclear reactors
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Jay and i chose this article because nuclear power is a highly discussed topic around the world. EQ:If they cannot complete this project in the time, what consequences will there be? 

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How China Is Eclipsing Japan in Asia — An IMF Snapshot - Real Time Economics - WSJ

How China Is Eclipsing Japan in Asia — An IMF Snapshot - Real Time Economics - WSJ | North and South America Asia | Scoop.it
China's latest tangle with Vietnam plays into Japan's bid to ramp up influence in Asia, as Tokyo offers leadership to counter Beijing's saber-rattling.A new International Monetary Fund report offers a sobering reminder of the limits of Japanese clout, highlighting the growing reliance of regional economies on China, and the declining economic importance of Japan, as shown in the accompanying graphs.In the latest Regional Economic Outlook for Asia and Pacific, the IMF compared how much 11 export-dependent Asian economies depended on Japan and China, first in 1995 and then in 2012. In the mid-90s, all 11 relied more on Japan than China as an export market. Less than two decades later, 10 of those countries were more dependent on China, most by wide margins. The one exception: Indonesia, which still sold somewhat more to Japan.The numbers reflect both Japan's dramatic decline in importance over nearly 20 years of stagnation, and China's rapid rise.
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jay and i chose this article because it involves two superpowers in east Asia.  Both with very advanced economies. EQ: Predict what will happen if all these economies come together.

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Umbanda Religion

Umbanda Religion | North and South America Asia | Scoop.it
In Brazil, requests to kill a husband and remove a curse are all part of a unique religion.
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Zack and i chose this video because it talks about a unique religion in northern Brazil. EQ: Do you believe that people and have spirits inside of them? 

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The South American slave trade

The South American slave trade | North and South America Asia | Scoop.it
Kate Ayling writes a potted history of the South American slave trade, often overlooked in favour of the more prominent trade in North America.
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Zack and i chose this article because it shows politics used to work in South America.  EQ:  Who did the Europeans first use as slaves and what did they use them for?

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As Temperatures Climb, So Does Malaria

As Temperatures Climb, So Does Malaria | North and South America Asia | Scoop.it
The risk area for malaria expanded between 1990 and 2005
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Jay and I chose this article because it has to do with the intellectual section of PERSIA. Scientist's are studying how malaria spreads faster in warmer weather. EQ: If malaria was spreading like this in the USA would you move? why or why not?

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Mexico Environment - current issues - Geography

Mexico Environment - current issues - Geography | North and South America Asia | Scoop.it
Facts and statistics about the Environment - current issues of Mexico. Updated as of 2013.
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Ajay and I chose this article for area/geography because it shows the problems mexico is having with their land. If Mexico keeps despising of waist Im freshwater sources what do you think will happen to their supply?

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Do Illegal Immigrants Actually Hurt the U.S. Economy?

Do Illegal Immigrants Actually Hurt the U.S. Economy? | North and South America Asia | Scoop.it
Undocumented workers represent a classic economic challenge with a fairly straightforward solution.
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jay and I chose this article because it relates to immigration on the US economy which we have been talking about the last few weeks in class. Infer what would happen to the US economy if the amount of illegal immigrants doubled.

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Young politicians no longer a novelty in Canada

Young politicians no longer a novelty in Canada | North and South America Asia | Scoop.it
At age 30, David Joanasie is the youngest person to be elected to the Nunavut legislature, but by the current standards in Canadian politics, the newly elected MLA is long in the tooth.
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Zack and I chose this article on Canadian politics because it shows a difference between the us politics and Canada's poitics. EQ: Do you think you should be a loud into politics at such a young age? Why or why not?

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West Joins China, Russia to Promote Nuke-Free Central Asia

West Joins China, Russia to Promote Nuke-Free Central Asia | North and South America Asia | Scoop.it
At a ceremony on the margins of last week’s Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty meeting, France, the U.K. and the U.S. reversed their long-standing opposition and joined China and Russia in signing the protocol to the Central Asian Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Agreement. The signing demonstrates that even in moments of great power tensions, nuclear nonproliferation remains an issue of consensus and cooperation.
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POLITICS  Zack and I chose this article on the nuclear free central Asia area because it shows how Asia is striving to become a more developed and civil continent.  EQ: How do you think the U.S will benefit from this treaty that they signed?

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New Hope for Asia's Embattled Forests

New Hope for Asia's Embattled Forests | North and South America Asia | Scoop.it
At a high-profile summit in Jakarta, diverse stakeholders agreed on the need to combat deforestation
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Area/Geography

Jay and I chose this article because it has to do with a problem that seems to be a large problem around the world which is deforestation. EQ: Why do you think deforestation is such a big problem?

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Nirvanaless: Asian Buddhism's growing fundamentalist streak - Religion News Service

Nirvanaless: Asian Buddhism's growing fundamentalist streak - Religion News Service | North and South America Asia | Scoop.it
BANGKOK (RNS) In some parts of Asia, a more assertive, strident and militant Buddhism is emerging.
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Zack and I chose this article because it shows how Buddhism is coming back into the picture as a major religion. RELIGION EQ: why do you think the Buddhists are attacking other religions with violence?

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Rio Prepares for the World Cup and the Olympics

Rio Prepares for the World Cup and the Olympics | North and South America Asia | Scoop.it
Rio de Janeiro is in the grip of a remarkable transformation as it readies itself for the spotlight. But exactly what kind of place will the crowds of this summer’s World Cup and the 2016 Olympics find? Simon Romero ventures into the Old City to find out what’s been gained—and lost—in the boom.
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Zack and i chose this article because the Olympics and the world cup are to major social events and South america will be holding both of these in the next 2 years.  EQ: Economically is it a good thing that South America will be holding such huge social events in such a small time period?

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South America: Physical Geography

South America: Physical Geography | North and South America Asia | Scoop.it
Encyclopedic entry. South America is a continent of extremes. It is home to the world's largest river (the Amazon) as well as the world's driest place (the Atacama Desert).
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Jay and I chose this article because u has to do with the geography of south america. Most people live on the coast of south america because of the harsh geography. EQ: Compare the geography of south america to africa.

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Atlantic vs. Pacific: Latin America's fateful face-off

Atlantic vs. Pacific: Latin America's fateful face-off | North and South America Asia | Scoop.it
A continental divide between one bloc that favors state controls and another that embraces free markets.
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Jay and I chose this article because it concerns Latin America's economy and how they are split into two sides. EQ: Infer what would happen if Latin America's economy stayed in two different sections for 10 more years. 

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Canada's climate change stance 'de-motivating'

Canada's climate change stance 'de-motivating' | North and South America Asia | Scoop.it
Climate change deniers are doing less damage to the international effort to tackle climate change than those, like the Canadian government, that refuse to 'step up' and contribute, critics stay.
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Jay and I chose this article for intellectual scoop because it talks about Canadas effect on climate change. Predict what will happen to Canada If it keeps a low interest in climate change.

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Seven in 10 Americans Are Very or Moderately Religious

Seven in 10 Americans Are Very or Moderately Religious | North and South America Asia | Scoop.it
The U.S. remains a highly religious -- and largely Christian -- nation, according to Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport's new book, God Is Alive and Well. But major changes are taking place in the landscape of American religion.
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Zack and I chose this article for religion in  America because it shows how much Americans are religious.  EQ:  Why do you think that they say religion increases with age?

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Day of the Dead celebrations alive and well

Day of the Dead celebrations alive and well | North and South America Asia | Scoop.it
People with roots in Mexico find creatve ways to mark a holiday often lost amid Halloween.
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Zack and I chose the day of the dead from Mexico as our social scoop because it represents a recent Holliday that just happened in Mexico and is a big part of there culture. EQ: what is the difference between Halloween in America and day of the dead in Mexico?

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