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At Wal-Mart in Mexico, a Bribe Inquiry Silenced

At Wal-Mart in Mexico, a Bribe Inquiry Silenced | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Confronted with evidence of widespread corruption in Mexico, top Wal-Mart executives focused more on damage control than on rooting out wrongdoing, an examination by The New York Times found.
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Five GIS Trends Changing the World according to Jack Dangermond, President of Esri - Geoawesomeness

Five GIS Trends Changing the World according to Jack Dangermond, President of Esri - Geoawesomeness | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Tweet Share on Facebook Share Share Email Pin Pocket Flipboard Maps are a simple and efficient way to understand and communicate rapidly. Looking at a spreadsheet, we see rows and columns of data. Using charts and graphs, that data can be seen as a pattern. But when that same data is presented on a map, …
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Why do we put 'The' in front of Gambia?, PM - BBC Radio 4

Why do we put 'The' in front of Gambia?, PM - BBC Radio 4 | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
A language expert explains why the African country is called The Gambia and not Gambia
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Grow your own clothes

Grow your own clothes | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Designer Suzanne Lee shares her experiments in growing a kombucha-based material that can be used like fabric or vegetable leather to make clothing.
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India's Farmers, Dried Out and Displaced

Severe droughts across India have affected about 330 million people, roughly a quarter of the country’s population.
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India's Slave Brides

India's Slave Brides | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
101 East investigates how every year, tens of thousands of girls and women in India are trafficked into slave marriages.
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Life on the Pine Ridge Native American reservation

Life on the Pine Ridge Native American reservation | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Where life expectancy is the second-lowest in the western hemisphere and 80 percent of people are unemployed.
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Why Brexit happened -- and what to do next

Why Brexit happened -- and what to do next | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
We are embarrassingly unaware of how divided our societies are, and Brexit grew out of a deep, unexamined divide between those that fear globalization and those that embrace it, says social scientist Alexander Betts.
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4 reasons to learn a new language

4 reasons to learn a new language | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
English is fast becoming the world's universal language, and instant translation technology is improving every year. So why bother learning a foreign language?
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Top 19 geovisualization tools, APIs and libraries that will let you create beautiful web maps - Geoawesomeness

Top 19 geovisualization tools, APIs and libraries that will let you create beautiful web maps - Geoawesomeness | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Tweet Share on Facebook Share Share Email Pin Pocket Flipboard Creating a good web map is not an easy task but over the years we’ve seen plenty of amazing geovisualization examples. Almost all of them have been developed with the use of one of the tools, APIs or libraries mentioned below. If you think that …
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A More Accurate World Map Wins Prestigious Japanese Design Award

A More Accurate World Map Wins Prestigious Japanese Design Award | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
World maps are notoriously distorted, but the AuthaGraph minimizes the effect.
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Why Costco is fading away

Why Costco is fading away | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Costco (COST) was built on big cars and big houses that let people buy big quantities and break bulk at home. But that America is going away.
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What Muslims Do on Hajj, and Why

What Muslims Do on Hajj, and Why | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Our correspondent, who is in Saudi Arabia for the annual pilgrimage, explains why Muslims, dressed in white, throw stones, kiss a large black rock and have a goat sacrificed.
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A father remembers when Korea was one country. His son dreams of seeing the same someday.

A father remembers when Korea was one country. His son dreams of seeing the same someday. | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The Kang family lived through centuries of Korean unity. Today, they can’t go home.
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The Opening of the North Korean Mind

With its expanding nuclear arsenal and penchant for provocation, North Korea is sure to remain a potential source of regional (and even global) instability for a long time to come no matter what outsiders do.
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Brexit tensions play out on steps of UK Supreme Court

Brexit tensions play out on steps of UK Supreme Court | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Rival protesters trade barbs as country's judges listen to government's case on triggering move to leave EU.
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How China and Japan See Each Other

Over the past century the politics of East Asia have been influenced more profoundly by the Sino-Japanese relationship than by any other single factor.
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Palestinian villages 'get two hours of water a week'

Palestinian villages 'get two hours of water a week' | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Israeli control over water supplies in the occupied West Bank has left Palestinians desperate.
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Are US allies in Southeast Asia defecting to China?

Are US allies in Southeast Asia defecting to China? | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Malaysia and the Philippines' rapprochement with China is the result of temporary alignment of interests.
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How did the world react to Donald Trump's triumph?

How did the world react to Donald Trump's triumph? | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Leaders, many of whom had criticised the Republican in the run-up to the election, express wish to work with him.
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Including Geography in Your Curriculum

Including Geography in Your Curriculum | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Brush up on your geography skills with professional development and common core-related resources.
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Why Multilingual People Have Healthier, More Engaged Brains

Why Multilingual People Have Healthier, More Engaged Brains | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Educators often focus on the language skills students who are still learning English lack, but bilingualism is a huge neuro-strength. The ability to speak more
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Container Ships Stranded At Sea After South Korean Company Goes Bankrupt

Container Ships Stranded At Sea After South Korean Company Goes Bankrupt | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Dozens of giant container ships are bobbing around the oceans with no place to dock, after a South Korean shipping company went bankrupt. The stranded cargo may include as many as 500,000 containers.
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