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Climate change is increasing the risk of war in Africa

Climate change is increasing the risk of war in Africa | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon once described the war in Darfur, Sudan as the world's first climate change conflict, caused in part by the fighting over scarce water resources. Now, researchers believe climate change may be raising the risk of war across the continent. In a study published in Science this week, researchers Tamma Carleto
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Japan's little prince could be last emperor on unreformed Chrysanthemum Throne

Japan's little prince could be last emperor on unreformed Chrysanthemum Throne | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
When Prince Hisahito was born in 2006, ending a 41-year drought in imperial male heirs, Japan's government gladly dropped proposals that women might head the world's oldest monarchy, but a decade later the little prince remains the last hope for an unreformed Chrysanthemum Throne.
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Germany reunified 26 years ago, but some divisions are still strong

Germany reunified 26 years ago, but some divisions are still strong | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The divide is still visible on maps and even on satellite images.
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How old is this map?--Map Age Guide

How old is this map?--Map Age Guide | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Source: xkcd.comI was riding my bike during Labor Day weekend and chanced upon a yard sale with an old globe going for $4 (of course I bought it and rode home one-handed).  There were some clues that it wasn't a recent globe (The Soviet Union and Yugoslavia still existed and Burkina Faso was labeled Upper…
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Current Event & Critical Thinking Questions

Current Event & Critical Thinking Questions | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it

Current Events & Critical Thinking Questions using close reading strategies

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16 maps that will change your understanding of the world forever

16 maps that will change your understanding of the world forever | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
How could I get this wrong for so many years?
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MAP MEN - YouTube

MAP MEN - YouTube | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Jay Foreman and Mark Cooper-Jones are MAP MEN! Two UK based stand-up comedians with a passion for geography have joined forces to make a YouTube series al
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North Asian nations wary of Obama's Hiroshima visit

North Asian nations wary of Obama's Hiroshima visit | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
South Korea and China concerned US president's Japan trip will allow nationalists to whitewash wartime atrocities.
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Two refugee boats capsize in 24 hours off Libya coast

Two refugee boats capsize in 24 hours off Libya coast | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
At least five die as Italian navy rescues 562 people, taking the total transferred to the country this year to 40,000.
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The Cultural Revolution Still Haunts China’s Communist Party

China's leaders are still scarred by the Cultural Revolution—the memory of how, suddenly, the center could not hold. As rulers of China, they cannot escape it. And even watching from the West, neither can we.
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New Map: School Funding Inequality, Often Measured By State, Is Far Worse Nationally Than You Think

New Map: School Funding Inequality, Often Measured By State, Is Far Worse Nationally Than You Think | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The74Million is an education focused website
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25 maps that explain the English language

25 maps that explain the English language | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
From Beowulf to Wikipedia, here's how English grew, spread, and changed.
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21 Rapid-Fire Questions That’ll Determine Where You Should Go Next

21 Rapid-Fire Questions That’ll Determine Where You Should Go Next | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Where to take your next vacation
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Portraits Of NYC Immigrants Reveal Cultural Backgrounds

Portraits Of NYC Immigrants Reveal Cultural Backgrounds | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Here are just a handful of the 12 million men, women, and children who arrived at Ellis Island, New York, between 1892 and 1954 to start a new life in the USA, often dressed in their finest clothes. The portraits show immigrants wearing the national dress of their country of origin, including military uniforms from…
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First fame then arrest for Saudi teen who chatted up US girl

First fame then arrest for Saudi teen who chatted up US girl | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When a teenager in Saudi Arabia began chatting up an American woman online, he first found fame and then notoriety before he was arrested over concerns that his clumsy cyber flirtation violated the kingdom's conservative norms.The teenager, known only by his online name of 'Abu Sin,' a reference to his crooked teeth, speaks almost no English. Christina Crockett, a 21-year-old vlogger from California, speaks no Arabic.Even so, they managed to create goofy, light-hearted videos in which they appear fascinated by one another. The spectacle of the two trying to communicate attracted millions of viewers both inside the kingdom and abroad. As a result, Abu Sin shot to fame on the livestreaming
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Water Cycle Song Video

Download the Water Cycle Song Video - CLICK HERE: http://www.havefunteaching.com/shop/science-videos/water-cycle-video-download The Water Cycle Song by Hav
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Nat Geo Launched a Free Website for Printing Detailed Topographical Maps

Nat Geo Launched a Free Website for Printing Detailed Topographical Maps | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The folks at National Geographic just did a solid favor for all the adventurous outdoor photographers out there. They put every US Geological Survey (USGS)
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Why Is Pakistan Such a Mess? Blame India.

Why Is Pakistan Such a Mess? Blame India. | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Why Is Pakistan Such a Mess? Blame India. « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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Fragile States 2016

Fragile States 2016 | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Fragile States 2016 « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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Somaliland's Search for Place

Somaliland is stuck in a unique bind: despite being safer and better governed than Somalia, its claims for independence have gone unheeded.
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Increasing perils at Tanzania's Nyarugusu refugee camp

Increasing perils at Tanzania's Nyarugusu refugee camp | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Sexual violence and environmental degradation threaten refugees seeking protection at Nyarugusu camp in Tanzania.
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Why 37 is a very special age

Why 37 is a very special age | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
This chart is either really encouraging or kind of depressing, depending on your age
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