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The Legacy of Coal in England

The Legacy of Coal in England | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
A photographer captures the cultural and social life of his home, the country’s once thriving coalfields.
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The True Size Of Africa

The True Size Of Africa | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it

This is another old classic image that I might have shared earlier but it merits repeating. As Salvatore Natoli (a leader in geography education) once said, "In our society we unconsciously equate size with importance and even power." This is one reason why many people have underestimated the true size of Africa relative to places that they view as more important or more powerful.


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Afrikasources's curator insight, January 15, 2014 10:10 AM

Just a reminder

Edelin Espino's curator insight, December 5, 2014 11:01 AM

It is incredible big, but unfortunately most of the north area is cover by the big Sahara and most of the are is typically unfertilized. 

Jason Schneider's curator insight, March 9, 2015 4:29 PM

As we can see, there's a little overlapping here and some empty spots but it's pretty accurate. The United States and China are in the top 5 largest countries of the world list and they still fit in the 2nd largest continent of the world, Africa. I'd like to see the size comparison between Africa and Russia. I did some research on that and it turns out that Russia is a little over half the size of Africa, maybe the size of the combination of the United States and China.

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Which cities are the most electric car-friendly?

Which cities are the most electric car-friendly? | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
San Francisco, predictably, is near the top of the list of cities with the most electric car-charging stations. But it couldn't beat out winner Portland, Ore. and a surprising chart-topper from Texas.
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Food shortages could force world into vegetarianism, warn scientists

Food shortages could force world into vegetarianism, warn scientists | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Water scarcity's effect on food production means radical steps will be needed to feed population expected to reach 9bn by 2050 (RT @GdnDevelopment: Food shortages could force world into vegetarianism, warn scientists
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Climate Change and Sustainability

Climate Change and Sustainability | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it

(by Pulitzer cartoonist Joel Pett)


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Mr. David Burton's comment, April 16, 2012 9:19 PM
That's funny!
Seth Dixon's comment, April 16, 2012 10:01 PM
Too funny to keep to myself.
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Map: The fall of the Soviet Union made the world more wooded

Map: The fall of the Soviet Union made the world more wooded | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
How politics shaped nature in eastern Europe.
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Interactive World Statistics

Interactive World Statistics | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it

Thank you @ APHumanGeog

 

The Brazilian government's geographic department (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística-roughly equivalent to the U.S. Census Bureau) has compiled an fantastic interactive world factbook (available in English and Spanish as well as Portuguese).  The ease of navigation allows the user to conduct a specific search of simply explore demographic, economic, environmental and development data on any country in the world.    

 

Tags: population, worldwide, statistics, mapping, zbestofzbest.


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Leonardo Martins's comment, October 20, 2012 11:08 AM
So cool…thank you very much!
Jesse Gauthier's comment, October 24, 2012 10:23 AM
The world, here, is literally at your fingertips. It is a simple way for anyone to locate a multitude of data about any given place around the world. It is another way that brings the whole world that much closer in this technological era.
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In Bike-Friendly Copenhagen, Highways For Cyclists - via @APHumanGeog

In Bike-Friendly Copenhagen, Highways For Cyclists - via @APHumanGeog | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Bikers are everywhere in Copenhagen. And now the city is building new, high-speed routes into the city that will make it easier to commute, even from the distant suburbs.

 

The transportation urban planning paradigm in Copenhagen is not exclusively structured around automobiles and the logistics needed for drivers.  Copenhagen has heavily invested in cycling and they are reaping the rewards based on there efforst.  As the Earth-Operators Manual Facebook Page stated, cyclists in Copenhagen daily travel 750,000 miles; enough to go to the moon and back. 


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Jeff F's comment, September 4, 2012 12:11 PM
Scandinavia once again shows itself to be leading the way in social and environmental policy.

The bike highways are a great idea. They can help stop traffic congestion, keep people healthy, and reduce an individual's carbon footprint.

I used to work about a mile from my house and other than the winter, or when it was raining, I'd bike to work each day. Not only was it better for myself and the environment, I also didn't have to waste gas money.
Seth Dixon's comment, September 4, 2012 9:16 PM
I agree Jeff. I'd ride my bike to work, the the infrastructure isn't designed for it and I'd be jeopardizing my own safety. If you build it, they will ride.
Felix Ramos Jr.'s curator insight, March 6, 2015 9:27 PM

This is a cool phenomenon.  It will help public health and people will save tons of money.  The more I read about the Scandinavian countries the more i wonder if it might not be the best kept secret in the world.

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UNPO: Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization

UNPO: Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) is not affiliated with the United Nations (UN). The UNPO seeks to represent nations (as opposed to states) that are not fully autonomous are without a vote in the UN. This group supports all ethnic groups in their pursuit for political self-determination, economic empowerment and environmental resource control.  This is an excellent source for case studies in devolution, ethnic conflicts, indigenous peoples and many issues from both cultural and political geography.


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