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The amazing world of Geography
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Lessons learned from Katrina

Lessons learned from Katrina | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Over a decade after the historic storm, we investigate what went wrong and plans for future prevention and control.
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Useful for discussing management of natural hazards.
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, September 4, 5:40 PM

Responding to hydrologic hazards 

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Tracking poverty from space

Tracking poverty from space | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
By combining satellite data and sophisticated machine learning, researchers have developed a technique to estimate household consumption and income. And it works.
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Will the UK remain United?

Will the UK remain United? | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
A petition calling for a second referendum on the UK's membership of the EU tops 2.5 million signatures, after the vote to leave.
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So many questions? A crisis in the making?
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Preserve the Indigenous people and languages of the Arctic

Preserve the Indigenous people and languages of the Arctic | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
How scientists, linguists, and activists are working together to preserve indigenous languages in the Arctic—as well as the region's biodiversity.
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Climate change and global interactions are affecting the lives of the indigenous population in Arctic.
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Money, Jobs and Sovereignty: Brexit!

Money, Jobs and Sovereignty: Brexit! | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
As Britain prepares to vote on June 23 on European Union membership, both sides of the debate warn of dangerous outcomes. We debunk, or back up, their claims.
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Loss of sovereignty or advantages of globalisation! Argument continues.....
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The most polluted city in the world!

The most polluted city in the world! | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Instead, a city you may have never heard of in Iran takes the title.
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Interesting article on urban pollution and its measurement.
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Drone footage of the damaged landscape of southern Japan

Drone footage of the damaged landscape of southern Japan | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Drone footage shows the devastation to the remote towns of Minamiaso and Mashiki caused by last week's earthquakes that hit southern Japan.
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Images show the extent of damage in southern Japan.
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Rural Water contamination- an impact of global interaction.

Rural Water contamination- an impact of global interaction. | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Over 80 percent of the water from underground wells across China’s plains is unfit for drinking because of contamination, according to statistics that alarmed many Chinese.
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Here is an article on water pollution in rural China.
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The best and worst places to be a working woman

The glass-ceiling index
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Excellent data to understand  women empowerment across the world.
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Christopher L. Story's curator insight, March 31, 9:34 PM
Excellent data to understand  women empowerment across the world.
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Japan's population shrinks!

A downward trend had been indicated for years, but a national count made it official. The population total in 2015 was lower, by almost a million, than that of the census in 2010.
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Air Pollution Forces Life Changes in Urban areas

Air Pollution Forces Life Changes in Urban areas | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Residents of some of the world’s most heavily polluted cities shared their experiences dealing with the daily challenges and consequences.
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Challenges and solutions...

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Miyee Carney's curator insight, March 2, 1:58 PM

Challenges and solutions...

Carmen Hart's curator insight, August 29, 4:53 PM
Not only is air pollution bad for our environment, but it also is horrible for our health.
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Tears and mourning in Paris

Tears and mourning in Paris | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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Reminds me of the terrorist attack in Mumbai on November 26th, 2008. My prayers are with the city!

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A two children policy in China

A two children policy in China | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Through forced sterilizations and abortions, the killing of infants and the sale of children, the decades-old policy touched families across China.
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An article to understand the impacts of One child policy and the characteristics of the new two children policy.

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 ‘Extinction tourism’

 ‘Extinction tourism’ | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Visit of giant cruise ship will bring money and tourists to the Northwest Passage, but fears grow for the area’s people and its ecosystem
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A new kind of tourism, relevant in the days of climate change.
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The world’s most liveable cities

The world’s most liveable cities | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Liveability is declining in a fifth of cities surveyed
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Interesting information!
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Brexit: Britain votes to leave EU in historic divorce

Brexit: Britain votes to leave EU in historic divorce | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Britons vote to leave the EU in referendum that could seal the fate of 28-nation union and high-profile UK politicians.
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"...and in the end, Britain, which had colonized the world, destroyed itself in fantasies that it was being colonized in turn" — historians. Courtesy Ted Scheiman, Source: Twitter. ‪#‎Brexit‬
The BIG question is : What next?
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India explained in 20 maps

India explained in 20 maps | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
The following set of 20 maps of India look into the story of this riveting country. A captivating place to both travel and read about.
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Strategy to adapt urban environments to climate change

Strategy to adapt urban environments to climate change | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Researchers find that while many municipalities have plans to cope with higher temperatures and rising sea levels, few have developed detailed strategies to implement them.
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Interesting reading on cities and climate change management strategy.
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China’s Twilight Years

China’s Twilight Years | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
The country’s population is aging and shrinking. That means big consequences for its economy—and America’s global standing.
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Coffee Addiction Could Destroy Tropical Forests

Coffee Addiction Could Destroy Tropical Forests | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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Worrying! Its time to check our consumption of resources.
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Carmen Hart's curator insight, August 29, 4:50 PM
Our earth should be more important to us than a coffee addiction. #geo152
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Brussels Attacks Underscore Vulnerability of an Open European Society

Brussels Attacks Underscore Vulnerability of an Open European Society | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
In an age of easy travel and rising militancy, intelligence experts fear that terrorist attacks have become an unavoidable part of life in Europe.
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Citizens of EU member nations can travel across EU. Could this movement increase vulnerability of EU to such attacks?
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Why the Japanese are having so few babies

Why the Japanese are having so few babies | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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Factors affecting the birth rate of Japan
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Christopher L. Story's curator insight, March 31, 9:37 PM
Factors affecting the birth rate of Japan
Jukka Melaranta's curator insight, April 2, 2:28 PM
Factors affecting the birth rate of Japan
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Have we entered a new geological age?

New study provides one of the strongest cases yet that the planet has entered a new geological epoch
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An interesting article on human impacts on the environment.

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or Global Goals, guide development policy and funding through 2030, beginning with a pledge to end poverty. Everywhere. Permanently.
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A very useful resource to discuss SDGs.

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Women’s Progress Outdid China’s One-Child Policy

Women’s Progress Outdid China’s One-Child Policy | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
What really brought down China’s birthrate was its education and empowerment of women, not the one-child policy.
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Amartya Sen analyses the anti natalist Policy.

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