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Before and after: Tornado cuts devastating path through Oklahoma

Before and after: Tornado cuts devastating path through Oklahoma | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it

 

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Images showing the devastation by the tornado.

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Courtney Burns's curator insight, September 18, 2013 11:29 AM

Seeing the damage done to all of these homes and communities is devastating. You see all the destruction in different areas on TV, but looking at it from a maps perspective is so much different. Seeing how it was and then looking at it after is unreal. The damage that is done to so much land is saddening. Then to look at the map of all the tornadoes since 1950 was eye opening. I never realized that there was so many tornadoes that occurred throughout the U.S since 1950. It was also shocking to see that there had been a huge tornado in the Boston area that took peoples lives. Usually when I think about tornadoes I don't think about them in Boston, Connecticut, or New York. 

Justin McCullough's curator insight, September 18, 2013 9:03 PM

The before and after images in this picture are insane. Living on the east coast it's hard to picture losing your home (your whole life) in a matter of mere seconds or minutes. It is really sad to see pictures such as these, and even more devastating to see the families affected by this with looks of disbelief. However, what is encouraging to see from tragedies such as these, is the community helping each other regardless of whatever background a person may have. Unfortunately it is moments like these that force people to help others without the thought of asking or seeking some sort of favor in return.  

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 17, 2013 5:37 PM

I look at these pictures and I can't help but feel bad for the people that were apart of this tornado. In minutes your whole life can change. The picture of the corner house there before the tornado and afterwards nothing, your whole life changed. I couldn't imagine the heartbreak these families went through, loosing everything. 

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Before And After Photos Show How Much, And How Little, Haiti Has Changed Since The Quake

Before And After Photos Show How Much, And How Little, Haiti Has Changed Since The Quake | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Haiti marked the fifth anniversary of the devastating 2010 earthquake on Monday with church services and ceremonies.

The 7.0-magnitude quake struck in the morning of Jan. 12, 2010, destroying landmarks such as the presidential palace and the Sacr...
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Combating gender bias in Nicaragua

Combating gender bias in Nicaragua | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it

Unpaid and undervalued, female farmers are fighting back as Nicaragua attempts to dig up the seeds of the country’s gender bias.

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Where China’s future will happen

Where China’s future will happen | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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An insightful article that examines the process of urbanisation in China.

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Documentary Shows Harsh Conditions for Workers in iPhone Factories

Documentary Shows Harsh Conditions for Workers in iPhone Factories | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
A video documentary about some Chinese factories that assemble Apple products has refueled public attention on labor issues, like excessive work hours.
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Will the Lima climate accord be helpful ?

The agreement reached in Lima, Peru, would be a breakthrough in 20 years of efforts to create a global warming accord, but it falls short of what scientists say is needed.
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Copenhagen on the Way to Greener, More Efficient Cities

Copenhagen on the Way to Greener, More Efficient Cities | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Urban areas around the world are installing wireless networks of streetlamps and sensors that could ease traffic congestion and reduce carbon emissions.
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Bhopal gas tragedy lives on...

Bhopal gas tragedy lives on... | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Thirty years later, survivors of lethal gas leak in Bhopal, India, still fight for justice
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Greenery in changing New York

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Over the last century, sometimes without residents consciously noticing, the more developed parts of the city have grown greener.
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This article highlights the change in green cover of New York. Such initiatives need to be encouraged in the cities of the developing world.

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Consequences of climate change displayed graphically.

Consequences of climate change displayed graphically. | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it

Climate scientists explain why the 2015 Paris climate summit cannot be allowed to fail – for our future.

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Excellent graphics and useful information on climate change

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Student designed flood risk management tool to help communities.

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An online tool that has helped communities to be aware of flood risk management and take effective measures.

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, November 25, 2014 5:07 PM

Hydrological hazard - useful when looking at responses to hazards and use of ICT / spatial technologies 

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Conflicts over the use of water

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The article looks at a significant issue: conflicts regarding the usage of water.

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Volcanic hazard event

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The slow onset of the volcanic eruption on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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Combating climate change in Costa Rica

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Driven by a growing environmental movement and mounting pressure from Western consumers, corporate and government leaders are making a new push to slow the cutting of rain forests.
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Ten years after the disaster: Tsunami-Early Warning System for the Indian Ocean

Ten years after the disaster: Tsunami-Early Warning System for the Indian Ocean | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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A successful Tsunami warning system has the potential to reduce the vulnerability of the people living along the Bay of Bengal coast, India.

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The Rehabilitation of the survivors of the 2004 Tsunami in Tamilnadu, India.

The Rehabilitation of the survivors of the 2004 Tsunami in Tamilnadu, India. | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Arun Janardhanan travels to Dhanushkodi and Nagapattinam and finds stories of hope amid the ruins.
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The article highlights the long term responses to the disaster along with rehabilitation of survivors of 2004. These are true stories of pain and hope that bring tears to the eyes of the readers. 

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A terrible impact of gender imbalance in India.

A terrible impact of gender imbalance in India. | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it

Business in brides is booming in north-west India as a result of female foeticide, but the women bought and sold are often trapped in lives of slavery and abuse.

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Voice of indigenous people during Lima climate talk.

Voice of indigenous people during Lima climate talk. | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Indigenous people warn during Lima climate talks that they are being ignored over exploitation of lands and are critical of pledges to stop deforestation
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The opinion of every stake holder  should count in a conference that is for the future of the world.

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Disparities in wealth and development increased by globalisation

Disparities in wealth and development increased by globalisation | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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An article that highlights the role of agro-industrialisation and globalisation in increasing the disparities

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Museum on Bhopal gas tragedy opens today

Museum on Bhopal gas tragedy opens today | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Named as 'Remembering Bhopal Museum', it includes photographs, audio recordings of about 50 survivors of the disaster and other objects.
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A museum that documents the extent the gas victims have been deprived of justice. The victims have been waiting for justice since 1984. The voice of the oppressed need to be heard urgently and the process of rehabilitation of the second and third generation gas victims need to be expedited.

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Virtual villages offer support to elderly dependents.

An offshoot of the sharing economy, virtual villages are popping up all over the country to offer older adults access to resources and social connections that help them age in place.
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Technology aided support system for the elderly. The way forward for the ageing world.

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Factors influencing the sphere of influence of the football league

Factors influencing the sphere of influence of the football league | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
The creation of a professional league in India, backed with huge investments and Bollywood glamour, has prompted a level of excitement more common to cricket.
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The Geography of Terrorism

The Geography of Terrorism | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
More than 80 percent of last year's terrorism fatalities occurred in just five countries.
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Worth a discussion under the impacts of Globalisation. 

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marissa murphy's curator insight, November 25, 2014 2:28 PM

this is interesting!!!

Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 26, 2014 1:37 PM

More than 80 percent of last year's terrorism fatalities occurred in just five countries.

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Yazidi Girls sold in slave markets

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The world should come together to end the oppression of women and violation of their rights.

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The 2014 GOOD City Index

GOOD's annual breakdown of the most inspiring cities in the world.
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An interesting index which features cities of developing nations in top positions.

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