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Innovative examples of effective usage of old infrastructure in the urban areas.

Innovative examples of effective usage of old  infrastructure in the urban areas. | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
What if your local telephone booth was also an electric vehicle charging station? Or construction scaffolding became a fun place to sit down and eat lunch? Or a roadside billboard became a lush, air-cleaning bamboo garden?
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Imaginative and extremely innovative examples of using the old infrastructure and the run down areas of the city. These examples are outstanding and definitely help to improve the quality of life in the cities. Other cities could try to use some of these examples.

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jminium courses's curator insight, July 11, 2013 12:41 PM

Interesting, if cities could get on board with this it would be very beneficial.

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Women's March in Washington

Women's March in Washington | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands march in US capital as solidarity protests take place in cities across Europe, Asia and Africa.
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Women around the world should stand up for their rights and demand respect!
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World’s Immigration Visualized!

World’s Immigration Visualized! | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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Interesting resource to discuss migration
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Trying to reduce the Gender gap in Japan

Trying to reduce the Gender gap in Japan | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Japan will never close its gender gap unless it overhauls its whole approach to work and life, explains Yoko Ishikura.
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Developed nations are also not doing enough to empower women. Equal opportunities are needed for all.
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Hong Kong needs highly skilled immigrants as city’s population shrinks

Hong Kong needs highly skilled immigrants as city’s population shrinks | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Foundation report claims local labour force due to decline from 2019 based on current immigration policy
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Positives of migration
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A Tale of Two Cities: Racial Economic Inequality in New Orleans and Miami

A Tale of Two Cities: Racial Economic Inequality in New Orleans and Miami | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it

Co-written by Kylie Patterson, Racial Wealth Divide Initiative Sr. Program Manager 

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Origin of disparities in wealth and development.
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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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Responding to hydrologic hazards 

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Students investigate ONE contemporary atmospheric hazard or hydrologic hazard including causes, impacts and responses, for example: 

  • discussion of management strategies to reduce the future impact of similar hazard events

Geoworld 8 NSW
Chapter 6 Atmospheric and hydrologic hazards and responses
6.2 Costs of hazards
6.3 Responses to hazards
6.8 Powerful storms
6.10 Tropical cyclones (Hurricanes)
6.11 Communities prepare for and respond to storms

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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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Sweden’s recycling!

Sweden’s recycling! | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it

Sweden is so good at recycling that, for several years, it has imported rubbish from other countries to keep its recycling plants going. 

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Sweden- a country that ran out of materials to recycle. 
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Rio hoped for a post-Olympics boom, instead.....

Rio hoped for a post-Olympics boom, instead..... | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Three months after the Games, the city’s fiscal, political and security problems are unresolved.
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New Zealand earthquake: Tsunami arrives after powerful tremor hits 

New Zealand earthquake: Tsunami arrives after powerful tremor hits  | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
A tsunami arrives at New Zealand's South Island less than two hours after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake.
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Too early to understand the impacts...
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Which is the world’s most wasteful city?

Which is the world’s most wasteful city? | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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The challenge would be to recycle and reuse rather than waste.
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Earth Science Memes

Earth Science Memes | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
This link is where you will find funny science pictures, jokes, current events and other miscellaneous things pertaining to science.

Via Seth Dixon
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 6, 2016 10:37 AM

Because we all need a laugh sometimes...and if we can teach something at the same time, then even better.   

 

Tagsphysical, geomorphology, funart.

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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, 2016 4:50 PM
Our earth should be more important to us than a coffee addiction. #geo152