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Volcano spews more hot ash, lava in east Indonesia - World - NZ Herald News

Volcano spews more hot ash, lava in east Indonesia - World - NZ Herald News | Mr Foden's Geography updates | Scoop.it
MAUMERE, Indonesia (AP) A volcano spewed more hot ash and lava on a tiny Indonesian island Monday after causing six deaths over the weekend.
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Good for A2 Hazards - people killed and people evacuated after earlier ignoring exclusion zones.

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Korean FTA could be signed within year - PM

New Zealand is more likely than not to secure a much-coveted free trade deal with South Korea and it could be signed within a year, Prime Minister John Key says.
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Useful for A2 Global Interdependance - covers bilateral agreements and reasons why important to NZ.
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Iran struck by major earthquake

Iran struck by major earthquake | Mr Foden's Geography updates | Scoop.it
Iran is hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake, the most powerful for more than 50 years, with tremors felt across Pakistan, India and the Middle East.
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Hong Kong Cruise Terminal To Be In World Class Of Its Own

Hong Kong Cruise Terminal To Be In World Class Of Its Own | Mr Foden's Geography updates | Scoop.it
When Hong Kong's Kai Tak cruise terminal opens in June, the nearly quarter-mile long facility will be able to handle the biggest cruise ships in
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Huge cruise terminal soon to open in Hong Kong, tourism developments.

 

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Clean, green image of NZ 'fantastical' - Movies - NZ Herald News

New Zealand's clean green image, represented by snow-capped mountains, clean rivers and pristine countryside, is being slammed internationally as false and misleading.

 

Useful for Level 1 sustainable use of an environment and A2 Environmental management 

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China: snapshot of a decade

China: snapshot of a decade | Mr Foden's Geography updates | Scoop.it

As the country prepares for it's 10-year power handover, we look at how it has changed...

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Marine Protected Areas skyrocket

Marine Protected Areas skyrocket | Mr Foden's Geography updates | Scoop.it

A biodiversity conference in India hears that rapid uptake of Marine Protected Areas has increased their total coverage 10-fold in the past decade.

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Tourism Development in China

Tourism Development in China | Mr Foden's Geography updates | Scoop.it

Learn about the dramatic growth and development of China's tourism industry as foreign visitors arrive by the millions and Chinese tourists begin to explore the world.

 

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Is this Africa's next megacity?

Is this Africa's next megacity? | Mr Foden's Geography updates | Scoop.it

Dar es Salaam is one of the world's fastest growing cities, but the Tanzanian authorities are struggling to harness its potential, reports the BBC's Joe Boyle.

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White Island erupts as Tongariro calms down - Natural Disasters - NZ Herald News

White Island erupts as Tongariro calms down - Natural Disasters - NZ Herald News | Mr Foden's Geography updates | Scoop.it

Scientists have confirmed that White Island has erupted and continues to blast ash into the air, indicating the start of a new phase of volcanic activity on the island.

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Mt Tongariro eruption: Code red - National - NZ Herald News

Mt Tongariro eruption: Code red - National - NZ Herald News | Mr Foden's Geography updates | Scoop.it

A thick ash cloud is covering much of the central North Island after Mt Tongariro erupted for the first time in more than a century late last night. Useful for Level1, IG, AS and A2

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Climbers die in French avalanche

Climbers die in French avalanche | Mr Foden's Geography updates | Scoop.it

Nine climbers are killed in an avalanche near Chamonix in the French Alps, as police say those feared missing have been accounted for. Useful for A2 Hazards and AS Rocks and Weathering

 

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China Asks Foreign Governments to Stop Reporting on Its Air Quality

China Asks Foreign Governments to Stop Reporting on Its Air Quality | Mr Foden's Geography updates | Scoop.it

The government demanded that foreign governments stop releasing data on China’s air quality, as is regularly done by a sensor at the American Embassy in Beijing.

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Kiwi dollar set to keep rising - Business - NZ Herald News

The New Zealand dollar's rapid rise against Australia's currency is expected to continue, signalling a boon for holidaymakers heading across the Tasman but challenging times for exporters
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Useful for A2 Global interdependance, details how raising price of dollar will affect our biggest export market of Australia.

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Wave Energy | Tidal Energy | BioPower Systems

Wave Energy | Tidal Energy | BioPower Systems | Mr Foden's Geography updates | Scoop.it
Cool idea for collecting wave energy, underdevelopment in Australia.
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A Canopy of Man-Made Solar-Powered Supertrees Flourishes in Singapore

A Canopy of Man-Made Solar-Powered Supertrees Flourishes in Singapore | Mr Foden's Geography updates | Scoop.it
A Canopy of Man-Made Solar-Powered Supertrees Flourishes in Singapore
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Solarpowar in Singapore. New project showing innovative design and sustainable development.

 

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A Chicago Divided by Killings

A Chicago Divided by Killings | Mr Foden's Geography updates | Scoop.it
A New York Times analysis of homicides and census data in Chicago divided the city into two groups: areas that are near homicides and those that are not.
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Useful info for Level 2 internal CSI Chicago.

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Oil-drilling Boom Puts the US in Global Driving Seat | The Energy Collective

Oil-drilling Boom Puts the US in Global Driving Seat | The Energy Collective | Mr Foden's Geography updates | Scoop.it

Image America is expected to become the largest crude oil producer in the world by  2020, overtaking Saudi Arabia and Russia.It is expected to reduce its imports from 10million barrels a day to about  4million barrels within ten years, the International...

 

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US Super storm threat launches mass evacuations - World - NZ Herald News

US Super storm threat launches mass evacuations - World - NZ Herald News | Mr Foden's Geography updates | Scoop.it

Governors from North Carolina to Connecticut declared states of emergency and Delaware ordered mandatory evacuations for coastal communities as Hurricane Sandy lumbered north from...

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Stuff - Landslide Milford Sound

Stuff - Landslide Milford Sound | Mr Foden's Geography updates | Scoop.it

Landslide blocks access to Milford Sound.

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China population control has succeeded

China population control has succeeded | Mr Foden's Geography updates | Scoop.it

Interesting article about the one child policy and the impacts this may still have into the future for the environment.

 

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Gates' aim to reinvent toilet finds global support - World - NZ Herald News

Gates' aim to reinvent toilet finds global support - World - NZ Herald News | Mr Foden's Geography updates | Scoop.it

These aren't your typical loos. One uses microwave energy to transform human waste into electricity. Another captures urine and uses it for flushing.

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http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7426862/First-Tongariro-eruption-in-over-100-years

Short video with brief details of the eruption, some effects and an eyewitness report.

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Breathtaking force: World's most powerful dam opens in China as gushing water generates the same power as FIFTEEN nuclear reactors

Breathtaking force: World's most powerful dam opens in China as gushing water generates the same power as FIFTEEN nuclear reactors | Mr Foden's Geography updates | Scoop.it

The final 32 generators went into operation this week, making it the world's largest hydropower project, pictured, built on the Yangtze River in China.  Usefull for A2 Environmental Management.

 

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July 2012 highs and lows

July 2012 highs and lows | Mr Foden's Geography updates | Scoop.it

USA TODAY tracks the national high and low temperatures across the USA each day. Useful for AS atmosphere and Climate and A2 Hazards.

 

 

 

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