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Hundreds of thousands flee their homes in India amid deadly ethnic violence

Hundreds of thousands flee their homes in India amid deadly ethnic violence | Wildcat Human Geography | Scoop.it
Thousands of migrants from India’s distant northeastern states are fleeing their new homes in the south amid deadly ethnic violence and a crisis that threatens the "unity" of the nation.
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Massive ice island breaks off Greenland glacier

Massive ice island breaks off Greenland glacier | Wildcat Human Geography | Scoop.it
This Just In is CNN.com news blog. We\'ll bring you the latest news from CNN correspondents and sources around the world.

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Arctic ice could vanish in 10 years, scientists warn

Arctic ice could vanish in 10 years, scientists warn | Wildcat Human Geography | Scoop.it
Arctic sea ice is melting at a pace so much faster than once thought that the latest projections say it might disappear by as soon as 2022, according to measurements from the European Space Agency.

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Population Pyramids--U.S. Census Bureau

International Data Base (IDB) Information Gateway Search form for locating data on Countries and Regions from 1950 to 2050...

 

Tired of looking for pre-made population pyramids and need a specific country?  This site will allow you to simply select the country and the year to generate your own custom population pyramids. 


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Census to Change Categories on Race

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"The Census Bureau wants to make broad changes to its surveys to keep pace with changing notions of race. The changes would drop use of the term “Negro,” leaving a choice of “black” or “African-American.” It would count Hispanics as separate from blacks and whites. It would also add write-in categories that would allow Middle Easterners and Arabs to specifically identify themselves. The census director, Robert M. Groves, says research during the 2010 census found that making these changes increased response rates and improved accuracy. The government currently defines Latino as an ethnicity. Census forms now instruct people to indicate if they have Hispanic origin and then check a race box such as “white” or “black.”" -THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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Demographics Loom Large in State Failure

Demographics Loom Large in State Failure | Wildcat Human Geography | Scoop.it
After a half-century of forming new states from former colonies and from the breakup of the Soviet Union, the international community is today faced with the opposite situation: the disintegration of states.

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Demographics with Social Media

Demographics with Social Media | Wildcat Human Geography | Scoop.it

An interesting infographic by Visible which points out that men are twice as likely to check-in or share their location than women. This infographic gives you insight into location based marketing and social media. How will you use this information is entirely up to you!


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Arnott Claims US Will Be Beaten Down By a Plague of Debt, Deficits and Demographics

"Renowned money manager Rob Arnott, chairman of Research Affiliates, says that the US has not entered into a recovery period yet. He points to the percentage of Americans between the ages of 20 and 65 without jobs. At 75% it’s higher than when it was over two years ago when the recession ended. He also points to a housing sector still reeling from foreclosures and to the US’s huge debt. And he thinks companies will be prone to “big surprises on the downside” due to high expectations this year."

 

 


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Pinterest, across the pond: demographics for US, UK different - Deseret News

Pinterest, across the pond: demographics for US, UK different - Deseret News | Wildcat Human Geography | Scoop.it
Pinterest, across the pond: demographics for US, UK differentDeseret NewsBy Jamshid Ghazi Askar, Deseret News Maybe you've heard of Pinterest — you know, the website "that has exploded onto the social networking scene, amassing as many as 13 million...

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Google Apps Demographics [Infographic]

Google Apps Demographics [Infographic] | Wildcat Human Geography | Scoop.it

Who uses the Google Apps? The infographic below shows the demographics.


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#Libya Libyan Elections, Demographics & `News Media` Coverage

#Libya Libyan Elections, Demographics & `News Media` Coverage | Wildcat Human Geography | Scoop.it
Libyan Elections, Demographics & 'News Media' Coverage
The Libyan elections: what did you see on TV, happy smiling faces, unbelievable statements about 'strange feelings', even 'freedom', and other words no westerner would utter where elections are seen as a waste of time, a boring task, even a futile one?
In the current set up in Libya, the ruling thugs are judge, jury and executioner. There is no independent verification of their claimed figures for registrations to vote, nor of participation in the elections. On the contrary, facts on the ground and testimony of residents in Libya, is that an obvious majority of people totally boycotted the elections which they see as a sham.

So, who actually voted, and why? For this, we need to take a look at the current demographics of Libya.


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Mexico's Drug Wars - Photo Essays

Mexico's Drug Wars - Photo Essays | Wildcat Human Geography | Scoop.it
Photographer Anthony Suau documents the surging influence of the drug cartels in Northern Mexico and the efforts by police to maintain law and order...

 

The issus connected to drug trafficking are intense in Mexico for a variety of geogaphic factors.  This is not something we typically see as a part of the the new global economy, but it certainly has been connected to the processes of globalization.  For more sources on the Mexican Drug Trade, see: http://www.scoop.it/t/mexican-drug-trade ;


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Anthony Suau photographs images that tell a thousand words of the drug wars and its influences. Drug trafficking is a major issue in Mexico and due to this, govenment has increased its actions, prostitution has increased as well as the death rate. It is one thing to read about these incidents, but it is another to see them. Military search through bags and pull people thrown into canals out.

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, February 4, 12:39 PM

This picture depicts the drug trade and how well it is or isnt regulated. Many officials are nervous about the drug trafficing and do not feel confident in enforcing the laws against drug cartel and drug trafficing. This photography depicts the efforts ofd the police to maintain order.

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This photo essay shows how much of an issue drug trafficking is in Mexico.  Not only is it more work and stress for their police and military but for average families as well. So many deaths are results of drug trafficking that it is an ordinary everyday occurrence. The food for guns program shows that no matter how poor or desperate they are they still have weapons.

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Does the U.S. need more agricultural diversity?

Does the U.S. need more agricultural diversity? | Wildcat Human Geography | Scoop.it
The disaster underscores the need to diversify our crops.

 

AAG: The drought that has hammered much of the country has clearly illustrated the dangers that come with limited agricultural diversity, writes Macalester College geography professor William G. Moseley in this opinion piece. Federal subsidies have encouraged the growth of corn, but this crop is quite vulnerable to drought, Moseley writes. "A more diverse cropping landscape would mean viable farms, healthier diets and a steadier food system," he writes.


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Ardent Moth's comment, August 18, 2012 2:13 PM
You'd think this would be obvious, you know, ever since the Potato Famine. Monocropping is a failure in design.
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'Caffeinated' coastal waters: Possible sources include sewer overflows, septic tanks

'Caffeinated' coastal waters: Possible sources include sewer overflows, septic tanks | Wildcat Human Geography | Scoop.it
A new study finds elevated levels of caffeine at several sites in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of Oregon -- though not necessarily where researchers expected. This study is the first to look at caffeine pollution off the Oregon coast.

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US, Mexico Sign Agreement Addressing High Priority Border Environmental Issues

eNews Park Forest serves an outstanding American community with news and timely information.
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Climate change sees tropical fish arrive in Tasmania - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Climate change sees tropical fish arrive in Tasmania - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Wildcat Human Geography | Scoop.it
A CSIRO report warns climate change is having a big impact on Australia's oceans, with tropical fish turning up as far south as Tasmania.

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Census count finds decreasing white population in 15 states

Census count finds decreasing white population in 15 states | Wildcat Human Geography | Scoop.it
Non-Hispanic whites make up a dwindling share of the nation’s population, as their numbers drop in the Northeast and Midwest and grow slowly in the South and West.

 

A while back we looked at the changing demographics of black America, now it's time to look at the changes in white America. Why is this happening? What economic, cultural, demographic and political factors contribute to this pattern? What push factors and pull factors are at work?

 

Also, look at the interactive graphic, with mappable census data from the last 30 years, aggregated at the county level, or even block level. Link at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/nation/census/2010/


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Poverty affects all age demographics in the US - Press TV News

Automatically uploaded video [VIDEO] Poverty affects all age demographics in the US Sat, 19 Nov 2011 17:11:04 Url: "http://edition.presstv.ir/detail/210980.h...

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Facebook vs Twitter 2010 breakdown of social demographics

Facebook vs Twitter 2010 breakdown of social demographics | Wildcat Human Geography | Scoop.it
This is a great infographic showcasing the social demographics of users compared Facebook against Twitter for 2010.  DigitalSurgeons.com complied the data from (Facebook vs Twitter 2010 breakdown of social demographics | Tech n Gadgets | Latest news...

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Google+ User Statistics: How have the demographics changed?

Google+ User Statistics: How have the demographics changed? | Wildcat Human Geography | Scoop.it
Source: Google+ User Statistics Part II – BimeAnalytics.com Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Google+...

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Infographic: Demographics of social media users | Articles

Infographic: Demographics of social media users | Articles | Wildcat Human Geography | Scoop.it
MySpace has more users than LinkedIn, and more women than men list football as an interest. Surprised? Read on.

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The Demographics of Twitter Users

The Demographics of Twitter Users | Wildcat Human Geography | Scoop.it

Twitter is soaring among young adults
15% of all online adults in the U.S. use Twitter as of February 2012, and 8% are daily users. Pew defines an online adult as someone who uses the Internet and/or email at least occasionally. The number of Twitter users has almost doubled from 8% to 15% within 18 months from November 2010 to February 2012. In this time frame the number of daily Twitter users has quadrupled from 2% to 8%. However, the overall Twitter usage has only grown with a couple of percentages over the last year, from 13% to 15 %, but the daily Twitter usage has still doubled.


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Shifting Demographics in Urban Centres – Challenges for Education and Society

Making the bridge from philosophy to action in educational leadership...

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July 2012 Hottest Month Ever in U.S.

July 2012 Hottest Month Ever in U.S. | Wildcat Human Geography | Scoop.it
By Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick: July 2012 was officially not only the warmest July on record, but also the warmest month ever recorded for the lower 48 states, according to a report released Wednesday by scientists at the National Oceanic...

 

The drought footprint cover 63% of the contiguous states during the hottest month in American history.  It's the hottest 12 month stretch (August 2011-July 2012) on record for the lower 48, making it the fourth consecutive month to set a new record (i.e. old record was July 2011-June 2012).The biggest difference from other hot months is the nighttime temperature have been exceptionally high.  The most current drought monitor map can be found at:  http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu


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New York -- before the City

TED Talks 400 years after Hudson found New York harbor, Eric Sanderson shares how he made a 3D map of Mannahatta's fascinating pre-city ecology of hills, rivers, wildlife -- accurate down to the block -- when Times Square was a wetland and you...

 

KC: The Manhattan Project created a picture of the area before the development of a city, the way Henry Hudson did during his 1609 exploration. After 10 years (1999-2009), the research project has expanded to study the entire city of New York. The Welikia Project analyzes geography and landscape ecology to discover the original environment and compare it to present day. Scientists have learned that world's largest cities once had a natural landscape of freshwater wetlands and salt marshes, ponds and streams, forests and fields with an equally diverse wildlife community. By focusing on the city's biodiversity of 400 years ago and the modern era, information can be gathered about what has changed, what has remained constant, where the city was done well and where it needs to improve. This source is useful because it allows for the visualization of NYC in a way never seen before. Urban environments, such as NYC, have a landscape largely created by humans, so the skyscrapers, pavement, and mass population is far removed from the landscape it once was.

 

Find more information about the Welikia Project at http://welikia.org and more on New York City's urban ecology at: http://www.scoop.it/t/urban-geography


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Kim Vignale's comment, August 12, 2012 2:03 PM
I was surprised on how green NYC is because of all the cars and urban development. I think this project topic is very informative and interesting (makes me want to got to NYC) . I thought it was very interesting how NYC was in the early 1900s and how it became now. I also think it's a great idea how adding more greenery to the urban city will add sort of a rural feel to a big city.