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How Suicide and Politics Mix in India

How Suicide and Politics Mix in India | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
An unexpected protest is rumbling from what was once one of the country's most placid voter blocs: its farmers.
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iLoveMountains.org » Blog Archive — Tell the EPA: Protect our streams from selenium pollution -- End Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

iLoveMountains.org » Blog Archive — Tell the EPA: Protect our streams from selenium pollution -- End Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
We’ve been busy this month advocating for a strong Stream Protection Rule. Now we need you to speak up on another issue threatening Appalachia: toxic selenium pollution.

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The Human Costs of Coal � iLoveMountains.org

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What are the human costs of strip mining?  Look at these maps at the county scale in Appalachia. 
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Your Quinoa Habit Really Did Help Peru's Poor. But There's Trouble Ahead

Your Quinoa Habit Really Did Help Peru's Poor. But There's Trouble Ahead | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Headlines once warned the global quinoa boom was putting the nutritious crop out of the reach of those who grow it. New studies put those fears to rest. But bad news may loom for Andean farmers.
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As Big Food Feels Threat Of Climate Change, Companies Speak Up

As Big Food Feels Threat Of Climate Change, Companies Speak Up | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
A warming climate is likely to disrupt global food production, which has Big Food companies worried. Some, like Mars, are becoming increasingly vocal advocates for action on greenhouse gas emissions.
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Saudi King Abdullah’s death sets up complex succession process

Saudi King Abdullah’s death sets up complex succession process | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
America’s closest Arab ally will be taken over by a 79-year-old reportedly suffering from dementia.
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Genocide – Out Of Eden Walk

What We Talk About When We Talk About Genocide – Out Of Eden Walk | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
“It was a—how do you call it in English?—a genocide? Yes? It was a genocide,” says Murat Yazar. “My grandmother told my mother about it.” My walking guide and I are wandering through Ani. What is A...
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The new snack craze on Mexico’s streets starts with Doritos, and goes from there

The new snack craze on Mexico’s streets starts with Doritos, and goes from there | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
“Crazy Doritos” emerges from the snack laboratory of Mexican street-food culture.
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While I am not too eager to try this food, it's a wonderful example of cultural trends and local economies.

 

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More Birthdays For Kids Under 5 Around The World

More Birthdays For Kids Under 5 Around The World | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
The number of deaths of children under 5 has dropped by 49 percent since 1990. There are many reasons why, from better vaccines and health workers to "kangaroo mother care."
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The Weirdest Eating Patterns Of Each U.S. State

The Weirdest Eating Patterns Of Each U.S. State | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Louisiana does love its crawdads. But does the cheesesteak crown belong to New Jersey?!?
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What does this tell us about regional geography in the United States?  What patterns do you see? 

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Once dreaded, D.C. alleys become fun, even chic

Once dreaded, D.C. alleys become fun, even chic | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
They used to considered hotbeds of bad behavior. Now, some alleys are centers of communal whimsy.
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How does the space and it's significance change over time? 

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Three quarters of whites don’t have any non-white friends

Three quarters of whites don’t have any non-white friends | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Data show that for most white Americans, none of their best friends are black.
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iLoveMountains.org — Videos Resources -- End Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

iLoveMountains.org — Videos Resources -- End Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
To acquire high resolution video, submit a multimedia request with our webform.

 

 
Mountaintop Removal Video Resources
There are A LOT of videos on the web about mountaintop removal
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In Nagorno-Karabakh, a Bloody New War With Putin on Both Sides

In Nagorno-Karabakh, a Bloody New War With Putin on Both Sides | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
After 22 years, the delicate Armenian-Azeri ceasefire has fallen apart in a conflict that pits Turkey against Russia, and Russia against itself.
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Tales of the unexpected

Tales of the unexpected | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
China has relaxed its one-child policy. Yet parents are not rushing to have a second
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Could This 'Drinkable Book' Provide Clean Water to the Developing World?

Could This 'Drinkable Book' Provide Clean Water to the Developing World? | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Pour untreated water over a page from the book and silver nanoparticles embedded in it will kill nearly 100 percent of disease-causing bacteria
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Ail the king

Ail the king | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
THESE are not easy times for Saudi Arabia. It is engaged in a fight for supremacy in the global oil market against America’s shale-oil upstarts. It frets that...
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Japan’s sexual apathy is endangering the global economy

Japan’s sexual apathy is endangering the global economy | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
A lack of interest in romantic relationships is setting off a demographic time-bomb that threatens all of us.
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A great look at demographics of Japan

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Mapped: How the ‘creative class’ is dividing U.S. cities

Mapped: How the ‘creative class’ is dividing U.S. cities | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Knowledge workers are increasingly pushing cashiers and secretaries away from transit, out to the suburbs and far from amenities.
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38 maps that explain the global economy

38 maps that explain the global economy | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Commerce knits the modern world together in a way that nothing else quite does. Almost anything you own these days is the result of a complicated web of global interactions. And there's no better way to depict those interactions than some maps.
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Virginia man’s claim on African land is unlikely to pass test

Virginia man’s claim on African land is unlikely to pass test | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
Jeremiah Heaton wants a no-man’s-land in east Africa, but international officials say his claim is insufficient.
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Rather odd little story.  Think about it in terms of statehood as discussed in the context of political geography,  What has the Washington  Post misunderstood and incorrectly identified? 

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Maryland will increase Chessie production after crab dip and cheese pretzels sold out at season opener

Maryland will increase Chessie production after crab dip and cheese pretzels sold out at season opener | World Regional Geography with Dr Jensen | Scoop.it
New concession item was a hit at Byrd Stadium.
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A little local geography and culture

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