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Drought Drains Lake Mead to Lowest Level

Drought Drains Lake Mead to Lowest Level | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it

"The largest reservoir in the U.S. falls to its lowest water level in history, Nevada State Sen. Tick Segerblom introduced a bill title and issued a press release on July 8 calling for an 'independent scientific and economic audit of the Bureau of Reclamation’s strategies for Colorado River management.'"


This week’s history-making, bad-news event at Lake Mead has already triggered lots of news stories, but almost all of these stories focus on the water supply for Las Vegas, Phoenix and California. But what about the health of the river itself?


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Consequences of urbanisation 

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Option topic : Inland water and management

Tom Franta's curator insight, July 12, 2014 11:40 AM

Many geographers are aware that future water resource issues in the American Southwest will have political, cultural, and social impacts.  What do you believe to be some approaching concerns after reading this article?

Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations)
Resources  linked to the NSW Geography Syllabus K - 10  and Australian Curriculum Geography
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Growing pains - Geographical

Growing pains - Geographical | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Population levels are rising and nowhere is this felt more keenly than in the world’s megacities – urban sprawls that each house over ten million people. But such growth brings with it a host of problems
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Young Rural Women in India Chase Big-City Dreams

Young Rural Women in India Chase Big-City Dreams | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Experiments like one in Bangalore, luring migrants to fill factory jobs, collide with an old way of life that keeps women and girls in seclusion until an arranged marriage.
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Quick Geography.es

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ABS activities for Australia's population distribution / concentration of settlement
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Growing urban agriculture beyond the city limit

Growing urban agriculture beyond the city limit | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
It is hard not to notice the rising interest and flourishing activity in cities around the world for growing food in innovative ways.
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Creating sustainable urban places
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SVS: The Rivers of the Mississippi Watershed

SVS: The Rivers of the Mississippi Watershed | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
The Mississippi Watershed is the largest drainage basin in North America at 3.2 million square kilometers in area. The USGS has created a database of this area which indicates the direction of waterflow at each point.
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The physical factors influencing settlement patterns in the USA
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Barangaroo: Sydney's largest urban renewal project aims to recycle more water than it uses

Barangaroo: Sydney's largest urban renewal project aims to recycle more water than it uses | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
The developers have built an onsite treatment plant in an effort to conserve, recycle and export water, but no one has signed up yet
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Sustainability and Australia's urban future
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Want to use a road? You should pay for the privilege

Want to use a road? You should pay for the privilege | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Let’s talk about road user charging, but let’s talk about what it should really achieve.
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Australia's urban future
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The Urban Game

The Urban Game is Prezified. See the following site for the original game and notes to read as students complete each round. Thank you to Fort Laurderdale High School for putting it online!
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this. | What urban sprawl means for Melbourne’s food supply

this. | What urban sprawl means for Melbourne’s food supply | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Hear from Foodprint Melbourne Project Lead, Rachel Carey, about how population growth is threatening Melbourne's local food and vegetable supply.
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The lonely men of China's 'bachelor village' - BBC News

The lonely men of China's 'bachelor village' - BBC News | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Xiong Jigen, 43, is one of many men inside China's remote "bachelor village', where bad roads and few women make it hard to find a wife.
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Rio+20: Human health, wellbeing and survival depend on the future of cities

Rio+20: Human health, wellbeing and survival depend on the future of cities | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
The secretary-general of the United Nations’ (first) Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Maurice Strong, famously declared that if our planet is to remain a hospitable and sustainable home for the human species…...
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The 20 Most Bike-Friendly Cities on the Planet

The 20 Most Bike-Friendly Cities on the Planet | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
“Investment in bicycle infrastructure is a modern and intelligent move. Many cities get this. Many don't.”

Tags: urban, place, transportation, planning, urbanism, architecture.


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joellemillery's curator insight, August 28, 5:28 AM
In Munich, bike paths feel overcrowded, for example, there is a need for a new #urbanism #transportation # plan ;-)
malek's comment, September 6, 10:09 AM
@pdeppisch Montreal made it 20 !!
pdeppisch's comment, September 6, 7:23 PM
I have friends, she is Quebecois, and they are in fact doing a bicycle tour of Montréal and surroundings. Toronto, of course, did not. I lived in Montreal from '53 to '86. :)
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China tops WHO list for deadly outdoor air pollution

China tops WHO list for deadly outdoor air pollution | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
More than 1 million people died from dirty air in one year, according to World Health Organisation
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End of Sydney sprawl in sight, so what's next?

End of Sydney sprawl in sight, so what's next? | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Sydney's surging population means the Great Australian Dream of living in a house will not be achievable for more than half of those coming to the city.
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Paris is banning traffic from half the city. Why can’t London have a car-free day?

Paris is banning traffic from half the city. Why can’t London have a car-free day? | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Cars will be outlawed from 400 miles of Paris streets on Sunday as the French capital joins the likes of Brussels, Bogotá, Jakarta and Copenhagen in marking World Car-Free Day. Isn’t it time for London to join the club?
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Maroochydore to ditch wheelie bins in high-tech rubbish revolution

Maroochydore to ditch wheelie bins in high-tech rubbish revolution | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Wheelie bins will be banned and rubbish will go underground when a state-of-the-art automated waste system is installed on the Sunshine Coast.
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CreTing sustainable urban places for the future
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Sydney's population is booming but not all suburbs are growing at the same pace

Sydney's population is booming but not all suburbs are growing at the same pace | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
The extra surge in Sydney's population predicted by the NSW government will be concentrated in Canterbury, Parramatta, the Hills, Camden and the inner city.
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Sydney split on plans for a 'denser' city

Sydney split on plans for a 'denser' city | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
With Sydney's population projected to reach 6.4 million by 2036, opinion is split over whether the city should look to Barcelona as a model for urban density.
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Sydney's population booms, but middle suburbs out of reach

Sydney's population booms, but middle suburbs out of reach | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
The population of Sydney is surging faster than predicted putting more pressure on the city's already-stretched housing and transport needs
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Australia's urban future
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The Urban Game

The Urban Game is Prezified. See the following site for the original game and notes to read as students complete each round. Thank you to Fort Laurderdale High School for putting it online!
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Passage through Mexico: the global migration to the US

Passage through Mexico: the global migration to the US | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
“ While waiting in Tapachula for US exit permits, African and Asian migrants recount the treacherous journeys they took to get one step closer to a new home”
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'I'd be a burden': Meet some of China's 61 million abandoned kids

'I'd be a burden': Meet some of China's 61 million abandoned kids | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Around 61 million children are left behind in China's rural villages and towns while their parents work in the big cities, and many of the 'left-behind' kids suffer from emotional trauma, depression or anxiety.
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How much food can cities produce?

How much food can cities produce? | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Cities needn't be wastelands of car-choked roads and pavement. Incorporating food production into ever-expanding urban areas makes cities more liveable and enhances the natural systems that keep us alive and healthy.
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Paris Is Redesigning Its Major Intersections For Pedestrians, Not Cars

Paris Is Redesigning Its Major Intersections For Pedestrians, Not Cars | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
The new designs make sure pedestrians get at least 50 of the public space, lanes of traffic be damned.
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Smith, Nguyen ... what is the top surname in your suburb?

Smith, Nguyen ... what is the top surname in your suburb? | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
New data shows the rich variety of names that pepper our great city.
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Influences of migration on Australian settlement patterns and society.
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