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Schokkende video toont verstrekkende gevolgen van ons plastic gebruik - hetkanWel.nl

Deze schokkende video werd uitgebracht door het Midway Media Project. Naar eigen zeggen is dit project een “visuele reis naar het hart van een opmerkelijke milieuramp.” Een serie korte filmpjes en foto’s laten zien hoe duizenden baby albatrossen doodgaan aan plastic — en dat op een van de meest afgelegen eilanden in het midden van de Stille oceaan. De albatrossen pikken het plastic op uit de oceaan, waar een stuk “plastic soep” twee keer zo groot als Polen ronddrijft. Het meest confronterende is misschien wel dat de albatrossen zulke dagelijkse objecten inslikken, zoals dopjes van drinkflessen. Onze invloed op het [...]
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A University of Southampton professor has carried out the most detailed analysis ever of the archaeological remains of the lost medieval town of Dunwich, dubbed ‘Britain’s Atlantis’.
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What the world eats -- a week's worth of groceries

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Jen-ai's curator insight, May 1, 2013 3:03 PM

!  This is so informative.  

Laurie Diamond's curator insight, May 3, 2013 2:03 PM

An interesting look and different cultures

Samuel Yeats's curator insight, May 8, 2013 5:40 AM

Q1) How does this slideshow depict the differing socioeconomic situations of countries around the world? (Use the example of at least 2 countries)

Q2) Do you think that the image of an Australian weekly diet is accurate to your own family and why?

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Smeltende gletsjers veranderen het Alpen landschap

Smeltende gletsjers veranderen het Alpen landschap | AK | Scoop.it
Climate change is dramatically altering the Swiss Alps, where hundreds of bodies of water are being created by melting glaciers. Though the lakes can attract tourists and even generate electricity, local residents also fear catastrophic tidal waves.

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Magnus Gustafsson's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:45 AM

What can we do learn of this? Will send this to my students.

Lorraine Chaffer's comment, July 5, 2013 3:36 AM
Inland water - management
Lorraine Chaffer's comment, July 5, 2013 3:36 AM
Climate change impacts
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Lestip: WaterWise

Lestip: WaterWise | AK | Scoop.it
'WaterWise' is een digitale lesmodule van de Hoogheemraadschappen Delfland en Hollands Noorderkwartier over water(beheer) voor de onderbouw. De module biedt materiaal over drie thema's: veilig water, schoon water en voldoende water.
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Hunger Map

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From Africa and Asia to Latin America and the Near East, there are 870 million people in the world who do not get enough food to lead a healthy, productive life.
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Depictions of Architectural Density in Hong Kong

Depictions of Architectural Density in Hong Kong | AK | Scoop.it
Born in Munich and now living in Hong Kong, award-winning photographer Michael Wolf has focused his career on capturing life in mega cities. Many of his projects document the architecture an...
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Caveat Emptor part 2 - the end game - The Landslide Blog - AGU Blogosphere

Caveat Emptor part 2 - the end game - The Landslide Blog - AGU Blogosphere | AK | Scoop.it
Over the last few months a house in Torquay, England has been progressively lost to a landslide
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Cross sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In surface navigation, a cross sea is a sea state with two wave systems traveling at oblique angles.[1] This may occur when water waves from one weather system continue despite a shift in wind. Waves generated by the new wind run at an angle to the old, creating a shifting, dangerous pattern. Until the older waves have dissipated, they create a sea hazard among the most perilous.

A cross swell is generated when the wave systems are longer period swell, rather than short period wind generated waves.[2]


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Ruimte voor de Rivier

Het regent vaker en harder, rivieren moeten steeds meer water afvoeren Maar rivieren krijgen steeds minder ruimte, ingeklemd tussen steeds hogere dijken...Te...
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Aarde wordt warmer dan ooit in de laatste 11.300 jaar

Aarde wordt warmer dan ooit in de laatste 11.300 jaar | AK | Scoop.it

De aarde wordt warmer dan ooit in de laatste 11 3000 jaar, de voorbije 10 jaar waren ook de warmste jaren in de voorbije 11 300 jaren.

De temperatuur blijft maar stijgen en de grote vraag is of dier en mens deze snelle temperatuurstijging wel zullen blijven aankunnen.


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What is a Hotspot?

1) What is a hotspot? A volcanic "hotspot" is an area in the upper mantle from which heat rises in a plume from deep in the Earth. High heat and lower pressure at the base of the mantle facilitates melting of the rock. This melt, called magma, rises through cracks to the surface and forms volcanoes. As the tectonic plate moves over the stationary hot spot, the volcanoes are rafted away and new ones form in their place.


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Danielle Lip's curator insight, April 23, 2015 2:46 AM

While watching this video you can learn a lot about a hotspot in just 2 minutes, understanding that a hotspot is an area in the upper mantle in which heat rises and slowly begins to expand, building up pressure. The magma, which is hot rises and the cold matter sinks. the magma rises through the cracks and the plates actually carry the volcano. How did the whole idea of a volcano occur? Who knows where these volcanos are?  The hotspot can cause volcanos to erupt or even cause the volcanos to spread out, who knew a hotspot could be such a huge influence on the world, causing massive landforms and causing much tragedy.

Louis Mazza's curator insight, May 6, 2015 3:33 PM

What is a hotspot? It is a source of localized energy from the seafloor that creates volcanoes. It is not just a shallow reservoir nor a pipe filled with liquid. It is a constant stream of magma that does not move. Simple the plate move over it creating a row of multiple volcanoes, such as the Hawaiian Islands. When the magma erupts thru the surface the magma then turns to lava, and dries to rock. This process repeats until the built up lava is a volcano, still with hotspot in the middle. The plate moves and the hotspot creates a new volcano.

                This is interesting because hotspots are always changing geography, and causing map makers and teachers everywhere to learn new islands. 

Benjamin Jackson's curator insight, December 14, 2015 5:18 PM

this is a good way to discover how volcanoes are formed, and if you are trying to understand the Oceania region then this is information you need to know.

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Energiebron van het vroegste leven gevonden

Energiebron van het vroegste leven gevonden | AK | Scoop.it
Wetenschappers van de University of Leeds hebben de energiebron van het vroegste leven ontdekt. Het vroegste leven op aarde ontstond mede door een ...
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Why did 28,000 rivers in China suddenly disappear?

Why did 28,000 rivers in China suddenly disappear? | AK | Scoop.it
For years, China claimed to hold an estimated 50,000 rivers within its borders. Now, more than half of them have abruptly vanished. Last week, China's Ministry of Water Resources announced the...
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Locatie van meteorietinslag werd dino's fataal

Locatie van meteorietinslag werd dino's fataal | AK | Scoop.it
Als de meteoriet die 65 miljoen jaar geleden de dinosauriërs de das om deed ergens anders op aarde terecht was gekomen dan waren de gevolgen waarschijnlijk minder desastreus geweest.
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What the Internet Looks Like

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You are looking at, more or less, a portrait of the internet over an average 24 hours in 2012—higher usage in yellows and reds; lower in greens and blues—created by an anonymous researcher for the "Internet Census 2012" project.

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Zakary Pereira's comment, April 30, 2013 10:02 PM
Whoa. This is awesome. Never before had I seen internet usage across the globe before. I wasn’t too surprised by the map its showing. Obviously the United States and Europe would have the highest internet traffic of the world although I was quite surprised to see such massive internet activity in Central America, near Panama and Costa Rica. This data was collected illegally and it was interesting how they did it. It was a bot who hacked into Linux computers with no password (really…) or a default password (still really…) and then tracked their IPv4 address to see their activity. It was a non-threatening bot and they created a readme file on each computer that explained what it was doing however it was still an invasion of privacy and no matter how cool the map came out I cannot agree with their methods of obtaining this information. What interested me at first about this was activity in the Middle East. You can see a lot of activity in Turkey and around the Nile in Egypt, but other than that the rest of the region is fairly dim. It is unfortunate that is so because of how it could help people there, just look at the Arab Spring.
Kevin Cournoyer's comment, May 1, 2013 5:51 AM
I found this collection of data very interesting. It reveals a number of different things about the internet across the world and the intensity of its usage.
Most obviously, perhaps, you can see what areas of the world have the most internet usage, or at least access. The areas of highest use seem to certainly match up with what you would expect: high internet usage and access in first world countries in Europe and in the United States, lower internet usage and access in more impoverished areas such as Africa and the Middle East. The amount of internet usage can also be seen increasing and decreasing as the animation moves from right to left, indicating the twenty four hour cycle of a day and presumably decreased internet usage during the night and increased usage during the day. This animation provides fascinating and valuable information about the internet in a unique geographic context. Economic geography is apparent in the concentration of internet usage, while physical geography is evident in the correlation between what parts of the world are accessing the internet at higher rates and when, in contrast to other parts of the world.
Thomas D's comment, May 2, 2013 4:32 PM
I find that this article of Internet usage is very interesting and somewhat helpful in understanding the development of countries. You can see from this that over a 24 hour period of time that the entire United States is lit up with a color. When over this 24 hour period there are places on the map that never once do you see a light or you only can see it for a small period of time. I think this goes to show how greatly our society depends on the Internet nowadays. That we basically use the internet or a computer for just about everything at all times of the day. That in some countries they are so underdeveloped that they barely have access to computers. According to this picture Africa is barely lit up and it’s mostly lit up in South Africa which is one of the growing countries in the world. I think this information although gathered illegally is very interesting to look at and see who uses the internet the most.
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'Afrika zit bovenop zee van drinkwater' - Gva.be

'Afrika zit bovenop zee van drinkwater' - Gva.be | AK | Scoop.it
Onder het Afrikaanse continent bevindt zich een enorme voorraad grondwater. Volgens Britse onderzoekers is de hoeveelheid water ondergronds honderd keer groter dan de watermassa aan de oppervlakte.
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Klimaatverandering: Infographic

Klimaatverandering: Infographic | AK | Scoop.it

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Loreto Vargas's curator insight, March 3, 2013 11:02 AM

Climate change is extremely violent and will cause many hardships to human beings. World leaders and polluters do not want to understand... This is a crime against humanity.

Emily Ross Cook's curator insight, March 4, 2013 1:44 PM

Humans must change their ways - what are some real life recommendations for changing?

mrjacquot's curator insight, March 7, 2013 1:48 AM

For all the doubters...