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Conflicts over the use of water

Conflicts over the use of water | cmartinez- geo152 | Scoop.it

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oyndrila's curator insight, November 17, 2014 4:42 AM

The article looks at a significant issue: conflicts regarding the usage of water.

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Consequences of climate change displayed graphically.

Consequences of climate change displayed graphically. | cmartinez- geo152 | Scoop.it

Climate scientists explain why the 2015 Paris climate summit cannot be allowed to fail – for our future.


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oyndrila's curator insight, November 29, 2014 8:17 AM

Excellent graphics and useful information on climate change

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Mass murder owing to Migration

Mass murder owing to Migration | cmartinez- geo152 | Scoop.it
A fishing trawler carrying 500 migrants across the Mediterranean was rammed by another boat, causing hundreds to drown.

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oyndrila's curator insight, September 22, 2014 12:46 AM

Inhuman conditions of illegal human trafficking. The hope for a better life end in death! 

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India’s largest dam could be an ecological issue!

India’s largest dam could be an ecological issue! | cmartinez- geo152 | Scoop.it

The 3000MW Dibang dam, rejected twice as it would submerge vast tracts of biologically rich forests, is to get environmental clearance – but huge local opposition could stall the project


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Evidence of climate change: 35,000 walrus gather on north-west Alaska.

Evidence of climate change: 35,000 walrus gather on north-west Alaska. | cmartinez- geo152 | Scoop.it

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In Photos- Chernobyl nuclear disaster

In Photos- Chernobyl nuclear disaster | cmartinez- geo152 | Scoop.it
In the immediate aftermath of the explosion on 26 April, 1986, few were prepared to endure the massive radiation levels and document the disaster, but Russian photographer Igor Kostin did. Here is a selection of his finest images

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Geosense: an online world geography game

Geosense: an online world geography game | cmartinez- geo152 | Scoop.it
An online world geography game...

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Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 18, 2014 2:09 PM

Play and learn geography and spatial awareness...

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18 "Geography Fail" Media Gaffes

18 "Geography Fail" Media Gaffes | cmartinez- geo152 | Scoop.it
Maps are hard. Not that hard, though.

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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, September 8, 2014 12:32 PM

THIS is why we take map tests.

Jamie Strickland's curator insight, September 9, 2014 2:28 PM

Yet another resource to add to my "this is why we take map quizzes" lecture at the beginning of the semester!!

Scott Langston's curator insight, September 18, 2014 8:05 PM

I like the 'not that hard, though' tag.

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This is what Louisiana stands to lose in the next 50 years

This is what Louisiana stands to lose in the next 50 years | cmartinez- geo152 | Scoop.it
The USGS says sea-level rise and sinking could claim up to 4,677 square miles of land along the coast if the state doesn’t implement major restoration plans.

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James Hobson's curator insight, September 15, 2014 9:23 AM

(North America topic 2)
This interactive map is an excellent tool for researching how low-lying delta areas such as southern Mississippi have changed over recent years, and for what underlying reasons. Although human activity has been largely responsible for the loss of valuable marshland (land development, canals, levees), it's nice to know that in some cases human activity has actually helped to promote it, even if it was not originally intended to do so.

It makes you think: what other unintended consequences human actions are having on the environment in other places and on other scales?

Giselle Figueroa's curator insight, September 28, 2014 9:24 PM

Is very crazy that soon these land will be gone. What really makes me worry is that in a few years all these land in Louisiana will be gone, what is going to happen to all these people who is living right know in these areas? What action government will take? This is a very worrying situation.

Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, November 13, 2014 11:04 AM

If I lived in Louisiana, I wouldn’t settle down near the coast. 2,000 square miles will be lost in about 80 years. The water will have risen to 4.3 feet, and Louisiana has an average height of 3 feet. That leaves everything outside of the protective levees underwater in due time. Many pipelines that serve 90% of the nation’s offshore energy production and 30% of its gas and oil supply that goes to 31 different states and over 2 million people will all need to find a new place to live if this continues. Once home to 700 people south of New Orleans is now home to nearly 15 residents. The water level has already been ruining homes for people in Louisiana.  

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Animated GIFs of Earth Over Time

Animated GIFs of Earth Over Time | cmartinez- geo152 | Scoop.it

"It took the folks at Google to upgrade these choppy visual sequences from crude flip-book quality to true video footage. With the help of massive amounts of computer muscle, they have scrubbed away cloud cover, filled in missing pixels, digitally stitched puzzle-piece pictures together, until the growing, thriving, sometimes dying planet is revealed in all its dynamic churn. The images are striking not just because of their vast sweep of geography and time but also because of their staggering detail."


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Cory Erlandson's curator insight, August 25, 2014 10:51 AM

Human-Environment Interaction in GIFs.

Sally Egan's curator insight, August 26, 2014 6:42 PM

This is a great demonstration of human impacts on ecosystems. 7 locations in the world show dramatic change over time.

MsPerry's curator insight, September 1, 2014 9:51 AM

APHG-Unit 1

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Yazidi Girls sold in slave markets


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oyndrila's curator insight, November 17, 2014 9:26 AM

The world should come together to end the oppression of women and violation of their rights.

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Copenhagen on the Way to Greener, More Efficient Cities

Copenhagen on the Way to Greener, More Efficient Cities | cmartinez- geo152 | Scoop.it
Urban areas around the world are installing wireless networks of streetlamps and sensors that could ease traffic congestion and reduce carbon emissions.

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UN biodiversity report highlights failure to meet conservation targets

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The ozone hole over Antarctica

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We don't hear about the ozone layer as much as we used to anymore, but that doesn't mean that the problem has been solved.

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UN biodiversity report highlights failure to meet conservation targets

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UN biodiversity report highlights failure to meet conservation targets

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Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't

Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't | cmartinez- geo152 | Scoop.it
In many countries, eggs aren't refrigerated and they're still considered safe to eat. But in the U.S., we have to chill them, because we've washed away the cuticle that protects them from bacteria.

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aitouaddaC's comment, September 22, 2014 5:16 PM
Amazing !
Gareth Jukes's curator insight, March 24, 2015 10:38 PM

Variations of major zones and effects of markets-

 

This article describes why the U.S is one of the few countries that actually refrigerates their eggs. This is beacuse we had washed away the cuticle that protects eggs from bacteria. In other countries, they just leave eggs like how they were laid.

 

This article contributes to the idea of variations of markets by explaining how our country is one different from most of others by eggs. It also explains why we are one of the few that must chill the eggs, unlike other markets and/or venders.

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, March 16, 2016 3:44 PM

For many Americans that are traveling abroad for the first time, realizing that eggs aren't in the refrigerator is a bit of a culture shock (not to mention the moment they find milk in a box that also isn't being refrigerated).  Agricultural practices dictate storage requirements and some things we might have imagined were universal are actually place-specific or peculiar to our cultural setting.  What we are taught to think of as gross, appropriate, attractive or even sanitary is often steeped in a cultural context.  So is it strange the we refrigerate our eggs in the United States, or that they don't in other places? 

 

Tags: food production, technology, industry, food, agriculture, perspective.

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Digital mapping uncovers ‘super henge’ that dwarfed Stonehenge

Digital mapping uncovers ‘super henge’ that dwarfed Stonehenge | cmartinez- geo152 | Scoop.it

"Every summer solstice, tens of thousands of people throng to Stonehenge, creating a festival-like atmosphere at the 4,400-year-old stone monument. For the 2015 solstice, they will have a bit more room to spread out. A just-completed four-year project to map the vicinity of Stonehenge reveals a sprawling complex that includes 17 newly discovered monuments and signs of a 1.5-kilometre-around ‘super henge’.

The digital map — made from high-resolution radar and magnetic and laser scans that accumulated several terabytes of data — shatters the picture of Stonehenge as a desolate and exclusive site that was visited by few, says Vincent Gaffney, an archaeologist at the University of Birmingham, UK, who co-led the effort."


Tags: Mapping, geospatial, remote sensing, landscape.


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Renata Hill's comment, September 16, 2014 5:14 PM
Fascinating. Thank you for posting!
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2014 World Water Week in Stockholm

2014 World Water Week in Stockholm | cmartinez- geo152 | Scoop.it
Explore the seminars, side events and workshops at the 2013 World Water Week in Stockholm: Water Cooperation – Building Partnerships. Organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute in collaboration with 260 convening organisations.
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Thinking like a Geographer

WARNING! This video contains explicit geographical scenes that may offend the non-worldy-wise.

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Interesting video!

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dilaycock's curator insight, March 25, 2013 10:09 PM

Love this!

dilaycock's comment, March 25, 2013 10:10 PM
Love it. Thanks for this Seth. Just in time to promote Geography at parent/teacher night!
Samuel Yeats's curator insight, May 8, 2013 12:34 AM

A facetious look into the world of studying Geography. These students have obviously gone to a masive effort to explore their passion for Geography. While it may not be a stereotypically academic or intellectual piece, this video is a great representation of how a Geographer thinks broadly, critically and evaluatively.