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Investing in water for the future of whisky

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In my past five years working at Chivas Brothers, I have been right at the centre of whisky production and have seen water resources become a more prevalent issue within the industry. A sustainable, good quality water supply is critical for safeguarding the production of Scotch whisky for the future and we cannot take water availability for granted. With the steady growth the industry is seeing, it’s even more important for us to invest in and support research to preserve this important ingredient.


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NERC Press Office's curator insight, June 5, 2017 10:21 AM

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Un système d’irrigation vieux de 4000 ans, économe, efficace et écologique, revient à la mode

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Spectacular volcanic eruption provides clues on how tiny aerosol particles influence climate change

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The University of Reading is a global university that enjoys a world-class reputation for teaching, research and enterprise.

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NERC Press Office's curator insight, June 26, 2017 10:33 AM

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The World's Newest (Official) Ocean

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"The Southern Ocean extends from the coast of Antarctica north to 60 degrees south latitude. The Southern Ocean is now the fourth largest of the world's five oceans (after the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Indian Ocean, but larger than the Arctic Ocean). The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) has  declared, named, and demarcated the Southern Ocean as a fifth, separate ocean."


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Richard Aitchison's curator insight, April 11, 12:47 PM
The Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Artic as an American student growing up those were the Oceans that I grew up learning about. So to see an article talking about the Southern Ocean comes as kind of a surprise. We learn as young American students about "Atlantic trade" or our West Coast with "Pacific Trade" we as young students learn about the mysterious Indian Ocean and the unattainable Artic Ocean,  but for some reason the Southern Ocean has been left out. The Southern Ocean as the article explains is the 5th and newest Ocean. Ocean scientist thought it was necessary to name the the body of water south of the Pacific but north of the Artic. While it might not seem that important to some it is key to identify with areas. When we discuss Atlantic trade for the most part in the United States we know we are discussing trade with the Europeans or on our East Coast. When discussing Pacific trade we understand that to be West Coast and probably dealing with China or other Asian countries. As an Australian resident or student they grow up learning about this key body of water to them. They can use it to identity where they are and where they are going. We can also use the body of water to discuss different weather pattern and effects on the countries in Oceania region of the world. An interesting read if  you want to learn more about our forgotten 5th Ocean. 
Katie Kershaw's curator insight, April 24, 12:22 PM
This is slightly embarrassing to admit, but I have never heard of the Southern Ocean.  I think it is because, as mentioned in class the other day, we do not talk about the Southern Hemisphere very often.  When looking a globe this entire ocean is on the bottom and pretty much out of sight.  I thought that it was interesting that the creation of this ocean was created within my lifetime because all of the rest of the world’s oceans are well documented throughout history.  Even though the water in the Southern Ocean has been there just as long as the other oceans, it hadn’t been designated as an ocean.  I think another reason that I haven’t heard much about the Southern Ocean is because it doesn’t really have any direct impacts on Americans.  All of our trade routes avoid this area of the world, we don’t have any landclaims within the ocean, and very few Americans have actually gone to Anarctica.  This article also talks about the boundaries and the conflict regarding how far north the boundaries of the ocean would be.  Most members of the IHO supported the boundary being at 60 degrees.  However, 7 countries pushed to have the boundary set at 50 degrees.  The reason most countries supported the 60 degree boundary is because it doesn’t add any land outside of Anarctica to the ocean.  Although this article doesn’t state which countries wanted the boundary at 50 degrees, I am guessing its countries with land very far south, like Argentina, Chile, Australia, and maybe South Africa.  This would allow them control over the Southern Ocean that they can’t get with the current boundaries.  It is interesting that it took until 2002 for the point to be raised that the Southern Ocean is district enough from the other oceans, that it should be considered a separate ocean.
Zavier Lineberger's curator insight, May 3, 11:25 AM
(Oceania) Geography experts now claim the waters around Antarctica will join the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic as the fifth ocean. Almost every member of the International Hydrographic Organization declared the existence of the South Ocean, which extends to 60° S latitude and is double the size of the United States. While it might seem trivial, the Southern Ocean has the most powerful water current, a different circulation, and a unique ecosystem, marking it separate from other bodies of water.
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10 Masters of undersea camouflage

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Discover the experts of underwater camouflage, best equipped fish to hide from predators or to fool their prey.
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Are you ignorant about the world?

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The world is spinning so fast that it can be hard to keep track of everything going on. And most of us aren't doing a good job of it, writes Hans Rosling.

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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, November 7, 2015 9:47 AM

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Hans Rosling is a very important influence on Geography. He created Gapminder and continuously makes great Ted Talks.

Sarah Cannon's curator insight, November 25, 2015 9:18 AM

I believe that there are many people in the U.S. who do not pay attention to the news. Some are too poor to own a phone or television to keep up with what is going on in the world (although they can read the news paper, but you get my point). Others are too rich to care. And some base there opinions off of other peoples views and don't have an opinion of their own. Am I ignorant about the world? No, because I like to know what's happening world wide, especially if there are issues going on that can affect the survival of the human race, survival of the environment, and survival of my country.

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The Ganges River Is Dying Under the Weight of Modern India

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The country’s future depends on keeping the holy river alive.

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Sarah Holloway's curator insight, February 16, 2016 6:26 PM

This article touches on very serious religious and environmental issues connected to the Ganges River.  The Ganges is the sacred river of Hinduism and in part because the river valley is the most heavily populated region of India.  Simultaneously, this holy river is an incredibly polluted river as it's the watershed for a industrial region that struggles with significant sanitation problems; this is a great article on the environmental and cultural issues of development.

Zavier Lineberger's curator insight, April 24, 1:20 PM
(South Asia) Varanasi, the oldest city in India and the religious center of Hinduism, has an enormous business focusing around cremating bodies to scatter in the Ganges River. Hindus believe the Ganges can break the cycle of reincarnation, so many who do not have money to pay for cremation drop their deceased directly into the river to help them break this cycle. However, the river supports approximately 10% of the entire worlds' population and belief in Ganga, "the self-cleaning river god" allows for Indians to poison the same water they drink out of. It is estimated that 70% of people that use the water become diseased by the sewage and industrial waste poured into it.
India cannot stop dependence on the river. Hindus bath in the holy water of the Ganges, and an increasing population means increased water consumption. It will take concentrated efforts from government and spiritual leaders to change the dominate opinion.
brielle blais's curator insight, May 1, 6:39 PM
This article showcases how different aspects of geography can both help and harm a country. The Ganges River is incredibly important to India. It is a sacred place where the people believe in Ganges, the idea of allowing the dead to reach eternal liberation. Here, hundreds of bodies are burned a day. If they aren't burned, family members of the deceased let the dead float down the river. This phenomenon attracts many tourist and allows for the economy of India to thrive. However, the bodies are beginning to seriously pollute the river. Areas have become stagnant, full of disease. The problem doesn't end however, as India's population is increasing steadily as well. Water needs to be cleaned to meet the demand or India will face a true crisis.
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Camera trick reveals black leopard's invisible spots - Futurity

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Infrared cameras tricked into staying in "night mode" show that black leopards have spots. The discovery could help save the endangered animal.
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Londres va créer la plus grande réserve maritime du monde autour de Pitcairn - polynésie 1ère

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Le Royaume-Uni a annoncé aujourd’hui la création prochaine dans le sud de l'océan Pacifique de la plus grande réserve maritime au monde, abritant une faune-flore unique et foisonnante autour des îles Pitcairn, territoire de l'outremer britannique

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Zoom dans la prairie. Petites cachettes, grandes découvertes

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"We are currently cook up a new exhibition on the theme of flower meadows."

 

(New exhibition - Pro Natura Centre Champ-Pittet)


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The sensational Carroll Foundation Trust multi-billion dollar cross-border organised crime tax fraud bribery case took a bizarre twist with shocking new revelations in American and British media

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Festival de la Camargue et du Delta du Rhône

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Du 13 au 19 mai 2015, ne manquez pas le rendez-vous incontournable des amoureux des oiseaux et de la nature !


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Turn your Windows PC into a Wi-Fi hotspot | Series | Windows Secrets

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Windows Secrets: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Windows Update

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Trump is a pariah in the face of climate crisis

In withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, U.S. President Donald Trump demonstrated monumental ignorance about climate change and the agreement itself. A
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The Blue-winged Amazon: A new parrot species from the Yucatán Peninsula

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In 2014, during a visit to a remote part of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, ornithologist Dr. Miguel A. Gómez Garza came across parrots with a completely different color pattern from other known species. A study published today in the open-access journal PeerJ names these birds as a new species based on its distinctive shape, color pattern, call and behavior.

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Fishing for the future of coral reefs

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New fishery regulations based on science are needed in the Caribbean to give coral reefs a fighting chance against climate change, according to an international study published today.

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Mexico is home to world’s largest pyramid

No one knows who constructed this pyramid 2,300 years ago. Cortés missed it when he invaded the pyramid's hometown in 1519 and it wasn't rediscovered until 1910. Today it stands as the largest monument ever constructed.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 2, 2016 10:27 AM

10 years ago, about 30 miles outside of Veracruz, Mexico, I see a hill completely covered in vegetation.  I notice that the angle is rather uniform and that it appears to have distinct faces at right angles.  It dawns on my that I'm staring at an archeological site that has not been excavated and the Indiana Jones explorer in me is immediately fascinated.  Mexico is filled with sites of ancient civilizations that stir the imagination and this is one of those. 

 

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James Piccolino's curator insight, February 8, 6:33 AM
I think that it is very interesting that we still do not know who constructed this pyramid. Even with all of our advanced technology and insight we still come across things that we don't know and possibly will never know. Another interesting bit is how Cortes just somehow "missed" it, so we now get this untouched and unmodified piece of history to study.
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Paris Bloodshed May Be the Latest of Many ISIS Attacks Around the World

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At least a dozen countries have had attacks since the Islamic State, or ISIS, began to pursue a global strategy in the summer of 2014.

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John Puchein's curator insight, November 16, 2015 8:50 AM

This explain how ISIS operates spatially, which is a component of APHG. It also shows how ISIS has expanded and threatens more countries in the region. 

Chelsea Martines's curator insight, November 21, 2015 3:41 PM
The Paris attacks from ISIS are now being discovered as linked to other attacks that ISIS has planned out. They have up until now according to the article, done 'lone wolf' attacks and now are changing to bigger and city kind of attacks across the globe. They are taking over much of the Middle East and Africa, in hopes to make that area chaotic enough to start more global conflict and another world war, accoring to the article. There have been studies and research in tracking ISIS and they have found that attacks in many other cities in the world have been inspired by ISIS as well.
Matthew Richmond's curator insight, December 2, 2015 12:23 PM

These maps were very helpful in understanding the spread and threat of ISIS. It also helps the understanding of just what a wide range of places they have attacked is. They are capable of striking much of the world in the name of fundamentalism. However, the video of Muslim's chanting is one of those things that can kind of turn down the fear, especially of admitting refugees, that has gripped much of the world. We are as safe as we can be, but idea's are bulletproof and there's no end in sight to the elimination of Islamic Fundamentalism.

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Explained

"Stratfor Vice President of East Asia Analysis Rodger Baker talks about the economic and political aspects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement." http://arcg.is/1IeK3dT ;


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Marc Meynardi's comment, November 3, 2015 12:37 PM
Thank you for your comments, which insist on the mean that the TPP is not just a way to free business. The treaty negotiated with EU, just arrive when EU politician are very critisized. Population is on a way back to conservatism and populism. Such treaty does'nt appear to be a good solution and for sure, does'nt come at the right time.
Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, November 4, 2015 5:35 AM

TPP

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, April 5, 2016 8:02 AM

This is a very politically contentious partnership and would reshape economic geographies and even regions of the world.  From the 1500's to the 1980's, the Atlantic trade had the greatest volume of world trade, but the Pacific has surged past, and is showing no signs of being supplanted any time soon.  This Stratfor video is a quick introduction to the economics and politics of the TPP. 


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Camera trick reveals black leopard's invisible spots - Futurity

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Infrared cameras tricked into staying in "night mode" show that black leopards have spots. The discovery could help save the endangered animal.
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De curieuses créatures rencontrées en plein coeur de la jungle birmane

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En explorant les jungles de la Birmanie, des réalisateurs et scientifiques ont rencontré d’étranges nymphes d'insectes, semblables à des flocons de neige.

 


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Québec : Une plante unique au monde menacée sur nos rives

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Victorin's gentian is easily spotted on the banks during its flowering in August, with its beautiful purplish-blue flowers on erect stems of 10-50 cm. Each plant can count from 1 to 30 flowers.  The rarity is explained in part by its narrow ecological niche confined to the upper part of the coast and its mode of reproduction by seeds that move with hydrological conditions river. 

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New book on the return of wild species: Le Retour du sauvage

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Pierre Athanaze published a book about the problems and hopes of wild species recently returning to European landscapes.
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Découvrez le site Ramsar de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel

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La Baie joue un rôle essentiel pour la reproduction de certains poissons plats présents dans la Manche et la mer du Nord et représente l'une des plus importantes haltes migratoires pour les oiseaux. Elle abrite régulièrement plus de 20 000 oiseaux d'eau et jusqu'à 100 000 échassiers y hivernent. On y rencontre notamment le bécasseau variable, l'huîtrier-pie, le pluvier argenté… Les mammifères marins tels que le grand dauphin et le phoque veau-marin fréquentent également ces lieux.


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Less Materialism May Be Good for Consumers And Environment ...

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“For decades, consumerism has been on a collision course with the environment, with consumer appetites draining the planet of natural resources and accelerating global warming. One view is that we need to change ...
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