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The Perfect Geography Program for a Nature Loving Kid - Walking by the Way

The Perfect Geography Program for a Nature Loving Kid - Walking by the Way | across the world... | Scoop.it
This post is sponsored by Beautiful Feet Books. I was compensated for the time I invested in this post All opinions are mine and truthful. I have this kid who wants to live outside.  When he's not outside, he's inside–learning about wild edible plants or how to build a survival shelter or maybe finishing his math so …
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Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world

Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world | across the world... | Scoop.it
The long read: It’s not just a populist backlash – many economists who once swore by free trade have changed their minds, too. How had they got it so wrong?
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Geography Terms Notebooking Page

Geography Terms Notebooking Page | across the world... | Scoop.it
Geography notebooking pages for homeschool. Define and illustrate geography terms on these free printable pages.
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'Glenda' hurts all modes of transport

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View 'Glenda' hurts all modes of transport pictures on Yahoo News Philippines. See 'Glenda' hurts all modes of transport photos and find more pictures in our photo galleries.
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Typhoons....nature's fury that Filipinos have to live with...

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Powerful typhoon sweeps across Okinawa

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TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon pounded across the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa on Tuesday, as residents took refuge from destructive winds, towering waves and storm surges.
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Could this typhoon be another proof of what some scientists have revealed about the impacts of climate change? Scientists claimed that as the earth's atmosphere and oceans get warmer and warmer,  such condition would generate stronger storms...

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Could this map of China start a war?

Could this map of China start a war? | across the world... | Scoop.it
No, but it's a sign of China's increasingly provocative stance in its neighborhood.
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Some call it neo-colonialism; some call it bullying; some call it 'sign of the times'. Whatever you call it, it's a reality that certainly is causing tensions; tensions ready to trigger an [un]imaginable conflict.... Who was it who said, 'It's a matter of when, not if'?

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China Deal is About Geography, Not Politics | Opinion

China Deal is About Geography, Not Politics | Opinion | across the world... | Scoop.it
Security of supplies plays an important role in China's energy policy.
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But it looks like more politics? Who said that POLITICS is 'Who gets what, when and how?

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Firenados scorch the States. Yes, firenados - NEWS.com.au

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Firenados scorch the States. Yes, firenados
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Here's Australian Geographic's description of how those form: “Most commonly, fire whirls occur when hot, strong winds ...
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Tornadoes are already destructive enough. Wild fires are already terrifying (like hell) enough. But what if fire and swirling wind combine?

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Hot, Caffeinated, and Expanding: The Global Geography of Coffee, Tea, and Yerba Mate

Hot, Caffeinated, and Expanding: The Global Geography of Coffee, Tea, and Yerba Mate | across the world... | Scoop.it
It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of the global trade in coffee and tea. Among commodities, the $80+ billion international coffee market is sometimes said to trail only that of oil.
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A spatial perspective on the world's hot caffeinated drinks...

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The Disconnect Between Applied Geography and Geography Education | GIS Education Community

The Disconnect Between Applied Geography and Geography Education | GIS Education Community | across the world... | Scoop.it
Many of us in the GIS education community recently participated in the annual ESRI International and Education User Conferences (http://www.esri.com/uc and http://www.esri.com/educ). Two things are clear to me after reflecting on the years I have been attending these events: First, geography is … Continue reading →
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Failed States, a journal of indeterminate geographies

Jamie Atherton is raising funds for Failed States, a journal of indeterminate geographies on Kickstarter!

Failed States is a journal of new writing on place, characterised by the brevity of its texts. Issue one is themed Island.
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Russia Bans Import of Food From West in Response to Sanctions

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Russia has announced a ban on imports of food and agricultural products from the United States, Europe and other Western countries. The ban is in retaliation for sanctions imposed by the Wes...
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It's all going back to the years leading to WW II..... Was it Japan that was economically sanctioned (by America) because of its (Japan) "conduct" in China?...

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Philippines - Walk Free Foundation - Global Slavery Index 2013

Philippines - Walk Free Foundation - Global Slavery Index 2013 | across the world... | Scoop.it
1. The problem Modern slavery is a significant concern for the Philippines, particularly due to the large numbers of Philippine nationals migrating overseas, predominately for work. As of December 2011, it is estimated that nearly 10.5 million Filipino workers were overseas, the majority of these working in the Gulf States, Singapore and Hong Kong. Reports suggest that …
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Blame it on socially-perpetuated poverty, which further widens the gap between the affluent and the poor. Blame it on the lack of gainful employment in the country, which forces Filipinos to go abroad. Blame it on the lure of urban, modern, fashionable lifestyle, which commonly entices the rural folks to believe that city life is better than rural life. Blame it on the devil who deceives many people to believe money is everything. Or blame ourselves for clinging to so many false hopes...

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Asean Economic Community: Asean Needs to Ride a New Wave of Reform

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Is Asean economic integration pushing the region to becoming a more distinctive collective entity in the global economy in the form of the Asean Economic Community? The answer, somewhat complicated by intra-regional diversity, appears to be yes.
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An ASEAN Economic Community, propelled by principles of free trade, would surely be favorable to the common consumer [end-user] of goods and service, but it is not necessarily so for all the ASEAN member-governments. Free trade means competition; competition means 'survival of the fittest', but free trade means opportunities. And opportunities almost always favor the 'haves'.

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New study shows Indonesia's disastrous deforestation

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Satellite images have found that Indonesia's ancient forests, a cradle of biodiversity and a buffer against climate change, have shrunk much faster than thought, scientists said on Sunday. Between 2000 and 2012, Indonesia lost around 6.02 million hectares (14.4 million acres or 23,250 square miles) of primary forest, an area almost the size of Sri Lanka, they reported. Primary or ancient forests are distinguished from managed forests, which are plantations of trees grown for timber and pulp. The researchers found that primary forest loss accelerated during the period under review, reaching an annual 840,000 hectares by 2012 -- nearly twice the deforestation rate of Brazil, which was 460,000 hectares in the same year.
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Nothing is more fitting to say but to quote Mahatma Gandhi who said, 'What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.' Climate change may be natural, but our actions are accelerating the changes...We seem to be in a hurry to meet our end.

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Pilgrims pour into Saudi undeterred by MERS fears

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Muslim pilgrims from around the world are pouring into the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, undeterred by the spread of the MERS virus which has killed 284 people in the kingdom. The mysterious Middle East Respiratory Syndrome is considered a deadlier but less transmissible cousin of the SARS virus that appeared in Asia in 2003 and infected 8,273 people, nine percent of whom died. MERS first appeared in Saudi Arabia in April 2012, and the kingdom remains the worst-hit country, accounting for the bulk of a global death toll. But the faithful who dream of visiting the holy shrines in Mecca and Medina at least once in their lives continue to pour into Mecca to perform the lesser umrah pilgrimage.
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Mecca unites Muslim pilgrims from around the world. Not even MERS, a deadly viral infection, can prevent faithful Muslim pilgrims from fulfilling one of Islam's 5 primary obligations.

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The world according to Putin

The world according to Putin | across the world... | Scoop.it
Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames. WHEN Vladimir Putin justified his annexation of Crimea on the ground that he...
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It's a game that powerful nations play. Language has been and is a tool for control...

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