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Strength of tectonic plates caused the Tibetan Plateau's strange shape

Strength of tectonic plates caused the Tibetan Plateau's strange shape | Geo130 | Scoop.it
The Tibetan Plateau's shape may be due to the Asian plate having a strong western side and weak eastern side, leading to the plateau's broad, asymmetrical scab surrounded by peaks.
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the Tibet region is one of the most seismically active areas in the world 
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Biomes and Ecosystems - Windows to the Universe

Learn about ecosystem science - Earth's biomes, life forms, and how these work as a system.
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great comparison of ecosytems and biomes
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This is why the Great Barrier Reef isn't dead yet

This is why the Great Barrier Reef isn't dead yet | Geo130 | Scoop.it
Despite reports to the contrary, the Great Barrier Reef really is not dead yet. Last week, Unesco resolved not to add it to its "endangered" list, despite fears that it would (and despite surprising additions such as Vienna).
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Hurricanes vs. mid-latitude storms

Hurricanes vs. mid-latitude storms | Geo130 | Scoop.it
Ever notice how powerful hurricanes over the ocean move inland and fall apart in a day or two whereas storm systems rolling across the US have multi-day severe weather outbreaks?
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great article describing the differences in storm systems. 
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Iceberg the size of Delaware will break off Antarctic ice shelf any day now, scientists say

Iceberg the size of Delaware will break off Antarctic ice shelf any day now, scientists say | Geo130 | Scoop.it
The soon-to-be iceberg is moving faster than ever. It's a matter of "hours, days or weeks."
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if it breaks and no one is around does it make a sound??
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Pacific coastline flooded with ‘sea pickles’

Pacific coastline flooded with ‘sea pickles’ | Geo130 | Scoop.it
There's lots of curious creatures in the world's oceans — and we got a stunning glimpse at some of the most mysterious ones very recently — but most of the time they keep to themselves, zipping around the depths or floating listlessly on the sea floor.
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Canadian identity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Canadian identity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The question of Canadian identity was traditionally dominated by three fundamental themes: first, the often conflicted relations between English Canadians and French Canadians stemming from the French Canadian imperative for cultural and linguistic survival; secondly, the generally close ties between English Canadians and the British Empire, resulting in a gradual political process towards complete independence from the imperial power, and, finally, the close proximity of English-speaking Canadians to the military, economic and cultural powerhouse of the United States.

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Should the euro zone be dissolved? | TIME.com

Should the euro zone be dissolved? | TIME.com | Geo130 | Scoop.it
I was reading the ever-fascinating Martin Wolf in The Financial Times the other day as he bluntly laid out the stark choices facing Europe’s great experiment with the euro: The eurozone, as designed, has failed.
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Geography in the News: Fire Ants, Surviving and Thriving

Geography in the News: Fire Ants, Surviving and Thriving | Geo130 | Scoop.it
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Fire Ants: Surviving and Thriving Summer is in full swing and an invasive pest is making life miserable for residents, visitors and native and domestic animals across the southern United States. Fire ants have an incredible ability to survive and geographically expand their territories…
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talk about survival skills....

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William Pattison - 4 Traditions of Geography

Assignment:  Read this Article!!  Thanks, Mr. Perry

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jfraley0032's curator insight, July 10, 2013 3:04 PM

NIce explaination of the four traditions breaks it down well on page 3

Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 10, 2013 9:02 AM

This article (download here) is a classic; one of the most well-cited articles from the Journal of Geography.  

 

Tags: Geography Education, Geography.

RachaelDurbin's curator insight, July 4, 2014 1:23 PM

Great for Unit 2: Part 1

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Yosemite Hikes: Cathedral Lakes

Yosemite Hikes: Cathedral Lakes | Geo130 | Scoop.it
A hiker's guide to the Cathedral Lakes trail, a 7/8-mile round-trip hike to pair of pretty alpine lakes starting from the western end of Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite Park
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This was the highlight of my trip to Yosemite. There was still snow on the ground, clearest water i have ever seen. 

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Plate tectonics could be the key to finding extraterrestrial life - Redorbit

Plate tectonics could be the key to finding extraterrestrial life - Redorbit | Geo130 | Scoop.it
The large-scale movement of massive slabs of rock that divide the Earth described by the theory of plate tectonics may be essential for life on this planet – and on other planets as well, according to new research posted online earlier this month on the arXiv prepublication repository. Plate tectonics, Live Science explained, is the …
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3 Reasons Why Ecosystem Services are Important to You

3 Reasons Why Ecosystem Services are Important to You | Geo130 | Scoop.it
Ecosystem Services (ES) are the benefits nature provides to human well-being. The term is frequently thrown around in academic circles, but why should you care about them?
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when you monetize the value of nature it makes a difference.
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Study links carbon dioxide emissions to increased deaths

A Stanford scientist has spelled out for the first time the direct links between increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and increases in human mortality, using a state-of-the-art computer model of the atmosphere that incorporates scores of physical and chemical environmental processes.
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Great study linking human mortality and CO2. 
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Watch London Underground map transform to show city's real geography

Watch London Underground map transform to show city's real geography | Geo130 | Scoop.it
Transit maps like the one for the London Underground are an essential part of living in any major city with public transport. They simplify the routes to allow complicated travel information to be easily understood by commuters, and as such distort the city’s geography. A recent series of animated graphics, created by the DIY cartographers, have appeared on online forum Reddit and show just how distorted they are. 
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Great example of a simplified map to help navigate a large city. 
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From heatwaves to hurricanes, floods to famine: seven climate change hotspots

From heatwaves to hurricanes, floods to famine: seven climate change hotspots | Geo130 | Scoop.it
Global warming will not affect everyone equally. Here we look at seven key regions to see how each is tackling the consequences of climate change

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Lyssalu's curator insight, June 27, 2017 1:33 PM
Interesting! 
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History of North America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

History of North America

The history of North America encompasses the past developments of people populating the continent of North America. The continent became a human habitat later than continents such as Africa, Asia, and Europe, when people migrated across the Bering Sea 40,000 to 17,000 years ago.

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First of Its Kind Map Reveals Extent of Ocean Plastic

First of Its Kind Map Reveals Extent of Ocean Plastic | Geo130 | Scoop.it
Spanish expedition maps trash in all five ocean collection zones for the first time and makes a discovery.
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Oceans: Feds finalize critical habitat designation for threatened loggerhead sea turtles

Oceans: Feds finalize critical habitat designation for threatened loggerhead sea turtles | Geo130 | Scoop.it
Beach nesting areas, open ocean habitat protected Staff Report FRISCO — Loggerhead sea turtles  may have a better chance of surviving — and even thriving — after federal agencies designated 685 mil...
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Yosemite Hikes: Cathedral Lakes

Yosemite Hikes: Cathedral Lakes | Geo130 | Scoop.it
A hiker's guide to the Cathedral Lakes trail, a 7/8-mile round-trip hike to pair of pretty alpine lakes starting from the western end of Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite Park
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This was the highlight of my trip to Yosemite. There was still snow on the ground, clearest water i have ever seen. 

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The Flattest U.S. States? Not What You Think

The Flattest U.S. States? Not What You Think | Geo130 | Scoop.it
Kansas is not as flat as a pancake, despite common perceptions.

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Just drove threw that region, KS sure looked flat to me.. haha

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