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Abusing Chickens We Eat

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When the label says “raised cage free” and has the U.S.D.A.’s seal of approval, you should be able to trust that the animals weren’t tortured, right?

Via Andy Dorn
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Image animals eating humans and we are all crammed in a place...we would want to be treated kindly and cleanly..so image being in these chickens viewpoint...they can't speak but they can feel.

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Abusing Chickens We Eat

Abusing Chickens We Eat | Geo160-Lets see what the world is up too | Scoop.it
When the label says “raised cage free” and has the U.S.D.A.’s seal of approval, you should be able to trust that the animals weren’t tortured, right?

Via Andy Dorn
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Image animals eating humans and we are all crammed in a place...we would want to be treated kindly and cleanly..so image being in these chickens viewpoint...they can't speak but they can feel.

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FEATURE-Kenyan women pay the price for slum water "mafias"

FEATURE-Kenyan women pay the price for slum water "mafias" | Geo160-Lets see what the world is up too | Scoop.it
Poor people pay between 10 and 25 times more for their water than what the official water company charges

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its time for the charity of other rich countries to volunteer their time to help other human groups survive...

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, May 24, 2015 2:07 AM

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The nature of water scarcity and ways of overcoming it, including studies drawn from Australia and West Asia and/or North Africa (ACHGK040)


GeoWorld 7: Chapter 4.  Nature of water scarcity and strategies

  

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Aboard a Cargo Colossus

Aboard a Cargo Colossus | Geo160-Lets see what the world is up too | Scoop.it
The world’s biggest container ships, longer than the Eiffel Tower is high, are a symbol of an increasingly global marketplace. But they also face strong economic headwinds.

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Too rich for its own good

Too rich for its own good | Geo160-Lets see what the world is up too | Scoop.it
The Democratic Republic of Congo is potentially one of the richest countries on earth, but colonialism, slavery and corruption have turned it into one of the poorest

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Nobody wants to share and one person wants all power

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Kevin Nguyen's curator insight, December 14, 2015 12:40 PM

It's a shame to know that there's a country of hopelessness out there with a potential to be a great one. The long term causes of colonialism had a huge impact on their development as a modern country. They were once a great empire but was diminished down to nothing by the European. Hopefully there will light to the darkness of Congo in the near future.

David G Tibbs's curator insight, March 28, 12:55 PM
This article highlights that resources don't mean that a country will succeed. Resources can bring success or failure to a nation. The Congo has resources that are critical to the digital world's gadgets and toys but is a country that is decimated by events in and outside of its borders. Since the 15th century, the nation of the Congo has had its course be dictated by foreign forces. Either by imperial forces like the Belgians or by fellow African nations. The country is rich with resources that have been critical to civilizations since the Victorian era with resources like rubber being in high demand. This would carrier even further into the 20th century with the overnight demand for uranium with developments into nuclear power and weaponry. After World War II under the Atlantic Charter, the Belgians had to give up its hold of the Congo. Its "leader" decided to violate human rights in Rwanda and due to this was toppled by an alliance of 9 nations. Unfortunately, this would not be the of atrocities in the nation, the puppet government that was installed decided to act without Rwanda's guidance and war would begin again. With the demand high for the resources this nation holds has given birth to even worst atrocities. Children are conspribted into the army and have miners to harvest the resources that lie underneath its soil. If the West is going to buy resources from this country then it needs to step up its game and help end the conflict through diplomatic means. 
 
Zavier Lineberger's curator insight, March 31, 4:47 PM
(Africa) This article chronicles why the Democratic Republic of the Congo is among the lowest ranked countries on the Human Development Index despite its plethora of resources. The inciting action leading to DRC's modern problems is slavery. The Portuguese promoted internal warfare to topple the advanced Kingdom of Kongo in the late 1400s to allow better access to slaves. Later, the Congo's vast natural resources would actually be their bane; Europeans would be attracted to the land's fertile river soil, gold, diamonds, oil, and other minerals. The British and Belgian conquered the region ruthlessly first for rubber, then copper for WWI, then uranium for WWII, all the while keeping the Congolese subjugated without rights.

When the DRC gained independence in 1960, there was no framework or educated citizens who could provide stability and civil war predictably ensued, leading to a dictator unchallenged by the modernized world because of his sale of resources. Several African countries invaded, leading to hundreds of domestic and foreign militants fighting in chaos. Now, there is almost no infrastructure. The country's problems go back hundreds of years to a series of inhumane foreign interventions powered by the DRC's wealth potential.
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Experts: Great Barrier Reef's biggest threat today is coal

Experts: Great Barrier Reef's biggest threat today is coal | Geo160-Lets see what the world is up too | Scoop.it
Reef historian Iain McCalman, in Sydney, and reef scientist Stephen Palumbi, in California, are monitoring reef degradation from opposite sides of the planet. They compared notes. Iain McCalman: A recent…

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I hope when I visit it one day..that it won't be all gone

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Katelyn Sesny's curator insight, October 31, 2014 11:39 AM

An experts gives feedback on the affects the Great Barrier Reef (Australia) has endured and how it has lost over 50% of its coral. This expert, Iain McCalman, explains how we can eliminate the threat of the shrinking Great Barrier Reef. - UNIT 1

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, October 31, 2014 7:25 PM

Option Topic: Marine Environments

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Smart Tree Logging with Remote Sensing - GIS Lounge

Treemetrics is using satellite imagery, UAV, and LiDAR to help forestry managers to map out forests in order to better assess the quality and value of their forests and to cut down on waste.

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Interesting. Will USA use this method?

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From sport ceremonies to legal treaties: can New Zealand teach the US anything about race?

From sport ceremonies to legal treaties: can New Zealand teach the US anything about race? | Geo160-Lets see what the world is up too | Scoop.it
Can you imagine NBA players performing a Native American grass dance in an act of team solidarity and national unity? In New Zealand, no one bats an eye

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Come on America! Lets put our own traditional dance out there! Put some passion into your life!

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How to celebrate your birthday like a Russian president - Telegraph

How to celebrate your birthday like a Russian president - Telegraph | Geo160-Lets see what the world is up too | Scoop.it
Vladimir Putin turns 62 today, and will be spending his birthday in a hut in the Siberian taiga
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People have joked that I look like his daughter or a sister of Putin..so here he is and things he has done.

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Thousands of Ebola orphans 'shunned'

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At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have lost one or both parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the UN says.
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how sad..I've been there little ones...your not alone...just hold your toy tight and pray to your unseen friend..this will pass too.

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We need an apartheid-style boycott to save the planet

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Desmond Tutu: We must stop climate change. And we can, if we use the tactics that worked in South Africa against the worst carbon emitters

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Scotland enters last day of campaigning before independence vote

Scotland enters last day of campaigning before independence vote | Geo160-Lets see what the world is up too | Scoop.it
Politicians are making their final pleas to Scottish voters Wednesday, the last day of campaigning before they head to the polls to vote on independence.
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Independence is fine...just hope the politicians in Scotland don't get too big of heads if it does happen...

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globalization

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"Globalization is the connection of different parts of the world. Globalization results in the expansion of international cultural, economic, and political activities."


Via Allison Anthony, Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks
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Its good that we interact and trade ideas and goods with each other...but when can it be too much to where it starts erasing culture colors and ways?

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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, September 8, 2014 12:35 PM

unit 1

Emily Bian's curator insight, October 3, 2014 5:35 PM

This is an awesome slideshow showing globalization happening in all different parts of the world. It brings "diverse cultures in direct contact", making people's experiences more similar. I liked this one photo on the slideshow showing a movie poster advertising an American movie in Mexico, but the actor is Belgian. This shows how everybody is interconnected.

3) Globalization and the effect of technology on cultures

I think new students should click through this slideshow, and spot everything that looks familiar to them. It gives a sense of interconnection between very different cultures. This could also be a bad thing because everything is starting to become the same. However, the pictures are really cool and interesting.  

Bella Reagan's curator insight, November 28, 2014 6:07 PM

Unit 3-culture

 

This slideshow shows globalization in places around the world. The movement and assimilation of these ideas show different cultures spreading to places that may seem completely different. 

I like this presentation since is connects places of the world and shows how the world is exchanging ideas and the effects of globalization. It even shows how the world gets connected, like through trade, which then actually directly trades different materials to different places. 

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The Dirty Truth About Where Your Old Electronics Go

The Dirty Truth About Where Your Old Electronics Go | Geo160-Lets see what the world is up too | Scoop.it
We all know we should recycle our electronics, but we don’t really know what happens after we drop them off at the e-waste centre. So filmmaker ...

Via mrhill
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Wow..talk about why Americans think they don't have a job..here is a job! Clean up and repair to recycle!...can the gov't NOT share and expand ideas of teamwork and jobs?

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Russia To Conduct Observation Flight Over US

Russia To Conduct Observation Flight Over US | Geo160-Lets see what the world is up too | Scoop.it
US specialists on board the Russian aircraft will monitor the flight and the Russian inspectors' adherence to the Treaty on Open Skies.
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yea right...for some reason I have a feeling its more then that...they have something up their sleeves for the future...

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See How Humans Have Reshaped the Globe With This Interactive Atlas

See How Humans Have Reshaped the Globe With This Interactive Atlas | Geo160-Lets see what the world is up too | Scoop.it

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Earth is changing rapidly, and an increasing number of scientists say that humans have become the dominant force driving these changes. While the term has no formal definition, many agree that we are now living in an age shaped by human activity: the Anthropocene.

Evidence for the Anthropocene ranges from worldwide population booms to the expansive transformation of the landscape. But solutions are cropping up at the local level that could help create a more resilient global community." 

 

Tags: ESRI, anthropocene, environment depend, sustainability. 


Via Seth Dixon, Tony Hall
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Well duh...we are very greedy leeches that don't want to take the time to restore and repair what we take and destroy...

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Rich Schultz's curator insight, December 2, 2014 9:39 AM

History of human influence on Earth

Olga Boldina's curator insight, December 3, 2014 3:25 AM

добавить ваше понимание ...

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, December 8, 2014 10:58 AM

Excellent use of an Esri Storymap to outline how humans have changed Earth over time.

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Russian troops enter Ukraine - Nato

Russian troops enter Ukraine - Nato | Geo160-Lets see what the world is up too | Scoop.it

Nato's top military commander says Nato saw columns of Russian military equipment and Russian combat troops entering Ukraine this week.


Via Allison Anthony
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WTH. Can't anybody kept their side of the bargain? Or just ask for supplies??

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Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, November 25, 2014 2:26 PM

Its official. I believe that world war 3 is going to begin in the Ukraine. Nato believes Russia is deploying nuclear-capable weapons to Crimea, the little island like land located above the Black sea. Russian tanks, artillery, air defense systems and combat troops had been sighted as well. All in which are used in WAR!   

Raychel Johnson's curator insight, May 25, 2015 1:42 PM

Summary: This article discussed the topic of the current dispute between Russia and Ukraine, and mostly whether or not Russia was sending in their troops in order to support the Pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine. There was also mention of NATO's, or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, involvement in the situation, as they tried to prevent anymore violence and death, as well as pin who started the conflict and how to prevent another one from starting. 

 

Insight: This article encompasses the idea of supranationalism and international alliances through the idea of NATO. NATO is an alliance the brings together the armies of many countries, and it was formed after World War II. In this situation, NATO has been used against Russia actively starting around the Cold War. This is also an example of an international alliance, as countries like Britain and the United States are invested in this organization, and they aren't backing out of this alliance, along with many other countries, mostly in Western Europe. 

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Earth’s Disappearing Groundwater : Earth Matters : Blogs

Earth’s Disappearing Groundwater : Earth Matters : Blogs | Geo160-Lets see what the world is up too | Scoop.it

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‘Population growth far outpaces food supply’ in conflict-ravaged Sahel

‘Population growth far outpaces food supply’ in conflict-ravaged Sahel | Geo160-Lets see what the world is up too | Scoop.it
Researchers say conflict and climate change mean the region’s resources will be unable to sustain the increasing population

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the desert keeps growing thanks to us chopping woods town and not replanting

 

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500 Lbs. of Meth Seized in Calif.-Mexican Cartel Bust: AG

500 Lbs. of Meth Seized in Calif.-Mexican Cartel Bust: AG | Geo160-Lets see what the world is up too | Scoop.it
Twenty-two people were arrested and 500 pounds of methamphetamine seized from a drug trafficking ring linked to Mexico's Sinaloa Federation drug cartel, law enforcement officials announced on Monday.
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Feeding Our Hungry Planet

"By 2050, the world's population will likely increase 35 percent. But is growing more food the only option—or even the best? National Geographic investigates the challenges and solutions to feeding everyone on our planet, based on an eight-month series in National Geographic magazine.  Visit http://natgeofood.com for ongoing coverage of food issues as we investigate the Future of Food today on World Food Day."

 

Tags: sustainability, agriculture, food production, unit 5 agriculture.


Via Seth Dixon
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I think I might as well buy some land and plant my own huge garden for this crap coming up and have a fence around my yard too

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Bella Reagan's curator insight, November 28, 2014 5:48 PM

Unit 2-Population

 

This video was about the growing population in the world and as a result the growing food demand. This video points out that even though more food production seems like the solution, instead other solutions are more logical. Solutions include reducing wastes, preserving forests, being more productive on current farms and more. It states that farming is a huge business but it goes towards more than growing food for people to eat but also for other things like animals and materials. The worlds population is growing and there needs to be a change in food industries to keep thriving. 

 

This relates to unit 2 about population since it is thinking of ways to adapt to the worlds growing population. By 2050 it is predicted that population will increase by 33% and something has to change about food in order for people to stay fed. There is too much food being wasted that if that could be decreased it could make a huge difference. The video made a good point that it's not that we need more food it's that we need to manage and prioritize production.  

Blayze Padgett's curator insight, January 10, 2017 1:03 PM

The article/video relates to AP Human Geography because it involves Thomas Malthus's theory that population is going to surpass food production if we don't fix our priorities. In my opinion this article makes a very valid point that could be true. We don't exactly need to start more farms and spread agriculture, instead, we should pay attention to our priorities and make the right decisions with the food we harvest from agriculture.

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Ebola patient in Dallas rues bringing virus to ‘love of my life’

Ebola patient in Dallas rues bringing virus to ‘love of my life’ | Geo160-Lets see what the world is up too | Scoop.it
Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan told his fiancee the day he was diagnosed last week that he regrets exposing her to the deadly virus and had he known he was carrying Ebola, he would have “preferred to stay in Liberia and died than bring this to you,” a family friend said.
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I knew this was coming to USA!!! As soon as I heard there were American  volunteers helping in Africa..I just smacked myself and said "Fuck..its coming home"

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How the humble umbrella became a HK protest symbol

How the humble umbrella became a HK protest symbol | Geo160-Lets see what the world is up too | Scoop.it
Umbrellas and yellow ribbons have become unofficial icons of Hong Kong's street protests. BBC News explains.
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You can't stop the human heart wanting freedom and peace..let the colors explode!!!

 

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As World’s Population Booms, Will Its Resources Be Enough for Us?

As World’s Population Booms, Will Its Resources Be Enough for Us? | Geo160-Lets see what the world is up too | Scoop.it
As world population projections soar, there are rising concerns about the impact billions more people will have on the planet.

Via Andy Dorn
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Hopefully when things get cramped..I'm long gone and dead, and that my daughter will be taught to have 2 kids and pass that idea down to her kids.

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Alexandra Piggott's curator insight, September 23, 2014 9:21 PM

What is our carrying capacity?

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Darryl A. Williams: The Man Who Will Lead the War on Ebola - NBC News

Darryl A. Williams: The Man Who Will Lead the War on Ebola - NBC News | Geo160-Lets see what the world is up too | Scoop.it
The man tapped by President Obama to lead the war on Ebola is a long-time Army leader who has experience on the battlefield, in Africa, and the medical arena...
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US put their military troops at the Ebola hot spots from the African people who might attack our generous offer? and why did we (US) volunteer most of the help for the Africans?...are we hoping to get something from the African people or what?

 

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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 | Geo160-Lets see what the world is up too | 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.

Via Seth Dixon
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Wow...time to build homes that can float on water and learn about your future marine life huh...

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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.