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The Great Invisible review: an eloquent return to Deepwater Horizon

The Great Invisible review: an eloquent return to Deepwater Horizon | Geography Patterns & Change in the News | Scoop.it
Though at its heart a work of advocacy, this documentary about the aftermath of BP’s disastrous oil spill is nuanced and cinematic
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Your life on earth

Your life on earth | Geography Patterns & Change in the News | Scoop.it
How you and the world have changed since you were born
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Great graphics showing an overview of all kinds of global changes.

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Middle-Class Migration - National Review Online (blog)

Middle-Class Migration - National Review Online (blog) | Geography Patterns & Change in the News | Scoop.it
Middle-Class Migration National Review Online (blog) The movement from high-tax, high-housing-cost states to low-tax, low-housing-cost states has been going on for more than 40 years, as I note in my new book Shaping Our Nation: How Surges of...
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Hong Kong's fish farms in the sky

Hong Kong's fish farms in the sky | Geography Patterns & Change in the News | Scoop.it
With space at a premium in Hong Kong, a growing number of fish and crop farms are opening at the top of tall buildings, as the BBC's Peter Shadbolt reports.
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Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'?

Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'? | Geography Patterns & Change in the News | Scoop.it
Nafeez Ahmed: Natural and social scientists develop new model of how 'perfect storm' of crises could unravel global system
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Is the human race doomed for collapse?!?

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WTO agrees global trade agreement

WTO agrees global trade agreement | Geography Patterns & Change in the News | Scoop.it
The World Trade Organization agrees a historic global deal aimed at boosting commerce, which could add nearly $1tn to the global economy.
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An update for how trade can "reduce disparities"

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HDI Map

HDI Map | Geography Patterns & Change in the News | Scoop.it

"Our mission is to provide easy-to-use, yet methodologically sound tools for understanding well being and opportunity in America and to simulate fact-based dialogue about issues we all care about: health, education and income. "


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Mrs. B's curator insight, November 18, 2013 9:08 AM

Love how this dissaggregates the data to individual states. What are the states with the highest HDI and why?

PIRatE Lab's curator insight, November 23, 2013 5:00 PM

A wonderful tool to explore and play around with demography, income, etc. across the U.S.  It would be great if you could dial in on only coastal counties to compare coastal vs. inland regions of the U.S.

Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, February 3, 2014 10:32 PM

HDI...Chapter 9 material HUGGERS!

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Viewpoint: Five ways the world is doing better than you think

Viewpoint: Five ways the world is doing better than you think | Geography Patterns & Change in the News | Scoop.it
Many people are convinced life is getting worse across the planet, but they have failed to notice the enormous progress most countries have made in recent decades.
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Tunnel linking US and Mexico found

Tunnel linking US and Mexico found | Geography Patterns & Change in the News | Scoop.it
A drug-smuggling tunnel equipped with electricity, ventilation and a rail system is found connecting California and Mexico.
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Women gain as gender gap 'narrows'

Women gain as gender gap 'narrows' | Geography Patterns & Change in the News | Scoop.it
The gender gap is narrowing across the world, a World Economic Forum report suggests, with Nordic countries leading the way but Arab nations lagging behind.
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New Island Off Pakistan's Coast May Be Mud Volcano, Scientists Say (PHOTOS) - Huffington Post

New Island Off Pakistan's Coast May Be Mud Volcano, Scientists Say (PHOTOS) - Huffington Post | Geography Patterns & Change in the News | Scoop.it
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New Island Off Pakistan's Coast May Be Mud Volcano, Scientists Say (PHOTOS)
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A new island emerged from the ocean offshore of the city of Gwadar, Pakistan, after a strong magnitude-7.7 earthquake shook the country Sept.
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Should we be worried?


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Mathijs Booden's comment, September 21, 2013 4:58 AM
Our current predicament in terms of resource depletion, pollution and climate change is mainly due to the industrialized lifestyle of the minority of the world population. Obviously, that's not a result of overpopulation per se.

However, population growth stops when living standards rise. We can't stabilize at 10 billion unless all 10 billion enjoy a reasonable standard of living. Given that even our current resource use is unsustainable, overpopulation is a real issue.
Hongsheng Li's curator insight, September 22, 2013 11:18 PM

人口资源环境承载力

人口过度 or 消费过度

Blake Welborn's curator insight, October 7, 2013 12:49 PM

This fits in well with our population chapter now as this is warning of over population. As the population increases so does need for food, which increases global agriculture and pollution

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Factory Food From Above: Images of Industrial Farms

Factory Food From Above: Images of Industrial Farms | Geography Patterns & Change in the News | Scoop.it

"Feedlots, a new series of images crafted by British artist Mishka Henner, uses publicly available satellite imagery to show the origins of mass-produced meat products."

 

Tags: Food, agriculture, agribusiness, unit 5 agriculture.  


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Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2014 11:35 AM

British artist Mishka Henner took photographs and enhanced the colors of feedlots to reveal the agribusiness of meat production. Photographs of feedlots are considered illegal and the legal repercussions of Mishka Henner are not clear at the moment, but the photographs are shocking and reveal again how little Americans know about their food production. 

Americans have changed the places and utilized them to build agribusiness empires and have introduced new problems to the landscape of feedlot and farming towns.

 

Shane C Cook's curator insight, May 27, 2015 4:46 AM

This article makes me sickened. With previous knowledge of factory farms I know of the horrors that go on but this takes the cake. These pictures shown in the article depict the chemical and waste spill off which I am absolutely sure this is NOT good for the environment.

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, March 16, 2016 3:56 PM

Beautiful imagery at one scale tells an unsavory story at another.

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French investigate drones spotted over nuclear plants

French investigate drones spotted over nuclear plants | Geography Patterns & Change in the News | Scoop.it
Greenpeace denies involvement in pilotless flight activity over state-owned DF plants and expresses concern
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Will this affect the future growth of nuclear power as an option?

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Arizona's high desert: where border politics become a harsh, almost sinister experience

Arizona's high desert: where border politics become a harsh, almost sinister experience | Geography Patterns & Change in the News | Scoop.it
Finds of migrant corpses on border land make security a hot issue but elsewhere lack of immigration reform fuels frustration, reports Paul Lewis
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UN: Development is possible without growth

UN: Development is possible without growth | Geography Patterns & Change in the News | Scoop.it
The UN released its latest Human Development Report (pdf) last week. It's the 20th year they've produced the report, and it shows nothing but progress on the Human Development Index, the report's m...
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UN: Development is possible without growth

UN: Development is possible without growth | Geography Patterns & Change in the News | Scoop.it
The UN released its latest Human Development Report (pdf) last week. It's the 20th year they've produced the report, and it shows nothing but progress on the Human Development Index, the report's m...
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21 Images of Where Children Sleep Around the World Paints a Powerful Picture of Inequality

21 Images of Where Children Sleep Around the World Paints a Powerful Picture of Inequality | Geography Patterns & Change in the News | Scoop.it
These images offer a window into a world you've never seen.
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'Signature' deal to protect forests

'Signature' deal to protect forests | Geography Patterns & Change in the News | Scoop.it
Negotiators meeting in Poland have agreed a way forward on curbing deforestation.
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Forest change mapped by Google Earth

Forest change mapped by Google Earth | Geography Patterns & Change in the News | Scoop.it
A new high-resolution global map of forest loss and gain has been created with the help of Google Earth.
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Middle-Class Migration - National Review Online (blog)

Middle-Class Migration - National Review Online (blog) | Geography Patterns & Change in the News | Scoop.it
Middle-Class Migration National Review Online (blog) The movement from high-tax, high-housing-cost states to low-tax, low-housing-cost states has been going on for more than 40 years, as I note in my new book Shaping Our Nation: How Surges of...
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Hong Kong's roadside pollution is affecting children's lungs - South China Morning Post

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Hong Kong's roadside pollution is affecting children's lungs
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A new survey shows there is a correlation between lung conditions in children and roadside pollution.
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Ask A Geophysicist Anything You Want About Earthquakes - io9

Ask A Geophysicist Anything You Want About Earthquakes - io9 | Geography Patterns & Change in the News | Scoop.it
Ask A Geophysicist Anything You Want About Earthquakes
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What will happen to the island created by the earthquake last week? How accurate are earthquake portrayals in pop culture? What should you do to prepare for an earthquake?
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Smartphones 'can accurately detect earthquakes' - Telegraph.co.uk

Smartphones 'can accurately detect earthquakes' - Telegraph.co.uk | Geography Patterns & Change in the News | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Smartphones 'can accurately detect earthquakes' Telegraph.co.uk The smartphone chip was found to record accurate data on earthquakes greater than magnitude five when placed close to the epicentre, while smaller quakes were drowned...
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42 Amazing Maps

The map, as an innovation, is extremely important. Simply constructing a useful representation of our world onto a piece of paper (or clay or vellum or whate...

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Jyri-Pekka Kukkonen's curator insight, September 26, 2013 2:18 AM

mielenkiintoista...

jon inge's curator insight, October 11, 2013 5:20 PM

if graphs are the language of economics , maps speak for geographers and they are also a great way to show econmic data

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, September 11, 2014 2:13 PM

unit 1