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Seaside towns struggling to cope with ageing population as figures show more than a third in some areas are over 65

Seaside towns struggling to cope with ageing population as figures show more than a third in some areas are over 65 | Geography | Scoop.it
“ MPs warned that without urgent investment some areas will struggle to retain the working age families needed to fuel the economies of towns dominated by old people’s homes.”
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MissPatel's curator insight, December 16, 2014 4:27 AM

Elderly - good or bad? 

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The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, but Germany is still divided

The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, but Germany is still divided | Geography | Scoop.it
“ Stunning satellite images and maps show how east and west differ from each other even today.”
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Where's that bean been? Coffee's journey from crop to cafe

Where's that bean been? Coffee's journey from crop to cafe | Geography | Scoop.it
“ Welcome to the third instalment in our series Chemistry of Coffee, where we unravel the delicious secrets of one of the most widely consumed drinks in the world. As you listen to the whirring grinders…”
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Demographic Transition

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Luke Walker's curator insight, November 2, 2014 10:32 PM

Here is an EXCELLENT overview of the Demographic Transition Model. Review it and know the various qualities of each stage.

Also make note of migration trends that are typical of each stage.

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The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, but Germany is still divided

The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, but Germany is still divided | Geography | Scoop.it
“Stunning satellite images and maps show how east and west differ from each other even today.”
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Peter Phillips's curator insight, November 6, 2014 11:43 AM

50 years of communist rule still affect opportunities in Germany today, as these maps show. What they don't show is the social mirror that each provides to the other and the rich discussions about social policy that result. Reunification has been an expensive exercise for Germany, however one that it is committed to.

Jacob Conklin's curator insight, February 12, 2015 6:20 PM

The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, but its influence is still present in today's Germany. History plays a key role in the shaping of political boundaries and that history is clearly evident in Germany. The line where the Berlin wall once stood still divides the country economically. The western part of Germany is far more economically affluent than the east. The USSR may be gone, but its influence still remains. 

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, April 5, 2016 8:14 AM

These two maps (unemployment on the left and disposable income on the right) are but two examples in this article that highlights the lingering distinctions between the two parts of Germany that were reunited 25 years ago.  The social geographies imposed by the Iron Curtain and the Berlin  Wall are still being felt from this relic border and will for years to come. 


Tags: Germany, industry, labor, economic, historical, political, borders.

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Want to Get into the Doughnut? Tackle Inequality - Our World

Want to Get into the Doughnut? Tackle Inequality - Our World | Geography | Scoop.it
“ Humanity’s central challenge in the 21st century is to get into the 'doughnut': the safe and just spot between social and planetary boundaries.”
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▶ Deforestation in Argentina disrupts lives - YouTube

Published on Nov 1, 2014Environmental groups in Salta have been protesting against massive deforestation plans in which the government intends to clear the way for agriculture. The Argentinian government has denied accusations, but activists continue their campaigns using methods such as sit-in's and camping.
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Names of Sub-National Political Divisions Around... - Maps on the Web

Names of Sub-National Political Divisions Around... - Maps on the Web | Geography | Scoop.it
“ Names of Sub-National Political Divisions Around the World [[MORE]] evening_raga: Made using data from:...”
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India's 'Uber' for auto-rickshaws

India's 'Uber' for auto-rickshaws | Geography | Scoop.it
Mobile apps are making India's hard-bargaining auto-rickshaws easier to locate, more amenable to using meters, and safer for women.
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City of Endangered Languages

"New York has long been a city of immigrants, but linguists now consider it a laboratory for studying and preserving languages in rapid decline elsewhere in the world."
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Alexandra Piggott's curator insight, November 4, 2014 4:30 PM

Is globalisation enabling the preservation and study of declining languages?

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, November 5, 2014 7:59 PM

I will be showing this in class DO NOT use it for your scoop it review--

 

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SRA's curator insight, April 19, 2015 10:30 PM

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This article really caught my eye because at a young age I was taught to speak spanish and english at the same time, and now that I am older I realize how important it is to know two languages. I will forever be grateful that my parents took the time and made my sisters and I learn something different while growing up.

Languages change over a long period of time and many times languages grow or die within time. Two main vocabulary words that I have not forgotten are Language divergence and Language convergence. Language divergence is the dividing of a language into many new languages. Language convergence is when two languages merge to become one. Both these definitions are extremely important when talking about how some languages will soon be extinct. I believe many languages have been endangered due to families and parents who do not continue speaking their language when they leave their original country/state. Language is very important to our world and society today. As stated from the short video clip, if you do not continue speaking your language then who will? I agree with that completely if you don't practice something over and over again how do you expect to get any better at it? This video was a great way to express the diffusion of languages and how families today still practice their language. This video made me think about and reflect on the video we watched in Geography class a couple weeks back because of the decline of all languages that we may not even be aware of. Many times it is hard to find older people who speak your native language but I also learned from the video we watched in class that it is possible if you are willing to try and continue something that is important to you. There are many different languages that connect to our world. 

I also liked how this article mentioned that New York is the city of immigrants, meaning New York is full of different cultures and unique language. Although this article/video does say that language has been endangered it can definitely be changed with a little knowledge of why this is happening. Geography and language tie in together quite well. I am hoping many languages can be saved for the future. 

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Where Do You Belong? 20 Videos Exploring Geography - KQED (blog)

Where Do You Belong? 20 Videos Exploring Geography - KQED (blog) | Geography | Scoop.it
“By Sarah Bremer My students carry GPS-enabled devices (smart phones) in their back pockets and view paper maps as artifacts from a distant past. PBS Le”
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13 amazing coming of age traditions from around the world

13 amazing coming of age traditions from around the world | Geography | Scoop.it
“ Flickr: Derek A., aka i Morpheus After reading through, join the #showyourselfie campaign today and submit your visual petition for youth onto www.showyourselfie.org. The transition from childhoo...”
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22 Eye-Opening International Borders From Around The World

22 Eye-Opening International Borders From Around The World | Geography | Scoop.it
“ From North America to the Middle East, here are some of the coolest pictures of international borders. Check out the full thread by Quora that this list was inspired by.”
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The Strategic Importance of the Caspian Sea

"Stratfor Eurasia Analyst Eugene Chausovsky examines the Caspian Sea's large energy reserves and its conflicting maritime boundaries."
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Nicholas A. Whitmore's curator insight, December 17, 2015 12:44 PM

The Caspian Sea is an intriguing geopolitical situation. The region was once dominated by the Soviet Union but  after the collapse is shared by multiple countries. Further complicating matters is the sea is full of untapped oil deposits. Territory disputes in such a situation are almost inevitable raising tensions in the region. Azerbaijan also wants to make a deal with Turkmenistan and Europe to move gas through a pipeline to diversify their income and provide Europe and alternative to Russian fuel. Naturally the Russians with the help of Iranians are making this difficult because it would threaten their profits. It seems that  the whole area likely needs a neutral party to try and arrange fair economic usage zones in the area. The Ukrainian conflict has further exasperated this since Europe is sanctioning their key fuel provider which in turn leads to more tension over pipelines. Hopefully all the oil exploitation doesn't also lead to poor environmental consequences such as the Aral sea economic usage. It is clear that central Asia while free from communist rule is still very much tied to Russia and its past decisions.

Richard Aitchison's curator insight, March 7, 8:51 AM
A key land battle that we will continue to see play out over the next decade and more. The Caspian Sea and the surrounding 5 countries are a vital source of oil and the debate over first off who's oil it is and how it will be shipped out will force many political polices and possibly military strategist. If these 5 countries are able to ship the oil to Europe with out using Russia it will be game changing for all of their economies which rely so much on Russia. Also this is why Russia continues to push this area and others around it to deal with them and to form their own union to combat the EU. This will be a key political battle that Russia must win if it wants to continue to grow as a world power again. Will the United States get involved is a bigger question as it can become an area in which could give them a key negotiating spot at the table. If they were to make a deal with these countries it could force Russia into making key deals with them as well 
Kelsey McIntosh's curator insight, March 31, 2:37 PM
This video discusses the Caspian Sea and it’s importance to the countries that surround it. The body of water is significant because of it energy resources that are underneath and surrounding it. However many of these reserves remain untouched because of conflict with the surrounding countries even though discussions about how to disperse the land have been discussed for 20+ years
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Untying the knot

Untying the knot | Geography | Scoop.it
Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty. By Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo. PublicAffairs; 336 pages; $26.99. To be published in...
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Is China's grand ethnic experiment working?

Is China's grand ethnic experiment working? | Geography | Scoop.it
Thousands of students from China's ethnic minorities are being placed in other regions to complete their studies.
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The people who want their language to disappear

The people who want their language to disappear | Geography | Scoop.it

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Matt Richardson's curator insight, November 3, 2014 6:19 AM

This is a twist on the tragedy of disappearing languages. 

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Ecological Pyramids | Ecology and Environment | the virtual school - YouTube

Learn all about ecological pyramids and how to show quantitative data about relationships between species
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One-fifth of Global Farm Soil Degraded by Salt - Our World

One-fifth of Global Farm Soil Degraded by Salt - Our World | Geography | Scoop.it
“ Salt is degrading 20% of the world's farm soil and causing US$27.3 billion per year in economic losses, so addressing the problem is economically sensible.”
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How cultures around the world make decisions

How cultures around the world make decisions | Geography | Scoop.it
“ Is the American obsession with individual freedom really such a great idea? What other cultures know about how to make good choices.”
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Kortney Renee Honstein's curator insight, November 6, 2014 11:59 PM

As the United States we love to make things our own. Create things to make ourselves stand out and seem different. We like to branch out. As in making choices to change things out in our menus at restaurants. Just like France doesn't allow that because it is their restaurant. This is an idea of fold culture because it shows that the United States likes the freedom to do whatever we please. And other places like the strict ground rules they have set to keep what they love to themselves so others don't ruin it. 

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Interesting Article--and it makes a lot of sense when thinking of the value of the individual in the US.
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11 fascinating funeral traditions from around the globe

11 fascinating funeral traditions from around the globe | Geography | Scoop.it
“ The funerals I’ve attended have all been very much the same. Relatives and friends arrive in all black and take seats in the church or synagogue pews for a somber ceremony where prayers are said, m...”
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European countries dominate in global prosperity rankings

European countries dominate in global prosperity rankings | Geography | Scoop.it
“ Norway has been named the most prosperous country in the world for the sixth year in a row and European countries dominate the top 30 of the annual Prosperity Index”
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2014 World Population Data Sheet

2014 World Population Data Sheet | Geography | Scoop.it
“PRB’s Digital Visualization highlights key global demographic trends. Explore current and projected population by region and country. And look at changes in total fertility, infant mortality, and life expectancy since 1970.”
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A girl’s daddy - The Times of India | Southmoor...

A girl’s daddy - The Times of India | Southmoor... | Geography | Scoop.it
“When Ziauddin said he was lucky to be known by his daughter, he sent a message out to our son-obsessed subcontinent. Javed Anand salutes the man in a tribute inspired by ‘I Am Malala’”
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For the Muslims of CAR, it's 'leave or die'

For the Muslims of CAR, it's 'leave or die' | Geography | Scoop.it
“ Thousands of Muslims in the Central African Republic have fled as UN chief warns of 'ethno-religious cleansing'.”
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