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IndexMundi - Country Facts

IndexMundi - Country Facts | Geography | Scoop.it
IndexMundi is a data portal that gathers facts and statistics from multiple sources and turns them into easy to use visuals.
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Ukraine Map - Editable PowerPoint Slides

Ukraine Map - Editable PowerPoint Slides | Geography | Scoop.it
This 40-slide editable map of Ukraine has a wide range of slides, which includes country maps showing administrative regions (oblasts), the flag colors and major cities.

See our other individual Eastern European Country PPT Maps.

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Renewable Energy + Clean Power in Europe [Infographic]

Renewable Energy + Clean Power in Europe [Infographic] | Geography | Scoop.it

Germany has become more than just a leader in standard renewable energy uptake; it is making a play for commercial leadership and technological primacy in the increasingly competitive global renewable energy business.

Companies understand their customers want to see more renewable energy in action, and German regulators understand that they need to find ways to put more renewable energy, including wind power, onto the grid to replace planned coal and nuclear power plant retirements.

In the continental context, the EU is preparing to release its latest communication on an integrated energy market ahead of a goal of operational integration it has set for 2014.

Read more about the European energy market at the article link...


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22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other

22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other | Geography | Scoop.it
Small lobsters are tearing this nation apart. ;
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A Statue of Liberty amount of waste, every hour

A Statue of Liberty amount of waste, every hour | Geography | Scoop.it

Terrefuge, a New York City urban-eco design collaborative, has created this visual of the amount of waste produced by New York City every hour. To reach a goal of carbon negative cities, this collaborative explores future designs and urban planning that increase the production of energy, food and public health.


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Smog in Beijing Is So Awful You Have to Catch the Sunrise on a Big Screen

Smog in Beijing Is So Awful You Have to Catch the Sunrise on a Big Screen | Geography | Scoop.it
In the airpocalypse, fake sunrises are a thing

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Sandy Regts's curator insight, January 20, 2014 6:23 PM

A great comparison to our beautiful Australia! 

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The Explosive Growth Of Walmart In America

The Explosive Growth Of Walmart In America | Geography | Scoop.it
An astounding animated GIF showing the explosive growth of Walmart in America since it was founded by Sam Walton in 1962.

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London in 1927 & 2013

During the 1920s, cinematographer Claude Friese-Greene travelled across the UK with his new colour film camera. His trip ended in London, with some of his most stunning images, and these were recently revived and restored by the BFI, and shared across social media and video websites.

 

Since February I have attempted to capture every one of his shots, standing in his footsteps, and using modern equivalents of his camera and lenses. This has been a personal study, that has revealed how little London has changed.


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Mathijs Booden's curator insight, January 15, 2014 4:35 PM

Much has stayed the same, in these scenic spots anyway.

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Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States

Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States | Geography | Scoop.it

"The Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond has created an enhanced version of the Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, which was published in 1932. The atlas, which took dozens of researchers to assemble, used maps to illustrate a variety of political, demographic and economic concepts."


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Claudia Patricia Parra's curator insight, January 17, 2014 9:37 AM

Muy buen material!

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 21, 2014 11:24 AM

Atlas de la geografíia histórica de Estados Unidos.

Jess Deady's curator insight, April 16, 2014 1:33 PM

Okay, this is actually pretty cool. The atlas is huge and has tons of information within it. No wonder there were tons of helping hands who created this map(s) of insightful looks at demographic and political debate.

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Spain becomes first country to rely on wind as top energy source

Spain becomes first country to rely on wind as top energy source | Geography | Scoop.it
In 2013, Spain produced over 20 percent of its energy with wind turbines; questions remain over its economic stability

 

Wind accounted for 20.9 percent of the country’s energy last year — more than any other enough to power about 15.5 million households, with nuclear coming in a very close second at 20.8 percent. Wind energy usage was up over 13 percent from the year before, according to the report.

The news is being hailed by environmental advocates as a sign that Spain, and perhaps the rest of the world, is ready for a future based on renewables. But the record comes at the end of a very rocky year for Spain’s renewable energy sector, which was destabilized by subsidy cutbacks and arguments over how much the government should regulate renewable energy companies.


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9 questions about Ukraine you were too embarrassed to ask

9 questions about Ukraine you were too embarrassed to ask | Geography | Scoop.it

Watch a video that explains Ukraine's crisis in two minutes or read this quick article that covers the same material.  

 

Ukrainians have been protesting since Nov. 21, when President Viktor Yanukovych rejected a deal for closer integration with the European Union, instead drawing the country closer to Russia. They are still in the streets in huge numbers and have seized regional government buildings in several parts of the country. In Kiev, the capital, clashes between protesters and security forces have become violent, killing several people. On Tuesday, the prime minister resigned. No one is quite sure what will happen next.

 


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Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 15, 2014 5:50 PM

This article does a good job of explaining some of the many aspects of the current crisis in the Ukraine. While the media has been covering this conflict it has done little to provide background information on the Ukraine and precisely why Russia has invaded. This article goes into enough detail to flesh out the conflict without becoming in accessible to the average reader.

Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 17, 2014 5:58 PM

Ukrainians have been protesting since Nov. 21, when President Viktor Yanukovych rejected a deal for closer integration with the European Union, instead drawing the country closer to Russia. They are still in the streets in huge numbers and have seized regional government buildings in several parts of the country. In the capital, clashes between protesters and security forces have become violent, killing several people. Recently, the prime minister resigned. No one is quite sure what will happen next. What's happening in Ukraine is really important, but it can also be confusing and difficult to follow for outsiders who don't know the history that led up to. Here are some basic questions that have basic answers for people who are still confused. What is Ukraine? Why are so many people protesting? How did Ukraine get so divided? What role does Russia play and why do they care so much? Why haven't the United States or Europe helped? But most important, the question we all want to know the answer to is what is going to happen next?

Rachel Phillips's curator insight, May 7, 2015 3:01 PM

Such a helpful article, especially for people like me who don't like to look like an idiot.  This was so informative in a way that condensed the big issue into one short article that covered every aspect and made it easy to understand.  I knew there was something going on in Ukraine but didn't really know what it was, so this was awesome.  However, this is a real issue that people need to be aware of, especially when thinking, "well why doesn't the west just step in?" because that seems to be what we do everywhere else.  However, I think we've pretty much proven that stepping in can sometimes do more harm than good.  And honestly, it is not our problem to solve.

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This Map Shows Why The Battle For 'Ukraine's Soul' Is So Pivotal

This Map Shows Why The Battle For 'Ukraine's Soul' Is So Pivotal | Geography | Scoop.it
The tug-of-war for Ukraine.

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Paige Therien's curator insight, May 4, 2014 11:28 AM

Besides the very intense cultural and political split that exists in Ukraine and the conflict as a whole, one of the key factors in this situation is gas.  This infographic shows that both Ukraine and the EU gets their gas from Russia, and Ukraine is the area which the gas lines flow through.  As soon as many people in Ukraine showed interest in joining the EU, Russia reminded Ukrainians and the world of this fact

Tanya Townsend's curator insight, November 20, 2015 2:51 PM

The tug-of-war over Ukraine's gas lines not only creates political and cultural divides but also a lot of tension. Ukraine has power in its gas lines because it has a resource that is valuable and others need.

tyrone perry's curator insight, April 9, 7:18 PM
The fight for Ukrainian land stems from Russian gas lines going thru Ukraine.  But Ukraine wants to be part of the EU to become stronger financially.  Russia already slashes gas prices to Ukraine so it seems they just want complete control for more profit and more geographic location. 
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These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time

These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time | Geography | Scoop.it

Original content at http://imgur.com/a/iVK8a


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Coal production and consumption

Coal production and consumption | Geography | Scoop.it

China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of coal. Today’s graphic shows the top ten producers and consumers of coal in the world as well as a map of China’s coal-bearing regions.


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▶ The European Union Explained* - YouTube

CGPGrey T-Shirts: http://dftba.com/product/10m/CGP-Grey-Logo-Shirt Help support videos like this: http://www.cgpgrey.com/subbable Twitter: https://twitter.co...

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Green Fade-Out: Europe to Ditch Climate Protection Goals

Green Fade-Out: Europe to Ditch Climate Protection Goals | Geography | Scoop.it
The EU's reputation as a model of environmental responsibility may soon be history.

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Map: Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks

Map: Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks | Geography | Scoop.it
The Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations has been tracking news reports since 2008 to produce an interactive map that plots global outbreaks of diseases that are easily prevented by inexpensive and effective vaccines.

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Jessica Rieman's curator insight, January 28, 2014 1:21 PM

Alotyhough this information is open to the public it is very important to take into contex that many of Americans don't get vaccines theyb should every year but it is even worse in other countries and places in the world that dont have the accessibility that other well off countries have. The Global health aspect many outbreaks have happened because of lack of vaccinations and infected others in relation next to them. This causes an outbreak because of lack of vaccinations.

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, February 11, 2014 2:24 PM

While looking at thsi map it is apparent that whiloe looking at South America out of all the other nations on the map South America is the one with the least Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks. What does this say about the Countinent as a whole? Well firstly if you look at Colombia there were 13 Measel outbreaks and 603 Whooping Cough outbreaks. Compare this to Eastern Brazil right on the coast only had measel's but the South of that were 1257 of Whooping Cough. In Equador there was the Measels and only measels at 326 cases. Why is the South of the Contenent drastiacally different then the rest of the Contenent and the rest of the world for that matter. No cases of Polio or Cholera whereas Africa had these apparent in large quantities.

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 2, 2014 5:53 PM

Egypt has had an overwhelming amout of outbreaks of the mumps and the total was 571 cases throughtout the years.

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Composite Then and Now Photos of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Composite Then and Now Photos of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake | Geography | Scoop.it

"Since 2010, San Francisco photographer Shawn Clover has been working on a striking series of then and now composite photos of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. To create the series, Clover collected archival photos of the earthquake’s aftermath. He then replicated the photos himself, down to the location, camera position and focal length (to the best of his estimation). The resulting composite photos hauntingly combine stark images of the earthquake’s devastation with modern scenes of life in San Francisco."

 


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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, January 14, 2014 1:35 PM

We are nearly at the 20th Anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake here in L.A.  I suspect we will see many such "then and now" stories over the next week.  But the most striking examples come from the coastal quake in 1906 which in almost every dimension rewrote the story of San Francisco (and much of California).