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Critics see racial ‘double standard’ in coverage of police shootings

Critics see racial ‘double standard’ in coverage of police shootings | Geography is Everywhere | Scoop.it
On the surface, the cases appear nearly identical: Michael Brown and Dillon Taylor, two young, unarmed men with sketchy criminal pasts shot to death by police officers two days apart.
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Haiti Earthquake Documentary - YouTube

Salem-News.com's Tim King reports: Two years ago, the infrastructure and human structure of Haiti was ripped apart and crushed without mercy by a monster ear...
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Putin's European Food Ban Bad For Russia, Good For Brazil

Putin's European Food Ban Bad For Russia, Good For Brazil | Geography is Everywhere | Scoop.it
With recent food ban, Russian government decides to starve itself.
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Detroit Struggles To Get People Who Bailed On Water Bills To Pay

Detroit Struggles To Get People Who Bailed On Water Bills To Pay | Geography is Everywhere | Scoop.it
Bankrupt Detroit is dealing with $90 million in delinquent water bills. And it's not just residents who aren't paying their water bills, even some businesses have missed payments.
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Anger in Brazil at obstetrics tests for jobseekers

Anger in Brazil at obstetrics tests for jobseekers | Geography is Everywhere | Scoop.it
Women are being forced to undergo virginity tests when seeking education jobs in Sao Paulo (pictured), Brazil, angering women's rights campaign groups.
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You Asked Questions About Ebola — And We Have Answers

You Asked Questions About Ebola — And We Have Answers | Geography is Everywhere | Scoop.it
Where did it start? Why are some patients able to survive? Shouldn't we be more concerned about malaria? Dr. Darin Portnoy of Doctors Without Borders answers your queries.
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Spider lessons: How to mend your body with silk

Spider lessons: How to mend your body with silk | Geography is Everywhere | Scoop.it
If you ever try your hand at farming spiders, you'll very soon discover it's no easy task.
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Why Are All These Legos Washing Up on the Beach?

Why Are All These Legos Washing Up on the Beach? | Geography is Everywhere | Scoop.it
A rogue wave and a lot of plastic octopi shed light on the workings of ocean currents.
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Women Stoned to Death in Syria for Adultery

Women Stoned to Death in Syria for Adultery | Geography is Everywhere | Scoop.it
A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then brought in the woman, clad head to toe in black, and put her in a small hole in the ground. When residents gathered, the fighters told them to carry out the...
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Hawaii Feels Iselle’s Force, and Another Storm Looms

Hawaii Feels Iselle’s Force, and Another Storm Looms | Geography is Everywhere | Scoop.it
Storm surges and high winds from Tropical Storm Iselle hit the easternmost island of Hawaii on Thursday, and Hurricane Julio could land over the weekend.
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High Stakes in Africa: Can the U.S. Catch China?

High Stakes in Africa: Can the U.S. Catch China? | Geography is Everywhere | Scoop.it
After two decades of policy focus, China has big advantages. But the U.S. still has ways to get in on the Africa game
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Dubai ruler launches $1m prize to find solution to global water shortage

Dubai ruler launches $1m prize to find solution to global water shortage | Geography is Everywhere | Scoop.it
Sheikh Mohammed also announced the establishment of the UAE Water Aid Foundation
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Raudhatul Jannah: Girl lost in Indian Ocean tsunami reunited with her parents 10 years on

Raudhatul Jannah: Girl lost in Indian Ocean tsunami reunited with her parents 10 years on | Geography is Everywhere | Scoop.it
When four-year-old Raudhatul Jannah was swept from her parents’ grasp by the Indian Ocean tsunami on Boxing Day 2004, they believed she was lost to them forever. Ten years on, a chance sighting has led to them being reunited with their daughter.
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What is Boxing Day?

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Reconstruction or Haiti's Latest Disaster? Tourism Development on Île-à-Vache Island

Reconstruction or Haiti's Latest Disaster? Tourism Development on Île-à-Vache Island | Geography is Everywhere | Scoop.it
The following is adapted from a presentation by Jessica Hsu of Other Worlds and Jean Claudy Aristil of Radio VKM Les Cayes at the Executive Symposium for Innovators in Coastal Tourism conference in St. Georges, Grenada held from ...
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American Apparel, others try to profit from domestic production

American Apparel, others try to profit from domestic production | Geography is Everywhere | Scoop.it
A young woman named Mariona lounges on her knees and forearms. She wears a provocative expression and tight red American Apparel booty shorts.
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Turkey’s religious ghost town

Turkey’s religious ghost town | Geography is Everywhere | Scoop.it
Until the deportations of 1923, Muslims and Christians lived harmoniously in the Turkish town of Kayakoy. Today, the ghost town remains a poignant reminder of happier times.
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Detroit should embrace China's growing economy, former treasury secretary says

Detroit should embrace China's growing economy, former treasury secretary says | Geography is Everywhere | Scoop.it
A growing Chinese economy is not something to be scared of, it's something to see potential in, and Michigan and Detroit have a role to play, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson told a crowd of Detroit business leaders Monday.
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Exasperating Detour Drives One Brit To Build His Own Road

Exasperating Detour Drives One Brit To Build His Own Road | Geography is Everywhere | Scoop.it
When construction made his trip to town take 10 times longer, a businessman made a deal with a local farmer over a pint at the pub and built a private toll road.
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Glass-Free Menagerie: New Zoo Concept Gets Rid Of Enclosures

Glass-Free Menagerie: New Zoo Concept Gets Rid Of Enclosures | Geography is Everywhere | Scoop.it
An architectural firm is designing a zoo that will forgo cages, working barriers into a natural landscape. "You won't have a lonely tiger walking around inside a cage," says architect Bjarke Ingels.
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The spaceship reinvented for new frontiers

The spaceship reinvented for new frontiers | Geography is Everywhere | Scoop.it
Radical redesign is 100% reusable, offering more frequent, cheaper and deeper flights into space.
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Nagasaki marks 69th anniversary of US atomic bombing

Nagasaki marks 69th anniversary of US atomic bombing | Geography is Everywhere | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands marked the 69th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Nagasaki on Saturday, as the city's pacifist mayor urged the Japanese government to listen to increasing concerns over controversial plans to expand the role of its military.
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Adani’s ambitious coal mine in Australia faces a formidable opponent—Nemo

Adani’s ambitious coal mine in Australia faces a formidable opponent—Nemo | Geography is Everywhere | Scoop.it
It is cast as a fight between a little clownfish and a large, rich corporation. The latter threatens to kill the fish and annihilate its home. That is the plot environmental groups are using to warn people about what might happen if Gujarat-based business conglomerate Adani Group is given permission to build its new coal mines in Australia. Activists fear that...
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Antisemitism on rise across Europe 'in worst times since the Nazis'

Antisemitism on rise across Europe 'in worst times since the Nazis' | Geography is Everywhere | Scoop.it
Experts say attacks go beyond Israel-Palestinian conflict as hate crimes strike fear into Jewish communities
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What's killing the honey bees? Mystery may be solved

What's killing the honey bees? Mystery may be solved | Geography is Everywhere | Scoop.it
Scientists say new research points to the cause of deadly colony collapse, but some are not convinced
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Briefly discuss the pros and cons of human environment interaction as it relates to this article.

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U.S. airstrikes hit Iraq militants' artillery, vehicles

U.S. airstrikes hit Iraq militants' artillery, vehicles | Geography is Everywhere | Scoop.it
U.S. warplanes and drones struck artillery and military vehicles of a militant Islamist group Friday in an effort to halt its advance toward this booming northern Iraqi oil center, now clogged with displaced people sheltering at churches, factories and construction sites.
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What do the Islamic State want?  Who are the Yazidis?

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