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Haunting Photos Of An Amazon Gold Mining Town Gone Bust

Haunting Photos Of An Amazon Gold Mining Town Gone Bust | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
HUEPETUHE, Peru (AP) — This nearly half-century-old Amazon boomtown has gone bust with the government's recent crackdown on illegal gold mining.

Mayor Marco Ortega estimates more than 22,000 people have left Huepetuhe since the government ha...

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Blue-sky thinking: how China's crackdown on pollution is paying off | World news | The Guardian

Blue-sky thinking: how China's crackdown on pollution is paying off | World news | The Guardian | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Clear skies above Beijing again – but some fear the problem is just being pushed elsewhere

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To stop climate change, we need to open borders | Immigration | Al Jazeera

To stop climate change, we need to open borders | Immigration | Al Jazeera | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
By tearing down the walls that separate the causes and consequences of climate change we can force constructive action.

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David Attenborough Has an Important Warning About Human Population

David Attenborough Has an Important Warning About Human Population | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Are there just too many of us?

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Our Incredible Ocean: Now Is the Time to Protect It | National Geographic - YouTube


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2 billion people drinking contaminated water - WHO

2 billion people drinking contaminated water - WHO | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
The World Health Organization has warned that nearly two billion people worldwide are using contaminated water.
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In less than 3 months, a major international city will likely run out of water

In less than 3 months, a major international city will likely run out of water | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
In Cape Town, South Africa, they're calling it "Day Zero" -- the day when the taps run dry.
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Seven charts that explain the plastic pollution problem

Seven charts that explain the plastic pollution problem | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
More and more waste plastic is ending up in our oceans. How big is the problem and why is plastic such a threat?
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Why China doesn't want your waste anymore

Why China doesn't want your waste anymore | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
China introduces new curbs on the import of foreign waste, in an effort to reduce pollution.
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This Tiny Country Feeds the World

This Tiny Country Feeds the World | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
The Netherlands has become an agricultural giant by showing what the future of farming could look like.
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What is a Circular Economy? | Ellen MacArthur Foundation

What is a Circular Economy? | Ellen MacArthur Foundation | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation believes that the circular economy provides a coherent framework for systems level re-design and innovation.

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Why is Bulgaria's population falling off a cliff?

Why is Bulgaria's population falling off a cliff? | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
What is life like in the country projected to have the world's fastest-shrinking population?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 22, 2017 2:24 PM

This is a good case-study to show how demographic decline coupled with economic decline, with exacerbate problems with a  consistent out-migration flow.   

 

Tags: Bulgaria, declining populationpopulationmigration.

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) | DataBank

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Concern at first CO2 rise in four years

Concern at first CO2 rise in four years | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Uptick in coal use in China sees global CO2 emissions projected to rise after years of little or no growth.
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Why Hosting The Olympics Isn't Worth It Anymore - YouTube


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Dambisa Moyo: 'The world will be drawn into a war for resources'

Dambisa Moyo: 'The world will be drawn into a war for resources' | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
The controversial writer and economist on why she believes the economic rise of China, combined with the west's complacency, leaves us facing a future of terrifying global instability

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Eliminating the concept of electronic waste

Eliminating the concept of electronic waste | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Each household in France owns around a hundred pieces of electronic equipment. Just recycling end-of-usage products, cannot be the only solution to e-waste

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Cities | The Guardian

Cities | The Guardian | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Latest Cities news, comment and analysis from the Guardian, the world's leading liberal voice
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Death of the Nile

Death of the Nile | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
A journey from the source of the Nile in central Africa to its mouth near Cairo, charting the problems faced by the river and those who depend on it.
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Perhaps Malthus Was Right After All

Perhaps Malthus Was Right After All | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Robert Malthus, born 250 years ago today, predicted famine in Britain if population growth was not addressed. He argued that food production was limited; only by having small families could societ
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'Dementia towns': how Japan is evolving for its ageing population

'Dementia towns': how Japan is evolving for its ageing population | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
With one in five elderly Japanese predicted to have dementia by 2025, entire communities are working to improve the lives of older citizens
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A blockage in global waste disposal

A blockage in global waste disposal | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
A ban on the import of waste in China is about create a major blockage backing up through the global waste disposal system
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Seven charts that explain the plastic pollution problem

Seven charts that explain the plastic pollution problem | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
More and more waste plastic is ending up in our oceans. How big is the problem and why is plastic such a threat?
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Which cities will flood as ice melts?

Which cities will flood as ice melts? | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists.
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Divided island: How Haiti and the DR became two worlds

Haiti and the Dominican Republic share a border, and an island. But the two countries are very different today: the Dominican Republic enjoys higher quality of life for many factors than Haiti. I went to this island and visited both countries, to try and understand when and how their paths diverged.

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Kelsey McIntosh's curator insight, February 13, 8:41 PM
This video is extremely interesting seeing as it points out the differences between two very different worlds that are only separated by a single border. The video shows how racist the Dominicans are to their neighbors and shows us how the Haitians live under such scrutiny. On each end of the border, there are two markets that are supposed to allow both the Haitians and the Dominicans to trade their goods, however, the strict border patrol officers keep the Haitians from entering until their neighbors have set up their shops at the best spots. The director of the video also notes that he believes the reason Haiti is much poorer than the Dominican Republic stems all the way back to when they were colonies of France and Spain. 
Matt Manish's curator insight, February 16, 12:47 PM
I found this video to be very insightful into the relationship Haiti has with the Dominican Republic and how the Haitian government has formed into what it is today. It was especially informative for myself because I didn't know very much about these countries before watching this video. I knew Haiti was the first slave colony to have a successful revolt against their slave holders, but I didn't know or realize all the consequences of that slave uprising. It seems like Haiti wasn't given a proper chance right off the bat to succeed as a nation. The French overworked their land and destroyed the soil which is still a problem today. Once Haiti declared independence, many nations enforced embargoes on Haiti because it was considered a threat due to it being a black republic, which strangled their potential for a strong economy. Adding to that France demanded a large sum of money from Haiti after they declared independence because France was upset about losing profits from the colony, which hindered the Haitian economy even more. It's too bad that Haiti got a bad hand of cards right from the beginning, I hope that one day they can rise above adversity, and truly flourish as a nation.
tyrone perry's curator insight, March 14, 10:43 PM
watching this showed many disturbing facts about the island shared by the D.R. and Haiti.  because of both of their previous owners the island went in two different directions.  Haiti owned by the French brought over many slaves to pillage and exploit their side of the Island.  Haiti could not flourish because of racism and debt.  D.R. had a different history the Spaniards integrated with the locals and worked together to help the country grow.  they took care of their land and their was no racism playing any role in destroying the people of that country.  driving up and down the you can see the difference on both sides.  Haiti has a bare and eroded land while the D.R. has lush jungles.  according to the narrator there is strong racism towards the Haitians by the Dominicans.  Even thou they both share the island the Dominicans look down on the Haitians and refuse to help them even thou D.R. is a so to speak rich nation they could really help improve and grow both nations as a whole.  Its sad to see that the reason people cant grow is because of systemic and blatant racism. 
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Iran-Iraq quake is 2017's deadliest

Iran-Iraq quake is 2017's deadliest | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Rescue efforts are under way, after hundreds were killed in the 7.3-magnitude earthquake.
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