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Geography Teachers Association of NSW (GTANSW_

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“The GTANSW is the professional subject association serving geopraphy teachers in the State of New South Wales, Australia.”
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Geography Teachers Association of NSW (GTANSW_

“ The GTANSW is the professional subject association serving geopraphy teachers in the State of New South Wales, Australia.”
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Richard Miles's curator insight, September 5, 2013 7:24 PM

The first place to get Geography resources in Australia.

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Mapping 5,000 Years of City Growth

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I recently stumbled upon a great dataset. It’s the first to provide comprehensive data for world city sizes as far back as 3700BC. The authors (Meredith Reba, Femke Reitsma & Karen Seto) …
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Shrinking cities: the rise and fall of global urban populations – mapped

Shrinking cities: the rise and fall of global urban populations – mapped | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
The world is experiencing rapid urbanisation, but not every city is growing. Population is likely to decline in 17% of large cities in developed regions and 8% of cities across the world from 2015 to 2025, according to a McKinsey report
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A Guide to The Carbon Budget for Students at Environmental Science Colleges

A Guide to The Carbon Budget for Students at Environmental Science Colleges | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
“ The carbon budget is an important concept and a subject of substantial debate. Here's what students at environmental science colleges need to know about it.”
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Real Animals That Men Made Them Extinct

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It is believed that Steller’s Sea Cows, which grew to at least 8-9 meters and weighed around 8-10 tons, inhabited the Near Islands, southwest of Alaska and the Commander Islands in the Bering Sea. The mammal was tame and spent most of its time eating kelp; this, and the fact that it was unable to submerge its enormous body, is possibly what made it vulnerable to human hunters. Within 27 years of discovery by Europeans, Steller’s Sea Cow was hunted to extinction.


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New Thoughts on the Sahara Desert - Archaeology Magazine

New Thoughts on the Sahara Desert - Archaeology Magazine | HSC Geography | Scoop.it

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, March 15, 2017 10:39 PM
The human-induced environmental changes that challenge sustainability (ACHGK070)

Neolithic cattle herders may have contributed to the desertification of the Sahara as they spread west from the Nile River some 8,000 years ago. Cattle grazing and the loss of vegetation may have been enough to tip the balance from the green pastures of 6,000 years ago to the spread of scrub vegetation, changing atmospheric conditions, and less frequent monsoon rains.

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The London Array

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“ The world’s largest wind farm has been planted just off of the mouth of the River Thames.”
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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 26, 2014 10:23 PM

CD - The application of human environment systems thinking to understanding the causes and likely consequences of the environmental change being investigated.

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A Norwegian Company is Transforming Deserts Into Farmland

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“ Solar power plants in Qatar and Jordan, not far from the sea, are powering desalination systems that irrigate plants in and around greenhouses”
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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, April 3, 2015 2:22 AM

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CD - The application of geographical concepts and methods to the management of the environmental change being investigated

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4 animations that show what's really going on with our climate

“ So many different factors influence the climate, trying to understand them all is a daunting task. For Gavin Schmidt, they're an opportunity. Check out his climate models, designed to help explain ...”
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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, April 5, 2015 9:14 PM

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These Will Be The Top Jobs In 2025 (And The Skills You'll Need To Get Them)

As work changes at warp speed, here are 2025's hottest job sectors and the skills you'll need to work in them.
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Streetmix: A new app lets you reimagine and redesign your city's streets

Streetmix: A new app lets you reimagine and redesign your city's streets | HSC Geography | Scoop.it

It's easy to point out that there's something wrong with a system, such as the design of an urban street or neighborhood, but it's another thing entirely to come up with a design that would be better.

But when it comes to re-imagining the streets in your neighborhood, that process just got quite a bit easier, thanks to a new web app. With Streetmix, users design their perfect street, with the right balance of bike lanes, sidewalks, public transport and vehicle traffic lanes, just by dragging and dropping design segments and adjusting their parameters.

Some users are designing alternatives to real streets in their cities; the app uses real-world design constraints, which can help the layperson understand some of what urban planners need to incorporate in their designs and enable better communication between the planners and the population in design and use issues.


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miguel sa's curator insight, September 4, 2013 4:15 PM

Now this sounds like fun! 

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The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts

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"These seven maps and charts, visualized by The Washington Post, will help you understand how diverse other parts of the world are in terms of languages."

Tags: language, culture, infographic.


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The world is extremely diverse in its spread of native languages. Yet only a handful are commonly spoken by the majority of the world, about 2/3. Over half of the world's languages are expected to go extinct because of the extreme diversity and the minimal distribution which means that in some places almost every person speaks a completely different language and many are dying as their last speakers do not pass it on to their children.

 

This article is relates to cultural patterns and processes through the geographic spread of languages around the globe and the increasing acculturation that causes the loss of many of these languages in our increasingly globalized world.

Michael Amberg's curator insight, May 26, 2015 10:35 PM

Its interesting to see just how many people speak the languages we speak everyday, and to see just how many people DONT speak it.

Shane C Cook's curator insight, May 27, 2015 5:34 AM

It is amazing to see all main languages in perspective to the world. Mandarine holding the top spot with 1.39 Billion surprises me but at the same time doesn't. There are 1.3 billion people living there in the first place.

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GTANSW_Bulletin_Key information about interpreting and implementing the Australian Curriculum.pdf


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12 ways environment and development sectors can collaborate to meet the SDGs

12 ways environment and development sectors can collaborate to meet the SDGs | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
The 2030 agenda intertwines goals for human development and environmental protection. An expert panel explains how the two sectors can work together
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Tracing New and Old Resources in Estuarine Ecosystems

Tracing New and Old Resources in Estuarine Ecosystems | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Post provided by Thomas Larsen, Kim Vane & Ricardo Fernandes This week, more than 150 events along the US shores will celebrate estuaries and educate the public and policy makers of the many benefits we get from healthy and thriving ecosystems. But why do we need to pay more attention to estuaries? Estuaries are biological…
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The urban forest in Beijing and its role in air pollution reduction

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Tree planting has been proposed by the municipal government as a measure to alleviate air pollution in Beijing, the capital of China. This study examines that proposal. It is based on the analyses of satellite images and field surveys to establish the characteristics of current urban forest in the central part of Beijing. The influence of the urban forest on air quality was studied using the Urban Forest Effects Model. The results show that there are 2.4 million trees in the central part of Beijing. The diameter distribution of the trees is skewed toward small diameters. The urban forest is dominated by a few species. The condition of trees in the central part of Beijing is not ideal; about 29% of trees were classified as being in poor condition. The trees in the central part of Beijing removed 1261.4 tons of pollutants from the air in 2002. The air pollutant that was most reduced was PM10 (particulate matters with an aerodynamic diameter smaller than 10 μm), the reduction amounted to 772 tons. The carbon dioxide (CO2) stored in biomass form by the urban forest amounted to about 0.2 million tons. Future research directions to improve our understanding of the role of individual tree species in air pollution reduction are discussed."

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Jacob Ventura's curator insight, October 13, 2017 3:33 PM
This journal article outlines the benefits of urban vegetation on improving air quality in a city in China. Urban vegetation is increasingly tied to a positive sense of place in areas throughout cities and it is reasonable that people would feel such way about trees that provide both health benefits as well as are aesthetically pleasing. The effective use of urban planning in a city can be a powerful tool as learned in Amsterdam by prioritising pedestrians and cyclists over automobiles. 
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I wonder what they mean exactly when the trees are in poor condition, are they talking about the small diameters, and what are other factors contributing to their poor health. It seems like a really good idea though.
Havis Kwok's comment, October 31, 2017 10:20 PM
Great job! I really admire the way how you connect the article with an example that we learnt about, Amsterdam. Also combining air pollution toward urban planning, the linkage of each environmental steps are displayed.
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Modern-age outrage: slavery

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At least 40m people around the world are modern slaves and about 152m children are labourers,
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Climate scientists say likelihood of extreme summers surging due to global warming

Climate scientists say likelihood of extreme summers surging due to global warming | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Report’s authors say Sydney unprepared for knock-on effects of a significant increase in average summer temperatures
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How One of the World's Densest Cities Has Gone Green

How One of the World's Densest Cities Has Gone Green | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
As Singapore expands, a novel approach preserves green space.
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The London Array

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“ The world’s largest wind farm has been planted just off of the mouth of the River Thames.”
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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, January 26, 2014 10:23 PM

CD - The application of human environment systems thinking to understanding the causes and likely consequences of the environmental change being investigated.

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Rising Seas - Interactive: If All The Ice Melted

Rising Seas - Interactive: If All The Ice Melted | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
“ Explore the world’s new coastlines if sea level rises 216 feet.”
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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, April 5, 2015 7:53 PM

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CD - The human-induced environmental changes that challenge sustainability

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Massive permafrost thaw documented in Canada, portends huge carbon release

Massive permafrost thaw documented in Canada, portends huge carbon release | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
“ As permafrost thaws and collapses throughout the Arctic, it releases stored carbon, potentially accelerating global warming. A new study documents a 52,000 square mile patch in Canada that is disintegrating fast.”
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Teach girls bravery, not perfection

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We're raising our girls to be perfect, and we're raising our boys to be brave, says Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code. Saujani has taken up the charge to socialize young girls to take risks and learn to program -- two skills they need to move society forward. To truly innovate, we cannot leave behind half of our population, she says. "I need each of you to tell every young woman you know to be comfortable with imperfection."
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Welcome To Geography!


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Angus Henderson's curator insight, August 25, 2014 1:53 PM

It is always great to have an up-to-date visual presentation on hand to launch or promote a new course. Thanks to Simon Jones.