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Why are cities still so segregated? | Let's Talk | NPR

In 1968, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act that made it illegal to discriminate in housing. Gene Demby of NPR’s Code Switch explains why neighborhood
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Gerrymandering Was Before Supreme Court, And The Justices Seemed Frustrated : NPR

Gerrymandering Was Before Supreme Court, And The Justices Seemed Frustrated : NPR | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Justices heard a case involving redistricting for the second time this term. This time, it was Democrats' turn to defend their plan.
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Tracking the Smaller Cities of the Rust Belt

Tracking the Smaller Cities of the Rust Belt | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The smaller cities in America’s industrial heartland have a unique set of challenges, according to a new study—but they also have advantages.
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How a Steel Box Changed the World: A Brief History of Shipping

"As the container shipping industry continues to boom, companies are adopting new technologies to move cargo faster and shifting to crewless ships. But it’s not all been smooth sailing and the future will see fewer players stay above water."


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Matt Manish's curator insight, March 1, 7:50 PM
I found this video to be quite informative about the process of shipping goods throughout the world. I didn't know that 95% of world wide goods are shipped in container vessels. I also never really put much thought into how goods were shipped before watching this video. One piece of information that stuck out to me was that not too long ago ships would spend more time loading cargo at ports than they would actually traveling. That was until the idea of using containers to ship goods on top of shipping vessels was developed. It seems like such a simple idea, but is truly one that has changed the shipping industry forever. This container system saves time, energy, money, and is indeed the most effective way to ship goods throughout the world.
Nancy Watson's curator insight, March 2, 7:38 AM
Unit 6 
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Countries which have moved their capital city

Countries which have moved their capital city | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
As Argentina's president mulls switching the capital city from Buenos Aires to Santiago del Estero, here is a look at countries which have switched their capitals
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The Cultural Borders of Songs

The Cultural Borders of Songs | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
We mapped last month’s #1 songs in 3,000 places. See where songs dominate across the globe.
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Most Distinctive Obituary Euphemism for 'Died' in Each State

Most Distinctive Obituary Euphemism for 'Died' in Each State | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.
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Can You Name 100 Countries In Seven Minutes?

Can You Name 100 Countries In Seven Minutes? | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Like most sequels, this may well make you rather angry. Good luck!
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Which Countries Have Shrinking Populations?


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 28, 2017 4:02 PM

This video explores some of the impacts of a declining population on a country (for example, a smaller workforce, economic decline, and growing public debt).  Eastern Europe as a region is used as the principle example and the countries of Bulgaria, Moldova, and Japan are highlighted. 

 

Tags: declining populations, population, demographic transition model, models, migration, Bulgaria, Moldova, Japan.

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The Rohingya in Bangladesh: The Fastest-Growing Refugee Emergency in the World

The Rohingya in Bangladesh: The Fastest-Growing Refugee Emergency in the World | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Almost 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh, fleeing the violence in Burma's Rakhine state, since August 25.
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Why Don’t We All Speak the Same Language? (Earth 2.0 Series) - Freakonomics

Why Don’t We All Speak the Same Language? (Earth 2.0 Series) - Freakonomics | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
There are 7,000 languages spoken on Earth. What are the costs — and benefits — of our modern-day Tower of Babel?
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Homeland of tea

Homeland of tea | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

"China is the world’s biggest tea producer, selling many varieties of tea leaves such as green tea, black tea, oolong tea, white tea and yellow tea. Different regions are famous for growing different types of tea. Hangzhou is famous for producing a type of green tea called Longjing or the Dragon Well tea. Tea tastes also vary regionally. Drinkers in Beijing tend to prefer jasmine tea while in Shanghai prefer green tea. Processing raw tea leaves for consumption is a time and labor-intensive activity and still done by hand in many areas in China. The Chinese tea industry employs around 80 million people as farmers, pickers and sales people. Tea pickers tend to be seasonal workers who migrate from all parts of the country during harvest time. In 2016, China produced 2.43 million tons of tea."


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brielle blais's curator insight, May 2, 8:45 AM
This shows the importance of a product to a countries economy, culture, and use of physical geography. China is the worlds biggest producer of tea. This stimulates the economy greatly, and gives 80 millions people jobs as farmers, pickets and in sales. Exporting the tea to other countries also helps the economy. The workers are seasonal, and travel to the tea come harvest season. This also boost the economy in the travel sector. Tea is also hugely part of the cultural geography of China as it is believed to bring wisdom and lift the spirit to a higher level. 
Zavier Lineberger's curator insight, May 2, 9:49 PM
(East Asia) China, the founder of tea, is the largest producer of the most consumed drink in the world. With such an enormous country, regional differences between tea cultivation and culture naturally developed. There are approximately 80 million people involved in tea cultivation, which is non-mechanized in many parts. Linking tea with sanctity, farmers work long hours and come from across China seasonally.

A series of images follows the article. Most remarkable are the depictions of old and young Chinese farmers handpicking tea leaves, the vast plantations and agricultural architecture, and the tea tourism industry
Kelsey McIntosh's curator insight, May 3, 10:04 PM
This article looks into how the popular beverage, tea, is produced. China is not only the world's largest producer, but also creates many different types of tea including green, black and dragons well. The drink was discovered in 2737 by a Chinese emperor, and the industry employs approximately 80 million people and it produced 2.43 million tons in 2016
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Without a Home, and Without Hope

Without a Home, and Without Hope | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Rohingyas have fled violent repression in Buddhist Myanmar for generations. In neighboring Bangladesh, refugee camps offer asylum, but life there remains bleak.
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The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control? | Cities | The Guardian

The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control? | Cities | The Guardian | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Projections suggest cities will swell at an astonishing pace – but whether that means our salvation or an eco-disaster is by no means certain
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The 100 million city.....!!
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H&M, a Fashion Giant, Has a Problem: $4.3 Billion in Unsold Clothes - The New York Times

H&M, a Fashion Giant, Has a Problem: $4.3 Billion in Unsold Clothes - The New York Times | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The company outlined the inventory buildup in its latest quarterly report, prompting questions of whether it can adapt to fierce competition and changing consumer tastes.
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President Trump Orders $50 Billion Tariffs On China : NPR

President Trump Orders $50 Billion Tariffs On China : NPR | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Trump ordered stiff new tariffs on a wide range of Chinese imports in response to what the White House calls China's unfair treatment of U.S. technology.
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The Age of Borders

The Age of Borders | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

"The creation date of (almost) every international border.  Full-size image here."

 

Tags: infographic, worldwide, borders, political, historical.


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Nancy Watson's curator insight, February 23, 10:04 PM
Political Unit: History of  borders
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Preliminary - Political Geography 

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How China Plans to Feed 1.4 Billion Growing Appetites

How China Plans to Feed 1.4 Billion Growing Appetites | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
As more Chinese crave Western-style diets, the booming nation rushes to industrialize an agricultural economy long built around small farms.
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This New Zealand Band Is Trying To Save Maori Culture One Head Banger At A Time

This New Zealand Band Is Trying To Save Maori Culture One Head Banger At A Time | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The members of Alien Weaponry aim to preserve their indigenous language through a unique medium: thrash metal music. The New Zealand trio is billed as the first Maori metal band.
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The Quest to Save Baltimore's Iconic Berger Cookie

The Quest to Save Baltimore's Iconic Berger Cookie | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
A looming ban on trans fats threatens the city's beloved dessert.
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Why Africa’s migrant crisis makes no sense to outsiders

Why Africa’s migrant crisis makes no sense to outsiders | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

"Violence and insecurity are so bad that other war-torn countries have become sites of refuge."

 

In 2015, nearly 100,000 Ethiopians and Somalis traveled by boat to Yemen, one of the world's most dangerous countries. Last year, nearly 5,000 citizens of Congo, which is fighting powerful rebel groups, were seeking refuge in the Central African Republic, itself torn apart by civil war. And yet 10,000 Burundians have fled their country's own growing civil unrest for Congo. Thousands of Nigerians escaping the extremist Islamist group Boko Haram have gone to Chad, where different strains of that same insurgency conduct frequent deadly attacks. 

 

Developing countries have long taken in a disproportionate number of the world's refugees — roughly 80 percent, according to the United Nations. But even for migration experts and relief workers, the willingness of refugees to leave one war for another is shocking. It's also proving an enormous challenge for humanitarian agencies, which are already overstretched and often not equipped to welcome refugees in countries that are still racked by conflict.

 

Tags: refugees, Africa, migration, conflict, political, war. 


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Richard Aitchison's curator insight, March 9, 11:23 AM
When we hear of migration or refugee issues we tend to think towards Europe and many of the current day issues with Syria. Most date proves that as well, as listed in the article roughly 80% of refugee movement comes in the developed world.  Now we get  to the more shocking part of the article that we are seeing a refugee crisis in Africa. First off this is the first time for myself hearing this and probably because its not major national news and is buried way below the more "important" problems of the developed world in Europe. However, yes this is a problem and many people who study migration are shocked by it. People are leaving one war zone and immediately move to a possible more unstable land into more war. Why and how does this make sense? People have fled there own countries to find worst situations and have gone to governments that can not support them and an outside world that while trying to help support some of these current countries can not help support refugee as well. This will be a continuing problem until Africa can become more stabilized and we stop seeing genocide and other authoritarian government policies.  The study of why people move is always very captivating as we often tend to think we know exactly why people move to and from areas. However, as the article shows until you are put in a desire situation one can not truly know what you would do, such as move your family to a war torn country because just maybe its better than your war torn country. We need to continue to assess this area and try to not just fund the area, but try to find ways in which we can stabilize an area. The major importance of this article is that we realize there is a problem first, with out articles like this the focus would continue to stay on Europe and more developed areas. 
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Bag or Bay-g? Understanding Wisconsin's Accent... As Best We Can

Bag or Bay-g? Understanding Wisconsin's Accent... As Best We Can | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Bubbler Talk receives a lot of submissions asking about the way Milwaukeeans talk: What’s with Milwaukee saying ‘yet’ in place of ‘still’?, Why do people
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Why is Bulgaria's population falling off a cliff?

Why is Bulgaria's population falling off a cliff? | AP Human Geography | 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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The Art of Gerrymandering: 50 Years of Congressional Redistricting

The Art of Gerrymandering: 50 Years of Congressional Redistricting | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
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Every Disputed Territory in the World [Interactive Map]

Every Disputed Territory in the World [Interactive Map] | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Most of the world is divided neatly into distinct nations with clearly defined borders. This map is about the locations that do not fit that model, territories that are claimed by more than one country / occupying force. The conflicts range from major wars whose impact is felt around world (e.g. Islamic State) to minor disagreements over remote, uninhabited rocks (e.g. Rockall Island).

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