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Turkey recalls ambassador over pope's Armenia genocide words

Turkey recalls ambassador over pope's Armenia genocide words | Human Geography | Scoop.it
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of Armenians by calling the massacre by Ottoman Turks "the first genocide of the 20th century" and urging the international community to recognize it as such.

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On Sunday,as the article states, Pope Francis shed light on the first centennial of the ethnic cleansing of Armenians,murdered by Ottoman Turks,and called it "the first genocide of the 20th century". Turkey retracted their ambassador,saying that the Pope was spreading hatred and "unfounded claims". Armenian church leaders and the country's president who attended the Mass at which the statement was made,praised Pope Francis for "delivering such a powerful and important message to the international community".

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Can Dying Languages Be Saved?

Can Dying Languages Be Saved? | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Linguists and activists are struggling to preserve endangered languages—and even to resurrect extinct ones.
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We all know what it's like to have our differences,whether it be preferences,looks,personality,etcetera;we all have our own unique attributes. However,for some people,specifically the ones mentioned in this article,it is the language they speak. How would you feel to be the last of your kind? The only person out of over 7 billion people worldwide that speaks a certain language. How would you feel to know that your language is gone,and that it most likely die with you? Languages should be preserved. Even if they aren't,they will rise again. Look at Latin: An extinct language used in the classification of nearly everything. Language is like your shadow,it is always with you and you will never escape it.

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Apartment Investors Shift to U.S. Suburbs After Crowding Cities

Apartment Investors Shift to U.S. Suburbs After Crowding Cities | Human Geography | Scoop.it

After years of clamoring to buy the most centrally located rental buildings in major urban centers, U.S. apartment investors are rediscovering the suburbs.


Via Dylan Simon
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I suppose that several decades ago, urban designers and architects had the same focus and goal that they do now; to place apartments so that they would be close to shopping centers, restraunts, and other centres of entertainment. Now, however, designers are now looking to the suburbs for the new rise of apartments. This is because of the overcrowding of the central city. As what limited space existed prior to the apartments was occupied, designers sought potential construction sites elsewhere and still are.

 

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Geothermal industry stalled in Canada despite bounty of resources

Geothermal industry stalled in Canada despite bounty of resources | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Lack of support blamed for keeping the industry from getting started

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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As usual, most people are still anxious to save the planet from pollution and attempt to slow or stop global warming. Leaders are trying to get themselves organized enough to start harnessing renewable energy using the resources that they have.  One energy source is that of geothermal energy. According to www.theglobeandmail.com , "geothermal energy has taken hold in two dozen countries all over the world". Canada,however,is not included in this group of nations. The peculiar thing about this is that Canada has many geothermal resources,particularly in the West. A lack of support from government policy(ies) has been blamed for preventing the founding of the industry.

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Raven Blair's curator insight, January 12, 2015 9:43 AM

Geothermal industry has been stalled in Canada due to lack of political support. The provincial government is trying to get a hydroelectric project instead of launching geothermal. Even though Canada still has many resources, such as coal, oil, gas, and hydro, it is human nature to not want to build something else when everything is already working properly and giving enough sustainability. 

morgan knight's curator insight, January 12, 2015 10:03 AM

In this article, Thompson points out that techniques and technology have advanced the practice of geothermal energy, yet it has not advanced to Canada. Canada's industry is comprised of almost every primary sector jobs, except geothermal energy. I believe that both companies and Canada's government should start drilling sites and use the resource they have, instead of wasting time on other industries that will lose popularity within 10 years.

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DTN/The Progressive Farmer: Agriculture Markets, News and Weather

DTN/The Progressive Farmer: Agriculture Markets, News and Weather | Human Geography | Scoop.it
DTN/The Progressive Farmer is a leading source for breaking agriculture news, markets, and weather forecasts. Our coverage includes reporting on crops, livestock, futures trading, farm business, equipment, ag policy and more.
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The late summer and fall weather has provided good conditions for a common rot fungus found on the ear and stalk of corn plants,known as Diplodia. This is creating difficulties for farmers across the country. Farmers have also been warned to be alert for Gibberella and Fusarium (two other types of ear rots that can produce dangerous mycotoxins).

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Gael Power

Gael Power | Human Geography | Scoop.it
By Mike Small Scotland is a multicultural country where at least 160 languages are spoken. That gaelic should be one of them seems to irritate people at some deep level and they're getting angrier ...
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For some reason,many people are being angered that out of at least 160 languages spoken in Scotland,Gaelic should be one of them. Why? Why are people being angered that one of the original languages of Scotland are being thought that it should be one of those 160+ languages? Does tradition have no meaning,anymore?
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Iraqi troops, militia retake strategic town north of Tikrit from Islamic State

Iraqi troops, militia retake strategic town north of Tikrit from Islamic State | Human Geography | Scoop.it
AL-ALAM, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi troops and militias drove Islamic State insurgents out of the town of al-Alam on Tuesday, clearing a final hurdle before a planned assault on Saddam Hussein's home city...

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In Iraq,a rather interesting thing has occurred. The town of al-Alam,Iraq has recently been taken as part of a counter-offensive against the Islamic State. Iraqi troops and militants have merged together into a number of about 20,000, driving on to the city of Tikrit as another stronghold against the radicals. Shia Muslims make up the militia group, known as Hashid Shaabi, and they are being supported by Sunni Muslim tribes. This is a great example of what stress is capable of doing. These two varying branches of Islam have always been feuding,in a way,and have now joined to push back the extremist group. In these assaults, the difference of religion means nothing. The common goal is what drives them on,all as one.

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Russia's GDP Estimated To Contract By 5.5% In 2015, Impacting Armenia's ... - International Business Times

Russia's GDP Estimated To Contract By 5.5% In 2015, Impacting Armenia's ... - International Business Times | Human Geography | Scoop.it
The forecast is in line with Russia's earlier announcement that its GDP may fall by 5% in 2015 if oil prices remain at about $40 a barrel.
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As it says above, Russia's GDP is expected to "fall this year by 5% or more" ( www.ibtimes.com ). The value of the rouble has already dropped and the first month of the year isn't over,yet. This drop in Russia's GDP is also expected to effect a neighboring country of Russia: Armenia. The two countries have a very interdependent trade relationship and will suffer economically if oil prices stay the same.

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The impact of cattle ranching on rainforests

The impact of cattle ranching on rainforests | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Human Threats to Rainforests—Cattle Pastures

Via Mr. David Burton
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Most deforestation in the Amazon Basin since the 1960's is the effect that cattle ranchers and land speculators have left on the area. The main cause of the environment's destruction is the burning of massive lots of rainforest land for the use of pastures. Data collected by the Brazilian government shows that more than 60 percent deforested land is turned into cattle pasture.in the '70's and the early '80's,large lots of rainforest land were burned in Costa Rica,Honduras,and El Salvador to be converted into pastures for cattle so that the demand for beef in America could be met.

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The Picture of America's Old and Sick Economy :: The Market Oracle ...

The Picture of America's Old and Sick Economy :: The Market Oracle ... | Human Geography | Scoop.it
The downtrend in the graph is unmistakable evidence of my thesis on debt build up and the drag on the future growth. Also, the US economy appears old and sick despite all the growth in gadgetry and the social media.
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I've scooped this from www.marketoracle.co.uk and I understand their statement completely. America's economy IS getting worse,even though there are advancements in technology,marketing,daily stocks,etcetera. Ever since the founding of the nation (even BEFORE the founding of the nation) debt has built up and it seems to have no relief. Everything is counting against the American economy.

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