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Video - Rockfall in China

A rockfall blocked a section of highway in the southwestern Chinese city of Guiyang on Monday. Huge rocks collapsed only minutes after highway patrol inspectors had stopped traffic from.

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Infographic - Military balance in Asia

Infographic - Military balance in Asia | Geography | Scoop.it
The Military Balance is the annual assessment of the military capabilities and defense economics of 171 countries worldwide from the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies.

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It's Veteran's Day so why not check out the Military balance in Asia!

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Where Has All the Water Gone?

Where Has All the Water Gone? | Geography | Scoop.it
ENVIRONMENT Once the fourth-largest lake in the world, Central Asia's shrinking Aral Sea has reached a new low, thanks to decades-old water diversions and a more recent drought. (National Geographi...

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Use this web site to learn more about the Aral Sea crises.

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Video - Rockfall in China

A rockfall blocked a section of highway in the southwestern Chinese city of Guiyang on Monday. Huge rocks collapsed only minutes after highway patrol inspectors had stopped traffic from.

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Satellite imagery - The Aral Sea shrinking over the course of 15 august months

Satellite imagery - The Aral Sea shrinking over the course of 15 august months | Geography | Scoop.it
By 2001, the southern connection had been severed, and the shallower eastern part retreated rapidly over the next several years. Especially large retreats in the eastern lobe of the Southern Sea appear to have occurred between 2005 and 2009, when drought limited and then cut off the flow of the Amu Darya. Water levels then fluctuated annually between 2009 and 2014 in alternately dry and wet years. Dry conditions in 2014 caused the Southern Sea’s eastern lobe to completely dry up for the first time in modern times.

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Video - The Land of Mountaintop Removal

Over five hundred mountains in West Virginia have been destroyed because of new mining techniques used by coal companies in the Appalachians.


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The day that should change tornado actions and storm chasing forever

The day that should change tornado actions and storm chasing forever | Geography | Scoop.it
Vehicle deaths in Friday's Oklahoma tornadoes should squash the idea that trying to flee a tornado in a car is a good idea. And storm chasers - who pursued the storms much too closely need to re-examine their priorities.

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This article is about storm chasers and how they risk there lives to get the data and information we need to know to be more aware of how dangours.
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Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Is Active Again!

Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Is Active Again! | Geography | Scoop.it
If you have ever been to Hawaii's Big Island, you may have noticed that it's beaches are covered with black volcanic sand - that's because the Island is home to some of the world's most active volcanoes.

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I think it's cool to look at volcanoes but I would never want to be near one!

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Video - Anyone can win the American Ball lottery if they're lucky enough

Video - Anyone can win the American Ball lottery if they're lucky enough | Geography | Scoop.it
John Oliver discusses America's growing wealth gap and why it may be a problem in the future.

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I want to win the lottery! 

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Skip to the final minutes for the actual lottery.

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Photography - Coastlines of the southern Baltic Sea seen from the ISS

Photography - Coastlines of the southern Baltic Sea seen from the ISS | Geography | Scoop.it

An astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS) took this panorama looking aft of the spacecraft (backwards along the orbital path) as the Sun was setting over the North Sea. Seen from the ISS, the Sun’s reflection point moves quickly across the landscape, momentarily lighting up water bodies.


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This is so pretty! Amazing!

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Chapter 21 Latin American Independence - YouTube

Causes and effects of Latin American Independence
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In relationship to the Latin America and its Independence with causes and the after effects to its nations and its people
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Where Has All the Water Gone?

Where Has All the Water Gone? | Geography | Scoop.it
ENVIRONMENT Once the fourth-largest lake in the world, Central Asia's shrinking Aral Sea has reached a new low, thanks to decades-old water diversions and a more recent drought. (National Geographi...

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BCTC Courses's curator insight, June 6, 2016 8:16 PM
Use this web site to learn more about the Aral Sea crises.

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Infographic - Southeast Asia and the oil shock

Infographic - Southeast Asia and the oil shock | Geography | Scoop.it

Since June, the price of a barrel of Brent crude has dropped by 25% to $86, which means big savings for Southeast Asia’s large oil-importing economies (Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia), and pain for a net exporter like Malaysia.


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Welcome to Turkmenistan! - YouTube

Welcome to Turkmenistan. DN Tours welcomes you to sunny and gem of Central Asia Turkmenistan.
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Those buildings with the lights at night are gorgeous! As is the water!

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Graph and map - Sea Level Rise Making Floods Routine for Coastal Cities

Graph and map - Sea Level Rise Making Floods Routine for Coastal Cities | Geography | Scoop.it
“The shock for us was that tidal flooding could become the new normal in the next 15 years; we didn’t think it would be so soon,” said Melanie Fitzpatrick, one of three researchers at the nonprofit who analyzed tide gauge data and sea level projections, producing soused prognoses for scores of coastal Americans. “If you live on a coast and haven’t seen coastal flooding yet, just give it a few years. You will.”

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Satellite imagery - Bardarbunga volcano by day and night

Satellite imagery - Bardarbunga volcano by day and night | Geography | Scoop.it
In Iceland, the eruption of Bardarbunga volcano continues. The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite captured this pair of images on September 20, 2014. The false-color (upper) image is based on ALI observations in the infrared. Hot lava glows orange-red, fading to black as it cools. The lower image is a natural-color version of the same scene showing a thick plume of gas rising from the ongoing fissure eruption.

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Video - A claustrophobic 2 minutes on Beijing's metro

Video - A claustrophobic 2 minutes on Beijing's metro | Geography | Scoop.it

At 465km long, the Beijing metro system has already outgrown the London Underground. By 2020, an extra 400bn yuan (£40bn) of investment will see it more than double to 1,000km, according to Chinese media. The addition of 17 new lines will make it one of the world's longest networks.


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Surviving A Tornado

Surviving A Tornado | Geography | Scoop.it

[NOTE: This article is adapted from When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival]
Who could not be shocked and saddened by the images of massive devastation left in the wake of recent tornadoes that struck in Oklahoma and Texas? Though nothing can guarantee absolute safety in the path of a tornado, outside of a shelter with reinforced concrete and steel walls, understanding something about the nature of tornadoes, safety tips for surviving a tornado strike, and which common folklore is to be trusted or ignored, will improve your chances for making the right decision when confronted by a tornado.


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I think that this will give me insight if people really do know what to do in the event of a tornado. Is it that they don't have time or not listening to the warnings.
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Nature - 'Wandering stones' of Death Valley moved by ice sheets

Nature - 'Wandering stones' of Death Valley moved by ice sheets | Geography | Scoop.it
Scientists spot ice shoving rocks on Racetrack Playa in California, resolving a longstanding geological enigma.

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Fieldtrip - Crossbeds on the edge

Fieldtrip - Crossbeds on the edge | Geography | Scoop.it

Exploring these cliffs, and the more eroded tors scattered around on top of them, you can also see a lot of very impressive cross-bedding – the preserved signature of the currents that shaped and built that Carboniferous delta.


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Mysterious Siberian crater attributed to methane

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In Siberian permafrost, large deposits of methane gas are trapped in ice, forming what is called a gas hydrate. Methane remains stable and frozen at certain temperatures, but as the permafrost warms, and its internal strength decreases, it may be less able to withhold the build-up of sub-surface gases, he says, leading to a release.


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This is pretty neat!

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