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making sense of the world around us
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Jakarta Could End Up Underwater

Jakarta Could End Up Underwater | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Countless human-made troubles in the Indonesian capital pose an imminent threat to the city’s survival. And it has to deal with mounting threats from climate change.
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Impacts of urbanisation and climate change
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Mexico City earthquake: 7.1 magnitude quake hits DAYS after biggest in century – 217 dead

Mexico City earthquake: 7.1 magnitude quake hits DAYS after biggest in century – 217 dead | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
AT LEAST 217 people have been killed after a huge 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked central Mexico, causing hundreds of buildings to collapse in the capital, Mexico City.
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Women's March in Washington

Women's March in Washington | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands march in US capital as solidarity protests take place in cities across Europe, Asia and Africa.
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Women around the world should stand up for their rights and demand respect!
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World’s Immigration Visualized!

World’s Immigration Visualized! | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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Interesting resource to discuss migration
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Trying to reduce the Gender gap in Japan

Trying to reduce the Gender gap in Japan | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Japan will never close its gender gap unless it overhauls its whole approach to work and life, explains Yoko Ishikura.
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Developed nations are also not doing enough to empower women. Equal opportunities are needed for all.
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Hong Kong needs highly skilled immigrants as city’s population shrinks

Hong Kong needs highly skilled immigrants as city’s population shrinks | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Foundation report claims local labour force due to decline from 2019 based on current immigration policy
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Positives of migration
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A Tale of Two Cities: Racial Economic Inequality in New Orleans and Miami

A Tale of Two Cities: Racial Economic Inequality in New Orleans and Miami | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it

Co-written by Kylie Patterson, Racial Wealth Divide Initiative Sr. Program Manager 

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Origin of disparities in wealth and development.
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Lessons learned from Katrina

Lessons learned from Katrina | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Over a decade after the historic storm, we investigate what went wrong and plans for future prevention and control.
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Useful for discussing management of natural hazards.
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Responding to hydrologic hazards 

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Students investigate ONE contemporary atmospheric hazard or hydrologic hazard including causes, impacts and responses, for example: 

  • discussion of management strategies to reduce the future impact of similar hazard events

Geoworld 8 NSW
Chapter 6 Atmospheric and hydrologic hazards and responses
6.2 Costs of hazards
6.3 Responses to hazards
6.8 Powerful storms
6.10 Tropical cyclones (Hurricanes)
6.11 Communities prepare for and respond to storms

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Tracking poverty from space

Tracking poverty from space | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
By combining satellite data and sophisticated machine learning, researchers have developed a technique to estimate household consumption and income. And it works.
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Will the UK remain United?

Will the UK remain United? | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
A petition calling for a second referendum on the UK's membership of the EU tops 2.5 million signatures, after the vote to leave.
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So many questions? A crisis in the making?
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Preserve the Indigenous people and languages of the Arctic

Preserve the Indigenous people and languages of the Arctic | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
How scientists, linguists, and activists are working together to preserve indigenous languages in the Arctic—as well as the region's biodiversity.
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Climate change and global interactions are affecting the lives of the indigenous population in Arctic.
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Money, Jobs and Sovereignty: Brexit!

Money, Jobs and Sovereignty: Brexit! | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
As Britain prepares to vote on June 23 on European Union membership, both sides of the debate warn of dangerous outcomes. We debunk, or back up, their claims.
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Loss of sovereignty or advantages of globalisation! Argument continues.....
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The most polluted city in the world!

The most polluted city in the world! | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Instead, a city you may have never heard of in Iran takes the title.
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Interesting article on urban pollution and its measurement.
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Technology in circular cities

Technology in circular cities | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
A new report explains how four technologies can help cities become hotbeds of the circular economy.
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China considers paying couples to have a second child

China considers paying couples to have a second child | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
After abolishing the one-child policy, Communist party mulls financial incentives to parents who have more than one baby
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This is interesting!
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Sweden’s recycling!

Sweden’s recycling! | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it

Sweden is so good at recycling that, for several years, it has imported rubbish from other countries to keep its recycling plants going. 

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Sweden- a country that ran out of materials to recycle. 
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Rio hoped for a post-Olympics boom, instead.....

Rio hoped for a post-Olympics boom, instead..... | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Three months after the Games, the city’s fiscal, political and security problems are unresolved.
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New Zealand earthquake: Tsunami arrives after powerful tremor hits 

New Zealand earthquake: Tsunami arrives after powerful tremor hits  | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
A tsunami arrives at New Zealand's South Island less than two hours after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake.
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Too early to understand the impacts...
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Which is the world’s most wasteful city?

Which is the world’s most wasteful city? | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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The challenge would be to recycle and reuse rather than waste.
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Earth Science Memes

Earth Science Memes | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
This link is where you will find funny science pictures, jokes, current events and other miscellaneous things pertaining to science.

Via Seth Dixon
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 6, 2016 10:37 AM

Because we all need a laugh sometimes...and if we can teach something at the same time, then even better.   

 

Tagsphysical, geomorphology, funart.

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 ‘Extinction tourism’

 ‘Extinction tourism’ | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Visit of giant cruise ship will bring money and tourists to the Northwest Passage, but fears grow for the area’s people and its ecosystem
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A new kind of tourism, relevant in the days of climate change.
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The world’s most liveable cities

The world’s most liveable cities | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Liveability is declining in a fifth of cities surveyed
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Interesting information!
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Brexit: Britain votes to leave EU in historic divorce

Brexit: Britain votes to leave EU in historic divorce | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Britons vote to leave the EU in referendum that could seal the fate of 28-nation union and high-profile UK politicians.
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"...and in the end, Britain, which had colonized the world, destroyed itself in fantasies that it was being colonized in turn" — historians. Courtesy Ted Scheiman, Source: Twitter. ‪#‎Brexit‬
The BIG question is : What next?
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India explained in 20 maps

India explained in 20 maps | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
The following set of 20 maps of India look into the story of this riveting country. A captivating place to both travel and read about.
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Strategy to adapt urban environments to climate change

Strategy to adapt urban environments to climate change | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Researchers find that while many municipalities have plans to cope with higher temperatures and rising sea levels, few have developed detailed strategies to implement them.
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Interesting reading on cities and climate change management strategy.
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