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Heart-shaped landscapes

Heart-shaped landscapes | الحياة  في المجتمعات  الساخنة | Scoop.it

The top image is of a mangrove stand in New Caledonia, Glaslyn (Blue lake) is in Northern Wales and this cave is in the 4 corners region of the United States. 


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Dixie Conner's curator insight, February 14, 2014 5:11 PM

Happy Valentine's Day

Estelblau's comment, February 14, 2014 9:03 PM
Really great ;)!
Estelblau's comment, February 14, 2014 9:03 PM
Really great ;)!
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What Everybody From The North Needs To Understand About The Traffic Disaster In Atlanta

What Everybody From The North Needs To Understand About The Traffic Disaster In Atlanta | الحياة  في المجتمعات  الساخنة | Scoop.it

"Republicans want to blame government (a Democrat thing) or Atlanta (definitely a Democrat thing). Democrats want to blame the region’s dependence on cars (a Republican thing), the state government (Republicans), and many of the transplants from more liberal, urban places feel the same way you might about white, rural, southern drivers. All of this is true to some extent but none of it is helpful."


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Melissa Marie Falco-Dargitz's curator insight, November 3, 2014 5:13 PM

   AH, only government could make such a mess out of snow. It seems impossible to get anyone to agree to anything. Solutions need to be found in ways to work together. I think snow is the least of the issues here. It just doesn’t happen often enough to be of great concern. But city, state and local governments need to learn to work together for the best interests of their constituents. 

 

Edgar Manasseh Jr.'s curator insight, January 30, 2015 7:46 PM

Atlanta's struggles with 2 inches of snow was a hilarious sight. I mean its funny for us Northerners but not for them. We are used to driving our big large trucks over 6 inches of snow but for them its like a global error, they see it as the end of the world. A friend of mine from Goergia who moved up here in the north says its hard for him to get through the snow now, because he is adjusting to the climate by wearing coats and etc. So i guess its like the same thing for Northerners when a Tornado occurs  around our area we freak and panic.

Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 5, 2015 2:09 AM

to me, as a native born northerner, right here in RI, it is funny to hear that a state gets freaked out by a little bit of snow, when to me, two inches of snow is not even an amount to cross my mind when it snows. I used to know a guy that attended school here at RIC, I met him in my French class my first year here. He grew up in San Diegeo his entire life and only moved here when he married his wife. He told me the very first time it snowed here he was on a highway, got nervous because he never had to drive in snow before and said he when he came across the closest bridge, he parked under it. I even have a friend now that said when he was in basic training for the USAF in Texas, it had snowed one night and his Drill Instructors cancelled drill for the day because the base was not equipped with proper snow removal machines or shovels. 

 

as for the government wise, there was a paragraph explaining how should people be trained? because if they are trained now and it does not snow again until 2020, those people probably moved on with other jobs and have new ones, so what about the new untrained people? I think, that even though it is not likely to happen, the new people should have a brief training on snow removal. 

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‫Timeline Photos - شبكة أخبار صيدا S.N.N | Facebook‬

‫Timeline Photos - شبكة أخبار صيدا S.N.N | Facebook‬ | الحياة  في المجتمعات  الساخنة | Scoop.it
ما للعروبة تبدو مثل أرملة أليس في كتب التاريخ أفراح ..
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المشكلة السورية تأثيرها على تركيا أكثر من روسيا - آيلين كوجامان

آيلين كوجامان - الشرق الاوسط: آيلين كوجامانالشرق الاوسطوفضلا عن ذلك، ستواصل دول الفكر البعثي، مثل سوريا ودول ا... http://t.co/PklXYDErBB
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Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States

Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States | الحياة  في المجتمعات  الساخنة | Scoop.it

"The Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond has created an enhanced version of the Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, which was published in 1932. The atlas, which took dozens of researchers to assemble, used maps to illustrate a variety of political, demographic and economic concepts."


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Claudia Patricia Parra's curator insight, January 17, 2014 2:37 PM

Muy buen material!

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 21, 2014 4:24 PM

Atlas de la geografíia histórica de Estados Unidos.

Jess Deady's curator insight, April 16, 2014 6:33 PM

Okay, this is actually pretty cool. The atlas is huge and has tons of information within it. No wonder there were tons of helping hands who created this map(s) of insightful looks at demographic and political debate.

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Pipeline On Wheels: Trains Are Winning Big Off U.S. Oil

Pipeline On Wheels: Trains Are Winning Big Off U.S. Oil | الحياة  في المجتمعات  الساخنة | Scoop.it
The railroad industry is eager to be the go-to oil shipper, but some worry it's moving too fast.

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Connie Anderson's curator insight, December 8, 2013 8:01 PM

"Forward on climate?" This news is backwards and at least 40,000 people who attended "Forward on Climate" rallies throughout our nation in February 2013 will continue to question, protest peacefully, and convince others that we MUST reduce our dependence on oil no matter how it is transported!

ManuMan's curator insight, December 9, 2013 3:55 AM

As steel and rail built this county, oil and rail will rebuild it. 

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, April 5, 2016 1:19 PM

Many hoping to stop environmental degradation of Canada's Tar Sands and the Dakotas "Kuwait on the Prairie" have opposed the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.  It's been decades since crude oil has been shipped by rail in the United States but fracking technologies have opened up areas without oil pipelines to become major producers.  As demonstrated in this NPR podcast, the railroad industry has seized on this vacuum and since 2009 has been supplying the oil industry the means to get their product to the market.  Trains, however, are not the safest way to transport oil, even if they are efficient in the short run.    


Tags:  transportation, industry, economic, energy, resources, environment, environment modify.

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Moving Capital Cities

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"A comprehensive listing of world capital cities that have moved from one city to another."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 24, 2013 10:12 PM

What happens when a country moves it's capital city?  Why would a country choose to move it's capital?  This list (with some short historic and geographic context) helps answer those questions. 

The Rice Process's curator insight, November 25, 2013 2:52 AM

Great resource!

Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 12, 2013 4:39 AM

Over the years countries have moved their major capitols from one area of their country to another. They move their capitol cities to try to please the people and reform. By moving the capitol cities it causes more growth and development which can lead to the area being more populated. 

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CristinaSkyBox: Developing Your own Elearning

CristinaSkyBox: Developing Your own Elearning | الحياة  في المجتمعات  الساخنة | Scoop.it

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Bonita Bray's curator insight, July 11, 2013 11:25 PM

neat visualizatio of how information and social media suffuse our very beings.

Mrs. Dilling's curator insight, February 12, 2014 10:35 PM

So much here to look at! I want to check out the Twitter tools.

 

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Cultural Critique of the #SochiProblems Meme

Cultural Critique of the #SochiProblems Meme | الحياة  في المجتمعات  الساخنة | Scoop.it

" #SochiProblems is more of an embarrassment for America than it Is for Russia....So this is my plea: @SochiProblems, whining journalists and social media fiends, have just a bit more respect for Russians when ridiculing what is to you the Olympics and what is to them everyday life. Their government might have just spent $51 billion on possibly the most corrupt Olympic games ever, but most of them are just along for the ride."


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Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, February 15, 2014 5:38 AM

Twitter pages such as this is an embarrassment for Americans. Posting complaints about via twitter on a page called "Sochi Problems" does not make you look professional. These journalists only have to deal with these issues such as undrinkable tap water for several weeks. The citizens of Sochi on the other hand, are going to deal with these problems for years potentially. 

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, February 18, 2014 7:00 PM

Sochi Problems is right this water should not be allowed in order for the human consumption. The civilians are more concerned with the money that is going to fund the olympics instead of the humanitiary needs like this example of "water" that looks more like apple juice in Sochi. One of the quotes from this article is "Their goverment might have just spent $51 billion on possibly the most corrupt Olympic games ever, but most of them are just along for the ride." This quotation demonstrates that the goverment has no intention on cancleing the games and will give almost everything it has for the most controversial location of games to fool the world that Russia isn't what it used to be.

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مخرج صدق لكل الأزمات والصراعات في الشرق الأوسط - القدس العربي

مخرج صدق لكل الأزمات والصراعات في الشرق الأوسط - القدس العربي | الحياة  في المجتمعات  الساخنة | Scoop.it
مخرج صدق لكل الأزمات والصراعات في الشرق الأوسط القدس العربي ان ايران لا تهتم بمستقبل سوريا ولا تراعي مصلحة الشعب السوري ولا ترى في النظام السوري العلماني حليفا استراتيجيا لها، ولا تريد حفظ هذا النظام الا من اجل تأمين مصالحها الاستراتيجية والحيوية...
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Twitter / waleed_1413_: @Muhammed464721 @Kabamaru980 ...

Twitter / waleed_1413_: @Muhammed464721 @Kabamaru980 ... | الحياة  في المجتمعات  الساخنة | Scoop.it
@Muhammed464721 @Kabamaru980 المالكي يسير على خطى بشار احذروة يا شرفاء العراق والله سيدمر بلدكم مثل مادمر بشار سوريا http://t.co/s8hZybMuwm
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How Vietnam became a coffee giant

How Vietnam became a coffee giant | الحياة  في المجتمعات  الساخنة | Scoop.it

"Think of coffee and you will probably think of Brazil, Colombia, or maybe Ethiopia. But the world's second largest exporter today is Vietnam. How did its market share jump from 0.1% to 20% in just 30 years, and how has this rapid change affected the country?"

 


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Richard Aitchison's curator insight, April 3, 2018 1:22 PM
So how does a traditionally tea drinking country, become the 2nd biggest export of coffee? Well we need to look at colonization and well desperation. While the Vietnamese still prefer to drink tea many of the French that were there during colonization prefered coffee. However, coffee production never really took off until post Vietnam War and with a desperation move to help the economy. With a floundering economy and practices that were not working the government turned its eye to coffee production. At the time 60% of Vietnamese people lived below the poverty line, however nowadays they are just about under 10%. It is not without its problems as it has caused problems with destruction of land and heading into the future they have started to exhaust all of the lands that they can use to produce coffee.  They will need to continue to be innovative if they want to continue to see a surge in the coffee market. It is definitely interesting to see why and how certain items are exported out of countries and the history behind it. I for one would never think Vietnam would be a coffee giant.  
tyrone perry's curator insight, May 1, 2018 5:59 PM
Vietnam is one of the highest coffee producers of the world.  It help bring down the poverty level in the country.  But when something good happens of course something negative has to happen.  Many of Vietnam’s fields are thought to still be filled with mines from the war.  Because of that many forests have been cut down to provide fields to grow the coffee.  Needless to say their environmental dangers are rising.
Stevie-Rae Wood's curator insight, December 17, 2018 5:51 PM
Vietnam does cultivate rice but it is the worlds second largest exporter of coffee. Vietnamese do not drink coffee much they are more of tea drinkers. The cultivation of coffee has been good economically for the country but environmentally it has ruined the country.
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#Geography Chat

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"This past evening UKEdChat focused on teaching and learning Geography. Aimed at educators teaching Geography at all levels, the session shared ideas, resources, apps, pedagogy, blogs…in fact, anything that supports the teaching and learning process in the subject."


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s smith's curator insight, December 1, 2013 8:54 PM

Edchats are a great way to get some PD and start coversations about teaching practice.

follow one or get involved !

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Susan Wegmann's curator insight, December 2, 2013 8:58 PM

Twitter chat compilation  #UKEdChat last week that was on grography.  Also found on #grographyteacher, #APHG, #sschat and others!

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#Geography Chat

#Geography Chat | الحياة  في المجتمعات  الساخنة | Scoop.it

"This past evening UKEdChat focused on teaching and learning Geography. Aimed at educators teaching Geography at all levels, the session shared ideas, resources, apps, pedagogy, blogs…in fact, anything that supports the teaching and learning process in the subject."


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s smith's curator insight, December 1, 2013 8:54 PM

Edchats are a great way to get some PD and start coversations about teaching practice.

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baouchi hammou's curator insight, December 2, 2013 1:05 PM

ok

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, December 2, 2013 8:58 PM

Twitter chat compilation  #UKEdChat last week that was on grography.  Also found on #grographyteacher, #APHG, #sschat and others!

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Salem Witch Trials Podcast

Salem Witch Trials Podcast | الحياة  في المجتمعات  الساخنة | Scoop.it

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لوحة  عظيمة  مثل صاحبها 

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 19, 2013 8:02 PM

With Halloween right around the corner, the Salem Witch trials loom large in the collective American psyche.  While many emphasize the supernatural and the scandalous, this Maps 101 podcast (based on the article written by Julie Dixon and yours truly) gives the geographic and historic context to understand the tragedy of the 1692 witch trials.


Tags: seasonal, historical, colonialism.

Justin McCullough's curator insight, October 21, 2013 6:37 PM

The outbreak of the Salem Witch Trials really are really something that produces many questions. Perhaps the most obvious question is why did these trials happen all of a sudden? A community largely based off of agriculture produces an atmosphere of superstition. This can be seen in the events that led up to the Salem witch trials. With the land barely producing enough to sustain the town, people look for a scapegoat to blame. Neighbors turned on neighbors in order to obtain more land claiming that each other were witches. It is interesting to see that in a time of crisis one can a helping hand is not always the popular choice; as seen in the Salem Witch Trials the opposite extreme is taken place.