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Resources  linked to the NSW K-10 Geography Syllabus and Australian Curriculum Geography
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Globalization easily explained

Globalization is a topic that is often debated controversally. It concerns all of us, but what exactly is globalization and what is its impact on every singl...
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Deal to be inked for Solomon Islands undersea internet cable Australia stopped China building - Politics - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Deal to be inked for Solomon Islands undersea internet cable Australia stopped China building - Politics - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
Australian and Solomon Islands officials will today sign up to the first stage of a multi-million-dollar contract to sink an undersea high-speed internet link between the two nations.
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Here's the hidden carbon cost behind everyday products

Here's the hidden carbon cost behind everyday products | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
The targets set in the Paris Agreement on climate change are ambitiousbut necessary. Failure to meet them will lead to widespread drought,disease and desperation in some of the world’s poorest regions. Undersuch conditions mass migration by stranded climate refugees is almost inevitable.
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Boracay Set to Ban Tourists for Six Months During Island 'Rehabilitation'

Boracay Set to Ban Tourists for Six Months During Island 'Rehabilitation' | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
The world’s best island is taking a vacation: The Philippine island of Boracay, voted the best in our Readers' Choice Awards, has received too many tourists. The government has ordered it closed for cleanup.
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Travel interconnections
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Reefer Madness

Reefer Madness | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
There are around 6,000 cargo vessels out on the ocean right now, carrying 20,000,000 shipping containers, which are delivering most of the products you see around you. And among all the containers are a special subset of temperature-controlled units known in the global cargo industry, in all seriousness, as reefers. 70% of what we eat passes through the global
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Map: Visualizing Every Ship at Sea in Real-Time

Map: Visualizing Every Ship at Sea in Real-Time | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
We show you a website that tracks every ship in real-time, and use it to highlight the world's oil chokepoints, the coast of Somalia, and other observations
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Christmas with no made in China

Christmas with no made in China | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
Merry Christmas!
Without products 'Made in China'?
Full doc: http://bit.ly/1uXdFUo
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Interesting when you look at what is in your home
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How mass tourism is destroying Bali and its culture

How mass tourism is destroying Bali and its culture | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
Locals say Bali could soon be unrecognisable as an idyllic location due to the cumulated effects of mass tourism, frenzied consumption and an ecological disaster.
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Globalization, Trade, and Poverty

What is globalization? Is globalization a good thing or not. Well, I have an answer that may not surprise you: It's complicated. This week, Jacob and Adriene will argue that globalization is, in aggregate, good. Free trade and globalization tend to provide an overall benefit, and raises average incomes across the globe. The downside is that it isn't good for every individual in the system. In some countries, manufacturing jobs move to places where labor costs are lower. And some countries that receive the influx of jobs aren't prepared to deal with it, from a regulatory standpoint.

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Is globalization good thing or not?
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Geographic Thinking Concepts: Pattern and Trends; Interrelationships; Geographic Perspective;
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Globalization, Trade, and Poverty
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37 cents an hour: What Anju is paid to make your shirt

37 cents an hour: What Anju is paid to make your shirt | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
Oxfam is urging retailers to ensure factory workers are being paid not just a minimum wage, but a living wage.
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Corinth Canal : Image of the Day

Corinth Canal : Image of the Day | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
This passage through the Peloponnese Peninsula was 2500 years in the making.
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Canals enhance interconnections 

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Facebook and Microsoft's big undersea cable is finally finished

Facebook and Microsoft's big undersea cable is finally finished | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
Microsoft and Facebook teamed up with a Spanish telecommunications company to build a transatlantic cable faster than Google's U.S-Japan cable.
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China's trillion-dollar project set to change the world

China's trillion-dollar project set to change the world | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
It is the biggest and most expensive infrastructure project the world has ever seen. But is this a benign economic plan or the rise of a new empire?
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The week in plastic - in pictures | Environment | The Guardian

The week in plastic - in pictures | Environment | The Guardian | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
This week marked World Environment day and World Ocean day, both of which highlighted plastic global pollution as the most urgent problem facing our planet. So as a parody of our popular Week in wildlife gallery, from dead pelicans to trapped turtles and garbage-eating cows, we bring you ... the Week in plastic.
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Production and consumption - waste
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Clothing and textile manufacturing's environmental impact and how to shop more ethically - Science News

Clothing and textile manufacturing's environmental impact and how to shop more ethically - Science News | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
What goes into manufacturing the various textiles we wear and how do the environmental impacts of each compare?
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Melbourne: a city in danger of being loved to death

Melbourne: a city in danger of being loved to death | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
Many of the apartment towers that now fill Melbourne's skyline are "trashing" the city's streets, warns the architect credited with kick-starting the city's resurgence three decades ago.
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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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Trade and containerisation.

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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.
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Bali's beaches disappearing under a garbage mountain

Bali's beaches disappearing under a garbage mountain | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
Pictures show how the golden shoreline of Bali is slowly disappearing under a mountain of garbage amid a growing problem with plastic waste on the island.
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Digital globalization: The new era of global flows | McKinsey & Company

Digital globalization: The new era of global flows | McKinsey & Company | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
Soaring flows of data and information now generate more economic value than the global goods trade.
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Container: the box that changed the world

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Fast fashion was inspired by Europe’s inability to mimic Indian garb

Fast fashion was inspired by Europe’s inability to mimic Indian garb | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
For many centuries, Asia was both the center of the world's textile production and the source of its fashion trends. India, in particular, was responsible for the largest share of textile production and for much of the finest kinds of cloth. Indian manufacturers had sophisticated methods for weaving cotton into light, breathable textiles, an
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Production and consumption of textiles
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Arrival of seventh Chinese airline to Sydney marks new era for tourism

Arrival of seventh Chinese airline to Sydney marks new era for tourism | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
The seventh mainland Chinese airline to launch flights to Sydney will touch down on Monday, illustrating the enormous growth in visitors from the world'
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Australia's got a lock on the metal that electric cars can't run without

Australia's got a lock on the metal that electric cars can't run without | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
Lithium production probably needs to quadruple within a decade to meet demand for the metal from electric cars battery makers - and Australia has a lock o
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Interconnections:Production and consumption - links to global,battery production and lithium mining in Australia
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How many workers does it take to make a biscuit?

How many workers does it take to make a biscuit? | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
From farm, to factory, to supermarket shelf and pantry — we track the creation of a country cookie, and find out how many people it takes to make and deliver the simple treat.
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Supply chains connect production to check consumption
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Aussie holidaymakers refuse to be put off by smoking volcano

Aussie holidaymakers refuse to be put off by smoking volcano | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
Aussies are refusing to let the potential eruption of Indonesian volcanoe Mt Agung interrupt their trave
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