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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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Toxic tides: the rubbish washing up in East Arnhem Land

Toxic tides: the rubbish washing up in East Arnhem Land | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
An environmental disaster looms for remote East Arnhem Land, in the Northern Territory, as tonnes of waste wash up on its shores.
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China's tourism boom prompts fears that Bali is being 'sold cheap'

China's tourism boom prompts fears that Bali is being 'sold cheap' | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
Concern is growing about so-called zero-dollar Chinese tourists in Bali, and just how little of their money stays on the island.
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Tourism connections
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These beautiful maps show our impact on the planet

These beautiful maps show our impact on the planet | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
From global shipping to undersea cables and population density, these maps highlight our impact on the planet.
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With 202,157 flights tracked, yesterday... - Flightradar24.com

With 202,157 flights tracked, yesterday... - Flightradar24.com | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
With 202,157 flights tracked, yesterday was the busiest day of the year in the skies so far and our busiest day ever. This was the first time we tracked more than 200,000 flights in a single day
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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."


Via Seth Dixon
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Trade and containerisation.

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The use of shipping containers has provided many positive results. People receive access to goods and supplies from all around the globe thanks to shipping containers. Recently they've even been given other uses. People have begun modifying them into livable structures.
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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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Why the world’s flight paths are such a messs

Why the world’s flight paths are such a messs | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
10 maps to understand the world flight paths mess
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The Social Media Universe: 2018

The Social Media Universe: 2018 | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
Explore the social media universe in this giant infographic, where every platform is a planet sized based on the amount of users it has.
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Mamma Mia! Here come the tourists again

The Croatian island of Vis is gearing up for a massive influx of tourists wanting to see where the Abba-inspired movie sequel was filmed.
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How much raw material it takes to make 11 everyday foods and products, from sugar cubes to iPhones | Business Insider

How much raw material it takes to make 11 everyday foods and products, from sugar cubes to iPhones | Business Insider | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
You’d be surprised by how much raw material goes into the everyday items you use.
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Infographic: Visualizing the World's Biggest Exporters in 2017

Infographic: Visualizing the World's Biggest Exporters in 2017 | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
This map re-sizes countries based on the amount of goods they export abroad, giving a clear look at the world's biggest exporters of 2017.
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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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