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How an emerging African megacity cut commutes by two hours a day

How an emerging African megacity cut commutes by two hours a day | NSW Senior Geography ( Current syllabus) | Scoop.it
The next 15 megacities #2: Could Dar es Salaam’s experiment with Africa’s first ‘gold standard’ bus rapid transit system offer an alternative to a future dependent on private cars?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 20, 11:11 AM

This is a good article about the critical nature of transportation infrastructure to a growing city in the developing world.  More important than this one article, I want to highlight the entire Guardian series entitled "The Next 15 Megacities." 

In 1975 there were only 3 megacities (cities population over 10 million) in the world.  Today there are 33 megacities and by 2035, there are expected to be 48.  This acceleration is one of the more astounding and important facts about how the world is changing today. This series explores these emerging megacities that will have over 10 million by 2035; overwhelmingly these cities are in Asia.  

 

GeoEd Tags: Tanzania, Africa, urban, transportation, planning, megacities, regions, APHG.

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China’s National Panda Park Will Be Three Times the Size of Yellowstone

China’s National Panda Park Will Be Three Times the Size of Yellowstone | NSW Senior Geography ( Current syllabus) | Scoop.it

The vast space will connect China’s fragmented panda populations, enabling the land giants to better find mates and diversify their species’ gene pool
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Assessing the Global Climate in May 2019 | News

Assessing the Global Climate in May 2019 | News | NSW Senior Geography ( Current syllabus) | Scoop.it
The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for May 2019 was fourth highest on record for the month of May.
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Scientists shocked by Arctic permafrost thawing 70 years sooner than predicted | Environment | The Guardian

Scientists shocked by Arctic permafrost thawing 70 years sooner than predicted | Environment | The Guardian | NSW Senior Geography ( Current syllabus) | Scoop.it
Weakened permafrost in Canadian Arctic a further sign that global climate crisis accelerating faster than scientists had feared
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3 reasons we should all care about biodiversity

3 reasons we should all care about biodiversity | NSW Senior Geography ( Current syllabus) | Scoop.it
Human activity is causing disruption across the natural world - from areas as large as the Great Barrier Reef to as small as the parasites inside a crab's shell.
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Greenland map captures changing Arctic in fine detail

Greenland map captures changing Arctic in fine detail | NSW Senior Geography ( Current syllabus) | Scoop.it
The British Antarctic Survey produces an exquisite new printed sheet map of Greenland and the European Arctic.
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From cheeseburgers to coral reefs, the science of decision-making can change the world

From cheeseburgers to coral reefs, the science of decision-making can change the world | NSW Senior Geography ( Current syllabus) | Scoop.it
As public crises like obesity and environmental destruction continue to worsen, behavioural science is more vital than ever to policy-makers.
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World Population Growth

World Population Growth | NSW Senior Geography ( Current syllabus) | Scoop.it
In the 20th century the world population increased from 1.5 billion to 6.1 billion. Now closing in on 8 billion, population growth is slowing. How has population growth varied across the world? How has population changed over our history? See global and country-level data.
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Antarctic Ice Loss 2002-2016

Antarctic Ice Loss 2002-2016 | NSW Senior Geography ( Current syllabus) | Scoop.it
Between 2002 and 2016, Antarctica shed approximately 125 gigatons of ice per year, causing global sea level to rise by 0.35 millimeters per year.
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Queenstown, New Zealand tourist tax: Locals vote for bed tax to help with overcrowding

Queenstown, New Zealand tourist tax: Locals vote for bed tax to help with overcrowding | NSW Senior Geography ( Current syllabus) | Scoop.it
Faced with a flood of sightseers each year, the residents of the poster-child town of New Zealand's tourism boom have overwhelmingly called for a tax on tourists.
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The end of the Arctic as we know it | Environment | The Guardian

The end of the Arctic as we know it | Environment | The Guardian | NSW Senior Geography ( Current syllabus) | Scoop.it
Less oxygen and ice, more acid and heat. Jonathan Watts joins an expedition studying what this means for the planet
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Chernobyl welcomes the tourists – ‘a messy and morally queasy experience’ | Travel | The Guardian

Chernobyl welcomes the tourists – ‘a messy and morally queasy experience’ | Travel | The Guardian | NSW Senior Geography ( Current syllabus) | Scoop.it
Interest in the site of the 1986 nuclear reactor disaster has grown hugely in the wake of the HBO series – but it is a long way from being a place of solemnity and reflection
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Deforestation of Brazilian Amazon surges to record high | Environment | The Guardian

Deforestation of Brazilian Amazon surges to record high | Environment | The Guardian | NSW Senior Geography ( Current syllabus) | Scoop.it
Environmentalists fear 2019 will be one of worst years for deforestation in recent memory
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Has Tokyo reached ‘peak city’? | Cities | The Guardian

Has Tokyo reached ‘peak city’? | Cities | The Guardian | NSW Senior Geography ( Current syllabus) | Scoop.it
You could argue that the world’s biggest city has hit a sweet spot: a flatlining population, pervasive transit and little gentrification. But is ‘peak city’ even possible – and where does Tokyo go from here?
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Living Planet Index

Living Planet Index | NSW Senior Geography ( Current syllabus) | Scoop.it
The Living Planet Index is a measure of the state of the world’s biological diversity based on vertebrate population trends from around the world.
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Abandoned Chacaltaya Ski Resort – La Paz, Bolivia

Abandoned Chacaltaya Ski Resort – La Paz, Bolivia | NSW Senior Geography ( Current syllabus) | Scoop.it
Discover Abandoned Chacaltaya Ski Resort in La Paz, Bolivia: The world’s highest ski resort was deserted after an 18,000-year-old glacier melted away.
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Melting permafrost in Arctic will have $70tn climate impact – study | Environment | The Guardian

Melting permafrost in Arctic will have $70tn climate impact – study | Environment | The Guardian | NSW Senior Geography ( Current syllabus) | Scoop.it
Study shows how destabilised natural systems will worsen man-made problem
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Overtourism in 2019: How can popular cities cope with tourist hordes?

Overtourism in 2019: How can popular cities cope with tourist hordes? | NSW Senior Geography ( Current syllabus) | Scoop.it
The high tourism season hasn't started yet, and there are already signs that landmarks in Europe are bursting at the seams.
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Plant extinction 'bad news for all species'

Plant extinction 'bad news for all species' | NSW Senior Geography ( Current syllabus) | Scoop.it
Almost 600 plant species have been lost from the wild in the last 250 years, according to a study.
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Interactive: Everything you need to know about Adani – from cost, environmental impact and jobs to its possible future

Interactive: Everything you need to know about Adani – from cost, environmental impact and jobs to its possible future | NSW Senior Geography ( Current syllabus) | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know – where it is, the environmental impact, Indigenous land rights issues and actual profitability – of the Adani Carmichael coal mine in one simple interactive.
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Disappearing sea ice is changing the whole ecosystem of the Arctic Ocean

Disappearing sea ice is changing the whole ecosystem of the Arctic Ocean | NSW Senior Geography ( Current syllabus) | Scoop.it
Algae at the bottom of the Arctic food chain relies on sea ice.
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London population: Why so many people leave the UK's capital

London population: Why so many people leave the UK's capital | NSW Senior Geography ( Current syllabus) | Scoop.it
The UK's capital has grown rapidly, yet more Britons leave the city than arrive.
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How Australia became one of the worst deforesters in the world 

How Australia became one of the worst deforesters in the world  | NSW Senior Geography ( Current syllabus) | Scoop.it
And what you can do to help.
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5 reasons to protect mangrove forests for the future

5 reasons to protect mangrove forests for the future | NSW Senior Geography ( Current syllabus) | Scoop.it
They store carbon, protect against flooding and create breeding grounds for fish. But these verdant, lush ecosystems are under threat.
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