Rene Allen

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The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

From arid deserts to lush forests, America's landscape is as varied as it is stunning.<p>Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.

Europe's refugee crisis, explained

The meaning of the phrase "refugee crisis" can be hard to grasp — until you see the photographs.<p>A Syrian toddler, dead on a Turkish beach, after the boat in which his family was attempting to flee to Europe capsized at sea. Desperate families crowding a Hungarian train station, their children …

What makes psychology and geography grads the most employable?

A study of the graduate class of 2009 found 8.9 per cent were out of work in January 2010 - the highest unemployment level for 17 years. The poll, by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit charity, discovered graduates with degrees in IT had the bleakest prospects with an unemployment rate of …

Geography just keeps getting more popular – so what's the subject's secret?

As geography teachers return to school they will see their subject continuing to expand at all stages of education. For the fifth year running, GCSE …

Geography

Extreme Poverty Will Fall Below 10% For First Time in 2015, Says World Bank

Huge news.<p>The World Bank projects that the number of people living in extreme poverty will fall below 10 percent of the global population this year …

Education and the Global Goals [INFOGRAPHIC]

In September 2015, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals for sustainable development to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and …

Infographics

New Evidence Points To A Local Origin For Earth's Oceans

The origin of Earth’s water is a bit of a mystery. While water is common in our solar system, it’s much more common in the outer solar system, such as Jupiter’s moon Europa or Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Most of the worlds of the inner solar system are fairly dry. So how did Earth come to have large …

Astronomy

Huge El Nino pushes climate toward records.

Over the past few days, a bevy of climate data has come together to tell a familiar yet shocking story: Humans have profoundly altered the planet’s …

Japan Stuns World by Announcing It Will Resume Whaling in Antarctic Ocean Despite Ban

For “scientific” purposes.<p>Japan has attracted heavy criticism from other countries and conservation groups after announcing it will resume whaling …

Whales

Earth has lost a third of arable land in past 40 years, scientists say

The world has lost a third of its arable land due to erosion or pollution in the past 40 years, with potentially disastrous consequences as global demand for food soars, scientists have warned.<p>New research has calculated that nearly 33% of the world’s adequate or high-quality food-producing land …

Farming

How Paranoid North Korea Is Still Waging War on the United States

PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea is showing the world the war that never ended.<p>Government officials proudly took NBC News to see weapons captured from the U.S. Army and American planes shot down during the Korean War.<p>The fighting ended 62 years ago, but for this fearful and sometimes paranoid …

North Korea

'Queen of Ivory' arrested in Tanzania

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Chinese woman nicknamed the "Queen of Ivory" has been arrested in Tanzania and charged with smuggling at least 706 elephant tusks that authorities say are worth about $2.5 million.<p>Yang Feng Glan, 66, is thought to be the most notorious ivory trafficker arrested in East Africa in the last …

Wildlife

Infographic: 42 of the biggest travel don’ts around the world

INTERNATIONAL ETIQUETTE CAN BE COMPLICATED. Clearing your plate in Ukraine? That’s an insult to the chef, yet in the UK it’s a compliment. Then …

Teens Create A Way To Use Urine As Fuel

Here’s some news from Africa that will be of interest to all of the people waiting in line for gas to use in their generators after Hurricane Sandy.<p>Four teenage girls figured out a way to use a liter of urine as fuel to get six hours of electricity from their generator. Fourteen-year-olds Duro-Aina …

Kenya could overtake Syria as new jihadist destination: expert

With the advent of possible British jihadist Thomas Evans killed in the al-Shebab attacks in Kenya, the east African country could supplant Syria as …

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Roots

<i>‘Still waters run deep.’</i><p><b>You are a root.</b> Roots people are:<p>Imaginative – sensitive – tenacious – patient – practical – idealistic<p><b>Roots types are often</b> …

Creativity

University of Central Oklahoma

Central Authentication Services<p>This is a University of Central Oklahoma computer system. UCO computer systems are provided for the processing of …

Women and Biodiversity Feed the World, Not Corporations and GMOs

<i>This post first appeared at</i> Common Dreams.<p>(Photo: CIAT/flickr CC 2.0)<p>The two great ecological challenges of our times are biodiversity erosion and …

Agriculture

The Wealth of the Sahara

THE Sahara, comparable in size to the United States, is essentially a land of minerals. Plants, animals and men, all live there artificially. The …

Why it matters

Why it matters slideshow<p>when we stand for trees,<br>we stand for<p>ensuring our future<p>Every certificate you buy helps support a brighter, more sustainable …

Ecology

Coming Soon: 12 Billion People on Earth

How many countries in Africa?

UPDATE: Morocco rejoined the Africa Union in January 2017, 32 years after leaving the union’s predecessor, the OAU. The African Union now has 55 …

Why Botswana Is the Most Eco-Friendly Country in Africa

If there's one African country that stands out as eco-friendly, it's Botswana. Hunting has been temporarily banned throughout the country, there are no fences, with wildlife free to roam at will, and the lodges of Botswana are all designed to have as little impact on the environment as possible. …

Welcome To Geography!

Lets start off the new school year in style! This is a re-imagining of an older resource designed to introduce the subject to new students in a highly visual manner. Feel free to use & share it. Check out the links.<p>As always, any feedback would be really useful.<p>Thanks, Simon

Mapping the World’s Rivers

“All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full; to the place from which the rivers come, there they return again.” Ecclesiastes 1:7<p>It was …

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