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  • 40 Maps That Will Help You Understand the World Better

    Here in Mission: Geography, we cover a wide range of topics. Geography is multifaceted and much more than maps, for it strives to understand people, place, and space - why things are the way they are because of where ...
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    • Geography & Keystone XL Pipeline

      The Keystone XL pipeline poses an array of potential environmental health risks along with its advertised economic benefits. This map shows the projected path of the pipeline.  Huffington Post plans to roll out s...
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      • Oklahoma: The New Earthquake Country

        Oklahoma is not known for being part of "earthquake country." However, over the past few years the number of earthquakes occurring in this state has been steadily rising. There have been over 2,600 in the past year, a...
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        • Rethinking Online Courses

          Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been becoming more and more popular, with many believing this option could revolutionize education opportunities around the globe. However, a recent study conducted by the Univ...
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          • Winter

            With the first snowfall under our belt, it is safe to say that winter has finally arrived here in DC and throughout the East Coast! How are you celebrating this winter season with students? What types of activities ar...
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          • Nelson Mandela

            Do your students know who Nelson Mandela was and why he was so important, not only for South Africa, but for the entire world? How are you celebrating Nelson Mandela's life in class with your students? Please share.
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            • Carbon Tax in a Corporate World

              Although efforts to put a price on carbon stalled out in Congress in 2010, putting a price on greenhouse gas emissions is beginning to get more expensive for all of those companies that have been polluting for free. A...
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              • Big Cat Week

                This week is Big Cat Week!  All week long National Geographic will be celebrating these magnificent creatures, whose habitats are threatened worldwide. What do your students know about big cat conservation? How d...
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              • Wind Energy Company to Pay $1 Million in Bird Deaths

                Duke Energy Renewables recently agreed to $1 million in fines to account for the deaths of several golden eagles and dozens of other migratory birds as a result of the company's wind turbines. President Greg Wolf, ind...
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                • Geography Awareness Wrap Up

                  Geography Awareness Week is wrapping up. How did everyone's week go? What activities did students enjoy the most? Any recommendations for how to improve the week for next year? Most importantly, how do you plan to kee...
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                  • Geography in Action

                    "Myanmar may have a new tallest mountain, though so far it seems quite happy with the old one," reports the Washington Post in this article. It seems early measurements from 1925 of Mount Gamlang and Mount Hkakabo (th...
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                    • UN Climate Change Conference: Update

                      The 12-day UN Climate Change Conference of 2013 has begun! The aim of the conference is to forge an agreement to cut climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions - though major breakthroughs are not expected to occur, ac...
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                      • Geography Awareness Week

                        Geography Awareness Week is kicking off THIS Sunday, November 17th! Are there any teachers out there with plans to bring in activities to class to celebrate Geography this week? What are some of your ideas? Please sha...
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                        • Modern Day Mapping

                          A recent article in the New York Times, entitled "New Interactive Tool Helps Track Earth's Forests" illustrates a mapping tool that synthesizes 12 years' worth of satellite imagery to show recent changes in the extent...
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                          • Natural Disasters

                            Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and much more severe all around the globe.  This past week a typhoon ravaged the Philippines to a degree that the country has never seen before. Over 10,000 are believ...
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                            • Textbooks Creating Nationalism

                              Two days ago an article was published in the New York Times entitled "To Shape Young Palestinians, Hamas Creates Its Own Textbooks." The article details the creation of a new textbook that was created by the Islamist ...
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                              • Poland's Position in Climate Change Debates

                                This year coal-reliant Poland will be hosting the UN Climate Change Conference - a conference dedicated to assessing progress in dealing with climate change and reining in carbon emissions. However, somewhat ironicall...
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                                • Species: Not a Fine Science

                                  Often times we take the word "species" for granted; that it is somehow easy to place animals into certain categories and never look back. But this article entitled Christening the Earliest Members of Our Genus, recent...
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                                  • Just how badly are we overfishing the oceans?

                                    Just how badly are we overfishing the oceans? This question is not easily answered. The pessimistic view indicates that many commercial ocean fish stocks were on pace to collapse by mid-century. Such a view has been s...
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                                    • Labeling for GMO

                                      Debate in Washington state rages over the initiative to require labeling of foods containing genetically modified crops (GMO). If adopted, Washington would be the first state to implement such a policy. Supporters for...
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