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Everything You Wanted to Know About Climate Change | Inter Press Service

Everything You Wanted to Know About Climate Change | Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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The Hidden Billions Behind Economic Inequality in Africa

The Hidden Billions Behind Economic Inequality in Africa | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Street vendors in Africa reflect the income inequality that pervades the continent, much of it due to corruption.
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Parts of New York City To Disappear Underwater By 2100

Parts of New York City To Disappear Underwater By 2100 | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
By Josh Butler UNITED NATIONS, Feb 18 2015 (IPS) Parts of Queens, Brooklyn and The Bronx may be swallowed by the sea in coming years, with an alarming new climate change report predicting a water-logged future for New York City.
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Everything You Wanted to Know About Climate Change

Everything You Wanted to Know About Climate Change | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
A woman watches helplessly as a flood submerges her thatched-roof home containing all her possessions on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar city in India’s eastern state of Odisha in 2008.
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Indigenous Peoples – Architects of the Post-2015 Development Agenda | Inter Press Service

Indigenous Peoples – Architects of the Post-2015 Development Agenda | Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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Rural transformation: Key to sustainable development

Rural transformation: Key to sustainable development | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
What is #RuralTransformation, & how can rural people achieve sustainable change, social as well as economic? http://t.co/eWqC1U9G9t #IFADgc
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Build an Internet for everyone, everywhere - CNN

Build an Internet for everyone, everywhere - CNN | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Achieving universal connectivity won't be easy but it's doable.
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NSA or Not, Surveillance Malware Endangers Internet - U.S. News & World Report

NSA or Not, Surveillance Malware Endangers Internet - U.S. News & World Report | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Spyware endangers every computer, whether it is used by criminals or a government.
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The great internet swindle: ever get the feeling you've been cheated? - The Guardian

The great internet swindle: ever get the feeling you've been cheated? - The Guardian | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
The internet was meant to liberate and empower its users.
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Review of Targets for the Sustainable Development Goals: The Science Perspective (2015) — ICSU

Review of Targets for the Sustainable Development Goals: The Science Perspective (2015) — ICSU | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
The SDGs offer a "major improvement" over their predecessors, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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Fifteen years after the Millennium Development Goals, are Africans any better off?

Fifteen years after the Millennium Development Goals, are Africans any better off? | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
While the Millennium Development Goals program has made some major gains in its targets in many African countries, that progress could be reversed if concrete steps are not taken to eradicate pover...
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Millennium Development Goals: A Mixed Report Card for India - Inter Press Service

Millennium Development Goals: A Mixed Report Card for India - Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Inter Press Service Millennium Development Goals: A Mixed Report Card for India Inter Press Service NEW DELHI, Feb 14 2015 (IPS) - Despite being one of the world's fastest expanding economies, projected to clock seven-percent GDP growth in 2017,...
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Alarm Bells Toll For Human Civilization As World's 12th Largest Mega-City To Run Out Of Water In Just 60 Days

Alarm Bells Toll For Human Civilization As World's 12th Largest Mega-City To Run Out Of Water In Just 60 Days | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
The city of Sao Paulo is home to 20 million Brazilians, making it the 12th largest mega-city on a planet dominated by shortsighted humans. Shockingly, it ha
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UN at 70: Mega-Cities, Mortality and Migration | Inter Press Service

UN at 70: Mega-Cities, Mortality and Migration | Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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The extraordinary demographic growth continues to pose serious challenges for humanity, including food production, pollution, global warming, water shortages, environmental degradation, crowding, reduced biodiversity and socio-economic development.

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Revolutionary movements

Revolutionary movements | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Choosing between the paths of Mao and Gandhi. Why do some revolutionary movements pick up arms while others decide on strategies of non-violence?
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Sexist Laws Still Thrive Worldwide

Sexist Laws Still Thrive Worldwide | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Zambian women at a rally demanding equal political representation. The United Nations says that sexist laws worldwide violate international conventions and treaties.
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Biogas Eases Women’s Household Burden in Rural Cuba

Biogas Eases Women’s Household Burden in Rural Cuba | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Rural doctor Arianna Toledo heats water on her biogas stove at her home in the town of Cuatro Esquinas in the western Cuban province of Matanzas.
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Ten reasons 2015 will be a historic year for girls

Ten reasons 2015 will be a historic year for girls | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
In a year that sees the Millennium Development Goals (#MDGs) replaced, #girls getting access to bank accounts for... http://t.co/eq931wQvjj
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Millions of Facebook users have no idea they're using the internet - Quartz

Millions of Facebook users have no idea they're using the internet - Quartz | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
To many internet newcomers, they're one and the same.
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United Nations Millennium Development Goals

United Nations Millennium Development Goals | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
United Nations Millennium Development Goals http://t.co/CW1fioF6aP @WorldWeWant2015 @myworld2015 @CharlottePetriG @UN http://t.co/lXgoy7lCzf
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Beijing Touts 'Cyber-Sovereignty' In Internet Governance - ChinaFile

Beijing Touts 'Cyber-Sovereignty' In Internet Governance - ChinaFile | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
It has been a difficult few weeks for global technology companies operating in China.
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Has social media made young people better citizens?

Has social media made young people better citizens? | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Young people have always wanted to contribute to society – they just needed the right tools, writes Rabat Global Shaper Touria Benlafqih.
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Resilient Cities Asia Pacific congress calls for action on urban resilience | ICLEI Global

Resilient Cities Asia Pacific congress calls for action on urban resilience | ICLEI Global | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
RT @wbclimatechange: Mayors across Asia Pacific call for concerted action to build resilience to climate change http://t.co/3lsZDEcdQI #sus…
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Watch: China has made an internet censorship THEME SONG - The Register

Watch: China has made an internet censorship THEME SONG - The Register | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Never has repression sounded so good
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