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'Mexsicko City' Turns a Corner in Its Clean Air Marathon - NYTimes ...

'Mexsicko City' Turns a Corner in Its Clean Air Marathon - NYTimes ... | Geog Log | Scoop.it
In a region once disparaged as “Mexsicko City,” the skies have cleared sufficiently to change perceptions of a place once considered one of the most contaminated in the world. “The city, without doubt, has stopped being the ...
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‘The World Until Yesterday,’ by Jared Diamond

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In “The World Until Yesterday,” Jared Diamond holds up tribal societies as a mirror for our own lives and asks what we might learn from them.
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The lottery of life

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Warren Buffett, probably the world’s most successful investor, has said that anything good that happened to him could be traced back to the fact that he was born...
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Ethiopian Dam Threatens to Destroy Indigenous Livelihoods and the ...

Ethiopian Dam Threatens to Destroy Indigenous Livelihoods and the ... | Geog Log | Scoop.it
Over the last century, the construction of big dams to generate power, supply water and control floods has unleashed a damaging cascade of social and environmental consequences – including the destruction of fisheries, subsistence farmlands , homes...
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Temperatures off the charts as Australia turns deep purple

Temperatures off the charts as Australia turns deep purple | Geog Log | Scoop.it
Australia's “dome of heat” has become so intense that the temperatures are rising off the charts – literally.
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