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Biofuels boom in Africa as British firms lead rush on land for plantations

Biofuels boom in Africa as British firms lead rush on land for plantations | Geography | Scoop.it

Controversial fuel crops linked to rising food prices and hunger, as well as increased greenhouse gas emissions...

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Britain's lost rivers resurrected and freed to go with the flow

Britain's lost rivers resurrected and freed to go with the flow | Geography | Scoop.it
Waterways once buried underground by Victorian industrialists are restored to their natural courses (Good piece on Medlock river restoration in Guardian http://t.co/3cgznjCV7j @EnvAgencyNW @groundworkuk...
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Peak oil, climate change and pipeline geopolitics driving Syria conflict

Peak oil, climate change and pipeline geopolitics driving Syria conflict | Geography | Scoop.it
Nafeez Ahmed: Root-cause environmental and energy factors driving violence will continue to destabilise Arab world without urgent reforms (@NafeezAhmed Nafeez, did you ever correct your blatant lie about responsibility for Syrian death-toll?
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Robot Invasion? Smart Video Devices to Exceed Human Population - Fox Business (press release)

Robot Invasion? Smart Video Devices to Exceed Human Population - Fox Business (press release) | Geography | Scoop.it
Home Media Magazine
Robot Invasion? Smart Video Devices to Exceed Human Population Fox Business (press release) Installations of “smart” video devices like iPads, Galaxy smartphones, PlayStations and Apple (AAPL) televisions are expected to exceed...
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Top 100 universities for Engineering and Technology 2013-14 - Times Higher Education

Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranks the world's top colleges, universities & institutions. THE Magazine is the leading global publication for higher education. (Yes!
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Special report: The world economy

The forward march of globalisation has paused since the financial crisis, giving way to a more conditional, interventionist and nationalist model. Greg Ip ex...

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Graham Watson's curator insight, October 11, 2013 1:06 PM

This extended Economist clip ties in with this week's Special Briefing on the world economy, which looks at a range of issues from the current health of the economy to all sorts of globalisation, trade and protectionism-related issues.

 

 

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Consumption and Consumerism — Global Issues

Consumption and Consumerism — Global Issues | Geography | Scoop.it
Today’s consumption is a major cause of environmental degradation. It is also a backbone to globalization and this system maintains disparities between the rich and poor.

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