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In the developed world the longevity gap is closing

In the developed world the longevity gap is closing | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it
REG DEAN, who died on January 5th at the ripe age of 110, was unusual. Centenarians are rare in themselves, of course, but male centenarians particularly so. In...
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How can we prepare for an ageing population?

How can we prepare for an ageing population? | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it
New campaign aims to highlight how services can work together to support older people
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Namibia: Forced Sterilisation and Gender Inequality - Africa Justice Foundation

Namibia: Forced Sterilisation and Gender Inequality - Africa Justice Foundation | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it
Justice. Stability. Prosperity.
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Geography of joy? Where the world's happiest people live.

Geography of joy? Where the world's happiest people live. | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it
Seven of the world's 10 countries with the most upbeat attitudes are in Latin America, says a new Gallop survey. Panama is No. 1 on the list.
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Managing the Planet: The World at Seven Billion | New Security Beat

Managing the Planet: The World at Seven Billion | New Security Beat | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it
the Blog of the Environmental Change and Security Program
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Does Gender Inequality Cause More Girls to Get HIV?

Does Gender Inequality Cause More Girls to Get HIV? | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it
It is no coincidence that in countries and regions with high HIV/AIDS prevalence, women tend to have a lower position in society. But exactly what are the linkages between how women and girls are valued and their risk for HIV/AIDS?
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Shale gas revolution starts now: Ban on drilling is lifted as ministers try to calm fears over pollution and quakes

Shale gas revolution starts now: Ban on drilling is lifted as ministers try to calm fears over pollution and quakes | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it
Energy Secretary Ed Davey gives go-ahead for exploration of shale gas to continue but imposes measures to minimise the risk of seismic activity.
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What could be the environmental effects of fracking? Why do we have to explore new waysto get energy? Is this the correct solution to our energy greedy world?

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Uganda has the youngest population in the world

Uganda has the youngest population in the world | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it
Uganda is the leading country with the youngest population in the world, the State of Uganda Population Report 2012 reveals.
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What are the problems and benefits of a youthful population?
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Census data released – live coverage

Census data released – live coverage | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it
Office for National Statistics publishes second set of figures from 2011 census, covering religion, ethnicity, living arrangements and economic activity
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Census 2011: Sharp rise in foreign-born residents - Channel 4 News

Census 2011: Sharp rise in foreign-born residents - Channel 4 News | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it
The latest census reveals crucial changes in how we live today, including a rise in immigration to the UK, population and education level, and a drop in religion, marriage and mortgage owners.
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The Science of Overpopulation

Hank talks about the issues of rising global population.
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Kristian Batinic's curator insight, June 1, 6:26 PM

A good video detailing the situation in the world involving over population.

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Japanese eat more meat, fewer vegetables than decade ago: official data | The Japan Times Online

Japanese eat more meat, fewer vegetables than decade ago: official data | The Japan Times Online | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it

The average volume of vegetables, fruit and seafood that Japanese adults eat every day has fallen from 10 years ago, while the volume of meat consumed has increased, a government survey showed Thursday.


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Everything you need to know about climate change - interactive

Everything you need to know about climate change - interactive | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it
Our one-stop guide to the facts of global warming, from the science and politics to economics and technology...

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Will China exploit its shale gas?

Will China exploit its shale gas? | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it
China urgently needs new sources of energy, but is shale gas the way forward? As the government prepares to launch a new auction of drilling rights, Xu Nan and Wang Haotong look at the debate within China.
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Poll: Are Singaporeans least happy?

Poll: Are Singaporeans least happy? | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it
Perhaps money can't buy happiness. A recent Gallup report shows that Singapore's wealthy population is the unhappiest -- less happy than the populations of Iraq, Haiti, Afghanistan, and Syria.
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Try this incredible interactive four BILLION pixel image of Everest that lets you zoom in as if you were actually there on the mountain

Try this incredible interactive four BILLION pixel image of Everest that lets you zoom in as if you were actually there on the mountain | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it
American filmmaker David Breashears made the incredible image in spring 2012, taking 477 images with a 300mm lens before stitching them together electronically.
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How do people die? Global mortality and causes of death visualised

How do people die? Global mortality and causes of death visualised | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it
What kills people around the world - and how does it vary from place to place?
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National Geographic: Our thirsty world

National Geographic: Our thirsty world | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it
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Why is water use increasing? What are the consequences of this? Can we solve the problem?

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The lottery of life: Where is the best place to be born in 2013?

The lottery of life: Where is the best place to be born in 2013? | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it
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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Life Expectancy Rises Around the World, Study Finds - New York Times

Life Expectancy Rises Around the World, Study Finds - New York Times | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it
Examiner.comLife Expectancy Rises Around the World, Study FindsNew York TimesA sharp decline in deaths from malnutrition and diseases like measles and tuberculosis has caused a shift in global mortality patterns over the past 20 years, according to...
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Why Malthus Got His Forecast Wrong

Why Malthus Got His Forecast Wrong | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it
Most of us have heard that Thomas Malthus made a forecast in 1798 that the world would run short...
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Market Armageddon Postponed: Why Technology and the Price Mechanism will Prove the Scarcity Cassandras Wrong - Forbes

Market Armageddon Postponed: Why Technology and the Price Mechanism will Prove the Scarcity Cassandras Wrong - Forbes | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it
If you listen to many of the ‘great and good’ of the investment community, it would seem that we are about to enter a period of dramatically increased commodity scarcity.
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Geoengineering-inventive ways to keep the earth from warming up

Geoengineering-inventive ways to keep the earth from warming up | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it
Brisbane TimesFake plastic trees and a volcanic push to keep the globe coolBrisbane TimesOne option that has found some favour is that of artificial volcanoes, or mechanisms for sprinkling sulphur dioxide across the sky.
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Cancer's Global Footprint

Cancer's Global Footprint | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it
Cancer is often considered a disease of affluence, but about 70% of cancer deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.
Explore this interactive map to learn about some cancers that disproportionately affect poorer countries.


With this interactive map, users can explore cancers that disproportionately affect poorer countries.  How do these spatial distributions correlate with other developmental, consumption or economic patterns?  What surpises you about this data?   


Tags: medical, mapping, spatial.  


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Nathan Chasse's curator insight, March 17, 5:04 PM

The high rates of cancer in the United States and other wealthy countries was not surprising, the high rates of liver cancer in West Africa was. Similarly, the very high rates of liver and stomach cancer in China and Mongolia was shocking since the apparent cause is salty, pickled foods.

 

I imagine 30 years from now the rates of lung cancer will drop off a cliff for the United States, but I wonder if the same would be true for Poland which also has a very high rate of lung cancer.

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Population paradox: Europe's time bomb

Population paradox: Europe's time bomb | Geography in IB @BIS | Scoop.it
Save the world! Stop having children! Such was the rather drastic solution to the problem of climate change proposed in an editorial in the prestigious British Medical Journal, no less, the other day.
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