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Tweet from @RobertAlanWard

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Despite structural change #China set to maintain #manufacturing dominance. See chart for global comparisons. http://t.co/65cu4qMTyf
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Global Inequality exercise

Global Inequality exercise | Global Issues | Scoop.it
The Global Inequality exercise is designed to get students thinking about the distribution of...
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Unicef Urban Population Map

An Urban World: UNICEF's new data visualization of urban population growth over the next 40 years uni.cf/urbanworld %23sowc2012
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OECD map shows all the countries that contribute to a single jar of Nutella

OECD map shows all the countries that contribute to a single jar of Nutella | Global Issues | Scoop.it
IT'S perhaps the most delicious thing you can have for breakfast.
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WILDLIFE UPDATE : Primates in peril – conservationists reveal the ...

WILDLIFE UPDATE : Primates in peril – conservationists reveal the ... | Global Issues | Scoop.it
From the World Conservation Union IUCN : The world's 25 most endangered primates have been revealed in a new report released today at the UN's Convention on Biological Diversity COP11.

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Habitats -- Threatened Freshwater Environment Pictures, Wallpapers, Downloads -- National Geographic

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Habitats -- Threatened Freshwater Environment, Wallpapers, Downloads -- National Geographic

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New report reveals joining up habitats could prevent threatened butterflies ... - Dorset Echo

New report reveals joining up habitats could prevent threatened butterflies ... - Dorset Echo | Global Issues | Scoop.it
New report reveals joining up habitats could prevent threatened butterflies ...Dorset EchoRestoring and joining up habitat will prevent threatened butterflies and moths from becoming extinct in the future, says a new report.

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Climate change: UN makes high-risk attempt to break deadlock on talks - The Guardian

Climate change: UN makes high-risk attempt to break deadlock on talks - The Guardian | Global Issues | Scoop.it
The Guardian Climate change: UN makes high-risk attempt to break deadlock on talks The Guardian The United Nations secretary general is to invite world leaders next week to an unprecedented summit on climate change, in the hope of breaking the long...
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Women could play key role in correcting crisis in clean drinking water and sanitation crisis

Women could play key role in correcting crisis in clean drinking water and sanitation crisis | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Philadelphia PA (SPX) Aug 23, 2012 - People in ancient Rome 2,000 years ago had better access to clean water and sanitation that keeps disease-causing human excrement out of contact with people than many residents of the 21st century,...

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Big achievement in WaSH, but still lot more to be done - Daily Star Online

Big achievement in WaSH, but still lot more to be done - Daily Star Online | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Daily Star Online Big achievement in WaSH, but still lot more to be done Daily Star Online WaterAid, which is a pioneer organisation with the vision of a world where everyone has access to clean water, safe sanitation and good hygiene, is getting...

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Water Scarcity in MENA | EcoMENA

Water Scarcity in MENA | EcoMENA | Global Issues | Scoop.it

The Middle East and North Africa region is the most water scarce region of the world. The region is home to 6.3 percent of world’s population but has access to measly 1.4 percent of the world’s renewable fresh water.

The region has the highest per capita rates of freshwater extraction in the world (804 m3/year) and currently exploits over 75 percent of its renewable water resources. Due to burgeoning population and rapid economic growth, the per capita water availability is expected to reduce to alarming proportions in the coming decades. By the year 2050, two-thirds of MENA countries could have less than 200 m3 of renewable water resources per capita per year.


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Climate change is turning sea turtles female

Climate change is turning sea turtles female | Global Issues | Scoop.it
At incubation temperatures higher than 84 degrees F, fewer and fewer males are born. They need a box fan or more umbrella drinks, stat!
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Intellasia East Asia News - Global Warming Could Kill Off World's Smallest Kangaroo

14-May-2014 Informative articles concerning East Asia.
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The 30 Articles of Human Rights on Vimeo

Vimeo is the home for high-quality videos and the people who love them.
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Photographs - Geography

Photographs in the study of Geography. Ground-Level, Oblique, Vertical aerial, Satellite imagery
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Daily Infographic | A New Infographic Every Day | Data Visualization, Information Design and Infographics

Daily Infographic | A New Infographic Every Day | Data Visualization, Information Design and Infographics | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Daily Infographic delivers new infographics every day. From personal finance to bacon consumption, we're your daily one-stop headquarters for new compelling, data-filled illustrations.
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Endangered Species – Threatened Animals & Creatures

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Endangered Species – Threatened Animals & Creatures...

These species are not critically endangered, but are endangered to the point where their circumstances and rate of survival will require improved reproduction, or better conservation of its habitats. Most of these threatened creatures' population are being monitored for a better chance of survival on earth.


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Why are rare sea turtles coming ashore in B.C.? | CTV News

Why are rare sea turtles coming ashore in B.C.? | CTV News | Global Issues | Scoop.it

"It's a mystery even marine biologists can't solve: Why are rare sea turtles washing ashore on the coast of British Columbia?

In the last three weeks, two green sea turtles and an olive ridley sea turtle have been found on beaches on the west side of Vancouver Island, near Tofino. Two of the turtles have died but staff at the Vancouver Aquarium are still trying to revive the green turtle found this week.

Scientists believe the turtles were in the region when a sudden cold snap hit, preventing them from returning to warmer waters.

A threatened tropical species, the turtles somehow strayed from their warmer habitats near Hawaii and Mexico.

Lisa Spaven, a marine mammal biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, told The Canadian Press that the turtles sometimes forage in B.C. waters in late summer. But they are unable to withstand temperatures colder than 14 degrees Celsius.

When the water gets too cold, they enter into a coma-like state.

Scientists have hooked up the latest stranded turtle to an EKG machine in the hopes of detecting a heartbeat once it is warmed up.

The rare breed of turtle can live for up to 100 years."

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Why Oysters Lovers Should Worry About Climate Change | "Global ...

Why Oysters Lovers Should Worry About Climate Change | "Global ... | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Eating raw oysters in the summertime is always risky; aqueous pathogens peak when the ocean is warm, which is part of why folk wisdom suggests one should only eat raw shellfish in months with an “R” in the name.
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Three Ways China Will Change the Global Energy Equation - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Three Ways China Will Change the Global Energy Equation - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Three Ways China Will Change the Global Energy Equation Wall Street Journal (blog) MAZEN SKAF: China will continue to affect global energy markets along three dimensions: As a consumer with increasing emphasis on efficiency and energy mix...
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Dilemmas of a Water, Sanitation and Health Funder - Circle of Blue WaterNews

Dilemmas of a Water, Sanitation and Health Funder
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That historic moment also served to underscore some of the dilemmas that I and other WASH (clean water, sanitation, and hygiene) funders grapple with.

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World Water Day: Why it matters 2.5 billion no access to clean #WATER 6 to 8 million people die yearly

World Water Day: Why it matters 2.5 billion no access to clean #WATER 6 to 8 million people die yearly | Global Issues | Scoop.it

Since 1992 the U.N. has tried to bring attention to the quality of our Earth's water, but how bad is it really? -  With much of the Earth's surface covered in water, 70 percent to be exact, it's hard to imagine that there could ever be a problem with water shortages, much less such scarcity that a global security issue has been shaped. According to the United Nations, 783 million people do not have access to clean water, almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation, and 6 to 8 million people die annually from the consequences of disasters and water-related disease.

 


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Since 1992 the U.N. has tried to bring attention to the quality of our Earth's water, but how bad is it really? -  With much of the Earth's surface covered in water, 70 percent to be exact, it's hard to imagine that there could ever be a problem with water shortages, much less such scarcity that a global security issue has been shaped. According to the United Nations, 783 million people do not have access to clean water, almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation, and 6 to 8 million people die annually from the consequences of disasters and water-related disease.