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U.N. Forecasts 10.1 Billion People by Century’s End

U.N. Forecasts 10.1 Billion People by Century’s End | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Demographers called the report a reminder that the population explosion, which helped define global politics in the 20th century, is far from solved in the 21st.

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How Bangkok’s glitzy malls are eating up Laos’s most valuable resources | Asian Correspondent

How Bangkok’s glitzy malls are eating up Laos’s most valuable resources | Asian Correspondent | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Laotians may have bristled at hearing about Bangkok's massive new EmQuartier high-end shopping centre. But those gripes don't stem from envy of the number of outlets selling high end brands in the Thai capital. Instead, the point of contention is how much electricity soaked up by Bangkok's ever growing number of retail plazas, power that relies on hydro dams that are wreaking ecological havoc in the neighbouring Southeast Asian nation.
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Getting the Whole World Online

Getting the Whole World Online | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Most of the world’s 7.2 billion people still do not have Internet access, but there is a lot that governments can do to make sure their citizens are not left in the dark.
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When They Brought These Wolves Into The Park, They Had No Idea This Would Happen

When They Brought These Wolves Into The Park, They Had No Idea This Would Happen | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
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I Haven't Made Any Trash In 2 Years. Here's What My Life Is Like

I Haven't Made Any Trash In 2 Years. Here's What My Life Is Like | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
My name is Lauren. I'm a 23-year-old girl living in NYC and I don't make trash. For real. No garbage bin, no landfill. Nada. I know what you are thinking. This girl must be a total hippie. Or a
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The rise of megacities – interactive

The rise of megacities – interactive | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
By 2025, the developing world will be home to 29 megacities. We explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of these 'cities on steroids'
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Drive to Mine the Deep Sea Raises Concerns Over Impacts by Mike Ives: Yale Environment 360

Drive to Mine the Deep Sea Raises Concerns Over Impacts by Mike Ives: Yale Environment 360 | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Armed with new high-tech equipment, mining companies are targeting vast areas of the deep ocean for mineral extraction. But with few regulations in place, critics fear such development could threaten seabed ecosystems that scientists say are only now being fully understood.

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Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles + video - Business - NZ Herald News

Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles + video - Business - NZ Herald News | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
On a cruise more about politics than pleasure, Zhang Jing watched the grey shells of the Paracel Islands emerge from the purple, pre-dawn South China Sea. - New Zealand Herald
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China Is Building A Huge Eco-City Where No One Will Need To Drive

China Is Building A Huge Eco-City Where No One Will Need To Drive | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
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Harnessing the Mekong or Killing It?

Harnessing the Mekong or Killing It? | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Dams are rising all along the Mekong. The people of Southeast Asia need the clean electricity--but also the fish and rice that an undammed river provides.
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Cellphones for Women in Developing Nations Aid Ascent From Poverty

Cellphones for Women in Developing Nations Aid Ascent From Poverty | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Digital financial tools can greatly improve lives in poor countries, but it is especially crucial to put them into the hands of women, whose role in economic growth is often ignored.
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Biodegradable Coffee Cups Embedded With Seeds Grow Into Trees When Thrown Away

Biodegradable Coffee Cups Embedded With Seeds Grow Into Trees When Thrown Away | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
A creative company in California called Reduce. Reuse. Grow has designed a coffee cup that is not only biodegradable, but even has seeds in its walls so that it can be planted and grown! The cups, which are currently part of a Kickstarter campaign, will have seeds embedded in their walls based on their locations.
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Bright lights, big cities

Bright lights, big cities | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
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A Bamboo Tower That Produces Water From Air | WIRED

A Bamboo Tower That Produces Water From Air | WIRED | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
The structure is designed to wring water out of thin air, providing a sustainable source of H2O for developing countries.

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Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, January 10, 9:48 PM

La torre WarkaWater es una estructura poco probable encontrar que sobresale del paisaje etíope. A los 30 metros de altura y 13 metros de ancho, no es un medio tan grande como su árbol del mismo nombre (que puede vislumbrarse 75 pies de altura), pero es llamativo, no obstante. La torre larguirucho, de bambú celosía forrada con malla de poliéster de color naranja, no es arte, aunque sí especie de lo parece. Más bien, la estructura está diseñada para escurrir el agua fuera del aire, proporcionando una fuente sostenible de H2O para los países en desarrollo.

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Population, Sustainability, and Malthus: Crash Course World History 215 - YouTube

In which John Green teaches you about population. So, how many people can reasonably live on the Earth? Thomas Malthus got it totally wrong in the 19th centu...

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Poverty and Uncertainty for Widows of Syrian 'Freedom Fighters'

Poverty and Uncertainty for Widows of Syrian 'Freedom Fighters' | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Their husbands died fighting the Syrian government. Today, their widows who had been given safe haven in Jordan lead impoverished, vulnerable lives.
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Japan's Population Decline: Incedible Facts About Japan's Aging Population

Japan's Population Decline: Does Japan have an ageing population problem? Did you know by 2060 4 out of 10 people in Japan will be over age 65? Will Japan as...

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Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, from 1990-2013

Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, from 1990-2013 | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it

Explore origin and destination totals of migrants from 233 countries between 1990 and 2013.


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Carbon map – which countries are responsible for climate change?

Carbon map – which countries are responsible for climate change? | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
As heads of state from David Cameron to Barack Obama meet in New York for a UN climate summit hosted by Ban Ki-moon, expectations are high for bold commitments on cutting greenhouse gas emissions
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