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Shale offers freedom and security – but it could be a trap

Shale offers freedom and security – but it could be a trap | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Fiona Harvey: Exploiting shale gas and oil entails greenhouse gas emissions that will far outstrip our ability to adapt to the climate change they will cause...
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How China's trawlers are emptying Guinea's oceans - BBC News

How China's trawlers are emptying Guinea's oceans - BBC News | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Foreign fishing vessels operate illegally off the coast of Guinea, depleting its fish population and destroying marine life. Despite the economic and social consequences of illegal fishing, the Guinean government has failed to police its waters because it doesn't have money to operate surveillance equipment, as the BBC's Tamasin Ford reports.
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The Economist - World News, Politics, Economics, Business & Finance

The Economist - World News, Politics, Economics, Business & Finance | 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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Frozen Assets: Inside the Spy War for Control of the Arctic

Frozen Assets: Inside the Spy War for Control of the Arctic | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Frozen Assets: Inside the Spy War for Control of the Arctic « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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Japan: the next big earthquake

Japan: the next big earthquake | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
A big earthquake and tsunami in Japan's industrial heartland could cost 40% of GDP. How would the world cope with the shock?
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Air pollution rising at an 'alarming rate' in world's cities

Air pollution rising at an 'alarming rate' in world's cities | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Outdoor pollution has risen 8% in five years with fast-growing cities in the developing world worst affected, WHO data shows
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Could a plastic punch revolutionise the lives of palm oil subsistence farmers? - BBC News

Could a plastic punch revolutionise the lives of palm oil subsistence farmers? - BBC News | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Could a simple plastic device really shake up palm oil farming in the developing world?
Richard Harvey's insight:
Malthus vs Boserup- Increase in food production
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March temperature smashes 100-year global record

March temperature smashes 100-year global record | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Average global temperature was 1.07C hotter - beating last month’s previous record increase
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Local initiatives help to mitigate drought 

Local initiatives help to mitigate drought  | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Latest news, politics, business and sport from Thailand and Asean, plus features, opinion and multimedia from across Southeast Asia.
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Venezuelan social housing: Division over right to buy - BBC News

Venezuelan social housing: Division over right to buy - BBC News | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Grace Livingstone looks into a proposal to give Venezuelans living in social housing the right to buy their homes, and finds many residents are sceptical.
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World’s 15 Biggest Ships Create More Pollution Than All The Cars In The World

World's 15 Biggest Ships Create More Pollution Than All The Cars In The World - Industry Tap
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Waiting for the sea

Waiting for the sea | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
It took just 40 years for the Aral Sea to dry up. Fishing ports suddenly found themselves in a desert.
But in one small part of the sea, water is returning.
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The Mekong river: stories from the heart of the climate crisis

The Mekong river: stories from the heart of the climate crisis | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
The fate of 70 million people rests on the Mekong river. With crucial UN climate talks in Paris next week, John Vidal journeys down south-east Asia’s vast waterway and meets people affected by climate change, dams, deforestation and urbanisation
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How far is too far? The distance workers commute to cities – mapped

How far is too far? The distance workers commute to cities – mapped | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Where does a city begin and where does it end?
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Is this Bangkok's chance to do renewal right?

Is this Bangkok's chance to do renewal right? | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Latest news, politics, business and sport from Thailand and Asean, plus features, opinion and multimedia from across Southeast Asia.
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A global intelligence analyst explains why the ‘real’ China is not the China we think of

A global intelligence analyst explains why the ‘real’ China is not the China we think of | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Watch the video A global intelligence analyst explains why the ‘real’ China is not the China we think of on Yahoo Finance . VIDEO: Islands in the South China Sea should be the least of China's worries.
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World's largest floating windfarm to be built off Scottish coast

World's largest floating windfarm to be built off Scottish coast | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Statoil granted seabed lease to develop floating windfarm 15 miles off the coast of Peterhead that is expected to be operational by the end of 2017
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sea-level rise

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Cost of Oil Production by Country - knoema.com

Cost of Oil Production by Country - knoema.com | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
The oil price has fallen by more than 30% since Summer 2014. This affected everyone from producers to consumers. The visualization represents Oil Price Dynamics, Breakeven Oil Price which shows oil prices needed to meet general government expenditure and Marginal Cost of Oil Production which shows the change in total cost of producing one additional barrel of oil.World oil price at $55-$60 / barrel exceeds the cost of Russian Arctic oil production, Europe and Brazil biofuels production, shale and tight oil production in US and Canada and offshore oil extraction in Brazil.State budgets of oil-producing countries will suffer from oil price decrease if the market price falls below breakeven price. In Dec. 2014 world oil prices fell lower than necessary for almost all oil exporters in order to balance their government expenditures.  
The data comes from IMF, Deutsche Bank, Citi Research and Reuters
Oil Prices Coal Prices Natural Gas Prices Commodity Prices Forecast BP Energy Outlook 2030 Gold  Silver  Copper  Aluminium  Nickel  Zinc  G20 Economic Forecast: GDP growth, Inflation, Unemployment, Government Debt, Current Account Balance
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Looking across the river towards a better future

Looking across the river towards a better future | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Latest news, politics, business and sport from Thailand and Asean, plus features, opinion and multimedia from across Southeast Asia.
Richard Harvey's insight:
education Thailand disparity
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Argentina sinks Chinese vessel, cites illegal fishing

Argentina sinks Chinese vessel, cites illegal fishing | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Argentina's coast guard says it sank a Chinese fishing vessel that was fishing illegally in a restricted area off the South American country's coast.
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Bangkok's disappearing communities in the face of rapid urban development

Bangkok's disappearing communities in the face of rapid urban development | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Suan Luang-Samyan
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A German city just became the first in the world to ban single-use coffee pods

A German city just became the first in the world to ban single-use coffee pods | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Good riddance.
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Why are Chinese fishermen destroying coral reefs in the South China Sea? - BBC News

Why are Chinese fishermen destroying coral reefs in the South China Sea? - BBC News | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes comes across Chinese fishermen smashing coral reefs near a Philippine-controlled island and leaving behind a scene of complete devastation.
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This Map Shows How Large Europe’s Refugee Crisis Really Is

This Map Shows How Large Europe’s Refugee Crisis Really Is | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Data visualization company Lucify used U.N. statistics to show the recent mass movement of people to the continent.
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