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The why and how of effective altruism

The why and how of effective altruism | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
If you're lucky enough to live without want, it's a natural impulse to be altruistic to others. But, asks philosopher Peter Singer, what's the most effective way to give? He talks through some surprising thought experiments to help you balance emotion and practicality -- and make the biggest impact with whatever you can share. NOTE: Starting at 0:30, this talk contains 30 seconds of graphic footage.
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Mobilising aid through the private sector can yield high poverty reduction returns

Mobilising aid through the private sector can yield high poverty reduction returns | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
While UK aid channelled to the private sector should be more transparent, such investment can nonetheless have a big impact on the lives of the world’s poor
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OEC: The Observatory of Economic Complexity

OEC: The Observatory of Economic Complexity | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
An online resource for international trade data and economic complexity indicators available through interactive visualizations of countries and products.
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Maps that show us who we are (not just where we are)

Maps that show us who we are (not just where we are) | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
What does the world look like when you map it using data? Social geographer Danny Dorling invites us to see the world anew, with his captivating and insightful maps that show Earth as it truly is -- a connected, ever-changing and fascinating place in which we all belong. You'll never look at a map the same way again.
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The 25 richest, healthiest, happiest, and most advanced countries in the world

The 25 richest, healthiest, happiest, and most advanced countries in the world | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
The Legatum Institute just released its 10th annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.
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Life expectancy in UK rises but so do years spent in bad health

Life expectancy in UK rises but so do years spent in bad health | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
ONS says people living longer but increase in proportion of time they experience ill health will put pressure on services
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How cities took over the world: a history of globalisation spanning 4,000 years

How cities took over the world: a history of globalisation spanning 4,000 years | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
From bronze-age Iraq’s market-driven cities to the riches of Antwerp to the tech revolution in India, Greg Clark identifies the many waves of urban globalisation
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What You Need To Know About The Dakota Access Pipeline

What You Need To Know About The Dakota Access Pipeline | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
The Onion, America's Finest News Source.
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The art of gentrification: city data made beautiful

The art of gentrification: city data made beautiful | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
Graphic designer Herwig Scherabon visualises the data behind gentrification using a striking array of different styles. These examples look at the patterns of income inequality and segregation in large cities, from London to LA
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Patagonia Had $10 Million In Sales On Black Friday And Is Donating Every Cent To Save The Planet

Patagonia Had $10 Million In Sales On Black Friday And Is Donating Every Cent To Save The Planet | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
The company's "fundraiser for the earth" proves people really do care.
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Location rules, amenities matter

Location rules, amenities matter | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
Thailand’s latest property news and directories of service apartments, condominiums, new houses and offices.
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‘Water is peace, life, dignity': why the UN deputy chief has a thirst for saving lives

‘Water is peace, life, dignity': why the UN deputy chief has a thirst for saving lives | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
For almost a quarter of a century, UN deputy secretary general Jan Eliasson has been an indefatigable champion of the right to water and sanitation for all
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Organic rice a saviour for struggling farmers

Organic rice a saviour for struggling farmers | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
Editorial, commentary, analysis, cartoon and blogs by Bangkok Post columnists.
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Community philanthropy: a brave new model for development funding?

Community philanthropy: a brave new model for development funding? | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
Involving local people in philanthropic projects makes communities stronger. Is it time for international NGOs to stand aside?
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Sweden's Recycling is so Revolutionary, the Country is Running Out of Trash

Sweden's Recycling is so Revolutionary, the Country is Running Out of Trash | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
When it comes to recycling, Sweden sets an example for the rest of the world.
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TIME hails 'The Unusual Football Field' by 'AP Thailand' one of 25 best inventions of 2016

TIME hails 'The Unusual Football Field' by 'AP Thailand' one of 25 best inventions of 2016 | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
Thailand’s latest property news and directories of service apartments, condominiums, new houses and offices.
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This is the most dangerous time for our planet | Stephen Hawking

This is the most dangerous time for our planet | Stephen Hawking | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
We can’t go on ignoring inequality, because we have the means to destroy our world but not to escape it
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Cadbury pulls out of Fairtrade chocolate – but it's keeping the logo on packaging anyway

Cadbury pulls out of Fairtrade chocolate – but it's keeping the logo on packaging anyway | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
Cadbury is pulling out of the Fairtrade scheme, after seven years of giving some of its best-known chocolate treats an ethical stamp of approval, in favour of its own sustainability programme – Cocoa Life scheme. The Fairtrade logo is awarded to products that meet strict criteria such as paying farmers minimum price for cocoa.
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It isn't lack of drugs preventing us eradicating Aids, but inequality | Lilianne Ploumen

It isn't lack of drugs preventing us eradicating Aids, but inequality | Lilianne Ploumen | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
To tackle HIV rates we must give a voice to people prevented from accessing treatment due to social stigma
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Tyranny at Standing Rock

Tyranny at Standing Rock | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
“We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” — Benjamin Franklin, as quoted in The Works of Benjamin Franklin Divide and conquer. It’s one of th
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London Ends: the city's forgotten neighbourhoods – in pictures

London Ends: the city's forgotten neighbourhoods – in pictures | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
German photographer Philipp Ebeling left behind familiar landmarks to travel to the forgotten locations where the city ceases to be the city
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How Cubans Live as Long as Americans at a Tenth of the Cost

How Cubans Live as Long as Americans at a Tenth of the Cost | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
Lessons of physical prosperity in a despotic regime
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IR8: The miracle rice which saved millions of lives - BBC News

IR8: The miracle rice which saved millions of lives - BBC News | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
It is 50 years since a newly-developed strain revolutionised rice farming.
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PM Trudeau greenlights controversial oil pipelines

PM Trudeau greenlights controversial oil pipelines | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says approval of the two contentious pipelines
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