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Infographic: Violence against women in Egypt

Infographic: Violence against women in Egypt | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
New report sheds light on alarming trends of domestic violence and street harassment.
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Bex Swaney's curator insight, January 31, 6:23 PM

Gender inequality

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Africa Could Become the Next Bright Spot for Solar Power Production | VICE News

Africa Could Become the Next Bright Spot for Solar Power Production | VICE News | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Many African households rely on dirty, expensive, and sometimes deadly kerosene lamps for light, but solar power generation has begun to provide a cheap — and safe — alternative source of energy.
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Biofuels are not a green alternative to fossil fuels

Biofuels are not a green alternative to fossil fuels | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Andrew Steer and Craig Hanson: Biofuels and bioenergy take up finite land resources desperately needed for food production and carbon storage and doesn’t guarantee carbon emissions cuts
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'We don't think charity is the way to resolve global inequality' says Oxfam International boss

'We don't think charity is the way to resolve global inequality' says Oxfam International boss | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
When Winnie Byanyima arrived in Britain, a frightened 17 year-old fleeing Idi Amin’s brutal regime, she was immediately arrested.
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The wealth that failed to trickle down: Report suggests rich get richer while poor stay poor

The wealth that failed to trickle down: Report suggests rich get richer while poor stay poor | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
It started out as a joke: “Money was appropriated for the top in hopes that it would trickle down to the needy,” quipped the American humorist, and one-time circus cowboy, Will Rogers, during the Great Depression. But in the 1980s, in the age of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, politicians began to take trickle-down seriously. Or at least they seemed to do so.
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The 'worst industralised country' for fighting climate change might surprise you

The 'worst industralised country' for fighting climate change might surprise you | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Australia is the worst industrialised country in the world for climate change, according to a report released during international talks in Peru.
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World’s largest cave in Vietnam threatened by cable car

World’s largest cave in Vietnam threatened by cable car | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Vietnamese are protesting plans to build a cable car through remote Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park that could carry 1,000 visitors an hour to Son Doong cave
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Adriene Mannas's curator insight, December 12, 2014 11:10 AM

Unit 5 Agricultural and Rural Land Use

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After Years of Decline, Deforestation in the Amazon Might Be On the Rise Again | VICE News

After Years of Decline, Deforestation in the Amazon Might Be On the Rise Again | VICE News | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Brazil's government loosened restrictions on forest cleaning in 2012 and now, say environmental groups, hundreds of square miles a month are being cleared to make way for cattle production and mining projects.
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Coco Angus's curator insight, December 5, 2014 10:22 PM

Threatened habitats

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Here is map of the most corrupt countries in the world

Here is map of the most corrupt countries in the world | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Australia has dropped out of the top 10 least corrupt countries in the world as it slips down the rankings for the second year in a row, according to a survey.
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Soil is key to Africa's food security | Sir Gordon Conway

Soil is key to Africa's food security | Sir Gordon Conway | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Gordon Conway: Healthy soils help create a healthy food system – and in no region is the impact of depleted soils being felt more acutely than in sub-Saharan Africa
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Damon Albarn suggests Sir Bob Geldof's Band Aid 30 patronises Africa: 'There are problems with our idea of charity'

Damon Albarn suggests Sir Bob Geldof's Band Aid 30 patronises Africa: 'There are problems with our idea of charity' | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Damon Albarn has criticised Sir Bob Geldof’s latest philanthropic project, aimed at raising money for Ebola in Africa – Band Aid 30.
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One-fifth of Global Farm Soil Degraded by Salt - Our World

One-fifth of Global Farm Soil Degraded by Salt - Our World | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Salt is degrading 20% of the world's farm soil and causing US$27.3 billion per year in economic losses, so addressing the problem is economically sensible.
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Want to Get into the Doughnut? Tackle Inequality - Our World

Want to Get into the Doughnut? Tackle Inequality - Our World | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Humanity’s central challenge in the 21st century is to get into the 'doughnut': the safe and just spot between social and planetary boundaries.
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Storming Spain's Razor-Wire Fence: Europe Or Die | VICE News

Storming Spain's Razor-Wire Fence: Europe Or Die | VICE News | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
In part one of the four-part series, VICE News correspondent Milène Larsson travels to the border between Morocco and Spain, where West Africans in their thousands storm the razor-wire-clad fences, only to be beaten back by border police.
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Sustainable development goals: changing the world in 17 steps – interactive

Sustainable development goals: changing the world in 17 steps – interactive | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
The MDGs expire this year and the SDGs begin. But what are the SDGs all about?
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Life in the Sickest Town in America

Life in the Sickest Town in America | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
I drove from one of the healthiest counties in the country to the least-healthy, both in the same state. Here’s what I learned about work, well-being, and happiness.
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, January 26, 5:06 PM

inequality in well being in one US state 

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Plastic Fuel

Plastic Fuel | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
How a company is giving waste plastics one more life by turning them into synthetic fuel at their plant in Ireland.
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The Dangerous Underestimation of Climate Change's Cost

The Dangerous Underestimation of Climate Change's Cost | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Scientists say that poorer countries will see devastating effects much sooner than richer ones.
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New Zealand and Mexico the OECD economies most affected by inequality

New Zealand and Mexico the OECD economies most affected by inequality | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
A new OECD report estimates that New Zealand and Mexico have had more than 10 percentage points knocked off their growth by rising inequality
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Hardline Australia, confused Scandinavia and tense Russia: the global immigration picture

Hardline Australia, confused Scandinavia and tense Russia: the global immigration picture | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Special report: Immigration increasingly dominates national debate in this country. But what about elsewhere? From the far right making political capital in Scandinavia to border guards pushing migrant boats back to sea in Australia and the millions of Afghan refugees in Pakistan, Guardian correspondents examine the global picture
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Women's rights country by country - interactive

Women's rights country by country - interactive | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Which countries have laws preventing violence? Which legislate for gender equality? And which countries allow abortion? Using World Bank and UN data we offer a snapshot of women's rights across the globe
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Guess which country does the most good for the planet?

Guess which country does the most good for the planet? | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
The Good Country Index measures how much each of 125 countries contributes to the planet. Announced today, the Index features some unexpected winners — and even more surprising losers. (Sorry, USA....
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How much countries have donated to the Ebola fight, in one chart

How much countries have donated to the Ebola fight, in one chart | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
The results are pretty disappointing.
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How does Mexico’s water footprint compare to that of other countries? | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

How does Mexico’s water footprint compare to that of other countries? | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
In a previous post, we saw how Mexico is a major net importer of “virtual” water. In this post we take a closer look at Mexico's water footprint. The data
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