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Effective aid projects are the result of teamwork, not templates | Jonathan Glennie

Effective aid projects are the result of teamwork, not templates | Jonathan Glennie | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Aid works best when donors build relationships with the people they are trying to help, establishing trust rather than attempting to impose blueprints
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More than 10,000 refugee children missing in Europe

More than 10,000 refugee children missing in Europe | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Thousands of children have disappeared raising fears they are being exploited, says Europol, Europe's police agency.
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The Key to Effectively Tackling Global Inequality

The Key to Effectively Tackling Global Inequality | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Global leaders are meeting at the World Economic Forum this week to discuss how to improve the state of the world and address its most pressing challenges. There is much to talk about -- not least ...
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Bum deal: is access to a toilet a human right or a privilege? | Rosalind Malcolm

Bum deal: is access to a toilet a human right or a privilege? | Rosalind Malcolm | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
How do you provide a safe place to go in informal settlements in Kenya and Uganda where land ownership is often disputed or vague?
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Is inequality an unavoidable fact of life? – video

Is inequality an unavoidable fact of life? – video | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
It’s easy to think that inequality is inevitable but, says Danny Dorling, we are living in extraordinary times
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There's a Fight Brewing Over a Really Important Forest in Canada | VICE News

A longstanding dispute over the largest undisturbed boreal forest on earth began to heat up this week when 13 American environmental groups wrote the governments of Ontario and Quebec urging them to support new conservation efforts.
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Reality Check: It's the inequality, stupid

Reality Check: It's the inequality, stupid | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Mehdi Hasan examines the truth behind growing wealth inequality and its impact.
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An Economy For the 1% | Oxfam International

An Economy For the 1% | Oxfam International | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
The richest 1% now have more wealth than the rest of the world combined. The fight against poverty will not be won until the inequality crisis is tackled.
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The solution for the melting polar ice caps may be hiding in the rainforest | Jessica Lee

The solution for the melting polar ice caps may be hiding in the rainforest | Jessica Lee | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Reducing carbon emissions is truly important to mitigating climate change. But in the meantime, it’s faster and cheaper to save and regrow tropical trees
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Human impact has pushed Earth into the Anthropocene, scientists say

Human impact has pushed Earth into the Anthropocene, scientists say | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
New study provides one of the strongest cases yet that the planet has entered a new geological epoch
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Philippines axes contraceptive budget

Philippines axes contraceptive budget | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Funds earmarked by Benigno Aquino scrapped despite law mandating state provision of birth control to the poor
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What does the Paris agreement mean for the world's other 8 million species?

What does the Paris agreement mean for the world's other 8 million species? | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
In December, the world’s nations agreed on an aggressive plan to combat climate change. But what, if anything, will the landmark Paris agreement do for thousands of species already under threat from global warming?
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Fun With Census Data: U.S. Population Movement

Fun With Census Data: U.S. Population Movement | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Watch the U.S. population move south and west over 220 years (in one minute of video).
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Costa Rica: Journey to the jungle

Costa Rica: Journey to the jungle | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
We take the pulse of Costa Rica's rainforest to find out how global warming affects the 'lungs of the planet'.
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Ageing Britain: two-fifths of NHS budget is spent on over-65s

Ageing Britain: two-fifths of NHS budget is spent on over-65s | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Data produced for the Guardian shows how health spending is split across age groups, with costs set to rise as people live longer
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Mapping the Electrification of India Over the Last 20 Years

Mapping the Electrification of India Over the Last 20 Years | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
A project uses satellite imagery to show how access to power has improved in villages across the country.
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Three maps that show just how bad air pollution is around the world

Three maps that show just how bad air pollution is around the world | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday said that air pollution now constitutes a "public health emergency" across the world.

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Interactive: what will Australia's population look like in 2050?

Interactive: what will Australia's population look like in 2050? | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Australia's ageing population could affect our standard of living in years to come, as the proportion of Australians in older age cohorts continues to grow. [iframe src="http://media.sbs.com.au/news_dataviz/Charts/2016/January/AgeDist/AgeDist1/" width="100%"] What will help Australia keep some of its youth? Immigration helps to slow Australia's rate of ageing, Professor of Demography from ANU, Peter McDonald told SBS News.
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Mexico town fights to protect pure water supply

Mexico town fights to protect pure water supply | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Ahuisculco residents urge officials to designate mountain spring area as off limits to development.
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Shock figures to reveal deadly toll of global air pollution

Shock figures to reveal deadly toll of global air pollution | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
World Health Organisation describes new data as ‘health emergency’, with rising concern likely to influence decision over Heathrow expansion
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Refugee influx helps halt decline in Germany's population

Refugee influx helps halt decline in Germany's population | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Nation’s population is growing again although longer-term trends still point to a decline – and the need for continued high levels of immigration
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Mexico's drug war reverses trend of rising male life expectancy, study finds

Mexico's drug war reverses trend of rising male life expectancy, study finds | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Life expectancy fell by 0.6 years for men between 2005 and 2010 despite healthcare gains as drug violence spiked
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Refugee influx helps halt decline in Germany's population

Refugee influx helps halt decline in Germany's population | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Nation’s population is growing again although longer-term trends still point to a decline – and the need for continued high levels of immigration
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Earth is 'experiencing a global warming spurt'

Earth is 'experiencing a global warming spurt' | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Climate Central: Scientists say cyclical changes in the Pacific Ocean have thrown Earth’s surface into what may be an unprecedented warming spurt, following a global warming slowdown that lasted about 15 years
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