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Water Facts: Water

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Oklahoma drought kindles spectre of 1930s 'Dust Bowl'

Oklahoma drought kindles spectre of 1930s 'Dust Bowl' | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
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Is America to Thank for the Global Decline in Poverty?

Is America to Thank for the Global Decline in Poverty? | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Arthur Brooks thinks the world's poor were motivated to "throw off their chains of poverty" because they envied Americans.
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Global refugee figure passes 50m for first time since second world war

Global refugee figure passes 50m for first time since second world war | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
UNHCR report says more than half of those displaced are children, with aid organisations reaching breaking point
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Let’s Get Economic/Resource Decoupling Done - Our World

Let’s Get Economic/Resource Decoupling Done - Our World | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
A new report by International Resource Panel shows why and how the world is ready to decouple economic growth from resource consumption.
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The World Cup of oceans ranks countries by their fisheries goals

The World Cup of oceans ranks countries by their fisheries goals | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
The World Cup countries go head-to-head on their ocean health scores -- except for reigning climate champion Switzerland, who disqualified themselves by not having a coastline.
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The U.N. Has Been Undercounting the World's Poor—by 400 Million

The U.N. Has Been Undercounting the World's Poor—by 400 Million | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Good news: Economists at Oxford have come up with a better method for measuring global poverty. Bad news: There are way more poor people than previously thought.
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Almost Half of Europe's Water Is Threatened by Pollution

Almost Half of Europe's Water Is Threatened by Pollution | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
The dismal results of the broadest-ever analysis of European waterways.
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UK Chief Scientist Calls for Urgent Debate on Climate Change Mitigation - Our World

UK Chief Scientist Calls for Urgent Debate on Climate Change Mitigation - Our World | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Britain's chief scientist calls on researchers to speak out about strategies for tackling climate change before national policies are set by the government.
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Migrants breathe life into ageing Italy town

Migrants breathe life into ageing Italy town | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Immigrants make up a quarter of Riace's population after mayor opened town to foreigners 10 years ago.
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Amazon tribal chief’s SOS: the white man is destroying everything

Amazon tribal chief’s SOS: the white man is destroying everything | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
The Brazilian tribal leader who enlisted Sting to help save the Amazon rainforest has accused the developed world of being intent on “destroying everything” and urged its citizens to fundamentally change the way they think.
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Gallery: What inequality means to me | ideas.ted.com

Gallery: What inequality means to me | ideas.ted.com | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Artists, designers, photographers and activists share one image that encapsulates what inequality means to them.
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Legislation Can Help Enable a Global Climate Deal in 2015 - Our World

Legislation Can Help Enable a Global Climate Deal in 2015 - Our World | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Progress on climate change being made worldwide depends on legislators putting in place credible policies and measures to ensure effective implementation.
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Why Democrats Are Focused on Inequality: Liberal Metros Face the Worst of It

Why Democrats Are Focused on Inequality: Liberal Metros Face the Worst of It | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
U.S. metro areas that voted for Obama tend to have higher levels of inequality and segregation.
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Multidimensional Poverty in Mexico: How severe is poverty in Mexico? | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

Multidimensional Poverty in Mexico: How severe is poverty in Mexico? | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
How severe is poverty in Mexico? How does it compare to poverty in other countries? A new study released in June 2014 suggests that 2.8% of Mexicans live in
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Indonesia’s Presidential Hopefuls Face Up to Deforestation - Our World

Indonesia’s Presidential Hopefuls Face Up to Deforestation - Our World | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Ahead of presidential elections in the world’s third-largest democracy, environmental activists remain sceptical of the candidates’ commitment to tackle climate change.
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Fighting Climate Change Would Boost Global Economy up to US$2.6 Trillion a Year - Our World

Fighting Climate Change Would Boost Global Economy up to US$2.6 Trillion a Year - Our World | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
A new World Bank report concludes that just a few key policies aimed at reducing carbon pollution would boost the global economy and significantly limit global warming.
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Immigration Nation

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With thousands of migrants arriving on the shores of Australia, the country grapples with its immigration policies.
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‘War’s Human Cost’: World

‘War’s Human Cost’: World | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
The number of refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced people worldwide has exceeded 50 million people for the first time in the post-World War II era.
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How Much Are the World's Ecosystems Worth?

How Much Are the World's Ecosystems Worth? | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
$142.7 trillion annually, according to one new estimate
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Who would win the World Cup of climate change?

Who would win the World Cup of climate change? | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
If we were counting carbon emissions (and a few other things) instead of goals, Switzerland and Ivory Coast would dominate, and the U.S. would still lose.
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Stunning Map of Air Pollution: Where Is It Worst?

Stunning Map of Air Pollution: Where Is It Worst? | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
One quarter of the global population is breathing unsafe air. Where is it worst?
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661 - 8 Million City: a Scandinavian Megalopolis | Strange Maps | Big Think

661 - 8 Million City: a Scandinavian Megalopolis | Strange Maps | Big Think | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Picture a megacity of about 8 million. You're likely thinking of a place like London, Kinshasa or Rio de Janeiro. An urban jungle: teeming, chaotic and vibrant. Not the green and pleasant, but frankly rather empty Oslo to Copenhagen corridor.

A future megacity? The Oslo-Copenhagen corridor ...
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Air pollution linked to autism and schizophrenia

Air pollution linked to autism and schizophrenia | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
A new study has revealed that exposure to air pollution damages the brain of developing mice, affecting the same area of the brain that is known to play a role in autism and schizophrenia in humans. 
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So Much Arctic Ice Has Melted, We Need a New Atlas

So Much Arctic Ice Has Melted, We Need a New Atlas | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Global warming has become the biggest headache for atlas illustrators.
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Sustainable development goals take shape as UN party narrows focus

Sustainable development goals take shape as UN party narrows focus | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Number of proposed goals reduced from 19 to 16 as UN working group merges target areas ahead of 2015 deadline
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