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Conservative cuts to overseas aid will destroy millions of lives – for a lie | Kate Osamor

Conservative cuts to overseas aid will destroy millions of lives – for a lie | Kate Osamor | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
The pretence that British aid spending takes away from domestic resources must be exposed. People’s lives should not be the subject of political games
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Can plastic roads help save the planet? - BBC News

Can plastic roads help save the planet? - BBC News | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
A start-up company is persuading local councils in the UK to turn local plastic waste into roads.
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Why Rome sends trains filled with rubbish to Austria - BBC News

Why Rome sends trains filled with rubbish to Austria - BBC News | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Austria is providing an ingenious solution to the desperate problem of overflowing rubbish in Rome.
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First coal-free day in Britain since Industrial Revolution - BBC News

First coal-free day in Britain since Industrial Revolution - BBC News | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Friday was the first day coal wasn't used to generate electricity since the Industrial Revolution, says the National Grid.
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Feed the starving? Guns are the true cause of hunger and famine | Simon O'Connell

Feed the starving? Guns are the true cause of hunger and famine | Simon O'Connell | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Aid professionals would have you believe that tackling hunger is about feeding people. Take it from an industry insider – the truth is a lot more complex
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India's sugarcane farmers: A cycle of debt and suicide

India's sugarcane farmers: A cycle of debt and suicide | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
How rising debts, pesticides and erratic rainfall are pushing some farmers in southern India to suicide.
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British support for Africa down as fears rise over transparency of aid spending

British support for Africa down as fears rise over transparency of aid spending | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Huge rise in aid spending through departments other than DfID sparks criticism as Syrian refugee crisis dominates political agenda
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Nobody Wants To Drop Food From A Plane. But It's Happening

Nobody Wants To Drop Food From A Plane. But It's Happening | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
It's difficult. It's potentially dangerous. It's costly. And it's going on in South Sudan right now.
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Watergrabbing - A story of Water

Watergrabbing - A story of Water | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
On World Water Day we look at how the inequitable distribution and control of water resources affects the lives of ordinary people living in Cambodia, South Africa, Ethiopia and Palestine.
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U.N. Expert: Biodiversity Is Essential To Human Rights

U.N. Expert: Biodiversity Is Essential To Human Rights | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
The extinction crisis has “grave and far-reaching implications for human well-being,” writes law professor John Knox.
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Fear and loathing on the border

Fear and loathing on the border | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
The militarised nature of the US-Mexico border sustains the fallacy that the US is under attack by 'criminal' migrants.
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Controversial gas from Peruvian Amazon arrives in UK - BBC News

Controversial gas from Peruvian Amazon arrives in UK - BBC News | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Supporters of fracking say the UK should extract its own gas - rather than import it from Peru.
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Safe toilets help flush out disease in Cambodia's floating communities

Safe toilets help flush out disease in Cambodia's floating communities | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Open defecation in villages on Tonlé Sap lake contributes to sickness, pollution and drownings. Now, a pathogen-filtering toilet looks set to change lives
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The drone video that sums up global inequality

The drone video that sums up global inequality | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Johnny Miller has caused quite a stir with his aerial images of South Africa’s divided communities. He explains the origins of the Unequal Scenes project
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Theresa May Commits To Spending 0.7% Of GNI On Development Aid

Theresa May Commits To Spending 0.7% Of GNI On Development Aid | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Some Tory MPs will not be happy.
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Former archbishop of Canterbury defends Britain's aid budget

Former archbishop of Canterbury defends Britain's aid budget | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Rowan Williams says UK’s commitment to world’s poorest people is ‘something to be proud of, not a political football’
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#CuriousGoat: Will Climate Change Help Ticks And Mosquitoes Spread Disease?

#CuriousGoat: Will Climate Change Help Ticks And Mosquitoes Spread Disease? | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
The disease-spreading bugs are creeping north in the states. But will they bring diseases like Lyme and Zika with them?
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Marine power: can UK companies rule the waves?

Marine power: can UK companies rule the waves? | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Despite past failures and high costs, wave power companies are pushing ahead with research trials
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A Map of the World's Population Rendered As Mountains and Valleys

A Map of the World's Population Rendered As Mountains and Valleys | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
What if people were mapped like mountains?
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Senegal's Great Green Wall combats desertification

"A 7,000 km barrier is being built along the footsteps of the Sahara to stop the desert expanding. The Great Green Wall project started in 2007 in Senegal, along with 10 countries in Africa to combat the effects of climate change. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Widou, deep in the Sahel."


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The Great Green Wall initiative is composed of 11 countries that are cooperating together to combat the physical and human geographic characteristics that make the Sahel one of the more vulnerable ecosystems in the world.  This swath running through Africa is the transition zone where tropical Africa meets the Sahara.  The Sahel is susceptible to drought, overgrazing, land degradation and desertification.  These issues of resource management and land use transcend international borders so this "Green Wall" was created with the intent to protect the environment, landscapes and people of the Sahel from desert encroachment (the shorter, social media friendly version of this video is available here).

 

Tags: Africa, Senegal, development, environment, waterbiogeography, ecology, environment depend, physical, weather and climate, supranationalism, political ecology.

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Sea Ice Retreat Could Lead to Rapid Overfishing in the Arctic

Sea Ice Retreat Could Lead to Rapid Overfishing in the Arctic | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
A consortium of countries are meeting in Iceland, where they hope to strike a deal that protects the newly accessible ecosystem.
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Undocumenteds fade from the city they helped build

Undocumenteds fade from the city they helped build | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
In the first of a three-part investigation of how Charlotte, North Carolina would look without undocumented people, Amanda Holpuch hears how the construction industry would fall apart
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Drinking Water Could Be Criminalized For Millions In Africa's Most Populous City

Drinking Water Could Be Criminalized For Millions In Africa's Most Populous City | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
An environmental law passed this month in Lagos is a "death sentence," activists warn.
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Interactive Map Plots Where Every Known Fossil Was Discovered

Interactive Map Plots Where Every Known Fossil Was Discovered | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.
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The Legacy of China's Family Planning Rules

The Legacy of China's Family Planning Rules | IB LANCASTER GEOGRAPHY CORE | Scoop.it
A documentary about three of the 13 million unregistered people born outside the nation’s former one-child policy
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