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Controversies in Science and Technology: From Sustainability to Surveillance | Oxford University Press

Controversies in Science and Technology: From Sustainability to Surveillance | Oxford University Press | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
When it comes to any current scientific debate, there are more than two sides to every story. Controversies in Science and Technology, Volume 4 analyzes controversial topics in science and technology-infrastructure, ecosystem management, food security, and plastics and health-from multiple points of view. The editors have compiled thought-provoking essays from a variety of experts from academia and beyond, creating a volume that addresses many of the issues surrounding these scientific debates. Part I of the volume discusses infrastructure, and the real meaning behind the term in today's society. Essays address the central issues that motivate current discussion about infrastructure, including writing on the vulnerability to disasters. Part II, titled "Food Policy," will focus on the challenges of feeding an ever-growing world and the costs of not doing so. Part III features essays on chemicals and environmental health, and works to define "safety" as it relates to today's scientific community. The book's final section examines ecosystem management. In the end, Kleinman, Cloud-Hansen, and Handelsman provide a multifaceted volume that will be appropriate for anyone hoping to understand arguments surrounding several of today's most important scientific controversies

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Chapters:From Sustainability to Surveillance.Infraestructure Development Resilience Privacy and Well Being.Food Policy Balancing Productivity Conservation and Social Justice.Chemicals and Environmental Health Defining Safety.Ecosystem Management Protecting Nature and Livelihoods.
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Britain’s decline and fall

Britain’s decline and fall | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
WRITING to his wife in May 1942, Evelyn Waugh recounted a true story of military derring-do. A British commando unit offered to blow up an old tree-stump on Lord Glasgow’s estate, promising him that they could dynamite the tree so that it “falls on a sixpence”. After a boozy lunch they all went down to witness the explosion.
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The problem with "trickle-down techonomics"

The problem with "trickle-down techonomics" | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Hooray for technology! It makes everything better for everyone!! Right? Well, no. When a new technology, like ebooks or health trackers, is only available to some people, it has unintended consequences for all of us. Jon Gosier, a TED Fellow and tech investor, calls out the idea of "trickle-down techonomics," and shares powerful examples of how new tech can make things actually worse if it's not equally distributed. As he says, "the real innovation is in finding ways to include everyone."
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World Military Spending — Global Issues

World Military Spending — Global Issues | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
US and world military spending and budgets are very high, almost back to Cold War levels.
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New Theory Behind Dozens of Craters Found in Siberia

New Theory Behind Dozens of Craters Found in Siberia | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Scientists say melting pingos, and not methane hydrates, are likely to blame for the dramatic craters.
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Corruption Perceptions Index 2016

Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Transparency International is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption.
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Obama's Lists: A Dubious History of Targeted Killings in Afghanistan - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International

Obama's Lists: A Dubious History of Targeted Killings in Afghanistan - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Combat operations in Afghanistan may be coming to an end, but a look at secret NATO documents reveals that the US and the UK were far less scrupulous in choosing targets for killing than previously believed. Drug dealers were also on the lists.
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How the 1967 war changed the shape of Israel

How the 1967 war changed the shape of Israel | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
THE SIX-DAY WAR increased Israel’s territory threefold. The “borders of Auschwitz” were gone; the vulnerable nine-mile narrow waist acquired a thick cuirass with the mountains of the West Bank. Israel soon annexed East Jerusalem with some surrounding land; it did the same with the Golan Heights in 1981.

 

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U.S. Malaria Donations Saved Almost 2 Million African Children

U.S. Malaria Donations Saved Almost 2 Million African Children | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The President’s Malaria Initiative, started in 2005, has saved 1.7 million children in Africa for only $500 million a year, a new study finds.
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In Pakistan, a Fuel Tanker Fire Leaves at Least 150 Dead

In Pakistan, a Fuel Tanker Fire Leaves at Least 150 Dead | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
At least 100 others were seriously injured after people rushed to the overturned tanker to collect spilled fuel and it caught fire, officials said.
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Quarter of England’s rivers at risk of running dry, finds WWF

Quarter of England’s rivers at risk of running dry, finds WWF | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Freedom-of-information data reveals threat of drought that would devastate wildlife, with government slow to act on water management
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Here's why the American flag is reversed on military uniforms

Tim Marshall, the author of "Worth Dying for: The Power and Politics of Flags" explains why American flags are reversed on military uniforms
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What's the Problem With Al Jazeera?

What's the Problem With Al Jazeera? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The most popular news channel in the Arab world sits uneasily at the center of the Qatar crisis.
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Nigeria to surpass the US as world's 3rd most populous country

Nigeria to surpass the US as world's 3rd most populous country | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The West African nation is projected to surpass the 300 million mark by 2050, according to The World Population Prospects 2017 report by the UN.
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China breaks ground on first “Forest City” that fights air pollution

China breaks ground on first “Forest City” that fights air pollution | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Stefano Boeri Architetti designed the first “Forest City” in China, which is now under construction Liuzhou, Guangxi Province.
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Age of Internet Empires

Age of Internet Empires | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
This map illustrates the most visited website in each country.
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War by media and the triumph of propaganda

War by media and the triumph of propaganda | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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Escaping ISIS

Escaping ISIS | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Using undercover footage, FRONTLINE presents the gripping, first-hand accounts of women who escaped the brutal reign of ISIS -- and follows an underground network that's helping them escape.
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The Best Productivity Tricks Used By Evil Dictators

The Best Productivity Tricks Used By Evil Dictators | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
History is full of evil dictators, and while the had their share of bad qualities, it’s undeniable they were efficient at getting things done. Here’s what we can learn from them, despite their evil nature.
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Assange: the untold story of an epic struggle for justice

Assange: the untold story of an epic struggle for justice | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Assange: the untold story of an epic struggle for justice
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Tanzania presses on with hydroelectric dam on vast game reserve

Tanzania presses on with hydroelectric dam on vast game reserve | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Stiegler Gorge dam on the Selous park, a world heritage site listed as ‘in danger’, will cause irreversible damage, say conservationists
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Evidence is mounting that Russia took 4 clear paths to meddle in the US election

Evidence is mounting that Russia took 4 clear paths to meddle in the US election | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Russia's interference was a multi-faceted, coordinated, and well-planned campaign aimed at undermining the backbone of democracy.
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Secrets Of Breast-Feeding From Global Moms In The Know

Secrets Of Breast-Feeding From Global Moms In The Know | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Many American women want to breast-feed — and try to. Only about half keep it up. It's like they've lost the instinct. One researcher thinks she's figured out why and how to get the instinct back.
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Theresa May faces backlash from Scotland and Wales over £1bn Tory-DUP deal

Theresa May faces backlash from Scotland and Wales over £1bn Tory-DUP deal | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Political figures line up to demand more money for their regions after DUP agrees confidence and supply arrangement
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Why Did Lincoln Move So Slowly to Abolish Slavery? Because He Was a Racist, This Book Argues.

Why Did Lincoln Move So Slowly to Abolish Slavery? Because He Was a Racist, This Book Argues. | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Fred Kaplan’s “Lincoln and the Abolitionists” emphasizes the distance between them.
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Israel strikes Syrian military near Golan Heights

Israel strikes Syrian military near Golan Heights | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Israel launched strikes on Syrian military positions Saturday near the Golan Heights after it said projectiles were fired at Israel from inside Syria.
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