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Indices & Data | Gender Inequality Index | Human Development Reports (HDR) | United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Indices & Data | Gender Inequality Index | Human Development Reports (HDR) | United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) | Optional modules | Scoop.it
The Human Development Report (HDR) was first launched in 1990 with the single goal of putting people back at the center of the development process in terms of economic debate, policy and advocacy.
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Populations in transition - Gender equality. The gender inequality index, which variables or indicators are used as part of the assessment for the GII

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Sandy storm victims still recovering

Sandy storm victims still recovering | Optional modules | Scoop.it
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Hazards and Disasters - risk assessment and response.-

Hurridan Sandy

Financial Risk Mitigation  (lowering the risk of losing money). Purchasing insurance ofr personal homes.

Also response in protecting the coastlines of Staton Island, in case of future hurricanes

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Proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments (%) | Data | Table

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Populations in transition - Gender Equality, Political

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Free Technology for Teachers: Extreme Environments - A Geography iBook

Free Technology for Teachers: Extreme Environments - A Geography iBook | Optional modules | Scoop.it

"Extreme Environments http://ow.ly/fwaaM   is a free iBook that I found earlier this week on the Digital Geography blog http://ow.ly/fwach  . The book has four chapters about challenging environments, the characteristics of extreme environments, the opportunities and challenges of extreme environments, and the potential impact of climate change on extreme environments."


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Extreme Environments

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How a prepared India saved lives during monster storm Phailin - Yahoo India News

How a prepared India saved lives during monster storm Phailin - Yahoo India News | Optional modules | Scoop.it
How a prepared India saved lives during monster storm Phailin Yahoo India News NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As meteorologists warned last week of a monster storm ploughing towards India's east coast, the country's disaster preparedness...
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Hazards and Disasters - Risk Assessment and Response 

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Age of the water wars - The Globe and Mail

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Age of the water wars
The Globe and Mail
Scarcity of water generates conflict. Even the origin of the word “rival” is tied to ... Water is a renewable but finite resource.
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Freshwater - Issues and Conflicts - Water conflict

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The China dilemma: cheap coal energy v. clean water - Washington Times

The China dilemma: cheap coal energy v. clean water - Washington Times | Optional modules | Scoop.it
Washington Times
The China dilemma: cheap coal energy v.
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Freshwater - Issues and Conflicts - Water pollution

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China flash floods kill 21 workers

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At least 21 construction workers are killed by flash flooding in a remote part of Qinghai province in north-west China, state media report.

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Freshwater - Issues and Conflicts

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Gender | World news | The Guardian

Gender | World news | The Guardian | Optional modules | Scoop.it
Latest news and comment on Gender from the Guardian
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Populations in transition - Gender equality - links to current issues involving gender equality

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United Nations Statistics Division - Demographic and Social Statistics

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Populations in Transition - UN sats on Gender Equality

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10 Things to Know About Food on World Food Day

10 Things to Know About Food on World Food Day | Optional modules | Scoop.it
Updated Resource - IB DP Geography - The Geography of Food and Health - Food Security

http://www.geographyalltheway.com/in/ib-food-health/food-security.htm (October 16 is World Food Day.
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 The Geography of Food and Health - Food Security

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Early warning, massive evacuations save eastern India from large cyclone ... - Environment & Energy Publishing

Early warning, massive evacuations save eastern India from large cyclone ... - Environment & Energy Publishing | Optional modules | Scoop.it
Environment & Energy Publishing
Early warning, massive evacuations save eastern India from large cyclone ...
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Hazards and Disasters - Risk Assessment and Response

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CABI Blogs: hand picked... and carefully sorted: Managing disasters ...

CABI Blogs: hand picked... and carefully sorted: Managing disasters ... | Optional modules | Scoop.it
October 13th is International Disaster Reduction Day, which is aimed at celebrating how people and communities are reducing their risk to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of disaster reduction.
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Hazards and Disasters - Risk Assessment and Response

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Water scarcity is a looming threat to global security - The National

Water scarcity is a looming threat to global security - The National | Optional modules | Scoop.it
Water scarcity is a looming threat to global security
The National
Water conflicts within culturally diverse nations, such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Sudan, often assume ethnic dimensions, thereby accentuating internal-security challenges.
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Freshwater - Issues and Conflicts - Water scarcity and water conflict issues.

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Can 'powdered rain' end drought?

Can 'powdered rain' end drought? | Optional modules | Scoop.it
A company claims that its rain-absorbing product can make a difference in the battle against drought by slowly releasing water to feed crops.
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Freshwater - Issues and Conflicts

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Heavy flooding hits northern China

Heavy flooding hits northern China | Optional modules | Scoop.it
Heavy rainfall causes extensive flooding in parts of northern China.

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Freshwater - Issues and Conflicts

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