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The cleverest countries on climate change – and what we can learn from them | Apolitical

The cleverest countries on climate change – and what we can learn from them | Apolitical | Social 10-1 | Scoop.it
Virtually every clean energy record in the world has been broken in the past year. The most investment in clean energy ($329billion in 2015), the most new renewable capacity (a third more than in 2014), the cheapest ever solar power (in Chile, where it’s half the cost of coal), the longest a country has been run entirely on renewable electricity – 113 days ove
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Slimy Green Beaches May Be Florida's New Normal

Slimy Green Beaches May Be Florida's New Normal | Social 10-1 | Scoop.it
The guacamole-thick algae that fouled both coasts earlier in July will likely be a regular occurrence for the Sunshine State. Here’s why.
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Is Brexit the start of a new war against globalization? - Macleans.ca

Is Brexit the start of a new war against globalization? - Macleans.ca | Social 10-1 | Scoop.it
Britons may have voted for change, but what will it mean for the rest of the world?
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Michael Den Tandt: Investment in education a necessary investment in the future

Michael Den Tandt: Investment in education a necessary investment in the future | Social 10-1 | Scoop.it
An innovation strategy is an education strategy. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a teacher by profession, seems a likely candidate to implement such a strategy
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How many people can our planet really support?

How many people can our planet really support? | Social 10-1 | Scoop.it
We do not know if today’s population of seven billion is remotely sustainable, or what the limit is
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Canada will feel climate extremes if emissions don't change: Scientists

Canada will feel climate extremes if emissions don't change: Scientists | Social 10-1 | Scoop.it
Canada is a land of extremes, from car-freezing cold to crop-searing heat and drenching rains to drought. But you ain't seen nothin' yet. By 2050 -- within the life expectancy of most Canadians -- scientists say that if current emissions levels remain unchanged, climate change will be well established.
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Ikea addresses the age of 'peak stuff'

Ikea addresses the age of 'peak stuff' | Social 10-1 | Scoop.it
Have consumers hit their limit for buying furniture, as one Ikea executive recently claimed? Don’t bet on it. Certainly, Ikea isn't.
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Think your commute is long? Try Barcelona to London.

Think your commute is long? Try Barcelona to London. | Social 10-1 | Scoop.it
Surging property prices are turning a growing number of middle-class Londoners into 'super commuters'—and they're happier for it
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Groundwater is mostly non-renewable, study finds

Groundwater is mostly non-renewable, study finds | Social 10-1 | Scoop.it
The water that supplies aquifers and wells that billions of people rely on around the world is mostly a non-renewable resource that could run out, a new Canadian-led study suggests.
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What maps reveal about ourselves

What maps reveal about ourselves | Social 10-1 | Scoop.it
Cartography has produced beautiful works of art – but are they as objective as we think? Alastair Sooke explores the unreliable history of map-making.
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Affordable housing: A crippling crisis with an obvious solution | Toronto Star

Affordable housing: A crippling crisis with an obvious solution | Toronto Star | Social 10-1 | Scoop.it
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Canada's top 50 socially responsible corporations: 2015

Canada's top 50 socially responsible corporations: 2015 | Social 10-1 | Scoop.it
How these companies are getting ahead by putting communities, the environment and their employees at the top of their agendas
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Truth and Reconciliation report brings calls for action, not words

Truth and Reconciliation report brings calls for action, not words | Social 10-1 | Scoop.it
Reconciliation for the "cultural genocide" of residential schools requires a nation-wide commitment to change policy and commemorate through education, said Justice Murray Sinclair, chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission as he released the commission's 94 recommendations Tuesday.
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Historic land deal with Algonquin peoples signed by federal, Ontario governments

Historic land deal with Algonquin peoples signed by federal, Ontario governments | Social 10-1 | Scoop.it
Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett and her Ontario counterpart have signed a historic agreement with the Algonquins of Ontario that will eventually see wide swaths of eastern Ontario signed over to the Indigenous people as part of a modern treaty.
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Desalination: the quest to quench the world's thirst for water

Desalination: the quest to quench the world's thirst for water | Social 10-1 | Scoop.it
Technological advances have made removing salt from seawater and waste water less energy-intensive, but will they simply encourage us to use more?
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Pisa tests to include 'global skills' and cultural awareness - BBC News

Pisa tests to include 'global skills' and cultural awareness - BBC News | Social 10-1 | Scoop.it
International Pisa tests will include questions in global skills in the next round of tests
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Bust times are back in Newfoundland and Labrador

Bust times are back in Newfoundland and Labrador | Social 10-1 | Scoop.it
The province is facing a crushing deficit. EI and food banks us is on the rise. How did it turn so wrong, so fast?
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Beijing's zombie problem: Can it really shut down its overbuilt economy?

Beijing's zombie problem: Can it really shut down its overbuilt economy? | Social 10-1 | Scoop.it
In the last gasp of an historic industrialization, China's state-run "zombie" factories continue to churn out products no one buys. The CBC's new Asia Correspondent Sasa Petricic highlights the problem facing Beijing with its new talk of layoffs and restructuring.
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Mr. MacCollum's curator insight, March 8, 6:26 PM
Some more insight into all matters China that we have been discussing in class.
Mr. MacCollum's curator insight, March 8, 6:26 PM
Some more insight into all matters China that we have been discussing in class.
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Matt Gurney: Stopping the child soldiers

Matt Gurney: Stopping the child soldiers | Social 10-1 | Scoop.it
"This is not Hitler Youth or young Canadian boys lying about their age to fight in the trenches," the general warned me. "In the conflicts of today, the leaders prefer child soldiers."
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Life at $20 a barrel: What the oil crash means for Canada

Life at $20 a barrel: What the oil crash means for Canada | Social 10-1 | Scoop.it
As the price of crude oil plunges and drags the loonie with it, the pain stretches far beyond the Alberta oil patch. Where does Canada go from here?
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How a cancelled yoga class stretches the point on cultural appropriation - Macleans.ca

How a cancelled yoga class stretches the point on cultural appropriation - Macleans.ca | Social 10-1 | Scoop.it
The University of Ottawa's yoga classes weren't debasing anyone's culture. But we lose nothing by listening, rather than overreacting hastily.
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WHO estimates 3.7 billion people aged 50 or younger have oral herpes, the incurable, cold sore virus

WHO estimates 3.7 billion people aged 50 or younger have oral herpes, the incurable, cold sore virus | Social 10-1 | Scoop.it
The public health agency released its first study of the health problem Wednesday, estimating 3.7 billion people have the virus known as HSV-1
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Why the world economy as we know it is about to be turned on its head

Why the world economy as we know it is about to be turned on its head | Social 10-1 | Scoop.it
A renowned economist is predicting that the 3 major trends that have shaped the global economy for decades are about to reverse suddenly, throwing the world into uncharted waters
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Infographic: Charting the world's sixth mass exinction - Macleans.ca

Infographic: Charting the world's sixth mass exinction - Macleans.ca | Social 10-1 | Scoop.it
We are entering the first mass extinction since the dinosaurs disappeared 65 million years ago
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