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How El Niño will change the world's weather in 2014

How El Niño will change the world's weather in 2014 | Geography IB | Scoop.it
With a 90% chance of the global weather phenomenon striking this year, impacts both devastating and beneficial will be felt from India to Peru
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No wonder they still try

No wonder they still try | Geography IB | Scoop.it
“GET free or die trying,” runs a graffito in English on the wall of a migrants’ detention centre on the outskirts of Tripoli, Libya’s capital. The author was...
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Cyclone Pam devastates Vanuatu

Cyclone Pam devastates Vanuatu | Geography IB | Scoop.it
Cyclone Pam leaves thousands homeless on Vanuatu - with aid agencies comparing it to Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated parts of the Philippines in 2013.
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In pictures : Comic Relief in Uganda

In pictures : Comic Relief in Uganda | Geography IB | Scoop.it
Comic Relief's work at the Iyolwa health clinic in Uganda.

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BGS Geography's curator insight, March 11, 2015 7:54 AM

Girls - this is especially relevant for those of you doing The Development Gap in year 11 or Development and Globalisation in Yr 13. IB globalisation. Comic Relief is this Friday....

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'We don't think charity is the way to resolve global inequality' says Oxfam International boss

'We don't think charity is the way to resolve global inequality' says Oxfam International boss | Geography IB | Scoop.it
When Winnie Byanyima arrived in Britain, a frightened 17 year-old fleeing Idi Amin’s brutal regime, she was immediately arrested.

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Divided UK: for every 12 jobs created in the South, one is lost in the North

Divided UK: for every 12 jobs created in the South, one is lost in the North | Geography IB | Scoop.it
The North-South divide has widened significantly in the past decade, with Southern English cities driving the economic recovery while many in the North lose jobs and stagnate, a report reveals.

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Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com

Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com | Geography IB | Scoop.it
Saddam is still in power, but that's not what the war was about
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Geopolitics- gulf war-

Coalition forces involved against Saddam Hussain- largely because of his desire to control oil prices and the Coalition's desire to protect their energy security.

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Why have oil prices been so volatile?

Why have oil prices been so volatile? | Geography IB | Scoop.it
The BBC looks at why the price of oil has been so volatile recently.
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The 10 worst countries for women

The 10 worst countries for women | Geography IB | Scoop.it
Not one country in the world has successfully eliminated its gender gap, according to a recent report from the World Economic Forum. Here are the 10 worst countries for women.
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WEF Gender Gap Report 2014-

Morocco 10th worst- men earn 3 times as much as women and labour participation is 27% vs. 79% for men.

Chad 3rd worst- worst country in the world for educational attainment. Just 28% of women in the country could read and only 55% of school-age girls were enrolled in primary school, both among the worst rates in the world.

Yemen is the worst- 0% political participation, 50% literacy vs 83% men, 52% of girls married before they are 18.

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News: Bahamas Takes on Renewable Energy Challenge

News: Bahamas Takes on Renewable Energy Challenge | Geography IB | Scoop.it
The Commonwealth of the Bahamas is joining the Carbon War Room's Ten Island Challenge, committing to a 20MW solar project, energy efficiency solutions for a local high school, and a nationwide streetlight retrofit among other projects.

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French scallops cleaned in China then sent back - The Local

French scallops cleaned in China then sent back - The Local | Geography IB | Scoop.it
Scallops pulled out of the waters off the western coast of France are taken on an incredible journey that sees them shipped off to China to be cleaned, before being sent all the way back to France to be cooked up. Producers say its worth the cost.
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Outsourcing- global interactions!!

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Deal reached at UN climate talks

Deal reached at UN climate talks | Geography IB | Scoop.it
UN member states reach agreement on how countries should tackle climate change, after differences cause talks to overrun by two days.
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Climate change

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Madagascar tar sands threat -- New Internationalist

Madagascar tar sands threat -- New Internationalist | Geography IB | Scoop.it
Major tar sands deposits have been discovered in Madagascar. But the country’s extraordinary natural heritage, unstable political situation and extreme poverty mean the extraction could spell disaster. Kara Moses reports.
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The First US City to Run On 100% Renewable Energy

The First US City to Run On 100% Renewable Energy | Geography IB | Scoop.it
Congratulations to Vermont's Largest City, Burlington The first US city to run entirely on 100% renewable energy

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UK and international donors suspend Tanzania aid after corruption claims

UK and international donors suspend Tanzania aid after corruption claims | Geography IB | Scoop.it
Payments of $490m frozen following claims that high-ranking officials siphoned off funds from the country’s central bank

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BGS Geography's curator insight, March 17, 2015 10:47 AM

Thank you KS for this one!

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Tanzania

Tanzania | Geography IB | Scoop.it
Tanzania Women at a savings and loan scheme meeting in Tanzania. © CARE / Nicky Lewin. CARE began working in Tanzania in April 1994, in response t...

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BGS Geography's curator insight, March 17, 2015 10:49 AM

Thank you  AY-L - this is a great example of bottom up development......

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Infographic: Violence against women in Egypt

Infographic: Violence against women in Egypt | Geography IB | Scoop.it
New report sheds light on alarming trends of domestic violence and street harassment.

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Gender inequality

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Richest 1% to own more than the rest

Richest 1% to own more than the rest | Geography IB | Scoop.it
Wealth amassed by the richest 1% will soon overtake the amount owned by everyone else in the world, says charity group Oxfam.

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Canada seen as big loser if world gets serious about climate change

Canada seen as big loser if world gets serious about climate change | Geography IB | Scoop.it
Most of Canada’s oil riches should stay the ground, according to an international study that has deemed 75 per cent of Canada’s oil and all the Arctic’s fossil fuels 'unburnable'
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This is the next generation of renewable energy technologies - Telegraph.co.uk

This is the next generation of renewable energy technologies - Telegraph.co.uk | Geography IB | Scoop.it
Hi-tech football pitches, wave power and nuclear fusion are helping to move Britain away from 'dirty' fuels towards sustainable energy
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New Zealand and Mexico the OECD economies most affected by inequality

New Zealand and Mexico the OECD economies most affected by inequality | Geography IB | Scoop.it
A new OECD report estimates that New Zealand and Mexico have had more than 10 percentage points knocked off their growth by rising inequality

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Press Release - Sea urchins from Antarctica show adaptation to ocean acidification - British Antarctic Survey

Press Release - Sea urchins from Antarctica show adaptation to ocean acidification - British Antarctic Survey | Geography IB | Scoop.it
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Ocean acidification- env. change

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Will the floods in California end the drought?

Will the floods in California end the drought? | Geography IB | Scoop.it
Will heavy rainfall end California's three-year drought?
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El Nino 2014 effects?

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Poor hygiene 'deadly in childbirth'

Poor hygiene 'deadly in childbirth' | Geography IB | Scoop.it
Leading health experts say sanitation facilities in birth clinics need to be given greater priority in low-income countries to prevent maternal and newborn deaths.
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Water and change- sanitation

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The Maldives is the extreme test case for climate change action | Damian Carrington

The Maldives is the extreme test case for climate change action | Damian Carrington | Geography IB | Scoop.it
Damian Carrington: Like the ocean waters, the challenge of global warming is clear in the archipelago. But can the IPCC's latest report crystallise action?
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Environmental change- atmospheres

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BGS Geography's curator insight, March 5, 2015 3:17 PM

Sea level rise - GCSE coastal zone.......