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Global Warming Facts, Global Warming Information, Global Warming Questions, Quiz - National Geographic

Global Warming Facts, Global Warming Information, Global Warming Questions, Quiz - National Geographic | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Quiz your knowledge of Global Warming at National Geographic (Global Warming Quiz - test your knowledge http://t.co/5pTH4obo)
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Fracking is the only way to achieve Obama climate change goals, says senior scientist

Fracking is the only way to achieve Obama climate change goals, says senior scientist | Global Issues | Scoop.it
#Obama science advisor calls for more #fracking to mitigate #climate change & kill off king #coal.
http://t.co/w6SJ2rx2 #energy #carbon
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World Report 2013: Cambodia

The human rights situation in Cambodia deteriorated markedly in 2012 with a surge in violent incidents, as the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) prepared for national elections scheduled for July 28, 2013.
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Israel violates human rights - New Europe

Israel violates human rights - New Europe | Global Issues | Scoop.it
New Europe Israel violates human rights New Europe The EU calls on the government of Israel to allow for the immediate restoration of their family visiting rights and calls for the full respect of international human rights obligations towards all...
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Megacities Reflect Growing Urbanization Trend | Geography Education | Southmoore AP Human Geography

Megacities Reflect Growing Urbanization Trend | Geography Education | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Read the Transcript: http://to.pbs.org/b6sR86 The capital of the South Asian country Bangladesh, Dhaka, has a population that is booming.
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Monsanto sued small famers to protect seed patents, report says

Monsanto sued small famers to protect seed patents, report says | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Agricultural giant has won more than $23m from its targets, but one case is being heard at Supreme Court this month (RT @Camz99: Monsanto sued small famers to protect seed patents, report says http://t.co/JSbnbQnl via...
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Ethiopia: Pastoralists Forced off Their Land for Sugar Plantations - Huffington Post

Ethiopia: Pastoralists Forced off Their Land for Sugar Plantations - Huffington Post | Global Issues | Scoop.it
AFPEthiopia: Pastoralists Forced off Their Land for Sugar PlantationsHuffington PostEthiopia: Pastoralists Forced off Their Land for Sugar Plantations - The Huffington Post.State Sugar Project Harming Ethiopian Tribes, Rights Group SaysBusinessweekEthiopians...
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Rio negotiations; Human Rights Council opening; Sustainabile ...

Expectations to produce a strong outcome document in Rio are still high, said Rio+20's Secretary-General, Sha Zukang, adding that he remains optimistic that delegations will reach an agreement before tonight's deadline.
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Koalas under threat in Australia - in pictures

Koalas under threat in Australia - in pictures | Global Issues | Scoop.it
The Australian government has listed the koala as a threatened species in parts of the country for the first time.
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China steps up silencing of human rights lawyers | Radically.Me

China steps up silencing of human rights lawyers | Radically.Me | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Shine a Light on Human Rights for Amnesty International’s 50th AnniversaryBehind of human rights!Amnesty: Uprising is a Human Rights RevolutionSalil...
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Syria: Local Residents Used as Human Shields | Human Rights Watch

Syria: Local Residents Used as Human Shields | Human Rights Watch | Global Issues | Scoop.it
(Antakya, Turkey) – Syrian government forces have endangered local residents by forcing them to march in front of the army during recent arrest operations, troop movements, and attacks on towns and villages in northern Syria, Human Rights Watch...
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Environment: Would Thailand’s environmental movement suffers the same fate as Thailand’s human rights movement?

Environment: Would Thailand’s environmental movement suffers the same fate as Thailand’s human rights movement? | Global Issues | Scoop.it
By Tammy, Thai Intel’s humanity journalist To neutral global observer, Thailand‘s human rights movement is a bad joke. And now, many says, Thailand’s environmental movement is fol...
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Children’s Books Increasingly Ignore Natural World - Miller-McCune

Children’s Books Increasingly Ignore Natural World - Miller-McCune | Global Issues | Scoop.it
A survey of award-winning children’s picture books from 1938 to 2008 suggests our increasing estrangement from the natural environment.
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Keystone XL will have 'no impact on climate change', TransCanada boss says

Keystone XL will have 'no impact on climate change', TransCanada boss says | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Firm planning oil pipeline from western Canada to Texas says project will have no measurable effect on global warming (RT @SierraClubCan: Umm...TransCan boss says #KeystoneXL will have no impact on #climatechange http://t.co/6VMTbJNL...
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US supreme court hears Monsanto soybean patent case

US supreme court hears Monsanto soybean patent case | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Mother Jones: The agribusiness giant's latest patent dispute headed to the Supreme Court on Tuesday (Today is not the day.
There is a major flaw in our system of "justice".
Monsanto needs to be lined up and fed...
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Sea Shepherd: defending the integrity of the Southern Ocean whale sanctuary

Sea Shepherd: defending the integrity of the Southern Ocean whale sanctuary | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Paul Watson: Our Antarctic campaign has become stronger and more efficient – but the Japanese whalers are getting recklessly aggressive ("Sea Shepherd: defending the integrity of the Southern Ocean whale sanctuary" http://t.co/KoMoBTTC...
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Hell on a hill-side? - LSMedia

Hell on a hill-side? - LSMedia | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Hell on a hill-side?
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Whilst some of the key features of Hell are stereotypically and initially 'evident' in slums, looking from the inside-out highlights a difference between physical form, and human agent.
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Obama’s Keystone Pipeline Decision Risks New Problems, Either Way

Obama’s Keystone Pipeline Decision Risks New Problems, Either Way | Global Issues | Scoop.it
In deciding whether to approve the Keystone oil pipeline, President Obama faces a choice between alienating environmental advocates or causing a deep rift with Canada.
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Poisoning Workers at the Bottom of the Food Chain | Mother Jones

Poisoning Workers at the Bottom of the Food Chain | Mother Jones | Global Issues | Scoop.it
RT @Michelle9647: Pesticides sicken more than 10,000 farm laborers annually. What's being sprayed is often a mystery.
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Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative: Exchanges listing over 4600 ... - Reuters

Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative: Exchanges listing over 4600 ... - Reuters | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative: Exchanges listing over 4600 ...ReutersThe Division is recognized as a global centre of excellence on issues related to investment and enterprise for sustainable development.
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Rights group criticizes Rwanda's council selection - WJTV

Rights group criticizes Rwanda's council selection - WJTV | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Rights group criticizes Rwanda's council selectionWJTVUNITED NATIONS (AP) Human Rights Watch criticized Rwanda's virtual guarantee of a seat on the U.N.
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Climate change: China’s youth cares | Asia News – Politics, Media, Education | Asian Correspondent

Climate change: China’s youth cares | Asia News – Politics, Media, Education | Asian Correspondent | Global Issues | Scoop.it
A scientific comparison between global attitudes concerning climate change and the environment in general has revealed some surprising results.
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Water a cause for war in coming decades: US intel - The Times of India

Water a cause for war in coming decades: US intel - The Times of India | Global Issues | Scoop.it
The report is based on a classified National Intelligence Estimate on water security, which was requested by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and completed last fall.
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Unacceptable Levels: New film about toxins in our food, cosmetics & environment | Food Freedom News

Unacceptable Levels: New film about toxins in our food, cosmetics & environment | Food Freedom News | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Unacceptable Levels is a feature length film, in conjunction with learned scientists, doctors, and experts in the field, who will reveal the truth about to...
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Warming 'may rise by 3C' by 2050

Warming 'may rise by 3C' by 2050 | Global Issues | Scoop.it
By 2050, the global average temperature could rise by 1.4-3C above levels for late last century, a mass computer simulation suggests.
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