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Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria force 13000 to flee to Cameroon - Thomson Reuters Foundation

Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria force 13000 to flee to Cameroon - Thomson Reuters Foundation | Global Issues | Scoop.it
The Nigerian refugees reportedly fled after the insurgents attacked the town of Mubi. Local authorities in Cameroon said the "vast majority" had returned to Nigeria.
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UK scrambles to promise more powers if Scots reject independence

UK scrambles to promise more powers if Scots reject independence | Global Issues | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - The British government is scrambling to respond to a lurch in the opinion polls toward a vote for Scottish independence this month by promising a range of new powers for Scotland if
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Syrian refugees trigger child labour boom in Turkey - The Guardian

Syrian refugees trigger child labour boom in Turkey - The Guardian | Global Issues | Scoop.it
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According to the UN high commissioner for refugees (UNHCR), about half the million Syrian refugees currently living in Turkey are children.
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Mind the gap: why UN development goals must tackle economic inequality

Mind the gap: why UN development goals must tackle economic inequality | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Faiza Shaheen: The sustainable development agenda is doomed without a goal to end poverty.
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Corruption 'costs millions of lives'

Corruption 'costs millions of lives' | Global Issues | Scoop.it
About $1tn a year is being taken out of poor countries and millions of lives are lost because of corruption, the One campaign group says.
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Household air pollution puts more than one in three people worldwide at risk of ill health, early death

Household air pollution puts more than one in three people worldwide at risk of ill health, early death | Global Issues | Scoop.it
A third of the world's population use plant-based solid fuels such as wood or charcoal, or coal, to cook, heat, and light their homes, primarily in Asia and Africa. These smoky, dirty fuels are oft...
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Oil spills and marine snow: Changing microbial dynamics in the wake of the Macondo blowout

Oil spills and marine snow: Changing microbial dynamics in the wake of the Macondo blowout | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Following the oil spill caused by the blowout at the Macondo wellhead in 2010, Gulf of Mexico microbial population dynamics shifted rapidly as numbers of oil degraders quickly increased.
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Mapping the World's Migrating Ocean Pollution - CityLab

Mapping the World's Migrating Ocean Pollution - CityLab | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Nature World News Mapping the World's Migrating Ocean Pollution CityLab Those figures were then correlated with data showing the areas that accumulated the greatest pollution density—known as "basins of attraction." The study, published by the...
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Air Pollution and Extreme Weather Combine to Kill | Humanitarian News

Air Pollution and Extreme Weather Combine to Kill | Humanitarian News | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Researchers find a mix of pollution and extreme temperatures can be deadly -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Air Pollution and Extreme Weather Combine to Kill http://t.co/8dhgOqqOat)...
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Farm pests' global advance threatens food security

Farm pests' global advance threatens food security | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Agricultural pests - viruses, bacteria, fungi, blights, mildews, rusts, beetles, nematodes, flies, mites, spiders and caterpillars - are spreading thanks to trade, travel and global warming, writes Tim Radford.
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Food Security in East Africa

In this interview, climate and food security expert Jim Hansen lays out the root causes of food insecurity in East Africa. He also describes a number of acti...
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Beating poverty a long and difficult challenge in Asia, Pacific : ADB report - The Nation

Beating poverty a long and difficult challenge in Asia, Pacific : ADB report - The Nation | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Beating poverty a long and difficult challenge in Asia, Pacific : ADB report The Nation POVERTY will remain a critical challenge for Asia and the Pacific in coming decades, requiring a greater focus on efforts to address food insecurity and...
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UN Women highlights the discrimination faced by girls

UN Women highlights the discrimination faced by girls | Global Issues | Scoop.it
The first theme of UN Women's Beijing +20 push is ‘Girl Child’, a subject that Nigerian born activist Nnenna Agba can speak on with authority.
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A Disconnect: What If Everything We Know About Fixing Global Poverty is Wrong? - CALIFORNIA

A Disconnect: What If Everything We Know About Fixing Global Poverty is Wrong? - CALIFORNIA | Global Issues | Scoop.it
There’s no getting around the veracity of Matthew 26:11. “…For ye have the poor always with you,” as the King James Version has it. But as long as there has been poverty, there have also been decent souls trying to eliminate it.
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Thousands of Refugee Children Are Suffering in Thai Detention - TIME

Thousands of Refugee Children Are Suffering in Thai Detention - TIME | Global Issues | Scoop.it
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Thousands of Refugee Children Are Suffering in Thai Detention. Charlie Campbell @charliecamp6ell. 1:32 AM ET. SHARE.
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UN refugee agency fears mass displacement in Ukraine - Reuters

UN refugee agency fears mass displacement in Ukraine - Reuters | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Economic Times UN refugee agency fears mass displacement in Ukraine Reuters GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of people displaced in Ukraine by fighting has nearly doubled in the past there weeks to at least 260,000 and more are fleeing amid fears of...
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Africa’s economic ‘rise’ does not reflect reality

Africa’s economic ‘rise’ does not reflect reality | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Jostein Hauge: A more nuanced breakdown of the numbers suggests that the familiar narrative of a booming continent may be a myth (Africa’s economic ‘rise’ does not reflect reality;industrial policies must claim front seat in...
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Antarctic sea ice growth does not negate climate change, scientists say - Sydney Morning Herald

Antarctic sea ice growth does not negate climate change, scientists say - Sydney Morning Herald | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Laboratory Equipment Antarctic sea ice growth does not negate climate change, scientists say Sydney Morning Herald Climate change sceptics have pounced on this apparent discrepancy, citing it as proof that climate change isn't real, or at least...
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For Air Pollution, Trash Is a Burning Problem - Climate Central

For Air Pollution, Trash Is a Burning Problem - Climate Central | Global Issues | Scoop.it
For Air Pollution, Trash Is a Burning Problem Climate Central When atmospheric scientist Christine Wiedinmyer first went to Ghana in 2011 to investigate air pollution produced by burning different materials — from crop stubble to coal used in...
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Promises to Cut Climate Change Pollution Expected at U.N.

Promises to Cut Climate Change Pollution Expected at U.N. | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon hopes to prevent world leaders sleepwalking into climate catastrophe by asking them to make new emissions pledges at a climate summit in New York this month (Promises to Cut Climate Change Pollution Expected at U.N.
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Mining threatens to eat up northern Europe’s last wilderness

Mining threatens to eat up northern Europe’s last wilderness | Global Issues | Scoop.it
Vast network of rivers, lakes and mountains in Finland, Sweden and Norway at risk from being exploited for rare earth and other minerals (Mining threatens to eat up northern Europe’s last wilderness.
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Ebola outbreak threatens food security in hardest-hit countries

Ebola outbreak threatens food security in hardest-hit countries | Global Issues | Scoop.it
The world's worst Ebola epidemic has put harvests at risk and sent food prices soaring in West Africa, the UN said on Tuesday, warning the problem would intensify in coming months.
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What's Next for Global Food Security?

What's Next for Global Food Security? | Global Issues | Scoop.it
What's Next for Global Food Security? http://t.co/gZvNMx3gdm
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Climate change to 'severely impact' growth in South Asia - Deutsche Welle

Climate change to 'severely impact' growth in South Asia - Deutsche Welle | Global Issues | Scoop.it
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Climate change to 'severely impact' growth in South Asia
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One of the most vulnerable regions to climate change is South Asia.
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Why Are So Many Women Dying from Ebola? - Foreign Policy (blog)

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Why Are So Many Women Dying from Ebola?
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14, the Washington Post reported that across Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone collectively, women have comprised 55 to 60 percent of the dead.
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