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Yale Environment 360: Increased Nutrient Levels May Drive Collapse of Salt Marsh, Study Says

Increasing levels of nutrients seeping from septic systems and lawn fertilizers may be driving the steady decline of salt marshesthat has occurred along the U.S. East coast in recent decades, a new study hasDavid S. Johnson/MBL

found. While scientists had long believed that salt marshes have an unlimited capacity for removing nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus, a long-term experiment by researchers at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) at Woods Hole, Mass. found...

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Revealed: the 10 worst countries for girls to get an education

Revealed: the 10 worst countries for girls to get an education | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Campaigners urge action on ‘global crisis’ as research shows 73% of girls in South Sudan – and 130 million worldwide – are missing out on school
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Carbon emissions from warming soils could trigger disastrous feedback loop

Carbon emissions from warming soils could trigger disastrous feedback loop | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
26-year study reveals natural biological factors kick in once warming reaches certain point, leading to potentially unstoppable increase in temperatures
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The study that shows life is a lot more unequal than you (probably) think

The study that shows life is a lot more unequal than you (probably) think | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Voters, take note: a World Bank survey of Indonesian households suggests people have a strong tendency to underestimate the extent of inequality – and it reveals how this can affect their political allegiance, too
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Has this dress been to more countries than you? - BBC News

Has this dress been to more countries than you? - BBC News | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
We track a single item of clothing to see just where it goes before it ends up in the shop.
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New Zealand river granted same legal rights as human being

New Zealand river granted same legal rights as human being | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
After 140 years of negotiation, Māori tribe wins recognition for Whanganui river, meaning it must be treated as a living entity
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Urban heat islands: cooling things down with trees, green roads and fewer cars

As city temperatures rise, with a negative impact on health, councils are coming up with some innovative solutions
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What it’s like to sail a giant ship on Earth’s busiest seas

What it’s like to sail a giant ship on Earth’s busiest seas | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Nearly everything you own comes to you by sea – which means the oceans have never been so busy. Future Now jumped aboard a container ship to meet those who keep the world running.
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Perils of Climate Change Could Swamp Coastal Real Estate

Perils of Climate Change Could Swamp Coastal Real Estate | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Homeowners are slowly growing wary of buying property in the areas most at risk, setting up a potential economic time bomb in an industry that is struggling to adapt.
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Slumscapes: How the world's five biggest slums are shaping their futures

Slumscapes: How the world's five biggest slums are shaping their futures | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
900 million people live in slums - the U.N. says it's time we understood them

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When Borders Close

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An extraordinary period of globalization has ended. The period from World War I through World War II offers lessons for what might come next.
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Living in China’s Expanding Deserts

Living in China’s Expanding Deserts | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
People on the edges of the country’s vast seas of sand are being displaced by climate change.
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MPI's own officials think fish dumping is high

MPI's own officials think fish dumping is high | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
A leaked MPI report shows its own officials believe that between 20 to 100 percent of some quota fish are being discarded during every haul.
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Time to listen to the ice scientists about the Arctic death spiral

Time to listen to the ice scientists about the Arctic death spiral | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
The Arctic’s ice is disappearing. We must reduce emissions, fast, or the human castastrophe predicted by ocean scientist Peter Wadhams will become reality
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How the Latest Great Migration Is Reshaping Europe

How the Latest Great Migration Is Reshaping Europe | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Refugees fleeing wars in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq have roiled the continent’s politics and tested its tolerance.
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Bangladesh Rohingya Crisis Response - Situation Report, 28 September 2017

Bangladesh Rohingya Crisis Response - Situation Report, 28 September 2017 | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Highlights An estimated 501,800 Rohingya have crossed the border into Bangladesh since 25 August 2017, including 448,100 in four upazilas of Cox’s Bazar district, 35,000 in registered refugee camps, and 18,700 in Naikhongchhari of Bandarbhan district. Since the current influx began, IOM distributed 33,600 tarpaulins, installed 367 emergency latrines, trucked 174,000 litres of water, and provided healthcare services to nearly 25,000 patients. The Government of Bangladesh (GOB) already allocated 2,000 acres of land for a new settlement. GOB is working closely with IOM and other agencies to develop this new site. As of now, this site is undeveloped and uninhabitable.
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It’s Like It Never Left: Another El Niño May Be on the Way

It’s Like It Never Left: Another El Niño May Be on the Way | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Just a year after weather patterns were altered worldwide, scientists see signs that more disruption may be brewing.
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How Americans Think About Climate Change, in Six Maps

How Americans Think About Climate Change, in Six Maps | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Americans overwhelmingly believe that global warming is happening, and that carbon emissions should be scaled back. But fewer are sure that it will harm them personally.
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Daily chart: When the wind blows | The Economist

Daily chart: When the wind blows | The Economist | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
WORLDWIDE electricity generation in 2015 was just over 24,000 terawatt-hours. Only a small proportion of that total comes from wind, geothermal, solar, biomass and waste, but it is growing fast. Renewable energy excluding hydro accounted for 6.7% of the global total in 2015 and increased by 213 terawatt-hours.
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They Released 14 Wolves In A Park. But No One Was Prepared For THIS. Unbelievable That Nature..

They Released 14 Wolves In A Park. But No One Was Prepared For THIS. Unbelievable That Nature.. | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
The result has sent shockwaves across the world..
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Bay of Bengal: depleted fish stocks and huge dead zone signal tipping point

Bay of Bengal: depleted fish stocks and huge dead zone signal tipping point | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Long treated as a bottomless resource pit, economic over-exploitation of the ocean, pollution and rising sea levels are having a catastrophic impact on life in the bay
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Short Answers to Hard Questions About Climate Change

Short Answers to Hard Questions About Climate Change | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
The issue can be overwhelming. The science is complicated. We get it. This is your cheat sheet.
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Blame it on the bike: does cycling contribute to a city's gentrification?

Blame it on the bike: does cycling contribute to a city's gentrification? | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Hostility to cyclists and bike lanes often seems to be a proxy for wider anger at gentrification. But does this urban phenomenon really arrive on two wheels – or is new cycle infrastructure a sign the street has already transformed?

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Global carbon intensity falls as coal use declines

Global carbon intensity falls as coal use declines | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
China leads the charge for emissions efficiency, but faster progress is needed to meet the Paris climate goals, reports Climate Change News
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Obituary: Great Barrier Reef (25 Million BC-2016)

Obituary: Great Barrier Reef (25 Million BC-2016) | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
Climate change and ocean acidification have killed off one of the most spectacular features on the planet.
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6 maps that could change your perspective on the world

6 maps that could change your perspective on the world | IB Geography ISB | Scoop.it
In an interview Parag Khanna, a global strategist, discusses his innovative ways of viewing the world.
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