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Afghan president angry at US/Taliban prisoner exchange

Afghan president angry at US/Taliban prisoner exchange | KGS Geography | Scoop.it
Afghanistan accuses the US of going behind President Hamid Karzai's back in striking a deal to free a US soldier in exchange for five Taliban militants, and says international law has been breached.
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Africa’s 15 hottest investment zones and the Maputo Development Corridor @investorseurope

Africa’s 15 hottest investment zones and the Maputo Development Corridor @investorseurope | KGS Geography | Scoop.it

EY’s recently released 2014 Africa Attractiveness Survey ranks the 15 top African states and provinces in terms of foreign direct investment (FDI) projects. While FDI has declined in North Africa (primarily due to uncertainty in the region), sub-Saharan Africa has seen a 4.7% increase in 2013.'


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First Person: a Female Teacher in Afghanistan

A female teacher in Kandahar, Afghanistan gives her thoughts on living under Taliban rule, how she got her education, and the future prospects for her countr...

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Bill Nye: The Science Guy - Biodiversity (Full Episode)

Join Bill Nye as he explores environments and ecosystems in a search of biodiversity. Ecosystems are areas where things live. Ecosystems that are biodiverse are home to a variety of plants...
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Education in Africa for Girls to get Better and Safer in the Coming Years

Education in Africa for Girls to get Better and Safer in the Coming Years | KGS Geography | Scoop.it

Improvements in the education system in Africa have started rising since the past decade. In fact, the steps towards bringing developments in the African education scenario are being taken with such effectiveness that the girls who have been hiding behind the scenes for years will get immense academic exposure over time.


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Meritxell's curator insight, April 8, 2014 2:22 PM

Progreso política de educación en Nigeria

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Girls who work and recieve education give almost ninety percent of their salaries to their families. A special fund will be provided for African girls and they will be getting educational stipends and scholarships. This article discusses how these women will have theopportunity  to get a better education.

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Graying Asian Economic Tiger Rears Cubs Offshore

Graying Asian Economic Tiger Rears Cubs Offshore | KGS Geography | Scoop.it
English: The Four Asian Tigers (Photo credit: Wikipedia) They’re sad old stories, and Taiwan has never liked telling them. The island’s birth rate averaging one child per woman ranks among the world’s lowest, a threat to long-term economic productivity. Capital has married talent and eloped to China where wages remain lower [...]
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Shanghai's tide of dead pigs stirs wider concerns in China

Shanghai's tide of dead pigs stirs wider concerns in China | KGS Geography | Scoop.it
BEIJING – Thousands of dead pigs pulled from a Shanghai river are deepening worries about the state of China's waterways, and its wider environment, after decades of breakneck economic growth and industrialization.

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Deb Kemper's curator insight, March 14, 2013 10:26 PM

Wouldn't have dreamed that animal waste would become a problem in the rivers in China.

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#environment #stability #planning #CSR

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Economic & Environmental Benefits of Integrating Ecosystems into Urban Planning

Economic & Environmental Benefits of Integrating Ecosystems into Urban Planning | KGS Geography | Scoop.it

Biodiversity Conservation can Improve Human Health in Worlds Growing Cities, according to a new UN assessment...


The Cities and Biodiversity Outlook, a new study from the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), is the world's first global analysis of how projected patterns of land expansion will impact biodiversity and crucial ecosystems.

The world's total urban area is expected to triple between 2000 and 2030, with urban populations set to double to around 4.9 billion in the same period. This expansion will draw heavily on water and other natural resources and will consume prime agricultural land.
Global urbanization will have significant implications for biodiversity and ecosystems if current trends continue, with effects for human health and development, based on the new research.
The assessment, which draws on contributions from more than 123 scientists worldwide, states that over 60 percent of the land projected to become urban by 2030 has yet to be built.
This presents a major opportunity to greatly improve global sustainability by promoting low-carbon, resource-efficient urban development that can reduce adverse effects on biodiversity and improve quality of life..

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Read the complete article for more on the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, as well as an overview of successful initiatives taken on by cities, local authorities and governments in their efforts to develop a green economy...


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Mário Carmo's curator insight, January 13, 2015 4:23 PM

Integrating Ecosystems into Urban Planning Can Deliver Major Economic Benefits and Reduce Environmental Damage