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Shell's 1991 warning: climate changing ‘at faster rate than at any time since end of ice age’

Shell's 1991 warning: climate changing ‘at faster rate than at any time since end of ice age’ | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Critics say public information film shows Shell ‘understood the threat was dire, potentially existential for civilisation, more than a quarter of a century ago’ • ‘Shell knew’: oil giant’s 1991 film warned of climate change danger
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Development is not a science and cannot be measured. That is not a bad thing | Michael Kleinman

Development is not a science and cannot be measured. That is not a bad thing | Michael Kleinman | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The obsession with measuring it is paralysing aid workers, there is no way to fully understand the impact of development
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#Joseph Kabila’s special relationship with #South Africa

#Joseph Kabila’s special relationship with #South Africa | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
On June 25 this year, president Joseph Kabila travelled to Pretoria for the annual bi-national council between the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa (basically a regular cabinet-level m…

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"South Africa may be Kabila’s closest bilateral ally and represents a key lifeline for his continued grip on power. A key to preserving this lifeline has been Kabila’s close personal relationship with South African counterpart Jacob Zuma, and his “business partners.”"

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Official advice on low-fat diet and cholesterol is wrong, says health charity

Official advice on low-fat diet and cholesterol is wrong, says health charity | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Report accuses UK public health bodies of colluding with food industry and calls for overhaul of dietary guidelines
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UK 'sleepwalking' into food insecurity after Brexit, academics say

UK 'sleepwalking' into food insecurity after Brexit, academics say | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Study attacks complacency after years of stable food supplies and prices, saying lack of policy ‘suggests chaos unless redressed’
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Poverty isn't a lack of character; it's a lack of cash

Poverty isn't a lack of character; it's a lack of cash | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
"Ideas can and do change the world," says historian Rutger Bregman, sharing his case for a provocative one: guaranteed basic income. Learn more about the idea's 500-year history and a forgotten modern experiment where it actually worked -- and imagine how much energy and talent we would unleash if we got rid of poverty once and for all.
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The American Who Gave His Life to Chairman Mao

The American Who Gave His Life to Chairman Mao | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
On the dictator's 120th birthday, Sidney Rittenberg—whose life story entwines with the turbulent history of the People's Republic—describes his interactions with the man who still dominates China 37 years after his death.
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The Sand Thieves: World's Beaches Become Victims of Construction Boom - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International

The Sand Thieves: World's Beaches Become Victims of Construction Boom - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Sand is becoming so scarce that stealing it has become an attractive business model. With residential towers rising ever higher and development continuing apace in Asia and Africa, demand for the finite resource is insatiable.
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Roads to nowhere: Pakistan’s misguided obsession with infrastructure | The Economist

Roads to nowhere: Pakistan’s misguided obsession with infrastructure | The Economist | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
NEARLY 20 years after it opened, Pakistan’s first motorway still has a desolate feel. There is scant traffic along the 375km link between Islamabad and Lahore (pictured). Motorists can drive for miles without seeing another vehicle, save perhaps for traffic cops manning speed traps.
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UK economy ranked below Zimbabwe by World Economic Forum, thanks Cameron

While UK Prime Minister David Cameron and his chancellor George Osborne claim their austerity policies are making the UK economy stronger, a devastating report by the World Economic Forum argues ot…
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Chemical Exposure Linked to Billions in Health Care Costs

Chemical Exposure Linked to Billions in Health Care Costs | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Chemicals that mimic estrogen and other hormones are costing the EU $175 billion per year in health care, according to new research.
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France to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040

France to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040 | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Move by Emmanuel Macron’s government comes a day after Volvo said it would only make fully electric or hybrid cars from 2019
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A leading Silicon Valley engineer explains why every tech worker needs a humanities education

A leading Silicon Valley engineer explains why every tech worker needs a humanities education | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
In 2005, the late writer David Foster Wallace delivered a now-famous commencement address. It starts with the story of the fish in water, who spend their lives not even knowing what water is. They are naively unaware of the ocean that permits their existence, and the currents that carry them. The most important educatio
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Oil prices and the Syrian civil war

Oil prices and the Syrian civil war | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Crude Oil Prices Charts. Latest News on Oil, Energy and Petroleum Prices. Articles, Analysis and Market Intelligence on the Oil, Gas, Petroleum and Energy Industry. Accurate Oil Price Forecasts
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China’s growing market in dog meat

China’s growing market in dog meat | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
IN LATE June, thousands of people throng the streets of Yulin, a city in the southern province of Guangxi, for an annual dog-eating festival. The event is controversial worldwide. Animal-welfare groups claim that 15,000 dogs are inhumanely slaughtered for the occasion every year, most of them pets or strays.
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Academic subjects alone won't 'set every child up for life'

Academic subjects alone won't 'set every child up for life' | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Employers are crying out for recruits who are creative. The notion that arts and music are not seen as ‘hard’ enough subjects is damaging to the economy
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U.S. officials say Putin helped direct the use of hacked materials

U.S. officials say Putin helped direct the use of hacked materials | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
New intelligence shows that Putin became personally involved in the computer breach, two senior U.S. officials say.
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Why the lack of Indian and African faces in Dunkirk matters | Sunny Singh

Why the lack of Indian and African faces in Dunkirk matters | Sunny Singh | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The blockbuster purports to be a historical portrayal, but in fact it’s a whitewash. And these decisions help corrode societal attitudes, writes Sunny Singh
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Climate change and inequality

Climate change and inequality | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
ON JULY 12, the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica disgorged a chunk of ice the size of Delaware, a small state on America’s east coast. America’s government seems unfazed by the possibility that such shifts might one day threaten Delaware itself.
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How to (possibly) get super rich in the Information Age

How to (possibly) get super rich in the Information Age | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The Rich Dad blogs by Kim and Robert Kiyosaki offer financial education tips on investing in real estate, entrepreneurship, and obtaining financial freedom.
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Fake US embassy in Ghana shut down after 10 years issuing visas

Fake US embassy in Ghana shut down after 10 years issuing visas | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Ghanaian and Turkish crime rings ‘paid corrupt officials to look the other way’ to illegally obtain authentic documents
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Queen Elizabeth II is getting a 78% raise from the government

Queen Elizabeth II is getting a 78% raise from the government | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The U.K.'s Queen Elizabeth II is receiving nearly $100 million this year to help her refurbish Buckingham Palace in London.
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10 Hottest Technologies in Higher Education

10 Hottest Technologies in Higher Education | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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LSE foreign academics told they will not be asked to advise UK on Brexit

LSE foreign academics told they will not be asked to advise UK on Brexit | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Experts question legality under anti-discrimination laws as senior politicians criticise move as ‘baffling’
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Study: Vegetarians Less Healthy, Lower Quality Of Life Than Meat-Eaters

Study: Vegetarians Less Healthy, Lower Quality Of Life Than Meat-Eaters | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Vegetarians have a lower BMI and drink alcohol sparingly, but vegetarian diets are tied to generally poorer health, poorer quality of life and a higher need for health care than their meat-eating counterparts.
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