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Carbon Map – tracking climate change

This video introduces a website that uses an animated, distorted, shaded, interactive map to help convey how different countries fit into the climate change picture – both the causes and the risks. Climate change responsibility is conventionally discussed in terms of national emissions or emissions per capita. Conventional representations thus fail…
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Air of revolution: how activists and social media scrutinise city pollution

This article in the Guardian shows how activists can use social media to leverage their campaigns to force governments and local authorities to take action to address air pollution in their cities. The WHO estimates that dirty air prematurely kills more than 6 million people a year! In China, and in…
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Land rush in Mali

  Amidst the current conflict going on in Mali, the poor are experiencing further encroachment on their ability to feed themselves. 75% of Mali's population are farmers, but rich, land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into agribusiness farms. Many Malian…
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