Jack McEvoy

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Mint condition: countries tipped as the next economic powerhouses

Forget the Brics and the Civets, Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey are the new kids on the bloc according to economists<p>• Meet the Mints: Mexico | Indonesia | Nigeria | Turkey<p>First it was the Brics. For a while the Civets were in vogue. Now the Mints are the ones to watch. Confused? Well, once …

UK's trade development programme failed to prioritise poor – aid watchdog

Icai files damning report on flagship TradeMark Southern Africa scheme saying government still has questions to answer<p>The UK aid watchdog has accused the British government of having failed to put the needs of poor people at the heart of a flagship trade development programme and said "serious …

Embryo Dunes

How not to be ignorant about the world

How much do you know about the world? Hans Rosling, with his famous charts of global population, health and income data (and an extra-extra-long …

Figures confirm Amazon rainforest destruction rate

<b>New figures show a slight increase in the rate of destruction of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil in the 12 months to the end of July 2013.</b><p>Statistics from the Brazilian government show deforestation was up by 29%, slightly higher than the provisional figure of 28% released in November.<p>Satellite data …

Amazon Rainforest

Ozone layer showing 'signs of recovery', UN says

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1107000/1107404_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518755327_fa06cd3a42b8f09fe37af61443caf984<p><b>The ozone layer that shields the earth from cancer-causing ultraviolet rays is showing early signs of thickening after years of</b> …

Global Warming