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Humanity's global battle with mosquitoes

<b>All over the world we cannot escape mosquito bites - and the diseases they carry.</b><p>MOSQUITO FACTSMosquito-borne diseases result in the deaths of a million people every yearOnly a few hundred of the species bite humansThe females are responsible for spreading disease during their blood-meal. The males …

Public Health

Climate impacts 'overwhelming' - UN

<b>The impacts of global warming are likely to be "severe, pervasive and irreversible", a major report by the UN has warned.</b><p>Scientists and officials meeting in Japan say the document is the most comprehensive assessment to date of the impacts of climate change on the world.<p>Some impacts of climate …

Climate Change

EU to cut carbon emissions by 40% by 2030

Europe will cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, compared with 1990 levels, the toughest climate change target of any region in the world, and will produce 27% of its energy from renewable sources by the same date.<p>The landmark deal was reached after grinding negotiations dragged on to …

Kenya to generate over half of its electricity through solar power by 2016

Kenya has identified nine sites to build solar power plants that could provide more than half the country's electricity by 2016.<p>Construction of the plants, expected to cost $1.2bn (£73m), is set to begin this year and initial design stages are almost complete. The partnership between government and …

Make Inequality History? What would change if we focussed on inequality rather than poverty? | From Poverty to Power

Last week I spoke at a Brussels conference on inequality, organized by the Belgian NGO coalition 11.11.11. Inequality is flavour of the month right …

How many climate migrants will there be?

<b>If politicians are to be believed, migration caused by climate change will cause the world huge problems. One of the latest to repeat the warning is UK shadow immigration minister Chris Bryant, who, like many others before him, said 200 million people may be forced to flee their country. But how</b> …

Geography

When will Britain learn? Immigration from the EU is enormously beneficial to our economy

The Government’s last-minute reaction to the prospect of Bulgarians and Romanians being able to work freely in the UK from 1 January has once again …

Top 25 Informative Maps That Teach Us Something Uniquely Different About the World

<b>Population of Southeast Asia Compared to the Rest of the World</b><p>Maps can be great guides for more than just finding routes for traveling. They often provide insight on the rest of the world. Taking a look at certain maps can be incredibly informative, especially when comparing the standing of …

Geography

Rose George: Inside the secret shipping industry

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