Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Story of Coal

Do you know that 50% of electricity in the U.S. is generated from coal? Do you know where your energy comes from? Watch “The Story of Coal” to learn more.  

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Human Development Report 2010

The 20th anniversary edition of UNDP’s annual Human Development Report documents extraordinary and often overlooked progress in health and education in most developing countries over the past four decades, as measured by the Report’s Human Development Index. Though these advances … Continue reading

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Saving the ocean one island at a time

Aboard Mission Blue, oceanographer Greg Stone tells the story of how he helped the Republic of Kiribati create an enormous protected area in the middle of the Pacific — protecting fish, sealife and the island nation itself.

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Western dominance? It’s the history of geography

Ian Morris explains how Europe’s position on the edge of the Atlantic has shaped the west’s dominance of recent history, and argues that it is geography which determines the landscape of power http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/audioslideshow/2010/sep/17/western-dominance-history-geography

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A Scramble for Asia?

Asia’s festering Cold War-era territorial and maritime disputes highlight the fact that securing long-term region-wide peace depends on respect for existing borders. Attempts to disturb Asia’s territorial status quo are an invitation to endemic conflict – a concern that led Asian … Continue reading

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