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Nepal earthquake: The remote communities still waiting for help - BBC News Buddhimaya is still desperately waiting for help, a week after Nepal's earthquake reduced most of her home to rubble. Her family of 15, including six grandchildren, are living in a tent with their neighbours. After being soaked in rain water for days, the tent is filled with the stench of the damp fabric and bedding. Buddhimaya's options are fast running out.

WWF What is climate change? Global warming – doesn’t mean we’ll all just have warmer weather in future. As the planet heats, climate patterns change. It’ll mean more extreme and unpredictable weather across the world – many places will be hotter, some wetter, others drier. The World's Biggest Problems The World’s Biggest Problems portal has a simple, clear mission: educating people all around the world about the biggest problems facing humanity. These problems have two criteria, they must be global in scope, and have the potential to rapidly escalate into severe crises. Economic Collapse : Fragilities in the current global economy could tip the developed world into conditions not seen since the 1920s.Peak Oil : Petroleum has powered the modern world for almost 100 years; today, many industry insiders say that we may be reaching a permanent peak in oil production.

Your meat addiction is destroying the planet “Jesus,” Molly said, her own plate empty, “gimme that. You know what this costs?” She took his plate. “They gotta raise a whole animal for years and then they kill it. This isn’t vat stuff.” How Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s Daughter, Became the World’s First Computer Programmer by Maria Popova How a young woman with the uncommon talent of applying poetic imagination to science envisioned the Symbolic Medea that would become the modern computer, sparking the birth of the digital age. Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, born Augusta Ada Byron on December 10, 1815, later came to be known simply as Ada Lovelace.

Climate Change Interactive First Mammal Species Goes Extinct Due to Climate Change The humble Bramble Cay melomys has disappeared from its island in the Great Barrier Reef. Climate Change Making Calendars Run Amok People in Central Asia are recalibrating their system of time to adapt to a changing ecosystem. The Great Energy Challenge The National Geographic initiative is a call to action to become actively involved, to learn more and do more—to change how we think about and consume energy so that we can all help tackle the big energy questions. U.S.'

Top 10 Most Urgent Problems in the World (Before It's News) World Bank economist Jean-Francois Rischard argues that the international community is still living through some truly momentous times. Our capacity to tackle a variety of complicated social and economic problems is greater at the turn of the new century than has been the case at anytime during the last few centuries. Technological development, economic prosperity and cultural evolution, all characteristics of globalization, have sharpened our ability to resolve many of the social evils that still exist today. Identifying the right tools to fit the problem is key, but the first step we need to take is to identify and understand what are the most pressing issues and which of them are global. If we see these issues as global then it follows, in an increasingly interdependent world, that we have to develop an approach that involves all nations working within a framework to resolve them.

Space for Kids - Earth - The Threat of Melting Ice About 20,000 years ago, much of Europe, Asia, North and South America was covered by huge sheets of ice, each many kilometres thick. Since then, the ice has gradually melted and the ice sheets have retreated. Today, the only ice sheets on Earth’s land masses are found in Antarctica and Greenland. Some ice also occurs as glaciers in mountainous regions and as floating ice floes in the Arctic Ocean and around Antarctica. At first glance, these remote left-overs from the last Ice Age seem of little significance for most of us today.

Games - Water Use It Wisely Discover Water: The Role of Water in Our Lives A super fun way to learn about the water cycle, saving water and more. The Water Family Game Learn how to help your family cut down on water usage. Mission H20 Move through the house; explore each room to discover water-savings tips and hidden videos. Thirsty for Knowledge? Learn about water and easy ways to save. Test Your WaterSense Race through the pipes and meet the water wasters in this fun game. 10 greatest threats facing the world in 2014 The World Economic Forum on Thursday released its Global Risks 2014 report. "Taking a 10-year outlook, the report assesses 31 risks that are global in nature and have the potential to cause significant negative impact across entire countries and industries if they take place," is how the WEF describes the report in a statement accompanying its release. "The risks are grouped under five classifications — economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal and technological — and measured in terms of their likelihood and potential impact," the statement says.

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