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PHILIPPINES: Geo-hazard maps go public

PHILIPPINES: Geo-hazard maps go public
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MANILA, 31 January 2012 (IRIN) - The Philippine government has made geo-hazard maps, which outline areas prone to natural disasters, publicly available in a bid to reduce vulnerability at community level.
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Images from space track relentless spread of humanity

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Produced by Mairi Mackay, CNN and George Webster, for CNN, Built by Matt Barringer, CNN
Images from space track relentless spread of humanity
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The past century has been defined by an epic migration of people from rural areas to the city. In 2008, for the first time in history, more of the Earth's population was living in cities than in the countryside. The U.N. now predicts that nearly 70% of the global population will be city dwellers by 2050.
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