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Organizations Working to Create a Global Partnership for Development

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World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Poverty Environment Partnership

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Organizations Working to Create a Global Partnership for Development

This picture gives the reader basic information about two organizations working to bring together members of the private, public, and volunteer sectors (as well as various existing organizatons) in order to create international development strategies and to solve problems. ... Read more about Organizations Working to Create a Global Partnership for Development

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Scientists' satellite images track Malaria

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Gareth van Zyl
Scientists' satellite images track Malaria
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 Super-high-resolution digital satellite photography is being used by researchers to help fight Malaria in Africa.

Mosquitoes' water habitats in Swaziland, Mozambique and SA's northern KwaZulu-Natal are being tracked by scientists, who are using imagery that has a visibility of up to five metres. ... Read more about Scientists' satellite images track Malaria

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NOAA: Autumn and November both warmer than average in the United States

Billion dollar weather/climate disasters 1980 - November 2011
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U.S. sets record with a dozen billion-dollar weather disasters in one year

November and the September-November autumn season were warmer than average across the contiguous U.S., according to scientists at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, N.C. Precipitation totals across the country were also above average during November, but near the long-term average for the autumn season. ... Read more about NOAA: Autumn and November both warmer than average in the United States

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The charitable face of data use

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Tanzeel Akhtar
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A new group of innovative non-governmental organisations are springing up in the wake of disasters around the world, driven by complex data analysis and backed by telecom brands

Signing up refugees via mobile phone, Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya

When a massive earthquake hit Haiti in January 2010, the United Nations found that data collected through mobile telephones was crucial to delivering its relief programmes in the region. ... Read more about The charitable face of data use

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