Technology

Timeline of Electronic Commerce

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http://blog.templatemonster.com/2010/09/08/history-of-ecommerce-timeline-infographic/

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Timeline of Electronic Commerce

This image shows a timeline of some of the important events throughout the history of electronic commerce. The timeline dates as far back as the 1960s when the beginnings of electronic commerce were noted with developments such as Electronic Data Interchange which allowed companies to carry out electronic transactions. ... Read more about Timeline of Electronic Commerce

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Natural Disaster Risk Index

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http://peacewindsamerica.org/why-asia-pacific/

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Natural Disaster Risk Index

The actual risk for a country to suffer in a long term from a natural disaster depends on the actual exposure but also on the vulnerability of a society (how can they cope and adapt to the event). Central America as well as big parts of Africa and Asia are at high risk to suffer in a long term from natural disasters. ... Read more about Natural Disaster Risk Index

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World Risk Index

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http://www.ehs.unu.edu/article/read/worldriskreport-2011

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World Risk Index

The actual risk for a country to suffer in a long term from a natural disaster depends on the actual exposure but also on the vulnerability of a society (how can they cope and adapt to the event). Central America as well as big parts of Africa and Asia are at high risk to suffer for a long term from natural disasters. ... Read more about World Risk Index

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A comparison of the impact of an earthquake Chile and Haiti

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http://www.ehs.unu.edu/article/read/worldriskreport-2011

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A comparison of the impact of an earthquake Chile and Haiti

The chart compares 2 earthquakes and their different results for the countries. The number of deaths for Haiti is far higher (higher population density and a lesser standard of living, worse conditions after the event). However, the material loss for Chile was higher due to a bigger economy but the actual impact of the economy was far less due to a higher GDP, quicker response and better measures after the event. Different factors of a country decide about the long-term impact of a natural disaster . ... Read more about A comparison of the impact of an earthquake Chile and Haiti

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Filling In the Blanks on a Map of Life

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JOANNA M. FOSTER
Filling In the Blanks on a Map of Life
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Have you ever longed for a Google map of koala bears? Bald eagles? Red pandas?

A team of researchers from Yale and the University Colorado at Boulder have made it happen. This month they released a demo version of a Web-based “Map of Life” intended to eventually reflect the distribution of all plant and animal life on earth. ... Read more about Filling In the Blanks on a Map of Life

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Climate change: Arctic passes 400 parts per million milestone

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Seth Borenstein
Climate change: Arctic passes 400 parts per million milestone
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Arctic monitoring stations show carbon dioxide levels are now above 400 parts per million. Carbon dioxide is the chief climate-change gas and stays in the atmosphere for 100 years. Before the Industrial Age, carbon dioxide levels were 275 ppm.

The world's air has reached what scientists call a troubling new milestone for carbon dioxide, the main global warming pollutant. ... Read more about Climate change: Arctic passes 400 parts per million milestone

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Development banks pledge $175bn for public transport at Rio+20

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Jonathan Watts
Development banks pledge $175bn for public transport at Rio+20
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Money will be invested in building transport systems that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The world's biggest development banks have made a fundamental investment shift from roads to public transport, under a $175bn (£111bn) initiative to promote buses, trains and cycle lanes that was unveiled on Wednesday at the Rio+20 Earth summit. ... Read more about Development banks pledge $175bn for public transport at Rio+20

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To Seriously Improve Global Health, Reinvent the Toilet

To Seriously Improve Global Health, Reinvent the Toilet
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The toilet is a magnificent thing. Invented at the turn of the 19th century, the flush version has vastly improved human life.

The toilet has been credited with adding a decade to our longevity. The sanitation system to which it is attached was voted the greatest medical advance in 150 years by readers of the British Medical Journal. ... Read more about To Seriously Improve Global Health, Reinvent the Toilet

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Health and Science - UNDP, Global Fund gain ground on malaria in Liberia and Tajikistan

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Jeffrey O'Malley
Health and Science - UNDP, Global Fund gain ground on malaria in Liberia and Taj
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New York— The theme of this year’s World Malaria Day is “Sustain Gains, Save Lives: Invest in Malaria,” and the organizers carefully selected this theme to remind us that we must sustain progress against malaria to save lives.

In recent years, we have seen success in many regions: In Africa, malaria deaths have been reduced by nearly a third, and on other continents cases have been reduced by half. ... Read more about Health and Science - UNDP, Global Fund gain ground on malaria in Liberia and Tajikistan

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