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Animated map: U.S. drought in 2012

Animated map: U.S. drought in 2012
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Drought conditions have been at record levels in the contiguous United States for much of July, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center, which began monitoring drought conditions in 1999. The animated map below shows the spread of drought conditions since January 2012. ... Read more about Animated map: U.S. drought in 2012

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Vast aquifer found in Namibia could last for centuries

Vast aquifer found in Namibia could last for centuries
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A newly discovered water source in Namibia could have a major impact on development in the driest country in sub-Saharan Africa.

Estimates suggest the aquifer could supply the north of the country for 400 years at current rates of consumption.

Scientists say the water is up to 10,000 years old but is cleaner to drink than many modern sources.

However, there are concerns that unauthorised drilling could threaten the new supply.

Huge resource

For the people of northern Namibia water is something that they either have too much of or too little. ... Read more about Vast aquifer found in Namibia could last for centuries

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Angola Population 2010

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http://catalog.flatworldknowledge.com/bookhub/2657?e=berglee_1.0-ch01_s03

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Angola Population 2010

Poverty will be a main problem in this country. In about 20 years, there will be an increase in active population. The same thing will happen to other developing countries where there won't enough jobs for the active population and a much higher unemployment rate. ... Read more about Angola Population 2010

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Japan Population 2010

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http://catalog.flatworldknowledge.com/bookhub/2657?e=berglee_1.0-ch01_s03

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Japan Population 2010

With technology improving, life expectancy will increase. In about 20 years, the active population of 2010, aka the baby boomers, will shift up, increasing the inactive population. The same thing will happen to many other developed countries where the level of dependency will increase which means there will not be enough active workers to support the elderly. ... Read more about Japan Population 2010

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Working Under the Radar

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http://philebersole.wordpress.com/tag/illegal-immigrants/

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Working Under the Radar

This chart describes the different occupations that illegal immigrants participate in and the percentage of unauthorized workers in each sector. The highest number of unauthorized workers: construction labourers because manual labour doesn’t need a high level of education and lower salaries are better than none ... Read more about Working Under the Radar

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Human Trafficking Pie Chart

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http://holliamea.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/40/

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Human Trafficking Pie Chart

Prostitution (46%) is the largest sector and domestic servitude is 27%. 1/2 of the people into US so their children can have a ‘better life’. Most people are from East Asian and Pacific countries to US. But this situation is not just happening in the U.S. for there are a total of 800,000 people trafficked per year. The result of this issue restricted migration rules. ... Read more about Human Trafficking Pie Chart

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Unemployment rate for foreign-born workers

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http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20100324.htm

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Unemployment rate for foreign-born workers

This could be partially caused by economic recession. The largest gap: Hispanic or Latino population: 4.5% difference. The smallest gap: White population: 2.7% difference. Lower skilled jobs would be the first to go. A large population of less qualified immigrants are from Hispanic countries. And the population of higher skilled immigrants are mostly from European and Asian countries. ... Read more about Unemployment rate for foreign-born workers

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Infographic On The Energy-Water Collision: How Hot, Dry Summers Impact Water and Power Generation

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Max Frankel
Infographic On The Energy-Water Collision: How Hot, Dry Summers Impact Water and
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Every year, the United States consumes more than 3 trillion KWh of electricity. This power is generated by coal-fired power plants, nuclear plants, solar panels, hydroelectric damns, wind turbines, geothermal wells, and other sources and it requires water to produce. ... Read more about Infographic On The Energy-Water Collision: How Hot, Dry Summers Impact Water and Power Generation

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