::: Extreme Poverty Drops
...the proportion of the world’s population living in extreme poverty hasn’t doubled or remained the same. It has fallen by more than half, from 35 percent in 1993 to 14 percent in 2011 (the most recent year for which figures are available from the World Bank).
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::: 8 Cities That Will Show You What the Future Looks Like
Check out the turbine highway structure in Dubai.
::: The Ikea-backed Company Making Flat-pack Refugee Shelters
Each shelter takes between four and eight hours to assemble, and includes solar panels that can power LED lights or charge mobile phones. They are built to last for three years. Components are manufactured in northern Europe and China, and flat-packed in Gdansk, Poland.
::: The church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men. - E M Bounds