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  The Protection of Coral Reefs

  Recent studies in Indonesia reveal that coral that survived the 2004 tsunami is now dying at an alarming rate. Massive bleaching in the region’s coral reefs has been discovered by teams of researchers. Further surveys carried out by a …

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  What Nordic Countries Think About Globalization

  Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland) are amongst the richest countries in the world. These countries share a similar philosophical approach to governance and distribution of wealth. In all aspects of governance, consensus-building is very important for …

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  Medical Waste: Challenges Faced Around the World

  Whether in India, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, or the United States, countries around the world are coping with the proper disposal of medical waste. Developed countries face challenges with the sheer volume of waste from the use of disposable …

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  High Speed Rail: Boon or Bust?

As the 2010 World Cup games opened in South Africa, fans from around the world were able to arrive to the games on sub-Saharan Africa’s first high speed rail. The Gautrain, linking the airport to Johannesburg was ready only days …

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  What Greece Thinks About Globalization

Greece, a European country in the Mediterranean, known for its ancient culture, beautiful landscapes, and delicious food, provides a rather complex case study on globalization. Its turbulent modern history includes: a civil war between communist and anticommunist forces in the …

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  International Corporate Social Responsibility

  Introduction The notion of corporate social responsibility has taken root in the workings of many key multinational corporations operating around the world today. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development1 defines Corporate Social Responsibility as “the continuing commitment by …

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  Tap or Bottled Water: Which is better

There is no easy answer when it comes to deciding the best source of drinking water: tap or bottled. From harmful chemicals in the plastic bottles to lead in the water pipes, there are environmental and health problems associated with …

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  Haiti’s Government-Imposed, Cholera Epidemic?

  As the first anniversary of Haiti’s horrific earthquake approaches, this nation remains in devastation. Reconstruction is barely noticeable, and a severe cholera epidemic rages on. It is clear that reconstruction efforts have not been implemented in a manner that …

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  Copenhagen Climate Change Conference: Negative Reviews for a Weak Post-2012 Agreement

In December 2009, the United Nations hosted the 15th Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen, Denmark. After much controversy and disagreement, the summit concluded on December 18th. This conference was to lay the foundation for a new international climate treaty …

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  What Egypt Thinks About Globalization

Egypt, as one of the cradles of civilization, and long-time leader of the Arab world, provides a strong narrative highlighting the challenges and successes of globalization. On the one hand, the country has transformed itself economically, from a centrally administered …

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