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From trash to treasure: all over the world, innovative engineers and even ordinary people are finding ways to turn waste products into alternative fuels for vehicles, heating and electricity generation.

Here are some surprising examples: http://bit.ly/1BY8VId
Waste not, want not. See some examples of waste products being recycled into alternative fuels.
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What should be new now? A fuel with perfume?
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Who needs a mechanic when you’ve got the internet?

Car owners are increasingly taking to social media for help with their car troubles – and automakers must learn how to respond: http://knowledge.allianz.com/?2761
As car owners talk directly to manufacturers via Facebook and not the dealers, discover how social media is changing the automobile industry.
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On #WorldRefugeeDay, we’ve assembled our best articles and image galleries on immigration and migration to explore this heated and emotional global story. http://bit.ly/1fjAp0X
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Rising unemployment and increasing poverty have sent millions in developing countries to other parts of the world in search of work.

According to the International Labor Organization, migrant workers contribute to the economies of their host countries, and the money they send home helps their countries of origin; yet migrant workers have few social protections and are vulnerable to exploitation and human trafficking.

Our gallery explores some of the challenges migrant workers face.
This photogallery illustrates the dangers and difficulties faced by migrant workers around the world.
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The leaders of the ‪‎G7‬ surprised us with their commitment to keep temperature rise due to ‪‎climate change‬ below 2 degrees.

We listed the 7 major takeaways from the recent summit and explain their importance. 
The G7 summit makes strong commitments towards the future.
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Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affect 1 in 4 people on Earth.

In anticipation of the 2015 G7 summit this weekend, Open Knowledge talks to one of the world's leading experts on these illnesses, who is calling for the G7 countries to bring their resources to bear in order to eradicate NTDs by 2020. 
Neglected tropical diseases affect 1 in 4 people on Earth. In anticipation of the 2015 G7 summit, Open Knowledge talks to one of the world's leading experts on these illnesses to learn more about why addressing them is so crucial to international development.
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You may have heard of tail risk and black swans, but understanding their impact on your investment portfolio may be an entirely different matter.
Find out more in our expert interview: http://bit.ly/1Hsp0sn
Even if you know what they are, do you know what they mean for your investments? Risk expert Reinhold Hafner explains.
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The OECD estimates average worldwide investment for new infrastructure, or for maintenance of existing infrastructure, to be around $1.8 trillion annually from 2010 to 2030.

Where does the money need to go? Find out in our gallery: 
Based on estimates from the OECD, this photo gallery shows where the world needs to build infrastructure in the decades to come.
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While the debate over immigration rages on in Europe, many migrants are quietly making new lives for themselves in their host countries – with some surprising outcomes.

While it’s a controversial position, some experts argue its time to stop trying to delay the inevitable flow of immigrants across borders, and start focusing on reaping the benefits.
The fiscal contribution of immigrants to the German welfare state is higher than widely expected. Some say it could be considerably better if authorities in all European countries would accelerate asylum procedures.
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These children are working to fill cigarettes in a factory in Bangladesh. While 14 is the legal working age, 10% of Bangladeshi children between 5 and 14 years of age are employed, many in dangerous work such as ship breaking and manufacturing.

On World Day Against Child Labor, the United Nations and the International Labor Organization are focusing on the importance of education in addressing child labor. Our gallery explores the facts and figures behind child labor worldwide, as well as the personal stories of some of these young workers: http://knowledge.allianz.com/?2838/child-labor-around-the-world
120 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 are involved in child labour, according to the International Labor Organization. On June 12, World Day Against Child Labor, here are some additional facts and stories of children around the world.
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“It’s like a toilet bowl,” says Captain Charles Moore, who discovered the “Pacific Garbage Patch” in 2007. “There is a trash vortex and a spiral of debris being scoured from the Pacific Rim.”

On World Ocean Day, our gallery explores the shocking impact that trash and debris in our oceans is having on wildlife, scenery and development across the Pacific Ocean and the lands it touches.
See the sorry state of the world’s biggest garbage dump, the Pacific Ocean, in this photo gallery.
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Worldwide, women of childbearing age are more likely to die from sex- or childbearing-related conditions than anything else.

Yet the vast majority of these deaths are preventable.

Contraception, midwives, and educating and empowering women are among the best ways to improve reproductive health, according to the World Health Organization and UN Population Fund.

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Worldwide, women of childbearing age are more likely to die from sex- or childbearing-related conditions than anything else. Yet the vast majority of these deaths are preventable. Contraception, midwives, and educating and empowering women are among the best ways to improve reproductive health, according to the World Health Organization and UN Population Fund.
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A corporate but non-profit website about climate change, energy, demographic trends, and more
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At Open Knowledge, individuals, like-minded organizations and companies can share their thoughts, ideas and well-grounded opinions on topics of mutual interest – Demography, Mobility, Environment, Finance – to the benefit of all involved..