The exact place on earth where a geographic feature is found.
Gases from factories and traffic have polluted the rain; when the rain falls, it can damage crops, forests, and lakes.
AIDS. A disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV.
Finding new uses for older buildings and stores, often accompanied by a shift from decline to steady renewal in an urban neighborhood.
A term used by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the top group in its hierarchy of advanced economies, countries in transition, and developing countries.
Aerosolized dust or soil contact disease acquired through inhalation of aerosols contaminated with rodent urine.
Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development was established on 16 May 1968. Its aim to promote economic and social development for its members.
Africa is the world’s second-largest continent with a total area of 11,712,434 sq miles (30,335,000 sq km). It has 54 separate countries, including Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. It straddles the equator and is the only continent to stretch from the northern to southern temperate zones. Learn more about Africa here.
The African Trypanosomiasis is caused by the parasitic protozoa Trypanosoma, transmitted to humans via the bite of bloodsucking Tsetse flies.
(Age of Exploration) The three to four centuries of European exploration, colonization, and global resource exploitation and trading led largely by European mercantile powers.
The belief that most things are unknowable.
The domestication of plants and animals began about 10,000 years ago.
The amount of the sun’s energy reflected by the ground.
These productive soils found in steppe regions are among the world’s more fertile.
Land that is rich farmland, composed of clay, silt, sand, or gravel deposited by running water.