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Whilst Scientists usually measure changing air temperature to evidence climate change, the oceans provide more accurate data and the last five years have provided data that shows that they are...

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Oceans evidencing climate change

The Wall Street Journal visits Mumbai a city that has to cope with more than seven million commuters every working day. Can a huge new infrastructure project deliver a modern...

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Building a Subway in One of the World's Most Crowded Cities

Anak Krakatau (Anak Krakatoa), meaning the ‘child of Krakatau’, is a cinder cone volcano formed inside the original Krakatau caldera. It is the fourth island to have formed following the...

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Anak Krakatau: How does a volcanic eruption trigger a deadly tsunami?

Join us for the inaugural Geography Teacher National Conference 2019! Not to be missed! KEYNOTE SESSIONS WITH: Professor Iain Stewart | Mark Enser | Safia Minney

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Geography Teacher National Conference 2019

Scientists in the USA have managed to cultivate a tobacco crop which could pave the way for improving yield of food crops. In a world with an ever increasing population...

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New GM crops up to 40% bigger than normal
3rd January 2019

Dealing with UK plastic

Up until 12 months ago, China used to import most of our excess plastic waste. Then came the decision to stop this and now the UK has found other countries to...

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Dealing with UK plastic

Subterranean urbanisation in action here as we read about Singapore's plans for extensive investment in their underground economy. Using advanced engineering capabilities, Singapore is currently mapping their subterranean space ahead...

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Singapore plans an underground future
23rd December 2018

Volcano tsunami hits Indonesia

Suspected underwater landslides from the Anak Krakatoa eruption are linked to the tsunami which has already killed 168 and left 745 injured.

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Volcano tsunami hits Indonesia

Here is an infographic from Statista showing the cities in the world where the most skyscrapers are being built each year, 143 buildings of 200 meters and higher were completed worldwide according...

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Who is building the most skyscrapers?

164 nations have agreed on an international agreement to manage migration.

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UN states agree deal to manage global migration crisis

A study carried out by German company "Atmosfair" has found that only 2 airlines have achieved a "B" rating for energy efficiency and none have received the "A" rating. This is...

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Airlines causing increasing carbon emissions

Madrid leads the way in its efforts to reduce pollution in its city by banning any petrol vehicle registered before 2000 and diesel vehicle registered before 2006 from entering the city.

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Madrid bans polluting vehicles from the city centre

A group of marine scientists have set off to analyse the defecation habits and contents of blue whales around Antarctica. The largest mammal to ever live, the blue whale contributes...

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Blue whale poo: stimulating carbon sequestration in southern oceans

Since 2013, deforestation has been increasing again and in 2017 the Climate Observatory said that 46% of Brazil's carbon dioxide emissions were directly related to deforestation. There are concerns that should this alarming...

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Deforestation in Brazil at the highest rate for a decade

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, major cities are thriving. Deeply linked with one another, they have become magnets for increasing flows of wealth, talent and foreign investment. Other cities...

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Thriving and declining cities from globalisation
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A short video here with Professor Ed Glaeser from Harvard on some of the challenges of spacial structure in fast-growing urban cities in developing countries.

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Spacial structure of cities in developing countries

In this 37 minute video from Bloomberg News, Stephanie Flanders (former BBC economics editor, now chief economics strategist for JP Morgan) hosts a debate of the New Economic Forum on the...

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The Globalization Debate (- yes, really; as a debate: Has it gone too far?)

2000 health workers, based along the border of Uganda and the DRC have been vaccinated against ebola.

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Experimental ebola vaccine in use
7th November 2018

Tropical weather in the UK

The average temperature in the UK is on the rise. In the last ten years, the average temperature for the country has gone up 1 degree and we are now experiencing...

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Tropical weather in the UK

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