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China, for over four decades, renowned for its aggressive one-child policy to prevent over-rapid population growth, eased up on its anti-natalist programme in 2016 by allowing two children per family. Now,...

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China and its population policy: now it's going pro-natalist

The third runway at Heathrow has plans for the flight paths to be directly over Richmond Park.

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Heathrow expansion plan causes conflict

Pollinators such as bees and many micro-organisms which are responsible for decomposition and fertilising soils are declining in number.

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UN report suggests a reduction in biodiversity will impact on food supplies

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

Many people think that these suggestions are due to BP needing to ensure there will still be a demand for oil based products in the future.

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BPs Energy Outlook report suggests that banning plastics could have a negative environmental impact

I spotted this tweet from Erick Solheim pointing to the example of farmers in who Kenya have found innovative solution to stop frequent landslides.

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Strategies to reduce the risk of landslides

As a result of glacial calving on the glacier, a 2 metre tidal surge occurred on the glacial meltwater lake below.

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Ice chunks break off the Tasman Glacier

Over 35,000 lakes are expected to be ice free within a generation, if the earth warms as much as scientists predict.

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Lakes in the northern hemisphere are set to lose their winter ice cover

Exhibit A: China's megacities. This Guardian article highlights the rise of Nanjing. Part of a hugely relevant Guardian series focusing on the next fifteen mega cities.

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The Next 15 Mega Cities - How Nanjing lures new talent
31st January 2019

China's solar energy boom

Datong County in northern China is the proud location of two giant pandas, made from thousands of solar panels! This mega-solar farm covers 248acres and generates 100megawatts (MW) combined

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China's solar energy boom

The Thwaites glacier is currently experiencing melting and the US ship Palmer aims to collect important evidence during its 52 day study.

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Antarctica expedition to research impacts of climate change

Scientists from Trinity College Dublin and artist Siobhán McDonald have been investigating the possibility that Etna's ash can be used to reduce atmospheric carbon and reduce the impact of...

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Can Etna's ash, or Iceland's basalt, be the solution to carbon storage?

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?

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

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