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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

Here is a useful report for a range of units: Resources, Ecosystems, Population & Environment, and some useful links between Water and Carbon cycles. Hydropower has more 'costs' that start...

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Large hydropower dams not sustainable

More than 7 million people die every year and billions more are suffering as a result of breathing in toxic fumes. Over 90% of the global population lives in an environment where...

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WHO warns against increasing risk from air pollution

Hundreds of desperate migrants; fleeing violence in their home country have made their way through Guatemala, in the hope of crossing the border and reaching the USA.

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Honduran migrants storm Guatemala-Mexico border

Yemen has been tackling a civil war since 2015. The country has been struggling with food security which has led to famine in some areas - however, the scale of the...

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Yemen famine worse than initially thought

International aid has arrived on the island of Sulawesi from several countries, including South Korea and the UK.

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Aid finally reaches Indonesia one week after the disaster

Friday's earthquake and tsunami has already killed 420 people but there are fears that the number could rise to thousands.

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Indonesian earthquake's death toll expected to rise significantly

Scientists have warned that the effects of climate change, specifically on these areas will have devastating effects. There is evidence of the natIonal parks warming at a rate much higher...

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Climate change affecting US national parks

Flash floods created by Florence are threatening the USA's east coast.

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Deadly floods caused by tropical storm Florence

A Dutch based project plans to send a 600 metre barrage into the Pacific Ocean to clean up surface plastics of 1cm diameter and larger.

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Cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Over the next two years a treaty will be created by the UN which will look to protect 46% of the World's oceans from exploitation.

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UN treaty to protect the World's oceans
26th August 2018

Italy in migrant stand off

A migrant rescue boat which docked in Sicily has finally been given permission, after six days, to allow the migrants on board to disembark.

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Italy in migrant stand off

Thank you to David Kilham for posting this on the Geography Teachers Facebook Group. "Tsunami hazards are increasing with sea level rise. The example here is reclaimed land in Macau,...

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Tsunami threat grows as sea levels rise

100,000 wheat genes have been discovered by Scientists. These findings will enable them to develop new strains of wheat which can be grown to tolerate changing weather conditions as a result...

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Climate change resistant wheat crops

As many African countries plan to venture into the palm oil industry; concerns are raised for the impact on natural habitats and in particular the effect on primate species.

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Palm Oil's threat to primates

This landmark moment is sparking plenty of debate about the benefits and costs of population growth for a high-income country but where the vast majority of the resident population live...

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Australia's population set to exceed 25 million

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