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16th February 2018

Rush hour in Los Angeles

A remarkable one minute video providing an aerial view!

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Rush hour in Los Angeles

The fall out from the news of the Oxfam sex scandal will potentially affect all NGOs; how they are viewed and trusted across the world.

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Oxfam's scandal could affect all global aid.

Following the Blue Planet II series, Tony Hall, Director General of the BBC was left shocked as to the global scale of the issue.

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The BBC is to significantly reduce plastic use

Our AQA A Level Geography Grade Booster workshops are designed to provide essential revision support to all AQA A Level Geography students as they complete their preparation for the two...

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AQA A Level Geography Grade Booster Workshops
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Ok, I know what you're thinking. You wouldn't want to be inside a wooden skyscraper, let alone work or live inside one. What happens if it catches fire? How strong...

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Mega Cities - Could Wooden Skyscrapers Make their Mark?
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This blog from the World Bank draws on data published in the World Urbanisation Report and considers strategies to make urbanisation sustainable and inclusive.

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Three Ways Cities Can Build Sustainable Communities for All
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Ed Glaeser often makes the point that introducing early the user-pays principle into infrastructure investment is a key part of the infrastructure jigsaw especially in developing countries. This short video...

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Senegal’s New Toll Road Speeds Progress

The population of Paris are set to face significant flooding this weekend as the Seine is close to bursting its banks.

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The River Seine is set to flood Paris

Scientists are now saying that plastics are one of the biggest threats to the future existence of coral reefs globally.

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Coral reefs are being smothered by plastic

One sector of finance acutely sensitive to the rising costs of climate change and the increasing financial hazards it is threatening is the insurance sector. Lloyds of London, perhaps the...

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Global insurance groups pull out of coal and oil in the face of rising climate hazard costs
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Here are some links to web resources on the serious challenges facing Cape Town as water reserves run dangerously low.

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Drought - Cape Town heads for Day Zero
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The World Bank are grappling with the effects of climate change and coastal erosion on the coastline of St Louis in Senegal.

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Senegalese coastal communities facing waves of change
16th January 2018

Earthquake proofing a city

"Earthquakes don't kill people, buildings do".  With this in mind, it is crucial that as cities become larger, more overcrowded and with more complex infrastructure that more is done to...

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Earthquake proofing a city
15th January 2018

How do climate models work?

This week Carbon Brief is running a series of articles focused on climate modelling.

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How do climate models work?

A proposal for a huge marine wildlife park around Antarctica is being driven by a combination of trading bloc governments and NGOs. Tapping into the powerful influence of the EU,...

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Globalised response urged to protect Antarctica's marine ecosystems - and reduce carbon
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Fascinating video here from the FT showcasing the research into the potential of seaweed as a source of renewable energy.

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Seaweed as a Source of Renewable Energy

How polluted is your street? This BBC article flags up a programme looking at levels of air pollution in the UK, and highlighting the negative externalities that arise, how they've...

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How polluted in your street?

Wow - evidence here that the world's hottest desert is not immune to the impact of winter.

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Snow falls in the Sahara desert

Heatwave conditions of up to 45 degrees Celsius are set to hit areas of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia this weekend.

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Australia set to face new wildfire threat
3rd January 2018

Grid Carbon

Here is an app that might be of interest to Geographers who follow trends and policies in the UK energy market.

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Grid Carbon

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