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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

Can Special Economic Zones drive growth and development in the cities of emerging countries? This long readis an excellent summary of the key perspectives offered at a recent conference on...

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What makes a successful Special Economic Zone?

Here are some resources analysing the causes and impact of the heatwaves experienced in many parts of the world this summer.

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Will Extreme Heatwaves Become the New Norm?
6th August 2018

Indonesian earthquakes

Lombok in Indonesia has been affected by a second large earthquake in a week.

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Indonesian earthquakes

The wildfires in Greece which have killed at least 87 people have devastated the country and the international community. These incidents do appear to be coming more frequent and this year...

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Wildfires cause destruction across the globe

Improved surveillance in the Mediterranean has led to fewer migrants successfully making the journey to Europe.

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Libya's migrant holding centres at full capacity

The Global Cities Institute has made projections about the biggest megacities of the future and the results may surprise you!

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Biggest megacities of the future
14th July 2018

India's e-waste issue

The increasing use of electronic gadgets across the world creates an issue when it comes to waste disposal. The richer countries don't consider where their waste phones, computers and their...

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India's e-waste issue
9th July 2018

Japanese floods

The south-western main islands of Kyushu and Shikoku have been given disaster warning status as the death toll has risen to 76 overnight, with 92 people still missing.

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Japanese floods

Tata has joined with German industrial firm ThyssenKrupp and this has increased hopes in Port Talbot that jobs that have been at risk may now be stable.

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Steel firm Tata in merger
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A superb Channel 4 news report on how the surge in AirBNB listings in the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye in particular is affecting the local community.

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Changing Places: How Airbnb rentals are affecting Isle of Skye

As a result of lengthy campaigning and a huge media focus on the issues of single use plastic, McDonald's have finally agreed that from September 2018 they will phase out the...

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McDonalds to start using paper straws
12th June 2018

Scrapping the HS2 project

Whilst national advancements are the reason behind investments in transport projects such as HS2, many believe that the solution to narrowing the development gap in the UK lies with regional...

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Scrapping the HS2 project
2nd June 2018

Exponential urbanisation

In many poor countries, urbanisation is happening at such a fast rate that the impact it's having on the environment and quality of life is concerning.

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Exponential urbanisation

Perhaps one of the largest environmental disasters of the second half of the 20th century is the desertification of the Aral Sea. This BBC clip looks at the effects of...

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Planting a forest on the Aral's dried-out seabed

Here is the link for the newly-published Guardian rankings for the top universities offering Geography. 

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University Guide 2019: Rankings for Geography

A group of people from across Europe are taking the EU to court over the failure of the EU to protect the European population from the effects of climate change.

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Legal action taken against the EU on climate change

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