A really interesting video here from the WSJ on the changing nature of wildfires.

The Science of Wildfires: Why They're Getting Worse

This BBC News report and short video looks at plans by the Indonesian government to move their capital sinking from Jakarta to the island of Borneo. Jakarta is literally sinking...

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Changing places: Why countries decide to move their capitals

This is an important interviewwith Professor Martin Wooster on the outlook for Amazonian fires.

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Amazonian fires likely to worsen

The Kubuqi Desert project illustrates how private firms can tackle environmental degradation and revive the economy. James Hall, Reuter's Africa correspondent has this encouraging land restoration story.

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Reforestation of the Kubuqi Desert
27th July 2019

Arctic wildfires

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Areas of northern Siberia, northern Scandinavia, Alaska and Greenland have been engulfed in flames. According to Mark Parrington at the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, they are unprecedented.

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Arctic wildfires
22nd June 2019

Chennai water crisis

The four largest reservoirs in Chennai India are reported to have run dry prompting a crisis that threatens social cohesion in an urban population approaching eleven million.

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Chennai water crisis

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

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

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

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?
Study Notes

Deforestation

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The removal of long-established woodland is known as deforestation (the opposite – replanting a forest is ‘reforestation’ while establishing a new forest where one has not existed for a significant period...

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Deforestation
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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
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The DTM is a model of population change from a low stable population to a high stable population as a result of a preliminary fall in the death rate from...

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The Demographic Transition Model (DTM)
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The FT joins scientists and geographers from the British Antarctic Survey researching the fast-changing environment of Antarctica.

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The race to understand Antarctica
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Here is the lecture given by Sir Andrew Haines at the Oxford Martin School in March 2018. Since the start of the Anthropocene period – the geological epoch marked by humankind’s...

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Is human health at risk in the Anthropocene?
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Technology, development, climate change, information and the provision of public goods, this clip has it all. The World Bank has launched an innovative programme looking at how to best use...

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Flood management: Mapping flood risk in Tanzania

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