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North Sea wind power ‘may make East of England a trade hub’

The East of England could become a hub for trade in renewable energy with Scandinavia if the proper regulation is put in place, says an industry group.

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In the era of global warming, is hydrogen the perfect fuel?

Level: , Topic: Atmosphere, Energy

So why aren’t we all driving round in hydrogen-powered cars, moving our goods in hydrogen-powered lorries, and heating our homes and offices with this wonder element?

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Cyclone Pam: Supplies begin to reach survivors

Level: Topic: Atmosphere

Officials say planes have taken food, water and medical supplies to Tanna island, which was directly in the path of Cyclone Pam.

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North Sea wind power ‘may make East of England a trade hub’

Level: Topic: Energy, Latest news

The East of England could become a hub for trade in renewable energy with Scandinavia if the proper regulation is put in place, says an industry group.

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UK trade deficit narrows in January on oil price falls

Topic: Energy, Globalisation and Development

The UK trade deficit has narrowed to £616m in January from a five-year high of £2.1bn in December, latest figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed.

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Hunga Tonga volcano eruption forms new South Pacific island

Level: , Topic: Restless Earth, Tectonics

Some great footage of plate tectonics in action!

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Is this a result of the one child policy in China?

Level: Topic: Population

“There are too many babies born outside of the family planning laws,” she said. “As long the families make a deal and it’s done right after birth – nobody needs to know.”

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California’s long-term quake forecast

Level: , Topic: Restless Earth, Tectonics

A level wider reading and GCSE help with the 3 P’s. California’s long-term earthquake forecast, the first in seven years, has been released. The study, known as the Third Uniform California Earthquake Rupture forecast, teams the US Geological survey with three other state authorities on tectonics to work out the region’s risk from earthquakes.

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The economic importance of tourism

Level: Topic: Tourism

Some interesting reading around the importance of tourism to different parts of the world.

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Ageing Britain: Population

Level: , Topic: Population, Population AS

Investigating the issues facing older people in Britain, Jeremy Paxman travels to Christchurch in Dorset which has one of the oldest average populations in Europe.

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World’s first lagoon power plants unveiled in UK

Level: Topic: Energy

Plans to generate electricity from the world’s first series of tidal lagoons have been unveiled in the UK.

The six lagoons – four in Wales and one each in Somerset and Cumbria – will capture incoming and outgoing tides behind giant sea walls, and use the weight of the water to power turbines.

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About [explore] geography

Explore Geography was founded and is maintained by Helen Muskett a humanities (geography specialist) teacher at Treviglas Community College. Any views expressed are her own and not those of the college. The website is intended as a resource for her students to support their classroom work and revision schedule. Anyone is welcome to use it for teaching or learning, no commercial use please.

Read more about Explore Geography, and listen to Helen being interviewed about sustainability in the college.

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