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Does Montserrat’s volcano hold the key to its future?

Montserrat’s devastating volcano – which has left two-thirds of the Caribbean island an exclusion zone and the former capital city buried deep in ash – may now hold the key to its future.

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Storm Desmond Flooding UK

Level: , Topic: Rivers, Water on the Land

Schools, hospital services and travel have been disrupted after Storm Desmond brought winds, torrential rain and flooding to parts of the UK.

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Does Montserrat’s volcano hold the key to its future?

Level: , Topic: Energy, Latest news, Restless Earth, Tectonics

Montserrat’s devastating volcano – which has left two-thirds of the Caribbean island an exclusion zone and the former capital city buried deep in ash – may now hold the key to its future.

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GCSE Restless Earth helpful videos

Level: Topic: Restless Earth

Some helpful clips to help you out at the start of the Restless Earth topic.

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Flooding in France Water on The Land case study

Level: , Topic: Featured, Latest news, Rivers, Water on the Land

‘Apocalyptic’
The area is estimated to have received more than 10% of its average yearly rainfall in two days alone. Rivers burst their banks, sending water coursing into nearby towns and cities.

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Typhoon Mujigae rips through southern China

Topic: Atmosphere

A powerful typhoon and a tornado have hit southern China, bringing strong winds and flooding.

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Revision: GCSE and A Level Tectonics

Level: , Topic: Featured, Restless Earth, Tectonics

Anatomy of an earthquake – Professor Iain Stewart

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African Migrant: Chance Of New Life Cost £720

Level: , Topic: Population, Population AS

He said: “The dinghy we were put in had space for 90 people maximum, but the gangs are greedy. Sometimes they overload it.

“They put up to 120 people in them, for more profit, so it’s no wonder they capsize. The conditions are horrific.”

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Breathing poison in the world’s most polluted city

Level: Topic: Atmosphere, Latest news

Saharan dust, traffic fumes and smog from Europe may be clogging up London’s air at present – and causing alarm in the newspapers – but in the world’s most polluted city London’s air would be considered unusually refreshing. That city is Delhi, the Indian capital, where air quality reports now make essential reading for anxious residents.

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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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Explore Geography was founded and is maintained by Helen Muskett a humanities teacher at Brannel School. Any views expressed are her own and not those of the school. 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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