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Chile Volcanic eruption

The Villarrica volcano in southern Chile erupted in the early hours of Tuesday morning, spewing ash and lava up to 1,000m (3,300ft) into the air.

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Chile Volcanic eruption

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

The Villarrica volcano in southern Chile erupted in the early hours of Tuesday morning, spewing ash and lava up to 1,000m (3,300ft) into the air.

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Seeking thrills and extreme sports in New Zealand

Level: Topic: Tourism

We have just started studying tourism in Year 10 GCSE. Here we have an exciting example of a new kind of tourism….tourists who seek thrills and extreme sports. This is known as “Adventure tourism!”

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‘Planting trees could stop flooding’

Level: , Topic: Rivers, Water on the Land

Britain should turn swathes of its upland pastures into woodland to help prevent flooding, according to a former environment minister, Lord Rooker.

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Voices: From Haiti to Japan: A tale of two disaster recoveries

Level: , Topic: Restless Earth, Tectonics

A lovely article comparing Haiti to Japan, fits really well into the Restless Earth topic and a great read for revision for A/A* students. Also good wider reading for A level.

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Geographical: UK approves world’s biggest offshore wind-farm

Level: Topic: Energy

Plans for up to 400 turbines located 80 miles off the Yorkshire coast have been given consent by the UK government in what would be the country’s biggest source of renewable energy. A great case study linking to the AS energy syllabus.

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Controversial oil pipeline vetoed by Obama

Level: Topic: Cold Environments, Energy

In what has been seen as a key victory for environmentalists, President Obama has rejected a controversial Canada-to-USA oil pipeline, citing issues related to ‘security, safety and [the] environment’

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Flood victims fork out £100,000 to raise home 12ft off the ground on stilts

Level: , Topic: Rivers, Water on the Land

Good case simple case study to give depth to your knowledge on how people respond to flooding.

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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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