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The UK is braced for stormy weather

Thousands of homes are still without power and more disruption was expected as the second of two storms is due to hit.

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CASE STUDY: Responses to volcanic eruption MONTSERRAT

Level: Topic: Restless Earth

A case study for a volcanic eruption, looking at impacts and responses.

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Mexico’s Colima volcano erupts

Level: Topic: Restless Earth, Tectonics

Mexico’s Colima Volcano, also known as the Fire Volcano, erupted again on Sunday. It was the latest in a string of eruptions at the most active volcano in the Colima Volcanic Complex.

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Flooding in Mozambique satellite images

Level: , Topic: Rivers, Water on the Land

Residents of Mozambique’s Zambezia province are accustomed to picking up their belongs and heading for higher ground during the wet season. But even by local standards, the onslaught in January 2015 has been unusual. Check out these fascinating images.

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The world at seven billion

Level: , Topic: Population, Population AS

(2011) The UN is set to announce that the population of the planet has now reached seven billion people.

But will this number continue to rise in future years – and if so, what could this mean?

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Sustainable tourism: Great Barrier Reef

Level: Topic: Tourism

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef needs an investment of at least A$785m ($643m, £426m) over five years to protect it from pollution, a report says. The reef, a major tourist destination and a rich marine habitat, faces many threats to its eco-system.

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BP boss Bob Dudley: Oil prices ‘low for up to 3 years’

Level: Topic: Energy

Oil prices have sunk by almost 60% since June to below $50 a barrel because of a large supply glut.

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Tongan Volcano Creates New Island!

Level: , Topic: Restless Earth, Tectonics

“The new island is more than one kilometer (0.6 mile) wide, two kilometers (1.2 miles) long and about 100 meters (328 feet) high”

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Geo-engineering: Climate fixes ‘could harm billions’

Level: Topic: Atmosphere

Geo-engineering: This is the so far unproven science of intervening in the climate to bring down temperatures.

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Environment Agency: 7,000 properties to be lost to sea

Level: , Topic: Coasts

The cost of protecting these properties is considered to be too high.

The Environment Agency estimates that more than £1bn worth of properties will disappear as a result.

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2014 warmest year on record, say US researchers

Level: Topic: Atmosphere

Last month, the World Meteorological Organization released provisional figures that predicted the past 12 months were set to be record breakers.

The long-term global average temperature is calculated from data collected between 1951 and 1980.

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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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