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Japan volcano: Eruption of Mount Ontake

The volcano, about 200km (125 miles) west of Tokyo, erupted at about noon on Saturday, spewing ash and rocks.

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Japan volcano: Eruption of Mount Ontake

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

The volcano, about 200km (125 miles) west of Tokyo, erupted at about noon on Saturday, spewing ash and rocks.

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What is a tsunami? Animated guide

Level: , Topic: Restless Earth, Tectonics

Animated guide: Tsunamis

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What is a volcano? Animated guide

Level: , Topic: Restless Earth, Tectonics

Animated guide: Volcanoes

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What is an earthquake? Animated guide

Level: , Topic: Restless Earth, Tectonics

Animated guide: Earthquakes

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What is a hurricane? Animated guide

Level: Topic: Atmosphere

Animated guide: Hurricanes

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Climate change summit: Thousands join global protests

Level: Topic: Atmosphere

The People’s Climate March is campaigning for curbs on carbon emissions, ahead of the UN climate summit in New York next week.

Huge demonstrations have been taking place in Australia and Europe.

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How do you stop the flow of lava?

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

Authorities on Hawaii’s Big Island have declared a state of emergency as lava from the Kilauea volcano threatens residential communities and roads. Is there any way to stop a lava flow and save the homes in its path?

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What causes flooding? Recent studies.

Level: , Topic: Rivers, Water on the Land

The study says the number of reported major flood events has increased, but in parallel with population growth and a boom in building in vulnerable areas.

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Global climate change is not straight forward..

Level: Topic: Atmosphere

Scientists have struggled to explain the so-called pause that began in 1999, despite ever increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere.

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Are greenhouse gases rising?

Level: Topic: Atmosphere

Atmospheric CO2 is now at 142% of the levels in 1750, before the start of the industrial revolution.

However, global average temperatures have not risen in concert with the sustained growth in CO2, leading to many voices claiming that global warming has paused. What is the truth? What do you think?

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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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