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Why snow machines are cold comfort as the Alps warm

A brilliant in depth case study (more higher tier suitable but a good read for all!) on how Alpine resorts are coping with climate change.

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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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Sustainability in the Southern Ocean Podcast

Level: Topic: Cold Environments

Interesting podcast for wider ‘reading’ around the ‘sustainability in the Southern Ocean’ issue.

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Holderness Coast case study: Norfolk’s disappearing village

Level: Topic: Coasts

This is Happisburgh (pronounced ‘haze-bro’), a Norfolk village founded over 1,000 years ago. Back then there was an entire other village between Happisburgh and the sea.
Excellent further reading on the Holderness case study.

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Why snow machines are cold comfort as the Alps warm

Level: Topic: Featured, Ice on the Land, Latest news

A brilliant in depth case study (more higher tier suitable but a good read for all!) on how Alpine resorts are coping with climate change.

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Japan suffers lowest number of births on record as population shrinks

Level: , Topic: Population, Population AS

Number of newborn babies last year fell to 1.001 million against 1.269m registered deaths in its population

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Somerset Floods one year on: gallery

Level: , Topic: Rivers, Water on the Land

A new exhibition profiles a number of Somerset residents whose lives were changed by months of flooding one year ago.

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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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