Britain should turn swathes of its upland pastures into woodland to help prevent flooding, according to a former environment minister, Lord Rooker.
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.
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.
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’
Extra detail and reading on China as a case study in population in both AS and GCSE. Read the article here. Make notes on what the changes will mean for China in the future and the impacts of the One Child Policy. The sliding population pyramid is excellent with interesting stats for the UK too […]
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Good case simple case study to give depth to your knowledge on how people respond to flooding.
Interesting podcast for wider ‘reading’ around the ‘sustainability in the Southern Ocean’ issue.
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.
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.
Number of newborn babies last year fell to 1.001 million against 1.269m registered deaths in its population
A new exhibition profiles a number of Somerset residents whose lives were changed by months of flooding one year ago.
A key part of the syllabus: You need a case study of how migration has impacted the population structure of a country. This helps you to create one for the United Arab Emirates.
Good wider watching (reading) for knowledge around energy issues. AS year 12 Energy topic.
Good wider reading for AS Cold Environments
Interesting quiz to help you out with your population revision.
The future viability of flood defences at a Pembrokeshire beach will be discussed at a public meeting.
Newgale beach’s shingle bank has been breached many times and the adjacent A487 was forced to close when part of it washed into the road last year.
Iceland is rising at a faster pace as global warming melts the island’s ice caps, scientists say. We learnt several of the waterfalls we visited in Iceland were a result of isostatic rebound. This article takes this into more depth.
Scientists who study ideas to engineer the climate to mitigate global warming say we should be ready to deploy an armada of instrumentation when Earth has its next major volcanic eruption. Good wider reading for A* GCSE and A2 geographers alike.
Without being able to drill into the heart of the Earth, its make-up is something of a mystery.
Research from China and the US suggests that the innermost core of our planet has another, distinct region at its centre.