Schools, hospital services and travel have been disrupted after Storm Desmond brought winds, torrential rain and flooding to parts of the UK.
Montserrat’s devastating volcano – which has left two-thirds of the Caribbean island an exclusion zone and the former capital city buried deep in ash – may now hold the key to its future.
The area is estimated to have received more than 10% of its average yearly rainfall in two days alone. Rivers burst their banks, sending water coursing into nearby towns and cities.
He said: “The dinghy we were put in had space for 90 people maximum, but the gangs are greedy. Sometimes they overload it.
“They put up to 120 people in them, for more profit, so it’s no wonder they capsize. The conditions are horrific.”
So why aren’t we all driving round in hydrogen-powered cars, moving our goods in hydrogen-powered lorries, and heating our homes and offices with this wonder element?
The East of England could become a hub for trade in renewable energy with Scandinavia if the proper regulation is put in place, says an industry group.
Investigating the issues facing older people in Britain, Jeremy Paxman travels to Christchurch in Dorset which has one of the oldest average populations in Europe.
Plans to generate electricity from the world’s first series of tidal lagoons have been unveiled in the UK.
The six lagoons – four in Wales and one each in Somerset and Cumbria – will capture incoming and outgoing tides behind giant sea walls, and use the weight of the water to power turbines.
Britain should turn swathes of its upland pastures into woodland to help prevent flooding, according to a former environment minister, Lord Rooker.
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 […]
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.
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.