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.
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.
A case study for a volcanic eruption, looking at impacts and responses.
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.
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.
(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?
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.
“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”
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.
Hundreds of residents lose their homes as the eruption of Pico do Fogo destroys two villages. A brilliant case study of the disadvantages of living near a volcano.
What is the Quaternary and what happened to the Earth’s climate during this period? Wider reading for students wanting to think more like geographers for the top marks.
This is a superb website full of information linked to our study of Cold Environments. Grab some new and interesting case studies to widen your knowledge here.
Climate change and population growth will hugely increase the risk to people from extreme weather, a report says.
The Royal Society warns that the risk of heatwaves to an ageing population will rise about ten-fold by 2090 if greenhouse gases continue to rise.
A case study for the Urban Environments topic (UNIT 2 Q2) GCSE. Also suitable for A2 World Cities topic.
The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) said clinics cannot cope with the rise in underlying causes of sight loss, like diabetes and obesity.
An ageing population and more treatment options have led to a surge in demand, it added.