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Human Planet: Change and Sustainability - BBC Two

Human Planet: Change and Sustainability - BBC Two | A2 G4 Sustainability | Scoop.it
Stories from across the Human Planet series, closely linked to the Geography curriculum
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Great videos on sustainability 

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Are Manchester and Leeds a dream team?

Are Manchester and Leeds a dream team? | A2 G4 Sustainability | Scoop.it
The chancellor has set out his vision for an economic "powerhouse" in the north of England but could Manchester, Leeds and other northern cities link up to rival London?
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Is there a possibility that Manchester will become more sustainable in the future?

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Huge China plant tackles water shortage

Huge China plant tackles water shortage | A2 G4 Sustainability | Scoop.it
China is running out of water some parts of the country now have their water rationed.
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Solving Cairo's traffic chaos

Solving Cairo's traffic chaos | A2 G4 Sustainability | Scoop.it
The increasing problem of traffic congestion in Cairo has been seized by some as a business opportunity
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Cities topics

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GM crops: African opposition is a farce, says group led by Kofi Annan

GM crops: African opposition is a farce, says group led by Kofi Annan | A2 G4 Sustainability | Scoop.it
Group chaired by former UN secretary general urges farmers to shake fear of the unknown and adopt new technologies
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Gm Crops

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FSA 'endangering public health' by ignoring concerns over GM food

FSA 'endangering public health' by ignoring concerns over GM food | A2 G4 Sustainability | Scoop.it
French researcher who claimed GM food caused cancers in rats says UK should review food safety and assess long-term toxicity
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Gm Crops

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Overfilled kettles 'waste millions'

Overfilled kettles 'waste millions' | A2 G4 Sustainability | Scoop.it
Three-quarters of British households overfill their kettles, wasting a total of £68m each year, an Energy Saving Trust (EST) report suggests.
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Waste Water and energy 

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World's tallest dam approved by Chinese environmental officials

World's tallest dam approved by Chinese environmental officials | A2 G4 Sustainability | Scoop.it
Authorities push forward plans for 314 metre-high dam on Dadu river which would affect rare plants and fish
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The worlds tallest dam is approved in China but causing environmental damage 

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UN urges world to eat more insects

UN urges world to eat more insects | A2 G4 Sustainability | Scoop.it
Eating insects could help fight world hunger, improve nutrition and reduce pollution, according to a new UN report.
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Is this one way to solve food insecurity?

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Inside UK's first zero carbon estate

Inside UK's first zero carbon estate | A2 G4 Sustainability | Scoop.it
With energy prices on the rise, many people are trying to shave money off their bills by putting in insulation or getting a more efficient boiler but the tenants of one housing estate have gone a step further.
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2 topics in one - Energy and Cities

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Why China doesn't need more airports

Why China doesn't need more airports | A2 G4 Sustainability | Scoop.it
ChinaDialogue: China's transportation development plans call for huge numbers of new airports, but building them is economically and environmentally untenable
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Sustainable cities - investment into transport infrastructure in large and growing cities in China is urgent but at what economic and environmental cost? 

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Body blows for global green energy?

Body blows for global green energy? | A2 G4 Sustainability | Scoop.it
A new report suggests that efforts to develop carbon free energy are stalling as a key carbon market suffers a significant blow.
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Coal is still as popular as ever making green energy still a long term target

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Renewables target for National Trust

Renewables target for National Trust | A2 G4 Sustainability | Scoop.it
The National Trust has revealed a masterplan to generate half of its power from renewable sources by 2020.
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National Trust sets renewables target

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BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Trees: More than just carbon sinks

BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Trees: More than just carbon sinks | A2 G4 Sustainability | Scoop.it
How Tree Aid, a UK-based charity, helps poor rural communities fight poverty, become self-reliant and help the environment.
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China admits dam problems

China admits dam problems | A2 G4 Sustainability | Scoop.it
China has admitted that the Three Gorges Dam has caused a range of environmental problems that need to be urgently addressed.
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China water-diversion project starts

China water-diversion project starts | A2 G4 Sustainability | Scoop.it
The first stage of an ambitious multi-billion dollar plan to divert water from rivers in the south of China to northern and eastern areas is completed, according to state media.
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How can Britain tackle its mountain of food waste?

How can Britain tackle its mountain of food waste? | A2 G4 Sustainability | Scoop.it
Kat Arney: BBC Radio 4's Costing the Earth explores how small steps, from robots to berry picking, can add up to big changes
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Ford Focus Electric launched in the UK

Ford Focus Electric launched in the UK | A2 G4 Sustainability | Scoop.it
Battery-powered version of best-selling car can travel up to 100 miles on a single charge and reach top speed of 85mph
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Expedition

Expedition | A2 G4 Sustainability | Scoop.it
Russia's Arctic energy ambitions and climate change could endanger wildlife in pristine habitats, the BBC's Daniel Sandford reports, on a trip with researchers.
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Extracting oil is bad for the environment as well as burning oil

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China works to ease water woes

China works to ease water woes | A2 G4 Sustainability | Scoop.it
China is hoping desalination may be the answer to its water shortage crisis despite protests from environmentalists, says the BBC's Celia Hatton in Beijing.
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Desalination plants planned for East China

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World Bank rethinks stance on large-scale hydropower projects

World Bank rethinks stance on large-scale hydropower projects | A2 G4 Sustainability | Scoop.it
Despite their disruption, can dams help the organisation work towards ending poverty while keeping carbon emissions down?
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World bank changes it's mind on HEP 

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Sichuan 2008: A disaster on an immense scale

Sichuan 2008: A disaster on an immense scale | A2 G4 Sustainability | Scoop.it
Twelve May 2013 marks the fifth anniversary of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, one of the largest earthquakes in human history in terms of socio-economic losses.
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Sichuan (China) Earthquake 5 years on

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Safe drinking water disappearing fast in Bangladesh

Safe drinking water disappearing fast in Bangladesh | A2 G4 Sustainability | Scoop.it
Extreme weather increases salinity of water in coastal areas while excessive demand in Dhaka leaves dwindling supply
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A2 Geog - Water insecurity in Bangladesh

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In a world hungry for biofuels, food security must come first

In a world hungry for biofuels, food security must come first | A2 G4 Sustainability | Scoop.it
Olivier De Schutter: Growing crops for food and fuel together can work but farmers and policymakers must prioritise hungry people and think local
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Can we have both food and energy security in the future or do we need to make a choice? 

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BLC3's curator insight, June 6, 2013 6:46 AM

The two must co-exist, without ever jeopardising food security.

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What's a fair nuclear price?

What's a fair nuclear price? | A2 G4 Sustainability | Scoop.it
Why is it proving so difficult to agree a price that consumers would pay for nuclear power to be generated by two new reactors at Hinkley Point?
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Is nuclear too expensive for our Government? 

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