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Zika virus may reach Europe this summer - BBC News

Zika virus may reach Europe this summer - BBC News | Geography | Scoop.it
The Zika virus could spread to Europe this summer, although the likelihood of an outbreak is low to moderate according to the World Health Organization.
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What is the EU and how does it work?

What is the EU and how does it work? | Geography | Scoop.it
Guide to the EU and its institutions and how they work and what membership of the EU means for UK citizens
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Japan Earthquake & Tsunami of 2011: Facts and Information

Japan Earthquake & Tsunami of 2011: Facts and Information | Geography | Scoop.it
Facts and information about the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan.
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Useful site.

Good for our BCS Japanese Tsunami event day....

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Over-65s in England 'living longer than ever before' - BBC News

Over-65s in England 'living longer than ever before' - BBC News | Geography | Scoop.it
People in England are living longer than ever before in older age, a report from Public Health England says, although there are variations across the country.
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Year 12 IB and AS.....Population

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New map of Britain shows where all our favourite TV shows were filmed

New map of Britain shows where all our favourite TV shows were filmed | Geography | Scoop.it
When Tim Ritz was asked by his wife, Kolleen, where Hastings, the setting for ITV's 1940s drama Foyle's War was, he drew a map on a post-it note.
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Could Vietnam become the next Silicon Valley? - BBC News

Could Vietnam become the next Silicon Valley? - BBC News | Geography | Scoop.it
Vietnam's tech scene is thriving, with local and expat entrepreneurs launching successful businesses and plans for a Silicon Valley-style tech hub taking shape.
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Development and Globalisation......perfect reading....

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The five things you need to know about Zika - CNN.com

The five things you need to know about Zika - CNN.com | Geography | Scoop.it
The Zika virus is is prompting worldwide concern because of an alarming connection to a neurological birth disorder and its rapid spread across the globe.
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Year 12 IB Food and Health - pandemic in progress - this makes sad but interesting reading for you.

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US 'Storm Jonas' to bring heavy rain and gales to UK - BBC News

US 'Storm Jonas' to bring heavy rain and gales to UK - BBC News | Geography | Scoop.it
Heavy rain and gale-force winds are set to batter the west of England and Wales as the storm that hit the US with blizzards heads for the UK.
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Pinatubo: Why the Biggest Volcanic Eruption Wasn't the Deadliest

Pinatubo: Why the Biggest Volcanic Eruption Wasn't the Deadliest | Geography | Scoop.it
The largest volcanic eruption in living memory took place on June 15, 1991, twenty years ago.
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Pinatubo....

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What is climate change?

What is climate change? | Geography | Scoop.it
Six graphics that explain climate change as world leaders gather in Paris for COP21.
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All Geographers should read this....

 

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Brixton's anti-gentrification protest: identifying the problems is one thing, fixing them is another

Brixton's anti-gentrification protest: identifying the problems is one thing, fixing them is another | Geography | Scoop.it
The Reclaim Brixton demonstration expressed fears that the area’s character is being diluted and displaced. But the Foxtons estate agent is unlikely to go away, and the people it sells houses to won’t stop coming, argues Dave Hill
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Again, thank you L C-C. Interesting article for World Cities Yr 13 A2

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China ends one-child policy after 35 years

China ends one-child policy after 35 years | Geography | Scoop.it
Government to allow all couples to have two children as ‘response to an ageing population’ and amid concerns over economy
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GCSE/A Level/IB.........vital reading.......

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Explainer: What was China's one-child policy? - BBC News

Explainer: What was China's one-child policy? - BBC News | Geography | Scoop.it
China scraps its one-child policy. Why now?
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GCSE/A Level/IB - this is your all time most popular POPULATION Case study......read....

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Paradise lost: World's most beautiful places under threat of tourism - BBC News

Paradise lost: World's most beautiful places under threat of tourism - BBC News | Geography | Scoop.it
As Thailand closes one of its islands due to the environmental damage caused by mass tourism, we take a look at some other popular destinations facing destruction
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All should read this - damage caused by mass tourism
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New Zealand cliffs collapse in Christchurch earthquake - BBC News

New Zealand cliffs collapse in Christchurch earthquake - BBC News | Geography | Scoop.it
Cliffs collapse in New Zealand during an 5.7 magnitude earthquake in the city of Christchurch, days before the anniversary of the deadly 2011 quake.
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Thank you EW for this

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MyShake quake app invites public testing - BBC News

MyShake quake app invites public testing - BBC News | Geography | Scoop.it
A new app that turns a smartphone into a mobile seismometer is being rolled out by California scientists.
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PPP - Year 11

Year 13 - interesting for you for A2 plate tectonics

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Taiwan earthquake: Anger over building 'faults' - BBC News

Taiwan earthquake: Anger over building 'faults' - BBC News | Geography | Scoop.it
An investigation into the construction of a Taiwanese apartment complex toppled by an earthquake is launched, as hopes of finding more survivors diminish.
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Taiwan earthquake: Felled building 'reinforced with tin cans' - BBC News

Taiwan earthquake: Felled building 'reinforced with tin cans' - BBC News | Geography | Scoop.it
Rescuers in Taiwan are working to find more than 100 people still missing more than 24 hours after the island was hit by a powerful earthquake.
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The Mexicans dying for a fizzy drink - BBC News

The Mexicans dying for a fizzy drink - BBC News | Geography | Scoop.it
Mexicans consume more carbonated drinks than any other nation, per capita, so two years ago the government introduced a soda tax. Is it working?
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Useful for IB Food and Health....

Year 12 Food Supply...

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The imminent death of the Cavendish banana and why it affects us all - BBC News

The imminent death of the Cavendish banana and why it affects us all - BBC News | Geography | Scoop.it
Buy a banana and it will almost certainly be descended from one plant grown at an English stately home. But now we face losing one of the world's best-loved fruits.
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Food Supply......

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The Guardian view on geography: it’s the must-have A-level | Editorial

The Guardian view on geography: it’s the must-have A-level | Editorial | Geography | Scoop.it
Editorial: It used to be a Cinderella subject. Now, in a world that increasingly values people who can work across the physical and social sciences, geography’s all the rage
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Year 11 - read this!! Year 12/13.....smile!

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Overpopulation, overconsumption – in pictures

Overpopulation, overconsumption – in pictures | Geography | Scoop.it
How do you raise awareness about population explosion? One group thought that the simplest way would be to show people
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This set of photos make you think about over population....

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Migrant crisis: How one city in Germany is coping - BBC News

Migrant crisis: How one city in Germany is coping - BBC News | Geography | Scoop.it
Oberhausen in North Rhine Westphalia is one of many German cities to receive an influx of asylum seekers. Locals and migrants explain how they are adjusting to the change.
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Year 12AS

IB Core

GCSE Migration Issues

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Gentrification and rising rents force Brixton deli to close

Gentrification and rising rents force Brixton deli to close | Geography | Scoop.it
The owner of a well-loved south London delicatessen today said rent rises and gentrification have forced him to close after 25 years. A & C Continental Delicatessen in Brixton is among 18 businesses based in arches on Atlantic Road, Brixton Station Road and Pope’s Road that were told by landlord Network Rail to vacate their plots for a year for renovation work — only to return to rent rises.
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Thank you L C-C for this excellent insight into the impacts of gentrification.

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China to end one-child policy and allow two - BBC News

China to end one-child policy and allow two - BBC News | Geography | Scoop.it
China decides to end its decades-long policy of allowing couples to have only one child, increasing the number permitted to two.
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China's One Child Policy ENDS - no longer restricted to ONE

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