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UN says refugee numbers at record level - BBC News

UN says refugee numbers at record level - BBC News | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
The number of people displaced by conflict has reached 65.3 million, the highest level ever recorded, the UN refugee agency says.
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Wind power generates 140% of Denmark's electricity demand

Wind power generates 140% of Denmark's electricity demand | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
Unusually high winds allowed Denmark to meet all of its electricity needs – with plenty to spare for Germany, Norway and Sweden too
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Where is the world's most polluted city?

Where is the world's most polluted city? | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
Outdoor air pollution kills 3.3 million people, mostly in cities, every year. That’s more than HIV, malaria and influenza combined – yet the sparse coverage of official data means many cities are not even monitored
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Climate change: 2015 'shattered' global temperature record by wide margin - BBC News

Climate change: 2015 'shattered' global temperature record by wide margin - BBC News | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
Global temperatures in 2015 were the warmest since records began, according to data published by meteorologists in the UK and the US.
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El Nino weather: Worries grow over humanitarian impact - BBC News

El Nino weather: Worries grow over humanitarian impact - BBC News | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
Ten of millions of people will face hunger, water shortages and disease in 2016 as the impacts of a powerful El Nino linger into 2016.
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Beijing Issues Red Alert Over Air Pollution for the First Time

Beijing Issues Red Alert Over Air Pollution for the First Time | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
Across Beijing, residents braced for another “airpocalypse” — the term that some English speakers in the city use for the most toxic bouts of air pollution.
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A Path for Climate Change, Beyond Paris

A Path for Climate Change, Beyond Paris | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
The emission pledges that countries have signaled they will make in Paris will inevitably fall short. What would a truly ambitious plan to tackle climate change look like?
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China's one-child policy and the lessons for America

China's one-child policy and the lessons for America | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
Let's review exactly what population has to do with economic growth
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Let Refugees Settle Italy’s Empty Spaces

Let Refugees Settle Italy’s Empty Spaces | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
Italy’s population is declining. Refugee flows are increasing. Problem solved?
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Hurricane Patricia Strikes Mexico, Then Weakens

Hurricane Patricia Strikes Mexico, Then Weakens | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
The hurricane, which meteorologists called the strongest recorded in the Western Hemisphere, toppled trees, triggered landslides and tore off roofs as it slammed into the coast.
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Typhoon Koppu: Mudslides follow torrential rain in Philippines - BBC News

Typhoon Koppu: Mudslides follow torrential rain in Philippines - BBC News | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
Typhoon Koppu continues drench the northern Philippines causing mudslides.
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The Chinese are obsessed with building giant dams

The Chinese are obsessed with building giant dams | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
China’s Three Gorges Dam is one of the most ambitious engineering projects ever planned. Philip Ball looks at the country’s fixation with controlling rivers.
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'Perfect storm' of El Niño and warming boosted Alberta fires - BBC News

'Perfect storm' of El Niño and warming boosted Alberta fires - BBC News | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
The El Niño weather phenomenon and ongoing climate change have both contributed to the devastating Alberta wildfires, according to experts.
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Can you earthquake-proof a city? - BBC News

Can you earthquake-proof a city? - BBC News | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
About a million people have died in earthquakes in the last two decades, but is such death and destruction inevitable?
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What is China doing to tackle its air pollution? - BBC News

What is China doing to tackle its air pollution? - BBC News | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
Beijing recently issued its first pollution 'red alert', but can it find a more permanent solution to the smog which blights much of China?
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How is El Nino affecting countries around the world? - BBC News

How is El Nino affecting countries around the world? - BBC News | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
BBC Weather's Nick Miller looks at how the effects of El Nino are being felt around the world.
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Paris climate deal: the world's greatest diplomatic success | Environment | The Guardian

Paris climate deal: the world's greatest diplomatic success | Environment | The Guardian | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
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The Pacific Ocean Becomes a Caldron

The Pacific Ocean Becomes a Caldron | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
The interplay of different kinds of warming, including El Niño and another zone of warm water called “the Blob,” has made the world’s largest ocean a troublesome place.
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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 at BM | 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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Indonesia haze: Child evacuation plan prepared - BBC News

Indonesia haze: Child evacuation plan prepared - BBC News | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
Indonesia prepares warships and ferries in case it needs to evacuate children affected by haze caused by the country's illegal forest fires.
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‘A Wall of Mud’ in California, and Warnings to Heed El Niño

‘A Wall of Mud’ in California, and Warnings to Heed El Niño | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
After several hours of heavy rain, mud and debris cascaded down hillsides north of Los Angeles on Thursday, blocking two freeways and a critical Interstate.
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