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Anything relevant to Tectonics or Ecosystems as taught on the AQA Geography A2 course.
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Java volcano sends thousands fleeing

Java volcano sends thousands fleeing | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
Some 200,000 people are told to evacuate their homes in Indonesia after a volcano erupts on the island of Java, with at least two people killed.
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A good up-to-date case study of the effects of a volcanic eruption.

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Amazon Deforestation Threatens South America's Water Security ...

Amazon Deforestation Threatens South America's Water Security ... | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
“ The report, the Amazonia Security Agenda, authored by the Global Canopy Programme and CIAT, the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture, says the prosperity of the region is based on the abundance of water.”
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'Use less peat' call to UK gardeners

'Use less peat' call to UK gardeners | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
Britain's gardeners are still using too much peat compost, despite more than 30 years of campaigns, according to the Royal Horticultural Society.
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An example of how human practices in the UK are having a detrimental effect on important habitats elseware.

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Sichuan 2008: A disaster on an immense scale

Sichuan 2008: A disaster on an immense scale | A2 Geography | 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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An excellent interactive webpage from the BBC, covering many aspects of the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake.

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INDEX

INDEX | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
Get the latest BBC Science and Environment News: breaking news, analysis and debate on science and nature in the UK and around the world.
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Biodiversity offsetting smacks of middle class environmentalism - The Guardian (blog)

Biodiversity offsetting smacks of middle class environmentalism - The Guardian (blog) | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
“ The Guardian (blog) Biodiversity offsetting smacks of middle class environmentalism The Guardian (blog) Their silver bullet solution is biodiversity offsetting: a market mechanism that will allow developments to flourish while protecting the...”
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Key wildlife sites hit in flooding

Key wildlife sites hit in flooding | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
Nearly 50 of Britain's special wildlife sites were hit in the "devastating" recent flooding, according to a new assessment.
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Natural damage caused to many of Britain''s most important habitats. This will now need increased management to restore.

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