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Nestle: Bottling water in drought-hit California - BBC News

Nestle: Bottling water in drought-hit California - BBC News | OCR AS Geography | Scoop.it
Nestle is extracting millions of gallons of water from a national forest in California to sell as bottled water, even as drought-hit residents are having to cut back on water use.
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Houston floods: Disaster zone declared after 'historic' rainfall - BBC News

Houston floods: Disaster zone declared after 'historic' rainfall - BBC News | OCR AS Geography | Scoop.it
A state of emergency is declared in Houston, the fourth-largest city in the US, after record rainfall claimed five lives.
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More moose on the loose in a warmer Alaska - BBC News

More moose on the loose in a warmer Alaska - BBC News | OCR AS Geography | Scoop.it
Rising temperatures and longer summers have helped the iconic Alaskan moose conquer vast new stretches of the frozen tundra.
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Delhi 'odd-even' anti-pollution car rationing again from April - BBC News

Delhi 'odd-even' anti-pollution car rationing again from April - BBC News | OCR AS Geography | Scoop.it
India's capital Delhi announces a second round of car rationing aimed at curbing alarming pollution levels.
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Funds for farmers who fight flooding - BBC News

Funds for farmers who fight flooding - BBC News | OCR AS Geography | Scoop.it
Details are emerging of plans to pay farmers who manage their land in a way that helps prevent flooding in towns and cities.
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Farmers in England could be paid to let land flood - BBC News

Farmers in England could be paid to let land flood - BBC News | OCR AS Geography | Scoop.it
A plan to pay farmers in England for allowing their land to be flooded, in a bid to protect towns downstream, is to be considered by the government.
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Rice and palm oil risk to mangroves - BBC News

Rice and palm oil risk to mangroves - BBC News | OCR AS Geography | Scoop.it
The threat posed by the development of rice and palm oil plantations to mangroves in South-East Asia has been underestimated, a study suggests.
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US storms: Missouri floods close Mississippi near St Louis - BBC News

US storms: Missouri floods close Mississippi near St Louis - BBC News | OCR AS Geography | Scoop.it
A section of the Mississippi River near St Louis, Missouri, is closed to vessels as rising water levels cause
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Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay flooding displaces 150,000 - BBC News

Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay flooding displaces 150,000 - BBC News | OCR AS Geography | Scoop.it
Some of the worst flooding in the region in decades drives more than 150,000 people from their homes in Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.
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Lakes expanding 'dangerously' in Everest glacier - BBC News

Lakes expanding 'dangerously' in Everest glacier - BBC News | OCR AS Geography | Scoop.it
Lakes that have been forming near Mount Everest could threaten settlements downstream if they overflow.
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River Tweed value 'rises by £6m' - BBC News

River Tweed value 'rises by £6m' - BBC News | OCR AS Geography | Scoop.it
A report finds the value of the River Tweed to the economy of the Borders and North Northumberland has risen to £24m-a-year.
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Brazil dam toxic mud reaches Atlantic via Rio Doce estuary - BBC News

Brazil dam toxic mud reaches Atlantic via Rio Doce estuary - BBC News | OCR AS Geography | Scoop.it
A wave of toxic mud in the Rio Doce river in Brazil from a collapsed dam at an iron ore mine reaches the sea amid concerns of severe pollution.
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Make Builders Flood-Proof New Homes, Govt Told

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The Government says forcing developers to make changes to how homes in at-risk areas are built could wrap the sector in red tape.
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A slow recovery for Nepal's tourist industry - BBC News

A slow recovery for Nepal's tourist industry - BBC News | OCR AS Geography | Scoop.it
Tourism is the lifeblood of the Nepalese economy but since last year's deadly earthquake visitors have stayed away. One year on the country is still struggling to recover.
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Pickering leaky dams flood prevention scheme 'a success' - BBC News

Pickering leaky dams flood prevention scheme 'a success' - BBC News | OCR AS Geography | Scoop.it
A natural flood management scheme saved the North Yorkshire town of Pickering from floods at Christmas, a report says.
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Fears for Ebro delta in Spanish water rights fight - BBC News

Fears for Ebro delta in Spanish water rights fight - BBC News | OCR AS Geography | Scoop.it
One of Europe's most important wetland areas is under threat say environmentalists as Spain and Catalonia argue about the future of the Ebro river.
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UK floods: Drone provides researchers with unique data - BBC News

UK floods: Drone provides researchers with unique data - BBC News | OCR AS Geography | Scoop.it
Images from an unmanned aerial vehicle suggest excessive management of floodplains limit their ability to hold water and slow the flow of floodwater.
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Coastal zones: UK's protected 'blue belt' expanded - BBC News

Coastal zones: UK's protected 'blue belt' expanded - BBC News | OCR AS Geography | Scoop.it
The UK government extends the "blue belt" of protected marine areas around the British coastline.
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Clearing ditches and streams 'may increase flood risk to towns' - BBC News

Clearing ditches and streams 'may increase flood risk to towns' - BBC News | OCR AS Geography | Scoop.it
Experts are warning that plans to allow farmers to clear drainage ditches and streams on their land could make floods worse in towns.
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Storm Frank: What have we done to make the flooding worse? - BBC News

Storm Frank: What have we done to make the flooding worse? - BBC News | OCR AS Geography | Scoop.it
Floods have caused havoc across much of the UK. Have decisions made by the public and politicians alike made things worse?
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UK floods: 'Complete rethink' needed on flood defences - EA - BBC News

UK floods: 'Complete rethink' needed on flood defences - EA - BBC News | OCR AS Geography | Scoop.it
There needs to be a
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MPs to vote on fracking under national parks - BBC News

MPs to vote on fracking under national parks - BBC News | OCR AS Geography | Scoop.it
MPs are to vote on whether to allow fracking under national parks as opposition parties and campaigners say stronger protections are needed.
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The Alaska fishing village taking on 'Godzilla' - BBC News

The Alaska fishing village taking on 'Godzilla' - BBC News | OCR AS Geography | Scoop.it
Plans to build an open coal mine that would cover 78sq km (30 sq miles) surrounding a valued Alaskan river could be coming to a head.
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Brazil dam breach: Toxic mud 'devastated vegetation' - BBC News

Brazil dam breach: Toxic mud 'devastated vegetation' - BBC News | OCR AS Geography | Scoop.it
Toxic mud from the dam that collapsed in Brazil earlier this month destroyed a vast area of natural vegetation, the environment minister says.
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