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New concerns over Iceland volcano

New concerns over Iceland volcano | Environment and Geography Bits | Scoop.it
The magma from Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano could be heading towards another large volcanic system, scientists say.
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Southampton air pollution monitoring fears

Southampton air pollution monitoring fears | Environment and Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Campaigners call for action amid fears that air pollution is not being monitored properly in Southampton.
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Ocean waves influence sea ice extent

Ocean waves influence sea ice extent | Environment and Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Large ocean waves can travel through sea ice for hundreds of kilometres before their oscillations are finally dampened, scientists have shown.
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How geography must adapt or die - news - TES

How geography must adapt or die - news - TES | Environment and Geography Bits | Scoop.it
‘Schism’ endangers future of subject in schools, expert warns
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MPs warn of invasion by non-native plant and animal species

MPs warn of invasion by non-native plant and animal species | Environment and Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Government is urged to introduce powers to tackle species such as Japanese knotweed and North American signal crayfish
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Fish finally find freeway to freedom | Creating a better place

Fish finally find freeway to freedom | Creating a better place | Environment and Geography Bits | Scoop.it
News and updates from the Environment Agency
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River pollution could be increased by wetter winters

River pollution could be increased by wetter winters | Environment and Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Wetter winters in the future could increase agricultural pollution in Britain's rivers, say scientists.
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40 Maps They Didn’t Teach You In School

40 Maps They Didn’t Teach You In School | Environment and Geography Bits | Scoop.it
By the time we graduate high school, we learn that they never taught us the most interesting things in there. Sure, you might be able to name the European countries or point New York on the map, but does that give a you real understanding of how the world functions? To fill this gap, we have ...
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Ancient forest losses 'data lacking'

Ancient forest losses 'data lacking' | Environment and Geography Bits | Scoop.it
The scale of ancient woodland being lost to development in Britain is being made worse because of a lack of accurate data, say campaigners.
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Causes of Deadly Washington Mudslide Revealed in Scientific Report

Causes of Deadly Washington Mudslide Revealed in Scientific Report | Environment and Geography Bits | Scoop.it
The report says that logging in the area may have played a role.
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What really annoys scientists about the state of the climate change debate?

What really annoys scientists about the state of the climate change debate? | Environment and Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Graham Readfearn: From misinformed politicians who should just 'shut up', to a failure of large parts of society to see the big picture, climate scientists reveal their bugbears
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How El Niño will change the world's weather in 2014

How El Niño will change the world's weather in 2014 | Environment and Geography Bits | Scoop.it
With a 90% chance of the global weather phenomenon striking this year, impacts both devastating and beneficial will be felt from India to Peru
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Colossal peat bog discovered in Congo

Colossal peat bog discovered in Congo | Environment and Geography Bits | Scoop.it
A huge area of peatland is discovered in a remote part of Congo-Brazzaville, scientists report.
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11 Scientifically Proven Reasons You Should Go Outside

11 Scientifically Proven Reasons You Should Go Outside | Environment and Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Indulge in some "forest therapy."
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Rubbish on British beaches reached highest levels in two decades in 2013

Rubbish on British beaches reached highest levels in two decades in 2013 | Environment and Geography Bits | Scoop.it
Volunteers find 2,390 items of rubbish for every kilometre of coastline surveyed
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Want a free GIS program? Welcome to the QGIS project!

Want a free GIS program? Welcome to the QGIS project! | Environment and Geography Bits | Scoop.it
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Want a free, user friendly GIS system? Something small enough to carry around on a £5 USB stick? I have been using QGIS for some time now. It does almost everything MAPINFO does, and new stuff is being added all the time, due to a thriving user and developer community!

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Live interactive wind map

Live interactive wind map | Environment and Geography Bits | Scoop.it
An animated map of global wind and weather. Visit the community at https://www.facebook.com/EarthWindMap
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