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Indonesia earthquake: 14 dead on tourist island of Lombok

Indonesia earthquake: 14 dead on tourist island of Lombok | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
A 6.4 magnitude quake has struck Lombok island, killing at least 14 people including one tourist.
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Paris braced as Seine surges higher

Paris braced as Seine surges higher | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
The River Seine has burst its banks in places, and is expected to reach its peak this weekend.
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Opinion | How to Keep the Lights On After a Hurricane

Opinion | How to Keep the Lights On After a Hurricane | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
We can’t eliminate storms and high winds. But we can modernize the electric grid, save on fossil fuels and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
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The Relationship Between Hurricanes and Climate Change

The Relationship Between Hurricanes and Climate Change | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
The links between hurricanes and climate change are not simple. Some things are known with growing certainty. Others, not so much.
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How Hurricane Harvey Became So Destructive

How Hurricane Harvey Became So Destructive | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
Scientists say warm waters and stagnant winds in the upper atmosphere built a monster of a storm. Whether climate change is to blame is less clear.
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Hope for Hanoi? New bus system could cut pollution … if enough people use it

Hope for Hanoi? New bus system could cut pollution … if enough people use it | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
A new $53m BRT (bus rapid transit) system has the power to reduce Hanoi’s dreadful air pollution. Persuading residents of Vietnam’s rapidly expanding capital to ditch their motorbikes and private cars, however, will be another story
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After Decline in Paris Tourism, Hotels Offer Discounts

After Decline in Paris Tourism, Hotels Offer Discounts | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
Attacks in the city and in Europe have led luxury properties to lower prices — and to add perks.
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China Cancels 103 Coal Plants, Mindful of Smog and Wasted Capacity

China Cancels 103 Coal Plants, Mindful of Smog and Wasted Capacity | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
The dropped projects include dozens already under construction, even though existing plants can already generate far more power than the country needs.
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Will snow rescue Swiss Alps after dry start to winter? - BBC News

Will snow rescue Swiss Alps after dry start to winter? - BBC News | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
After a difficult Christmas period and one of the driest Decembers, Swiss resorts are praying for snow.
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Smog Chokes Delhi, Leaving Residents ‘Cowering by Our Air Purifiers’

Smog Chokes Delhi, Leaving Residents ‘Cowering by Our Air Purifiers’ | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
Levels of the most dangerous particles soared over the weekend in some places to more than 16 times the limit India’s government considers safe.
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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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Hawaii Eruptions Continue to Disrupt Tourism During Prime Summer Months - The New York Times

Hawaii Eruptions Continue to Disrupt Tourism During Prime Summer Months - The New York Times | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
July means summer vacation time in Hawaii, and that means lodgings are normally booked out weeks, or even months in advance. But this year things are different.
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Waist-deep California mudslides kill 13

Waist-deep California mudslides kill 13 | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
Police say the scene, triggered by heavy rains, looks "like a World War One battlefield".
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Are floating homes the next frontier for urban design?

Are floating homes the next frontier for urban design? | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
Architecture that works with water, rising with floods and sitting upon unused city space, may be the future of urban planning, say these innovative designers.
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Climate Change Is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions.

Climate Change Is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions. | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
We know. Global warming is daunting. So here’s a place to start: 17 often-asked questions with some straightforward answers.
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Why Hurricane Irma Could Hurt, a Lot: Much Lies in Harm’s Way

Why Hurricane Irma Could Hurt, a Lot: Much Lies in Harm’s Way | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
South Florida has grown at a breathtaking pace, making big storms potentially more dangerous and costly.
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Air pollution 'causes 467,000 premature deaths a year in Europe' - BBC News

Air pollution 'causes 467,000 premature deaths a year in Europe' - BBC News | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
Toxic air is causing almost half a million premature deaths in Europe every year, a new report says.
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Rising Waters Threaten China’s Rising Cities

Rising Waters Threaten China’s Rising Cities | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
In the Pearl River Delta, breakneck development is colliding with the effects of climate change.
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Opinion | When in the Amazon, Please Do Not Punch the Dolphins

Opinion | When in the Amazon, Please Do Not Punch the Dolphins | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
Brazil’s ecotourism is unregulated and out of control.
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Beijing: The city where you can't escape smog - BBC News

Beijing: The city where you can't escape smog - BBC News | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
China's capital is notorious for its chronic pollution. Even indoors it's a struggle to find clean air, says John Sudworth.
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Air pollution 'causes 467,000 premature deaths a year in Europe' - BBC News

Air pollution 'causes 467,000 premature deaths a year in Europe' - BBC News | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
Toxic air is causing almost half a million premature deaths in Europe every year, a new report says.
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Renewable energy capacity overtakes coal - BBC News

Renewable energy capacity overtakes coal - BBC News | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
The International Energy Agency says that the world's capacity to generate electricity from renewable sources has now overtaken coal.
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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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