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Caribbean coral reefs are declining at 'an alarming' rate

Caribbean coral reefs are declining at 'an alarming' rate | IGCSE Geography useful articles | Scoop.it
The existence of most Caribbean coral reefs is threatened over the next 20 years without action to stem dramatic declines, conservationists have warned.
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China reforms one-child policy

China reforms one-child policy | IGCSE Geography useful articles | Scoop.it
China's top legislature formally adopts a resolution easing the country's one-child policy, and abolishes re-education through labour camps.
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Useful case study update
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Working longer is not so bad

Working longer is not so bad | IGCSE Geography useful articles | Scoop.it
Being forced to wait even longer for a state pension may seem a bleak prospect, but working until 70 won’t necessarily be a bad option.
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A journey to the heart of Africa’s Aids epidemic

A journey to the heart of Africa’s Aids epidemic | IGCSE Geography useful articles | Scoop.it
Day One Kasensero, UgandaIt is a rough road to Kasensero on the western shore of Lake Victoria in south west Uganda and a rough town at the end of it.
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At least 19 dead as floods hit Vietnam

At least 19 dead as floods hit Vietnam | IGCSE Geography useful articles | Scoop.it
Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in central Vietnam have killed 19 people, left eight missing and forced about 80,000 from their homes, disaster officials and state media said.
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Current flooding
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China to loosen one-child policy

China to loosen one-child policy | IGCSE Geography useful articles | Scoop.it
China is to relax its policy of restricting most couples to having only a single child, state media say, part of a raft of reforms being announced.
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Useful China's one child policy update, your anti-natalist population policy
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The 'toxic monster' is coming! Texas-sized floating island containing one million tonnes of junk from Japan tsunami drifting towards US

The 'toxic monster' is coming! Texas-sized floating island containing one million tonnes of junk from Japan tsunami drifting towards US | IGCSE Geography useful articles | Scoop.it
An enormous floating island of debris from Japan’s 2011 tsunami is drifting towards the coast of America, bringing with it over one million tonnes of junk that would cover an area the size of Texas.
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Effects of Tsunami 2 1/2 years on
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The end of big families?

The end of big families? | IGCSE Geography useful articles | Scoop.it
The average number of children per household is falling as reports of growing costs are thought to be affecting parents from having larger families.
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Does this suggest we need a population policy like Singapore or that we succeeded in lowering birth rate through education and consumerism?
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Hundreds dead in Pakistan earthquake

Hundreds dead in Pakistan earthquake | IGCSE Geography useful articles | Scoop.it
At least 328 people are killed and hundreds more injured as a 7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes south-western Pakistan, causing a new island to emerge.
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Useful for year 10 and year 11...
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Dependency ratios: Working population vs Dependants | id

Dependency ratios: Working population vs Dependants | id | IGCSE Geography useful articles | Scoop.it
The total dependency ratio tells us the proportion of the population not in the work-force who are ‘dependent’ on those of working-age.
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Good article for year 10 term 1 and as revision for year 11
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New Map Shows Where Nature Protects U.S. Coast

New Map Shows Where Nature Protects U.S. Coast | IGCSE Geography useful articles | Scoop.it
An unprecedented map of the U.S. coastline shows where natural habitats can best protect people from disasters—and where they can't.
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Interesting article for Coastal topic
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The American village set to disappear

The American village set to disappear | IGCSE Geography useful articles | Scoop.it
The tiny Alaskan village of Kivalina is set to disappear under water within a decade. But Alaska has a complex relationship with climate change as it relies on oil revenue.
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First American climate change refugees? Thanks @primageographer for this one
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Why are more girls being born in Japan after the earthquake? - Telegraph

Why are more girls being born in Japan after the earthquake? - Telegraph | IGCSE Geography useful articles | Scoop.it
Two and a half years after the Tōhoku earthquake in Japan, one of the biggest in recorded history, there has been an unexpected side effect. Dr Brooke Magnanti takes a closer look.
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Interesting for Population change and impacts of Tectonic hazards
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Philippine court backs birth control

Philippine court backs birth control | IGCSE Geography useful articles | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court in the Philippines approves a birth control law, despite a fierce fight by the influential Catholic Church.
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British employers blamed for £754bn brain drain

British employers blamed for £754bn brain drain | IGCSE Geography useful articles | Scoop.it
British employers are using a smaller proportion of the nation’s natural human talent and skills than at any time since statisticians first started measuring the trend, it emerged yesterday.
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Y10 & 11 brain drain article
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Is this the silver bullet at last? A new treatment regime could stall Africa's Aids epidemic

Is this the silver bullet at last? A new treatment regime could stall Africa's Aids epidemic | IGCSE Geography useful articles | Scoop.it
Day Five: Kwa Zulu Natal, South AfricaThe Phakama Tavern stands isolated in a cinder car park on a hillside, a grimy beacon to the pleasures of alcohol.
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The condom conundrum at the heart of Africa’s Aids epidemic

The condom conundrum at the heart of Africa’s Aids epidemic | IGCSE Geography useful articles | Scoop.it
Day Two Nairobi, KenyaGloria Gakki should be in line to win $100,000 (£62,000).
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Interesting update on contraception availability in the fight against AIDS
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China to relax one-child policy and abolish labour camps

China to relax one-child policy and abolish labour camps | IGCSE Geography useful articles | Scoop.it
China will ease its family planning policies and abolish a controversial labour camp system, in a series of major reforms announced on Friday by the ruling Communist Party of China.
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Second report on china update
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The life aquatic: How the Earth would look if all the ice melted

The life aquatic: How the Earth would look if all the ice melted | IGCSE Geography useful articles | Scoop.it
A huge swathe of eastern England, most of Denmark, the entire eastern seaboard of the United States, Bangladesh and a huge chunk of China would be lost beneath the sea if all the world’s ice melted, according to maps produced by National Geographic...
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UK population will soar by nearly '10 million by 2037 with immigration attributed to projected increase

UK population will soar by nearly '10 million by 2037 with immigration attributed to projected increase | IGCSE Geography useful articles | Scoop.it
The population of Britain will soar by nearly 10 million over the next 25 years, taking the total number of people living in the UK to over 70 million by 2037.
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Destruction of Peru’s rainforest by illegal gold mining is twice as bad as experts thought

Destruction of Peru’s rainforest by illegal gold mining is twice as bad as experts thought | IGCSE Geography useful articles | Scoop.it
The destruction of a global biodiversity hotspot deep in the Peruvian Amazon by illegal gold mining is twice as bad as previously thought, an authoritative new study using ground-breaking technology has revealed.
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Y10/y11 ecosystems
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Flood defence systems 'overwhelmed'

Flood defence systems 'overwhelmed' | IGCSE Geography useful articles | Scoop.it
Multimillion-pound flood defences on Teesside were "overwhelmed" during torrential rain on Friday, Northumbrian Water says.
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Y11 rivers topic after we finish CWK- have a read
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Adult diapers to outsell baby nappies by end of decade in Japan - Telegraph

Adult diapers to outsell baby nappies by end of decade in Japan  - Telegraph | IGCSE Geography useful articles | Scoop.it
Adult nappies are forecast to outsell baby nappies in Japan by 2020, in the latest confirmation of the nation's rapidly ageing society.
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Evidence of an ageing population in Japan? Thanks @mrsllaking for this one
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Japan's tsunami debris litters Canadian shore

Japan's tsunami debris litters Canadian shore | IGCSE Geography useful articles | Scoop.it
Two years after the devastating tidal wave nearly 400,000 tons of trash is still drifting across the Pacific Ocean.
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Impacts of Tsunami/ earthquakes
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Geospatial Revolution / Episode Four, Chapter Four: Mapping Power to the People

People living in one of the world's largest slums put themselves on the map as an act of empowerment through the use of geospatial technology.
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Thanks @mrbanksy for this one
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