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Nepal earthquake: why I had to return to a devastated country in crisis

Nepal earthquake: why I had to return to a devastated country in crisis | rednockgeog | Scoop.it
A month after she left the country, our reporter goes back to Nepal to meet the survivors of the devastating earthquake
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Extremely good article covering cause effects and responses. Lots of detail. Yr12 world at risk! l

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Kenya finds '70 year supply' of water in desert region - Telegraph

Kenya finds '70 year supply' of water in desert region - Telegraph | rednockgeog | Scoop.it
Scientists using technology developed to search for oil have discovered a vast underground water reservoir in one of Kenya's driest regions that if properly managed could supply the country's needs for close to 70 years.
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Geoengineering the planet: first experiments take shape - environment - 27 November 2014 - New Scientist

Proposals for the first trials to cool the planet include cloud brightening and spraying aerosols into the ozone layer. They might start in just two years
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India will be renewables superpower, says energy minister

India will be renewables superpower, says energy minister | rednockgeog | Scoop.it
$100bn investment likely in five years but coal power plants will also expand rapidly to provide electricity to every Indian village
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Recession in Russia, revolt in Venezuela? The knock-on effects of tumbling oil prices

Recession in Russia, revolt in Venezuela? The knock-on effects of tumbling oil prices | rednockgeog | Scoop.it
Sudden slump in price of crude – now at its lowest for four years – sends tremors through capitals of the world’s great oil powers. A look at the economic and geopolitical implications of $80 oil
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Uptodate figures, interesting look at the oil market in light of shale oil production in the USA and falls in demand elsewhere. Great for yr13 energy security.

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Asia Times - The shifting sands of time - and Singapore

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Interesting case study on the issues surrounding land reclamation.  Ties in political disputes as well as environmental issues and tech fix.

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CO2 emissions are being 'outsourced' by rich countries to rising economies

CO2 emissions are being 'outsourced' by rich countries to rising economies | rednockgeog | Scoop.it
Greenhouse gas output of China and elsewhere is increased by making goods that are then used in the US and Europe
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Good article for both yr 13- superpower geog and yr 12- global hazards and the future-China! Enjoy.

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Why are fossil fuel reserves growing? – interactive

Why are fossil fuel reserves growing? – interactive | rednockgeog | Scoop.it
New data collated by Oil Change International shows how global fossil fuel reserves are growing, while the world's remaining carbon budget is shrinking
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Water Foodprint | China Water Risk

Water Foodprint | China Water Risk | rednockgeog | Scoop.it
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Lots of facts and figures on water issues. Good for data analysis, fits with many key concepts from water conflicts module

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How much fossil fuel has been used in your lifetime?

How much fossil fuel has been used in your lifetime? | rednockgeog | Scoop.it
See the staggering amount of oil, coal and gas that humanity takes out of the ground – and how quickly things are going to have to change
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Lots of useful articles on energy consumption, demand and supply.

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Exclusive: Huge water reserve discovered in Kenya

Exclusive: Huge water reserve discovered in Kenya | rednockgeog | Scoop.it
A massive aquifer that holds enough water to meet all of Kenya's needs for 70 years has been discovered, ITV News can reveal.

ITV News correspondent Martin Geissler reports:
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Will coal or solar power fuel India’s drive to bring electricity to its villages?

Will coal or solar power fuel India’s drive to bring electricity to its villages? | rednockgeog | Scoop.it
Narendra Modi says 400 million Indians without electricity will be connected, but plans for new coal mines are controversial
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6 reasons why there's no community in fracking | Transition Network

6 reasons why there's no community in fracking | Transition Network | rednockgeog | Scoop.it
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Interesting anti fracking and anti government stance, read with a degree of caution!

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The Race to Reclaim Louisiana's Vanishing Coastline

The Race to Reclaim Louisiana's Vanishing Coastline | rednockgeog | Scoop.it
The world’s fastest-submerging state is looking to nature in an ambitious plan to turn back the tide—and to BP to fund it.
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Solar power could be world's top electricity source by 2050, says IEA

Solar power could be world's top electricity source by 2050, says IEA | rednockgeog | Scoop.it
Falling cost of solar photovoltaic panels could help technology generate up to 16% of world’s electricity by mid-century
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Map Shows Which Countries Are Running Out Of Water

Map Shows Which Countries Are Running Out Of Water | rednockgeog | Scoop.it
Like this? Share it - This Map Shows Which Countries Are Running Out Of Water The World Resources Institute found that 37 countries face “extremely high levels” of baseline water stress, in the first such country-level water assessment of its kind, according to the global research organization. The assessment, published...
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Spain attracts record levels of immigrants seeking jobs and sun

Spain attracts record levels of immigrants seeking jobs and sun | rednockgeog | Scoop.it
Spain took in an extra 650,000 foreign immigrants last year, mostly from Latin America although Britons heading for a life in the sun also accounted for a significant proportion.
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