Allison Ingrey

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Thirsty Yet? Eight Cities That Are Improbably Running out of Water

Earlier this year, an obscure United Nations document, the <i>World Water Development Report</i>, unexpectedly made headlines around the world. The report …

5 maps that quantify exactly how rammed London is

London – it’s quite busy, isn’t it? But maybe more than you even realize.<p>As of this time last year, 8.6 million people call Greater London their home.<p>…

Rethinking the population pyramid

If you’ve ever browsed the U.S. Census population statistics pages, you’ve no doubt come across the famous population pyramid that they so frequently …

The Bristol Method

‘The award of European Green Capital 2015 is a great honour for Bristol and its citizens, recognising the huge range of initiatives by many people …

Ten positive development stories

Written by Chris Fitch<p>Published in Development<p>Maternal mortality in Nepal has plummeted from 901 to 258 per 100,000 live births between 1990 and 2015 …

Sleeping giants

Volcanoes are spectacular and destructive in equal measure, which makes them both an exciting and highly dangerous subject for the camera. For that …

Agricultural Revolution in England 1500 - 1850

An enduring myth<p>For many years the agricultural revolution in England was thought to have occurred because of three major changes: the selective breeding of livestock; the removal of common property rights to land; and new systems of cropping, involving turnips and clover. All this was thought to …

Dimensions of poverty

Written by Benjamin Hennig<p>Published in Mapping<p>Benjamin Hennig<p>14 Nov<br>2015<p>With poverty and global development on the agenda, Benjamin Hennig maps out …

More parents, schools trying to dig out from piles of homework

Two Syrian sisters take a dangerous swim, to a safe swim

Paris is stunned after wave of terror attacks across the city

Nigerians Are Building Fireproof, Bulletproof, And Eco-Friendly Homes With Plastic Bottles And Mud

<i>Plastic is everywhere.</i> In fact, the environment is so riddled with it, researchers predict that 99% of all birds on this planet will have plastic <i>in</i> …

Climate Change: Mekong Delta heads for troubled waters

<b>Lush greenery in the lower Mekong region sprawls as far as the eye can see, an illustration of just how fertile the delta is.</b><p>The endless green fields scored by the river's nine tributaries, which the Vietnamese call "Nine Dragons", explain why this area is one of the world's major food baskets.<p>It …

How China's one-child policy ended in failure

Desperate attempts by China to curb population growth in 1979 led the communist authorities to offer couples condoms, coils, sterilisation and financial rewards as part of its one-child policy. When this failed, fines and even forced abortions were said to have been used to enforce ‘family …

China

'Two is too much trouble': will China's parents rush to have more children?

Even before the news that China was scrapping its one-child policy, doctors at the Beijing obstetrics and gynaecology hospital were bracing themselves for a busy 2016.<p>China ends one-child policy after 35 years<p>Read more<p>Next year is the Year of the Monkey – an auspicious time for Chinese families to …

China

Five numbers that sum up China's one-child policy

<b>China has announced it's abolishing its one-child policy, which was introduced to limit the birth rate, amid concerns that the country's population is ageing too quickly. What difference has it made, statistically speaking?</b><p>400 million births prevented<p>China's government says the one-child policy, …

New African rainfall patterns

A new study led by the University of Leicester has concluded that there have been noticeable changes in rainfall across the African continent over …

The tide is turning

Last autumn, in a New Zealand court room, Ioane Teitiota came close – but not close enough – to becoming the world’s first legally recognised climate …

How the rise of the megacity is changing the way we live

Amid a clutter of 24-hour arc lights, gigantic cranes and dumper trucks, a behemoth is rising out of a field of churned mud on the outskirts of Chengdu in south-west China. Commuters skirt its vast perimeter fence on their way to the new metro link that cuts under the city. They barely glance at …

The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained

Global Goals campaign seeks to make sustainable development famous

When world leaders gather in New York for the UN general assembly next week, they will commit to a plan to end extreme poverty, tackle inequality and reduce the impact of climate change by 2030.<p>This to-do list for the world, the sustainable development goals (SDGs), is ambitious. But so too is the …

Sustainability

Germany passes Japan to have world's lowest birth rate - study

<b>A study says Germany's birth rate has slumped to the lowest in the world, prompting fears labour market shortages will damage the economy.</b><p>Germany has dropped below Japan to have not just the lowest birth rate across Europe but also globally, according to the report by Germany-based analysts.<p>Its …

Europe

Calais and the push-pull of migration

Go back a couple of months and the newspapers weren’t talking about Calais, they were talking about the Mediterranean. Calais is now the crisis of …

Shelling out on the Arctic

For the first time in three years, Shell has begun exploratory drilling the Arctic. The oil company has engaged their off-shore rig, the Transocean</i> …

Glaciers melting worldwide

Glaciated regions are all responding separately to climate change, however, glaciologists confirm that melts are happening on a global scale and at a …

Sakurajima volcano: chance of large eruption 'extremely high'

Japan’s weather agency on Saturday told thousands of residents near a southern city to prepare for a possible evacuation as it upgraded a volcanic eruption warning.<p>Officials raised their alert to its second-highest level after picking up increasing seismic activity around the volcano Sakurajima, …

Natural Disasters

Hotspot: Japan – September 2015

For National Clean Air Day, Geographical brings together stories about air pollution and the kind of solutions needed to tackle it ...<p>Cities the …

Out of Africa

For National Clean Air Day, Geographical brings together stories about air pollution and the kind of solutions needed to tackle it ...<p>Cities the …