Britta Hoernchen

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Club 18-30: Are millennials responsible for its downfall?

<b>At the beginning of the 21st Century, 110,000 young British people were going on Club 18-30 holidays each year, bringing in £48m in sales annually. But less than two decades on, the brand's appeal is waning, with parent company Thomas Cook admitting it is open to selling.</b><p>Thomas Cook blames the rise …

Breaking Away

Nine months after Myanmar assaults, Rohingya camps ready for spate of births

When hundreds of thousands of Rohingya flooded into south-east Bangladesh last year they told of systematic rape and other sexual violence by Myanmar soldiers and militiamen.<p>May will mark nine months since that exodus started. Aid agencies, especially those who work with women and children, have …

Pregnancy

Who and what is 'civil society?'

It is a phrase that is much bandied about in media and by politicians but if you were to stop and ask a casual passer-by what is meant by “civil …

Civil Society

Defusing the Population Bomb

Rock festivals grow old gracefully

Rock festivals are at the frontline of a shrinking youth market. When Glastonbury began in 1970 the UK’s median age was 34. It is now nearly 40.<p>The …

Finding Solutions for the Overtourism Dilemma – Skift Podcast

Skift has been reporting extensively on overtourism for more than a year now, examining the impact on places like Iceland, Barcelona, and …

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rose Last Year. Here Are the Top 5 Reasons.

WASHINGTON — If the world wants to avoid drastic global warming this century, we’ll need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions sharply in the years ahead.<p>For now, however, we’re still moving in the opposite direction: Carbon dioxide emissions from the use of coal, oil and natural gas increased 1.4 …

Fossil Fuels

Paul Ehrlich: 'Collapse of civilisation is a near certainty within decades'

Fifty years after the publication of his controversial book The Population Bomb, biologist Paul Ehrlich warns overpopulation and overconsumption are driving us over the edge<p>A shattering collapse of civilisation is a “near certainty” in the next few decades due to humanity’s continuing destruction …

Geography

The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control?

Projections suggest cities will swell at an astonishing pace – but whether that means our salvation or an eco-disaster is by no means certain<p>The 1960 street map of Lagos, Nigeria, shows a small western-style coastal city surrounded by a few semi-rural African villages. Paved roads quickly turn to …

Geography

All the World’s Immigration Visualized in 1 Map

This map shows the estimated net immigration (inflows minus outflows) by origin and destination country between 2010 and 2015.<p>Blue circles = positive …

How anti-globalisation switched from a left to a right-wing issue – and where it will go next

The world is currently witnessing a new backlash against economic globalisation. Supporters of the UK’s exit from the European Union seek to “take …

The Big Sort: An Insider's Tour of a Recycling Plant

Four Years After Declaring War on Pollution, China Is Winning

On March 4, 2014, the Chinese premier, Li Keqiang, told almost 3,000 delegates at the National People’s Congress and many more watching live on state television, “We will resolutely declare war against pollution as we declared war against poverty.”<p>The statement broke from the country’s longstanding …

Pollution

Some of the World's Biggest Lakes Are Drying Up. Here's Why.

Warming climates, drought, and overuse are draining crucial water sources, threatening habitats and cultures.<p>Tire tracks stretched across the flat lake bed to the horizon. We followed them in a Suzuki 4x4, looking for clues about what’s happened to Poopó, once Bolivia’s second largest lake, which …

Panama Canal

Once Written Off for Dead, the Aral Sea Is Now Full of Life

ARALSK DISTRICT, KAZAKHSTAN<p>Thanks to large-scale restoration efforts, the North Aral Sea has seen a resurgence of fish—a boon to the communities that rely on it.<p>Omirserik Ibragimov fixed his gaze on the hole he had carved out from the frozen Aral Sea. The 25-year-old’s hands moved steadily, pulling …

Geography

Foreigners could ease Japan's labor shortage, but Tokyo prefers robots

Japan's shrinking population has triggered the country's worst labor crunch in a quarter of a century. With a job-to-applicant ratio at levels unseen …

Japan

Why Race Matters in Planning Public Parks

A major overhaul of a huge Houston park reveals disparities in what white, black, and Latino residents want—and need.<p>Houston is embarking upon a $220 million parks project called Bayou Greenways 2020, a 150-mile network of continuous hiking trails, biking paths, and green space that will run …

Urban Design

🇨🇳 How to be a Chinese Tourist - 101 East

PyeongChang Climate Extremes

<i>By Climate Central</i><p>The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea officially begin with the opening ceremony this Friday. Weather …

‘Trump Effect’ Wears Off as Migrants Resume Their Northward Push

Migrant shelters along the southern border are filling up again. Immigration lawyers in the region say their caseloads are spiking. Across the Southwest, border officers are stopping more than 1,000 people a day.<p>Just months after border apprehensions hit a 17-year low, which administration …

Immigration

California mudslides: Before and after

<b>Rescue teams are continuing to search for survivors in southern California after a series of mudslides killed 17 people and swept away more than 100 homes.</b><p>Interactive Use the slider to compare before and after images<p>AFTER: Randall Road, Montecito<p>BEFORE: Randall Road, Montecito<p>Run-off from heavy …

Oprah Winfrey

Mount Agung: Bali volcano alert raised to highest level

<b>About 100,000 people near Bali's Mount Agung have been ordered to evacuate as officials fear a major eruption.</b><p>Indonesian authorities have raised the state of alert to its highest level, and expanded the exclusion zone around the rumbling volcano.<p>The island's airport has now closed, leaving …

Natural Disasters

Al Gore: 'I tried my best' but Trump can't be educated on climate change

At UN climate talks in Bonn, Gore is heading an unofficial group trying to stop climate change – in the face of scepticism from Trump administration officials<p>Al Gore has accused Donald Trump of surrounding himself “with the absolute worst of climate deniers” and said he has given up attempting to …

Climate

School Travel Consultancy

After the financial crash in 2008 and the big currency devaluation, tourism was seen as a potential saving grace to Iceland’s economy. Since then …

Tourism

I will return Saudi Arabia to moderate Islam, says crown prince

Mohammed bin Salman tells the Guardian that ultra-conservative state has been ‘not normal’ for past 30 years<p>Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has vowed to return the country to “moderate Islam” and asked for global support to transform the hardline kingdom into an open society that …

Saudi Arabia

A drone captured shocking footage of inequality in Mexico City and South Africa

Greater Mexico City is home to over 21 million people, making it the biggest metropolitan area in the western hemisphere and the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world. But the region is deeply divided between the haves and have-nots. Drone footage captured by Johnny Miller reveals the shocking …

Ten books every teacher should read

In the last decade, a wealth of books has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few<p>Plato’s Republic, Rousseau’s Émile and Dewey’s Democracy and Education – there’s a strong case to be made, as Dennis Hayes has, that these are the only …

Pedagogy