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Could an emoji save your life?

<b>Emoji might not be your first line of communication in a disaster...</b><p>But researchers feel they could make a difference during emergencies like earthquakes, where every second counts.<p>Now, an international group of scientists are lobbying for an earthquake emoji to be added to the Unicode set - the …

Social Media

Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years

<b>Antarctica is shedding ice at an accelerating rate.</b><p>Satellites monitoring the state of the White Continent indicate some 200 billion tonnes a year are now being lost to the ocean as a result of melting.<p>This is pushing up global sea levels by 0.6mm annually - a three-fold increase since 2012 when the …

Antarctica

Key 'step forward' in cutting cost of removing CO2 from air

<b>A Canadian company, backed by Bill Gates, says it has reached an important threshold in developing technology that can remove CO2 from the air.</b><p>Carbon Engineering has published a peer-reviewed study showing that they can capture carbon for under $100 dollars a tonne.<p>This would be a major advance on …

Extracted

Guatemala volcano: Almost 200 missing and 75 dead

<b>At least 192 people are missing and 75 are dead as a result of the explosion of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala on Sunday, officials say.</b><p>Villages on the slopes were buried in volcanic ash and mud.<p>Rescue work on Tuesday was disrupted when a new eruption sent hot gas and molten rock streaming down the …

Geology

Guatemala's Fuego volcano: How the tragedy unfolded

<b>Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted at about noon local time (18:00 GMT) on Sunday.</b><p>It is one of Central America's most active volcanoes but Sunday's eruption caused more fatalities than any of those previously recorded at Fuego.<p>At least 69 people are known to have died.<p>Most of them lived in villages …

Geology

Guatemala volcano in pictures

<b>The Fuego volcano, about 40km (25 miles) south-west of Guatemala's capital, erupted on 3 June, killing at least 25 people.</b><p>Rescue workers worked through the night after lava flows hit El Rodeo and other towns on the slopes of Fuego.<p>It was Guatemala's deadliest volcano eruption for more than a …

Natural Disasters

Guatemala Fuego: Search after deadly volcano eruption

<b>Soldiers are helping firefighters search for missing people after Sunday's horrific volcanic eruption in Guatemala, when torrents of superheated rock, ash and mud destroyed villages.</b><p>The official death toll from the destruction at the Fuego volcano has risen to 69, the authorities say.<p>Thousands of …

Geology

Inequality in India can be seen from outer space

<b>Are night lights on earth captured by satellites from outer space a good way to measure inequality?</b><p>Economists Praveen Chakravarty and Vivek Dehejia certainly believe so. They acquired images grabbed by satellites from the US Air Force Defence Meteorological Satellite Programme. These satellites …

India

Grace mission launches to weigh Earth's water

<b>A joint US-German mission has gone into orbit to weigh the water on Earth.</b><p>The Grace satellites are replacing a pair of highly successful spacecraft that stopped working last year.<p>Like their predecessors, the new duo will circle the globe and sense tiny variations in the pull of gravity that result …

Sea Level

Environment Agency warns of serious water deficits for England

<b>England is facing significant water supply shortages by 2050 unless rapid action is taken to reduce water use and wastage, the Environment Agency has warned.</b><p>Their new report says enough water to meet the needs of 20 million people is lost through leakage every day.<p>The abstraction of water from 28% …

Water

Turning carbon dioxide into rock - forever

<b>Nested in the snow-covered mountains of western Iceland, a maze of turbines and pipes belches thick billows of steam. This mammoth structure is responsible for providing power to a country where 100% of the electricity comes from renewable sources.</b><p>The Hellisheidi power station, 25km (15 miles) …

Geology

California becomes first US state to mandate solar on homes

<b>California has become the first US state to mandate solar panels on new homes and apartment buildings built after 1 January, 2020.</b><p>The California Energy Commission unanimously approved the plan, making it the state's next big step towards ending greenhouse gas emissions.<p>State law already requires …

Solar Power

Trump White House axes Nasa research into greenhouse gas cuts

<b>President Donald Trump's administration has quietly axed US space agency Nasa's monitoring system into greenhouse gases, a US journal has revealed.</b><p>The Carbon Monitoring System (CMS), a $10m (£7m)-a-year project which remotely tracks the world's flow of carbon dioxide, is to lose funding.<p>Science …

Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere Hits Record High Monthly Average

April monthly average exceeds 410 parts per million for the first time in recorded history<p>The average concentration of carbon dioxide in the …

The battle of the gas-sucking mega giants is set to begin

<b>Off the coast of Western Australia, a battle between mega giants is unfolding. The combatants involve the world's biggest semi-submersible platform, the longest subsea pipeline in the southern hemisphere, and the largest floating facility ever built.</b><p>They're all there for the same reason: natural …

Fossil Fuels

New climate 'feedback loop' discovered in freshwater lakes

<b>Methane emissions from lakes in the northern hemisphere could almost double over the next 50 years because of a novel "feedback loop" say scientists.</b><p>Climate change is boosting the proportion of cattail plants growing in and around freshwater lakes they say.<p>But when debris from these reed beds falls …

Tourism's carbon impact three times larger than estimated

<b>A new study says global tourism accounts for 8% of carbon emissions, around three times greater than previous estimates.</b><p>The new assessment is bigger because it includes emissions from travel, plus the full life-cycle of carbon in tourist's food, hotels and shopping.<p>Driving the increase are visitors …

Rising levels of 'frustration' at UN climate stalemate

<b>Old divisions between rich and poor over money and ambition are again threatening to limit progress in UN climate negotiations.</b><p>Discussions between negotiators from nearly 200 countries have resumed in Germany, aiming to flesh out the rules on the Paris climate pact.<p>But developing countries say they …

Exams & Revision

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GCSE Geography - Eduqas

A Plastic Bottle Is All You Need To Light Up A Home In The Most Amazing Way

This simple “bulb” is made out of discarded plastic bottles and lights up a dark house in an amazing away. Here is all you need to know about the …

'Before the Flood': 9 Things We Learned From Leonardo DiCaprio's Climate Change Film

Leo's back and he's fed up.<p><i>**Nov. 11, 2016 Update: "Before the Flood" is no longer available on YouTube for free, but you can see it on the following</i> …

Activism

Giant iceberg splits from Antarctic

<b>One of the biggest icebergs ever recorded has just broken away from Antarctica.</b><p>The giant block is estimated to cover an area of roughly 6,000 sq km; that's about a quarter the size of Wales.<p>A US satellite observed the berg on Wednesday while passing over a region known as the Larsen C Ice …

Antarctica 'gives ground to the ocean'

A photo of the surface expression of the grounding line on Antarctica's Rutford ice stream. The position is not always so obvious<p><b>Scientists now have their best view yet of where Antarctica is giving up ground to the ocean as some of its biggest glaciers are eaten away from below by warm …

Earth's magnetic ocean tides mapped from space

<b>This is the European Space Agency's spectacular new view of ocean tides as they sweep around the Earth.</b><p>The movie shows not the bulging movement of water directly, but rather its magnetic signature.<p>As the Moon pulls the salty seas through our planet's global magnetic field, electric currents are …

Climate change dials down Atlantic Ocean heating system

<b>A significant shift in the system of ocean currents that helps keep parts of Europe warm could send temperatures in the UK lower, scientists have found.</b><p>They say the Atlantic Ocean circulation system is weaker now than it has been for more than 1,000 years - and has changed significantly in the past …

How the demand for sand is killing rivers

<b>You cannot have concrete without sand. River beds are being dug up across Africa to fuel a building boom, with little thought for what this means for the health of the river, and those who depend on it, as Harriet Constable found in Kenya.</b><p>Sand. The word conjures happy holiday memories: building …

13 devastating photos to show your friend who doesn't believe in climate change.

Human activity is affecting our planet. Big time.<p>Don't take my word for it, though — take the 97% of climate scientists' who believe climate change …

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