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Luxury Cars

As Physical Geography - The Hydrological Cycle

The Water (Hydrologic) Cycle

The Water Cycle

Nepal quake: Why are some tremors so deadly?

<b>On 1 April, 2014, a Magnitude 8.2 earthquake rocked northern Chile. Six people died, 2,500 homes were damaged and 80,000 people were displaced. Just over one year later, a M7.8 earthquake strikes Nepal. Over 6,200 people (and counting) have been killed, entire towns and villages flattened and</b> …

The Telegraph Festival of Business 2018

The Telegraph’s flagship event for SMEs returns in Autumn 2018 and for the first time will tour the country to champion entrepreneurship and provide essential advice for small businesses with ambitious growth plans. Coming first to Birmingham (September 18), then Manchester (September 27) and …

Online Shopping Trends Infographic

Online Shopping Trends and Statistics (Infographic)<p>When it comes to online shopping, everybody likes to do it their own way.<p>Certain methods in recent …

Remembering Hulme: Manchester's Scruffy Squat Party Republic

In the 1980s and 90s, Europe's worst housing estate became a bohemian paradise for ravers and punks.<p>(Hulme in 1978)<p>Manchester in 2015 is a very different place to what it was in the 1980s and 1990s. Today's skyline almost unrecognisable from the past. Back then, everything was a bit rough around …

City Politics

Hungry Planet Infographic Shows How Much Food and Energy Humans Consume Around the World

It’s no secret that humans are living beyond the means that the planet can sustainably provide – but did you know that on August 20th, 2013 we …

The 10 Cities That Are Leading The Way In Urban Sustainability

Cities are the laboratories where the most innovative ideas for surviving in the future can be tested. These 10–from New York to Tokyo to Bogota–were just awarded City Climate Leadership Awards for their work.<p>With a few exceptions, national governments aren’t going to make a big dent in climate …

Smart Cities

Urban population boom poses massive challenges for Africa and Asia

Development data,Cities and development,Global development,Population,Cities,World news,Africa,Asia Pacific,United Nations<p>The UN predicts that two-thirds of the world will live in cities by 2050, with 90% of growth taking place in the global south<p>Two-thirds of the world's population will live in …

'Mumbai is on the verge of imploding'

Residents of this overburdened and polluted megacity are held hostage by a politician-builder nexus that allows rampant ‘development’ to fuel its descent into urban hell<p>It used to be India’s urban showpiece. Today, its sceptre and crown have fallen down and, in a phase of cynical destruction …

Africa's Population Will Quadruple by 2100. What Does That Mean for its Cities?

New population figures paint a difficult picture for African cities. But there's more to the story than sheer numbers.<p>Numbers continue to stack up against the world’s poorest continent.<p>Global population levels are expected to increase from a current figure of 7.2 billion to nearly 11 billion by …

In Norway, A New Model For Zero-Energy Housing

Snohetta’s carbon-neutral model home looks like it’s been tipped up for a quick vacuum underneath. Could it be replicated elsewhere?<p>The building industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters. About half of the U.K.’s carbon dioxide emissions come from the construction and operation of buildings; …

Architecture

Nigeria expected to have larger population than US by 2050

Nigeria's population is expected to surpass that of the US by 2050, according to new UN projections that predict the west African country could be the world's third most populous by the end of this century.<p>The UN report World population prospects: the 2012 revision, published on Thursday, predicts …

The Developing World's Urban Population Could Triple by 2210

Can we possibly prepare?<p>It took 10,000 years – a hundred centuries – for the world’s urban population to swell to three and a half billion people, its current level. As scores of headlines have noted, this means that half the world’s population currently lives in urban areas. How much longer will …

A Tale Of Two Cities: Mixing The Urban Poor Into A Rich Urban Life

Skyscrapers and shanties, gleaming malls and rundown markets, palatial houses and the piss-poor guys who build them: Those are the divides in cities like Mumbai, Nairobi and Manila. Rich and poor do not much mingle.<p>But a movement is afoot to change that. It aims to integrate the poor into the urban …

10 years on, tsunami warning stumbles at the "last mile"

BANGKOK (Reuters) - In April 2012, Indonesia’s Banda Aceh, the city worst hit by the tsunami that killed at least 226,000 people on Boxing Day ten years ago, received a terrifying reminder of how unprepared it was for the next disaster.<p>Tourists walk behind a faded sign warning of tsunami hazard in …

How Do You Earthquake-Proof a City With 150,000 Elevators?

The infamous elevator scene in the disaster movie <i>Earthquake</i> has earned a special place in film-kitsch history. In the scene, a huge earthquake has …

Cities

US earthquake fault zone alive and active, study finds

The New Madrid fault zone in the United States' midsection is active and could spawn future large earthquakes, scientists reported Thursday.<p>It's "not …

California tests natural disaster early warning system

<b>An early warning system for earthquakes, tsunamis and floods is being trialled in the US.</b><p>Scientists are using GPS technology and other sensors to detect the impending threat of natural disasters.<p>The network is installed in Southern California and has already helped scientists to alert emergency …

Geologists identify trigger for apocalyptic 'super eruptions'

They rank among the most catastrophic natural disasters on Earth, second only in destructive power to an asteroid impact that could ensure humanity meets the same fate as the dinosaurs.<p>Super eruptions make those from normal volcanoes look like sputters of dust. They blast enough material into the …

Yellowstone supervolcano 'even more colossal'

<b>The supervolcano that lies beneath Yellowstone National Park in the US is far larger than was previously thought, scientists report.</b><p>A study shows that the magma chamber is about 2.5 times bigger than earlier estimates suggested.<p>A team found the cavern stretches for more than 90km (55 miles) and …

Kabul – the fifth fastest growing city in the world – is bursting at the seams

What was a ghost town ravaged by civil war has become a shabby, bustling metropolis – but rapid urbanisation has taken a heavy toll on the Afghan capital<p>Seen from above, Kabul looks like a city bursting at the seams. Cars clog the streets, negotiating for space with street vendors and donkey carts. …

Boko Haram crisis: Nigeria's Baga town hit by new assault

<b>Bodies lay strewn on the streets of a key north-eastern Nigerian town following an assault by militant Islamists, officials have told the BBC.</b><p>The Boko Haram group attacked Baga town on Wednesday, after over-running a military base there on Saturday, they said.<p>Almost the entire town had been torched …

Earth Science: Increase in Earthquake Activity Could Signal Arrival of Big One

In the last ten years, 18 earthquakes with magnitudes of 8.0 or more shook subduction zones around the globe, signalling greater activity along fault …