Nick Croker

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Why Europe should focus on its growing interdependence with Africa

IT IS a peculiarly modern habit to think of the Mediterranean Sea as a boundary. For over two millennia, civilisations bled across it and …

North Africa

What to do about Africa’s dangerous baby boom

THE 21st century, in one way at least, will be African. In 1990 sub-Saharan Africa accounted for 16% of the world’s births. Because African birth …

Sub-Saharan Africa

Officials watch as fiery cyclone grows over 200 ft high

Firefighters encountered the swirling blaze in Vanderhoof, BC, while battling wildfires in the area.

Wildfires

Global hunger increasing, UN warns

<b>The number of people suffering from hunger has increased during the past three years, after years of decline, a UN report suggests.</b><p>According to the analysis, 821 million people globally were undernourished in 2017 - about one person in every nine.<p>And nearly 151 million under-fives - 22% of the …

Climate Change

British tsunamis 'happen much more often'

<b>New research has found that devastating tsunamis hit the British Isles much more often than previously thought.</b><p>Scientists had known that a huge wave had swamped large areas of what are now the British Isles, Norway, the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland more than 8,000 years ago.<p>But discoveries …

North Atlantic

John Bolton threatens ICC with US sanctions

<b>The US has threatened sanctions against the International Criminal Court (ICC) if it goes ahead with prosecutions against Americans.</b><p>The court is currently considering prosecuting US servicemen over alleged detainee abuse in Afghanistan.<p>National Security Adviser John Bolton called the court …

Bill Clinton

'Climate change moving faster than we are,' says UN Secretary General

<b>UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that if the world doesn't change course by 2020, we run the risk of runaway climate change.</b><p>Mr Guterres said he was alarmed by the paralysis of world leaders on what he called the "defining issue" of our time.<p>He wants heads of government to come to New …

Climate

Even climate scientists are startled by 2018's weather extremes

The deadly heat waves, floods and fires occurring from Japan to the Middle East, and North America to Europe have clear links to human-caused climate …

The Climate Change Coastal Retreat Has Begun

MONIQUE COLEMAN'S BASEMENT was still wet with saltwater when the rallying began. Just days after Superstorm Sandy churned into the mid-Atlantic …

The Hope Diamond was spawned in the most hellish depths of Earth, study suggests

Before the massive Hope Diamond came to rest in a Smithsonian exhibit, before the gem passed among wealthy owners and thieves and French royals, before it acquired its cursed reputation, before it was mined in India, the diamond was born at hellish depths beneath Earth's crust. Fittingly, the birth …

Decomposing Plastics Have Been a Source of Greenhouse Gases This Whole Time

Ugh.<p>No. On top of all the other bad things we can attribute to plastics pollution (the damage to marine life, the leaching of toxic chemicals into …

Here's What To Read About That Giant New York Times Climate Change Piece

​On Wednesday, the New York Times Magazine published "Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change." In the piece, the longest the New …

The greening of the Arctic

The Arctic is warming rapidly, with unknown consequences for tundra ecosystems and the Earth’s climate. Although far away from the UK, what is …

Planet at Risk of Heading Towards Apocalyptic, Irreversible ‘Hothouse Earth’ State

We only have 10-20 years to fix this.<p>This summer people have been suffering and dying because of heat waves and wildfires in many parts of the world. The past three years were the warmest ever recorded, and 2018 is likely to follow suit. What we do in the next 10-20 years will determine whether our …

The Loss of Arctic Sea Ice Is Having a Strange Effect on Tornadoes in The US

Scientists aren't sure what is going on.<p>The US mainland is thousands of miles away from the Arctic circle, but that does not mean the nation is …

10 countries at risk of becoming demographic time bombs

All around the world, countries are seeing dwindling birth rates and rising life expectancy. Aging populations are leading to greater spending on healthcare and pensions, but the number of people working and paying taxes is steadily going down. As a result, these countries are at risk of becoming …

The spiralling environmental cost of our lithium battery addiction

Here’s a thoroughly modern riddle: what links the battery in your smartphone with a dead yak floating down a Tibetan river? The answer is lithium – …

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World's tectonic plate movement mapped

A group of geophysicists is testing the hypothesis that the rate of “supercontinent assembly”—or tectonic plate movement—changes over time.<p>Study …

Global tree cover has increased 7% since 1982, finds biggest ever study

Amid growing urbanisation, deforestation and agricultural expansion, it’s long been thought the number of trees across the planet is being …

The effects of urban sprawl

By 2050 the United Nations expects that not only will the world population increase to 9.1 billion people, but that 70% of us will live in urban …

Mapping 65 Years of Explosive Urban Growth

This delightfully user-friendly data viz tracks city population trajectories.<p>In 1950, only 30 percent of the world’s population lived in cities, compared with 54 percent in 2015. A new map by urban geographer Duncan Smith tracks the bursts in city populations that contributed to this growth.<p>Here’s …

Shaping the future of food

A tech company put together an hexagonal indoor farm that can grow more food in less space with 90% less water.<p><i>This article was published in The Beam</i> …

Think Rivers Are Dangerous Now? Just Wait

A river is a mercurial thing, running deep and fast in the rainy season, and low and slow when the rains fade. It can dry up completely one year, …

Oxfam says wealth of richest 1% equal to other 99%

<b>The richest 1% now has as much wealth as the rest of the world combined, according to Oxfam.</b><p>It uses data from Credit Suisse from October for the report, which urges leaders meeting in Davos this week to take action on inequality.<p>Oxfam also calculated that the richest 62 people in the world had as …

Income Inequality

View maps

The Geology of Britain viewer helps you explore the geology around where you live.<p>Target Audience: general public<br>• Works on mobile devices: no<br>• WMS of …

Geography

Beach Profiles in Excel<p><b>Updated with instructions for Excel 2016</b><p>Producing beach profiles in a spreadsheet is tricky. But, with a little formula magic, …

How to make awesome interactive map using Google Sheets in under 1 minute?

From time to time you need to very quickly make a choropleth map based on a spreadsheet. There are a lot of different ways to do it but most of them …

Cost of Living

Numbeo is the world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide. Numbeo provides current and timely information …

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