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Olympic afterlife: the real legacy of the London Games for Stratford

We moved to Stratford in the autumn of 2011 – an exigency forced on us by London’s housing bubble. It was a reluctant emigration: the river Lea marked the eastern boundary of my experience of the capital, barring a few brief but harrowing visits after falling asleep on night buses as a student 10 …

Poverty in India: Am I Poor? Where is the Poverty Line!

Poverty in India: Am I Poor? Where is the Poverty Line!<p>Updated on August 16, 2017<p>Poverty in India<p>India has two things in abundance: People and …

Why India Has Twin Personality!

Why India Has Twin Personality!<p>Updated on August 16, 2017<p>India Is A Land Of Extreme Inequality!<p>When Oxfam International pointed out that the richest …

Tell us: why does London no longer appeal to you?

According to a report from the Resolution Foundation thinktank, the expensive property prices in London are leading to an exodus of people in their early 30s. Once housing costs are taken into account incomes in London were £21,350, compared to £22,250 across the UK.<p>Stephen Clarke, senior economic …

Housing

The hollowing out of London: how poverty patterns are changing

The largest falls in the proportions of households that are neither wealthy or poor has been in outer boroughs of London.<p>Today in England over a …

London's super suburbs: the most valuable property markets

New research reveals the most prized property markets in England and Wales form a halo of wealth around London<p>Watch out for the Super Suburbs. While London property prices have soared in the austerity era, the country’s most prized suburbs have quietly continued to inflate. Big houses in ample …

Real Estate

Great Barrier Reef survived five climate change 'death events' but may not bounce back this time - Science News - ABC News

The Great Barrier Reef survived five "death events" over the past 30,000 years, but might not be resilient enough to bounce back from current climate …

In Cairns to talk with Reef Traditional Owners about impacts of #climatechange on #GreatBarrierReef, the need for stronger global action, and the Reef2050 Plan. @RRRCcairns @GBRFoundation @gbrmarinepark https://t.co/L1OMabEPXg

New wash

Biosecurity Queensland’s Panama TR4 Program has developed new wash-down bay designs to help banana growers further protect their farms against Panama …

Farmer goes green

The most high-tech cities in the world

Florence Fu/Tech Insider<p>Cities are the way of the future.<p>In less than 35 years, the World Health Organization estimates that two-thirds of the world population will be living in urban areas. That's an additional 2.5 billion people. The cities that will flourish the most are those that rely on …

Our shrinking towns

BASED on current trends, growth in NSW’s urban population is projected to dramatically outstrip regional NSW, which could be in for a bumpy ride.<p>A …

Canary Wharf: life in the shadow of the towers | Jane Martinson

Its skyscrapers are now a dramatic, established part of London’s skyline. But 30 years ago, when the author was growing up there, Canary Wharf was a wasteland. She tracks the shifts and asks: was it worth it?<p>The house I lived in, growing up on London’s Isle of Dogs, was beside a huge gate and high …

Isle of Dogs

Sorry, London: New York Is the World's Most Economically Powerful City

Our new ranking puts the Big Apple firmly on top.<p>New York and London are both powerhouse cities, competitive in everything from fashion, music, and finance, to now even start-ups and high tech. In recent years, the long debate over which is the world’s most economically powerful city has reached …

London the most influential city in the world according to Forbes

London and New York top Forbes' global list of most influential cities British capital ranked number one despite 'imperial decline' of 'second-rate power'<p>Britain is a "second-rate power" which has been in decline for a century – yet London remains the most influential city in the world.<p>Those are …

Top marine scientists defend attack on Great Barrier Reef research

Scientists at Australia’s leading marine science agency say an attack on the integrity of their research into threats to the Great Barrier Reef was flawed and based on “misinterpretation” and “selective use of data”.<p>The Australian Institute of Marine Science (Aims) researchers were responding to …

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef protection zones help boost fish stocks 'to pre-European times'

The expansion of no-fishing zones across the Great Barrier Reef has allowed fish numbers to rebound in some places to levels not seen since European arrival in Australia, a long-term study of the ecosystem has shown.<p>Data taken from underwater surveys of about 40% of the reef’s marine park between …

Great Barrier Reef

Labor vows to block 'largest removal of marine area from conservation, ever'

Labor says it will move to disallow new marine park management plans proposed by the Turnbull government, branding the change the “largest removal of marine area from conservation, ever, from any government in the world”.<p>The new management plans were uploaded by officials on the federal register of …

Australia

Josh Frydenberg and Malcolm Turnbull made history today by removing more area from conservation than any other government in the world, ever. Have a look at the maps for the Coral Sea. #ocean #auspol #marineparks https://t.co/7zk3WBYW4n

World's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, dies

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The death of the world's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, doesn't end efforts to save a subspecies of one of the world's most recognizable animals. The focus now turns to his stored semen and that of four other dead rhinos, as well as the perfection of in vitro …

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

Bangalore is the worst city in the world for unchecked urbanisation TV Ramachandra, Indian Institute of Science<p>The city stretches so far. It is like a new world where I know no​​ one and nothing Tan Guo, returning resident<p>African cities cannot become sustainable by building roads. They must embrace …

Geography

Cutest baby animals from around the world

Cute Animals

Diver posts video showing current of plastic in Indonesian ocean

One million plastic bottles are bought every minute around the globe and most of them end up in landfill where they take a significant time to break …

Suspicion over vanishing fishing ships

Oceana has identified four fishing vessels which, rather than vanishing to the bottom of the Deep Blue, have routinely disappeared from public radar …

Fears crown of thorns starfish plague will wreak havoc on Great Barrier Reef

Scientists are worried the Great Barrier Reef is on the verge of being hit by the most damaging crown of thorns starfish outbreak on record.<p>Sections …

Reefs are losing recovery time between bleaching events, experts say

A recent study finds that warmer waters are causing an increase in coral bleaching events.

Dog and pig threat sparks talks on Daintree cassowary facility

DAINTREE<p>Mark Murray<p>Journalist<p>Last updated:<p>A cassowary research and breeding facility is being discussed for the Daintree to help prevent more of the …

Sparks fly over Daintree bridge debate

<b>FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch’s decision to reignite the debate to consider building a bridge over the Daintree River has been both welcomed by Daintree</b> …

Need a reason to save the Great Barrier Reef?

As the planet’s largest living structure and one of the world’s most complex and diverse natural ecosystems, the Great Barrier Reef is justifiably …

What's the economic value of the Great Barrier Reef? It's priceless

Deloitte Access Economics has valued the Great Barrier Reef at A$56 billion, with an economic contribution of A$6.4 billion per year. Yet this figure …