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Tourists visiting UK in record numbers

<b>The first half of 2014 was the most popular period ever for tourism into the UK, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found.</b><p>Tourists made 16.41 million trips to the UK between January and June, an 8% rise on the same period in 2013.<p>Spending by foreign residents in the UK has reached £8.92bn …

Training and Events for Geography Teachers

The latest ideas, support and advice in geography education for teachers, students and academics.<p>Our extensive CPD programme covers a wide range of …

Ocean Facts

There are 328,000,000 cubic miles of seawater on earth, covering approximately 71 percent of earth's surface.<p>By volume, the ocean makes up 99 percent …

Italy migrants: Nineteen 'suffocate' aboard boat from Africa

<b>Nineteen migrants have died, reportedly by suffocating, aboard a crowded boat travelling from North Africa to Italy.</b><p>The migrants are thought to have choked on fumes from an old engine while they were confined below deck, Italian news agency Ansa reports.<p>Rescuers found 18 people in a tangle of …

Brics nations to create $100bn development bank

<b>The leaders of the five Brics countries have signed a deal to create a new $100bn (£58.3bn) development bank and emergency reserve fund.</b><p>The Brics group is made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.<p>The capital for the bank will be split equally among the five participating …

Population Reference Bureau

(July 2014) This infographic uses three main projections produced by the UN Population Division to illustrate how assumptions can produce …

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 …

McDonald's meals abroad that may come as a surprise...

Fancy a black burger bun, seaweed with your fries or even a McCurry? The McDonald's meals abroad that may come as a surprise...<p><b>Asian menus include a</b> …

The race to stop Las Vegas from running dry

Amid a brutal drought the reservoir that supplies 90 per cent of Las Vegas’s water is fast disappearing and desperate attempts to save Sin City are under way<p>Outside Las Vegas’s Bellagio hotel tourists gasp in amazement as fountains shoot 500ft into the air, performing a spectacular dance in time to …

This map shows which disease is most likely to kill you depending on where you live

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Disease

How Australia's Perth is battling a water crisis

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1081000/1081145_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524697185_a66f3a8eb53335336d3b1ffdfc085f01<p><b>On the south-western coast of the world's driest inhabited continent sits a green, vibrant city that is defying a chronic lack of rain and warming</b> …

How can we make buildings better able to resist earthquake damaged? – Earth Zone

<b>Question:</b> How can we make buildings better able to resist earthquake damaged?<p>Asked ipeleng to Anna, Daniel, Denise, Jesse, Rehemat on 13 Jun 2014.

What’s the best way of predicting how often and when a volcano will erupt? – Earth Zone

<b>Question:</b> What's the best way of predicting how often and when a volcano will erupt?<p>Asked phaka1 to Anna, Daniel, Denise, Jesse, Rehemat on 13 Jun …

What can families do to reduce the impact of earthquakes? – Earth Zone

<b>Question:</b> What can families do to reduce the impact of earthquakes?<p>Asked 6fkabrea to Anna, Daniel, Denise, Jesse, Rehemat on 18 Jun 2014.

OECD Regional Well-Being - How is life?

OECD Regional Well-Being:<br>A Closer Measure of Life<p>How does your region perform when it comes to education, environment, safety and other topics …

Education | GeoNet

Tackling the ebola epidemic in west Africa: why we need a holistic approach

As the death toll from ebola in west Africa continues to rise, there is a growing awareness of the threat of diseases transmitted from animals to people.<p>Ebola, a haemorrhagic fever that causes uncontrolled bleeding, is dramatic in its manifestation and has a case fatality rate of up to 90%. Its …

Nutrition: in Sierra Leone breast is best

Explaining why nutrition has been much maligned, head of growth, equity and livelihoods at Save the Children, David McNair said: "Nutrition has been the Cinderella issue of development. It's been a hidden problem because it doesn't show up on death certificates."<p>In 2013 medical journal, the Lancet, …

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Volcano World Cup: Group D

Be sure to check out the voting for Group A, Group B and Group C.<p>Onto Group D: Costa Rica, England, Italy and Uruguay. Someone is going to go home …

World Refugee Day: Global forced displacement tops 50 million for first time in post-World War II era

Global forced displacement 1993-2013 (end-year) © UNHCR<p>GENEVA, June 20 (UNHCR) - The UN refugee agency reported today on World Refugee Day that the …

Africa

The New American Dream Is Living in a City, Not Owning a House in the Suburbs

In June 2002, several years before the peak of the housing boom, President George W. Bush famously proclaimed that the American Dream is to own a …

Urban Design

Mumbai’s urban jungle, after dark

Spend the night in the city’s beloved Sanjay Gandhi National Park, home to bears, bats and even the occasional leopard.<p>When overwhelmed by hectic city life, Mumbaikars often head to their beloved Sanjay Gandhi National Park for a picnic or hike. But if you feel the need to get even further from the …

Sustainable cities: creating urban environments of the future

Cities are the future – a statement that is difficult to argue with if predictions that 7 out of 10 people will be living in urban areas by 2050 comes true. What changes are needed in the organisation and management of resource use to make cities better places to live and what role does business …

Smart Cities

The Vision of Jaime Lerner for Curitiba, Brazil | Smart Cities Dive

Jaime Lerner of Curitiba has placed the city on the map as a leading global example in urban sustainability. During his three terms as mayor of …

Urban Planning

Germany - Freiburg - Green City

• <b>Author</b>: Regina Gregory• <b><br>Posted</b>: January 2011<p><b>Long famous for its cathedral, university, and cuckoo clocks, Freiburg is now also famous as a “Green</b> …

Could Chennai become India's model green city?

Rapid urbanisation across India poses a new set of challenge for the country's cities. With few blueprints in place to handle the explosive growth, ad hoc urban planning has dominated. Nowhere is this more apparent than in urban public transport.<p>Inadequate public systems force millions of daily …