Category Archives: Environment

Considering Global Food and Water Security

This week at Villiers Park Education Trust as part of the Geographical Imaginations course I’ve been discussing with students the complex nature of food and water security. Students had completed some reading before the session in order to aid discussion: One … Continue reading

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10 billion vs Population 10 billion

If you want to think more about population issues facing the planet please read the book on the right by Danny Dorling. I bought both after wandering around the bookshop trying to decide between the two. I had read about … Continue reading

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Understanding climate change: Climatica

Just a quick post today to highlight a new and important website: http://climatica.org.uk/ Climatica is a new website aimed to bring to the fore issues about climate change. Their project statement: “Climatica is a climate science and public interaction initiative developed … Continue reading

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Water: A Policy Brief Challenge

On a course I have recently taught on Environment and Society one session focused on water and the associated problems related to its use and distribution. This lecture and exercise focuses on exploring different water management issues,  with one example … Continue reading

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Living with sustainability

This week I had the chance to take students to visit Hockerton Housing Project a sustainable housing project in Nottinghamshire as part of an environment and society course for Gifted and Talented students. The project was started after a group … Continue reading

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Pandas arrive in Edinburgh: Panda Diplomacy Revived?

If you have watched the news today (4/11/11) you may have seen that two Giant Pandas have arrived from Chengdu into Edinburgh airport destined for Edinburgh zoo. It is thought that Pandas were used as instruments of diplomacy as far … Continue reading

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Plate Boundaries: A reminder

I came across this video via the fantastic Geogr@phy blog which a great resource for learning about (or revising) the different types of plate boundaries:

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Incredible view of fire across the earth as viewed from space

Originally viewed on the Wired Science,this video uses a pair of earth monitoring satellites (Terra satellite, launched in 1999, and the Aqua satellite, launched in 2002), NASA has recorded the fires that have occurred across the earth over the past … Continue reading

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The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment was initiated by the United Nations and was carried out from 2001 to 2005. The project involved a global assessment was carried out of  the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being with the intention of … Continue reading

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