Monthly Archives: February 2019

Developing Countries Lead the Way in Renewable Energy Development

A decade ago, it was the world’s wealthiest countries that accounted for the bulk of investment in renewable energy. However, since then, developing nations are today leading the way in a world where electricity demand increases while technology costs fall. … Continue reading

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China and India to Overtake the USA Economy?

According to the UK multinational bank Standard Chartered, China is likely to become the world’s largest economy by 2020, with India overtaking the USA and moving into second place by 2030. In its report, the UK bank suggests that: “India … Continue reading

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Infographics For The Classroom

  I have recently put myself on the mailing list from a statistics web site: http://www.statista.com It now sends me a regular supply of excellent infographics to enjoy – including some great geographical ones, useful to illustrate presentations or act … Continue reading

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New Sea Wall For Dawlish Railway Line

At the start of this week, Network Rail submitted plans to Teignbridge District Council for improved sea wall defences at Dawlish. This is part of the South West Rail Resilience Programme, designed as a long term solution to storm damage … Continue reading

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New Volcano / Earthquake App

I have added a new IOS app to my ‘earthquakes and volcanoes’ favourites list over the last few days: It shows the latest earthquakes and active volcanoes both on a map and as a data list. You can filter the … Continue reading

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Depleted Water Reserves in South West England

I have been a little concerned recently about my woodland pond. It is not stream-fed, and the water level always varies a little with the seasons – but it has never been as low as this during winter months. I … Continue reading

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USA Weather Extremes in the Classroom

  The recent extreme weather conditions in the USA have thrown up some fantastic resources on the web and via social media for use in the classroom – like the wonderful temperature map above – courtesy of Grant Tremblay (@astrogrant) … Continue reading

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