Geography in the News

To become a good geographer you need to keep up with the news. Check here for recent stories.

Social Class Calculator

posted 11 Apr 2013, 05:10 by Tim Jefferis

This interesting little calculator from the BBC allows you to calculate which of the 7 new categories of social class you fall into: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22000973

Latest Grade Boundaries for the Jan 2013 Series

posted 6 Mar 2013, 14:40 by Tim Jefferis


Role of nuclear in Britain's Energy Future

posted 3 Mar 2013, 23:53 by Tim Jefferis

Today's Today Programme on Radio 4 had a short section on Britain's looming energy crisis: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01r0cbj/live

This was at 0718 this morning.

There is also a recent Ofgem clip warning of Britain's looming crisis and rising energy prices: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01597fp

The role of soot in global warming

posted 16 Jan 2013, 05:59 by Tim Jefferis   [ updated 16 Jan 2013, 05:59 ]

Scientists have found that soot plays a much larger role in warming the planet that was previously thought: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21033078

Preservation of Remains in a Periglacial Area

posted 7 Oct 2012, 09:38 by Tim Jefferis   [ updated 3 Feb 2013, 13:34 by Tim Jefferis ]

This article explains how an 11 year old boy stumbled across the preserved remains of a woolly mammoth in Siberia: http://goo.gl/i1jYl


Mars Rover

posted 7 Oct 2012, 09:37 by Tim Jefferis   [ updated 7 Oct 2012, 09:40 ]

Geomorphology isn't just about studying earth processes. Follow the latest news on the Mars Rover as it collects soil samples here: http://goo.gl/ApQGP

Local Food - North Wales

posted 11 Apr 2012, 14:43 by Tim Jefferis

A BBC programme this evening that looked into food production in north Wales. Includes footage of Oswestry:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01g7lh6/Our_Food_North_Wales/

Before and after photos of the Japanese tsumani

posted 11 Apr 2012, 07:53 by Tim Jefferis   [ updated 11 Apr 2012, 07:54 ]

Some great photos showing the speed of the tsunami clear up in Japan. Japan is clearly a country with a large 'capacity to cope' in the syllabus jargon:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17219009

Oil found in East Africa

posted 15 Oct 2009, 01:24 by Tim Jefferis   [ updated 11 Apr 2012, 07:49 ]

This could change the face of East Africa (if the politicians allow it to!):  http://www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/east/Kenya-Strikes-Oil-in-Major-Breakthrough-144228535.html

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