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Geography on the TV

Links to geographical programmes over the next few weeks. Now - 19Oct

8/10/2008

Summer 2008 round-up

A round up of geography in the news with curriculum relevance and teachers' notes

1/9/2008

Looking back to the future

How can the Quaternary Period help us relate to the present?

1/9/2008

The four corners of the food crisis

Population growth, rising affluence, energy policy and climate change – these are the “four corners” of the food crisis

11/7/2008

A bad month for hazards

Natural hazards and their impacts

2/6/2008

Drastic plastic bag bans

Who are banning plastic bags - and why?

1/5/2008

Who do we think we are

Why is everyone talking about Census data, family history and national identity?

23/4/2008

Going Global MTV Networks

The global consumption of music

7/4/2008

New resource rush

How are climate change and new ocean laws affecting global patterns of resource ownership?

12/3/2008

Storm surge

Storm surges to threaten London and the SE?

11/1/2008

Field studies

Where are the major music festivals located and what are the impacts they create?

5/11/2007

Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability IPCC 4th Assessment

The findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group II Fourth Assessment

20/9/2007

India - a new superpower

India is poised to become one of the new ‘superpowers’, as changes take place. Yet not all changes are equal.

6/9/2007

Research Articles

Articles published in Geographical Journals,providing access to new research ideas and debates emerging from academic geography.

1/8/2007

Bigging it up

The changing shape of London. How and why is the city expanding?

18/7/2007

Supermarket sweep

As Tesco joins the major league, what is it doing to improve its environmental image?

24/5/2007

Rocking all over the world

How is migration away from Poland impacting on its music scene and the nation’s economy?

2/5/2007

Taxing times

What can the Stern Review tell us about our future in the face of climate change?

10/4/2007

Out of the shadows

How is a giant mirror bringing light to a valley-floor settlement in the Italian Alps?

15/2/2007

Sky's the limit?

What's the worry over carbon footprints?

25/1/2007

Sink or swim?

How is the UK's coastal environment and its management changing?

12/12/2006

Retreating rainforest

What are the causes and consequences of increasing deforestation in the Amazon?

12/10/2006

Upwardly mobile

How is the global spread of new technology impacting on different societies and environments?

8/8/2006

Drought doubt?

Did you know that there is less water per head in the southeast of England than there is in the Sudan?

16/6/2006

Global goals?

Do you eat, sleep, drink and teach the World Cup? How does our consumption of this global game impact on us and others around the world?

9/6/2006

Ice sheet

Why are scientists wrapping glaciers in plastic?

18/5/2006

Talking rubbish

Trans-national movement of waste: are we living sustainably?

13/4/2006

Feathers flu

How did Bird Flu reach Britain?

11/4/2006

Family fortunes

Why are French mothers like Vanessa Paradis being offered cash for babies?

6/4/2006

Hog wild

Can Boris the boar come to the rescue of woodland?

8/3/2006

Kinky boots

Are the survival strategies of manufacturing firms influenced by the cultural and political environments within which they are located?

28/2/2006

Impossible cities?

What are the challenges for growing or changing cities? Is it ‘mission impossible’ for city planners?

22/12/2005

Politically correct?

Does the UK political map correctly represent you? What does politics have to do with geography and what does geography have to do with politics?

7/12/2005

World war who?

How did events 60 years ago help shape the geography of Europe and what does ‘citizenship’ really mean?

25/11/2005

Muddy waters

Hurricane blues: was Katrina a natural or human disaster? Was the response to Rita different?

30/9/2005

Crazy paving

Why are gardens disappearing and what is the impact on run-off and flood risk?

3/9/2005

Summit fever

Is the G8 an effective way to solve the world's problems?

9/7/2005

Strike two

Another powerful earthquake in Indonesia: hazard forecasters got it right but did they save lives?

30/3/2005

Arctic hole

Why do record cold temperatures in the Arctic mean danger from the sun in the UK?

29/3/2005

Volcanic panic

How do we know a supervolcano really exists and when will it explode?

15/3/2005

Past papers

How can online use of the 1861 and 2001 Census help GCSE geography students?

10/3/2005

Gold dust

Dyson is cleaning up in the USA, sweeping across Japan and manufacturing wealth and jobs in Malaysia. But has he left a vacuum in the UK?

8/3/2005

Small wonder

As the UK steel industry struggles, Mini moves up a gear - why are these two stories of manufacturing so different? And why hasn’t the Mini been driven overseas?

2/3/2005

Shock wave

Interested in teaching or learning about the tsunami in the Indian Ocean and its effects?

13/1/2005

World wide web

How does an Indian spin on Spider-Man reflect changing webs of global interdependence?

23/12/2004

Cloud of controversy

Bhopal twenty years on: what are the social, environmental and ethical issues tied up with economic development and globalisation.

20/12/2004

Booming giant

But can China keep growing?

1/12/2004

Regime change

Colorado - how are river processes being managed?

29/11/2004

Re-living Live Aid

How are top pop and rock stars helping the people of Darfur in Sudan?

23/11/2004

Tropical taste

What does a taste for tropical water tell us about global networks of production and consumption?

15/11/2004

Old news

What are the consequences of the UK's ageing population?

22/10/2004

Gown planning

Student cleansing; why do councils want fewer students?

2/10/2004

Green games?

How sustainable are the Athens Olympics?

12/8/2004

Crude shock

What are the causes and consequences of rising oil prices?

17/6/2004

Wrinkle Face

How is a dinosaur ageing a tectonic shift?

4/6/2004

Help the aided

Why is one kind of aid to Zambia harming local businesses?

1/6/2004

Rainbow Nation

10 years on from Apartheid: How is South Africa really?

19/5/2004

The big picture

How do we put the latest climate change warnings for the UK into perspective?

14/5/2004

Shack attack

Why has one of Brazil’s 'beacon' favelas seen fierce fighting?

20/4/2004

Last orders

Why is Guinness leaving London?

16/4/2004

Dam downstream disaster

How and why is a dam in China affecting millions of people in south-east Asia?

5/4/2004

Bachelor boys

What are the hidden costs of China’s one-child policy?

18/3/2004

Fair aid

Is aid working?

9/3/2004

What killed King Coal?

20 years on: what were the causes and consequences of the 1984 miners’ strike?

8/3/2004

Fat north, thin south

Does the UK show a north-south ‘obesity divide’?

5/3/2004

Geography matters to carbon emitters

Does a country’s geography have an impact on the amount of carbon dioxide it produces?

1/3/2004

Migrant workers caught in tide tragedy

How does the tragic death of Chinese cocklers underline the new challenges labour migrants face?

8/2/2004

Supermarket expansion is a-mezzanine!

Why are supermarkets expanding upwards? A GCSE and AS special.

5/2/2004

Murray writes himself into history books with Pen

What is the geography behind the record breaking trek?

29/1/2004

Great Wall crumbling under pressure

Why has two thirds of the Great Wall of China been destroyed?

28/1/2004

Samsung swansong

Why is a booming transnational corporation pulling out of the UK?

16/1/2004

New towns for new times

Where are we going to live? Milton Keynes?

12/1/2004

Twin Quakes

Why did two similar earthquake hazard events have very different impacts?

9/1/2004

First Geography Online Inset

Using ICT in Geography: More Exploring Place

12/12/2003

Migrating jobs?

How is shifting employment from the UK to the Developing World a sign of economic change?

12/12/2003

Milan 1 - 0 Kyoto

Are talks in Milan and floods in Marseilles changing attitudes towards climate change?

11/12/2003

Drought? What drought?

Given recent heavy rains why are spring droughts being forecast?

26/11/2003

Conifers for the chop

How is change in rural land use transforming UK forests?

22/11/2003

Wave goodbye to coastal defences?

Should we give up defending the coast from the sea?

12/11/2003

New runway winging its way to Stansted?

Is Stansted the only viable option for airport expansion in the South East?

10/11/2003

Calinfernoia

Are devastating wildfires inevitable? Are they really devastating or just what the countryside needs?

4/11/2003

Global changes bring biological hazards to Britain

How is global warming and globalisation bringing new hazards to Britain?

29/10/2003

Reservoir dogs future water supply

Population growth, climate change, increased consumption: how are future water shortages to be resolved?

26/10/2003

China set to overtake UK

The 'sleeping giant' has awoken but is current rapid economic growth sustainable?

20/10/2003

Grain of truth or GM fudge?

Will results of the latest study mean the go ahead for GM crops in the UK?

16/10/2003

Gaelic tongue on the menu

How will the new Gaelic Bill help the Highlands?

11/10/2003

That's slum problem

Rural-urban migration and globalisation mean slum dwellers could double by 2030: what should be done?

7/10/2003

Emissions impossible?

To save the world from global warming. But why did talks fail?

3/10/2003

Big in Japan

Why did a big quake in the Land of the Rising Sun cause little damage?

2/10/2003

Izzy puts US in a tizzy

How and why is Hurricane Isabel affecting the heavily populated East Coast of America?

18/9/2003

Studentification

Are university students displacing working and middle class households?

8/9/2003

Climate change is melting glaciers

But why might melting ice lead to a water shortage?

5/9/2003

Renew Towns

Why are New Towns getting a facelift?

29/8/2003

Warning too late for Japanese mudslide victims

A disaster caused by bad weather or human incompetence?

25/7/2003

Charging scheme really cuts the jam

Three months on and is London's congestion charge a success?

6/6/2003

Algerian earthquake kills 1,500

Questions are asked as to why a hazard turned to disaster

23/5/2003

What can stop the urban rot?

Investment in deprived urban areas may not be tackling the roots of their decline

16/5/2003

Debate over global warming heats up

Warmest year on record raises question of climate change cause

17/4/2003

UK leads the world to green future

But are cuts in the steel industry a factor?

17/4/2003

New discovery threatens a seismic shift in LA

Study reveals grim new earthquake hazard for Los Angeles

16/4/2003

Think global, act local

April 22nd is Earth Day. Tackling water pollution is one major emphasis

10/4/2003

Oil fires ignite debate on Iraq disaster

Concern arises over the possible firing of Iraq’s oil wells to thwart conflict

11/3/2003

Europeans positive about Renewable future

A new survey indicates that Europeans have a positive image of renewable energy.

6/3/2003

Charge gets London moving

London's controversial congestion charge gets off to a smooth start

17/2/2003

Cash to help Farmers out of trough

New government scheme aims to help farmers recover from foot-and-mouth.

14/2/2003

Do Migrants have Right of Entry?

Safe 'havens' provide new option for dealing with asylum

6/2/2003

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