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Danish government tells citizens to eat a climate friendly diet of pulses, fruit and vegetables

Danish citizens should eat a ‘climate-friendly diet’ by cutting their meat intake, drinking more water, and boosting their portions of fruit, vegetables and pulses, according to new advice from ministers.  \r..

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Glum future for the platypus: why the elusive mammal is disappearing under our noses A new study in the journal Australian Mammalogy, is further evidence the once widespread mammal is in trouble in Au

Glum future for the platypus: why the elusive mammal is disappearing under our noses\r\nA new study in the journal Australian Mammalogy, is further evidence the once widespread mammal is in trouble in Australia – it’s only home..

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UK flooding: January rainfall breaks records for parts of England

\r\nA month of torrential downpours has seen some parts of England suffer the wettest January since records began more than 100 years ago.The south-east and southern regions of England have already received more than twice their average rainfall &ndash..

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Climate change: UK government to commit to 2050 target

Britain\'s existing target is to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050. The new target is in line with the 2015 Paris climate agreement which calls on countries to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by mid-century..

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Climate change: UK government to commit to 2050 target

Prime Minister Theresa May said there was a "moral duty to leave this world in a better condition than what we inherited". Cutting emissions would benefit public health and cut NHS costs, she said. Britain is the first major nation to propose..

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Last male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia dies

The rhino once roamed across much of Asia, but has now almost disappeared from the wild, with fewer than one hundred animals believed to exist. The death of Tam, who lived at a wildlife reserve on the island of Borneo, was announced on Monday. A..

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Last male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia dies

The rhino once roamed across much of Asia, but has now almost disappeared from the wild, with fewer than one hundred animals believed to exist. The death of Tam, who lived at a wildlife reserve on the island of Borneo, was announced on Monday. A..

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Last male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia dies

The rhino once roamed across much of Asia, but has now almost disappeared from the wild, with fewer than one hundred animals believed to exist. The death of Tam, who lived at a wildlife reserve on the island of Borneo, was announced on Monday. A..

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Global hunger for soybeans 'destroying Brazil's Cerrado savanna'

Global hunger for soybeans 'destroying Brazil's Cerrado savanna' The Cerrado savanna is an area in Brazil the same size as Western Europe. It's one of the most biodiverse places in world - 40% of animal and plant species there can be..

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Popocatepetl Erupts!

Popocatépetl volcano: Mexico hit by 24 hours of volcanic earthquakes and exhalations MEXICO'S Popocatépetl volcano erupted on Tuesday and has since seen 24 hours of earthquakes and exhalations rumbling throughout the area, prompting a..

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Flood frequency of the world's largest river has increased fivefold

A recent study of more than 100 years of river level records from the Amazon shows a significant increase in frequency and severity of floods. The scientists' analysis of the potential causes could contribute to more accurate flood prediction for the..

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Today's Earthquakes

All recent earthquakes » Earthquakes over 3.0 M within the last 24 hours   +-..

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San Andreas fault line

CALIFORNIA’s San Andreas fault line is a hotbed of earthquake activity in the United States but is the fault line at risk of an impending major earthquake? By SEBASTIAN KETTLEY PUBLISHED: 11:55, Wed, Jun 20..

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Hawaii volcano: How many people do volcanoes kill?

With its red-hot rivers of lava and clouds of ash, Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has captured the world's attention. But how dangerous are such eruptions?..

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Kilauea Volcanic eruption

Where is the Kilauea volcano? Kilauea is the biggest and most active of the island’s five volcanoes and is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Located on the southern shore of Hawaii’s "Big Island" Kilauea..

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Record concentration of microplastics found in Arctic

Record levels of microplastics have been found trapped inside sea ice floating in the Arctic. Ice cores gathered across the Arctic Ocean reveal microplastics at concentrations two to three times higher than previously recorded. As sea ice melts with..

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Is your Easter egg bad for the environment?

With Easter fast approaching, the thought of chocolate is probably on all our minds, but could the UK's love of chocolate be having a damaging effect on the environment? A recent study by researchers at The University of Manchester and published..

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South Africa is Setting the Standard for Water Wise Tourism

Something extraordinary is happening in South Africa. The warm, dry climate that has shaped this beautiful country into such a popular tourist destination also makes water a particularly precious resource. Driven by the global problem of climate..

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UK population set to pass 70 million by mid-2029

ONS predicts 54% of growth in next decade will be from net international migration and 46% from more births than death. Demographers project that the population will rise by 3.6 million, or 5.5%, over the next 10..

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Swarm of 200 Earthquakes Hits Yellowstone - Here's What That Means

A swarm of more than 200 earthquakes struck Yellowstone National Park over the past two weeks, but that probably doesn't mean the "big one" is coming anytime soon, according to geologists from the park. The 200 temblors began on Feb. 8 and..

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The ‘Beast from the East’ just coated Rome in snow.

A brutal cold snap has dug its claws deep into Europe, with icy winds from Siberia blowing across the continent. The “Beast from the East” dropped a rare two to four inches of snow on the Eternal City on Monday. On Monday..

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Seychelles protects an area 'as big as Britain' in Indian Ocean

The Seychelles has created protected areas "the size of Great Britain" in the Indian Ocean. In exchange for getting some of its national debt paid off, the island nation has agreed to protect 210,000 sq km (81,000 sq miles) of ocean. The..

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DAMMING THE NILE

A new dam on the Nile could trigger a war over water - unless Ethiopia can agree a deal with Egypt and Sudan.

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South Wales Earthquake 2018

An earthquake which shook parts of the UK on Saturday was the biggest for a decade, experts said. The British Geological Survey (BGS) said the epicentre was 20km (12 miles) north of Swansea, with a 4.4 magnitude at a depth of 7.4km (4.6m).

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DreamTeach Activ is here!!

DreamTeach Activ is a pupil work site with over 200 tasks and 5000 self marking questions. It is free for existing DreamTeach subscribers and replicates the package you have in school. Have a look at the movie for more information. 

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UK winter storms 2013/14

This presentation provides a variety of information and tasks for you to tailor to your lesson.

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Winter Olympics presentation

This presentation looks at the Winter Olympics and the host. There is a quiz at the end. 

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Winter Olympics host anagrams

The anagram resources act as an excellent starter. Pupils need to guess the countries that have hosted the winter Olympics. 

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Winter Olympics picture reveal

These resources provide a lesson starter activity which gets pupils using their thinking skills from the beginning of the lesson. There is an image hidden under the grid, and by clicking one of the squares, that small section is revealed. Pupils can..

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Typhoon Haiyan Presentation

This presentation focuses on the recent typhoon that struck the Philippines. It discusses the causes and effects of the typhoon. 

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Cyclone Phailin 2013

This presentation looks at the causes and effects of the Indian cyclone. 

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Pakistan Earthquake 2013

This presentation looks at the causes and effects of the Balochistan earthquake in Pakistan in September 2013. 

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A great Geography lesson

See how the DreamTeach and DreamTeach Activ resources can help you to deliver a great leeson. 

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Geography in the Summer 2013

A general resource to help pupils reflect upon some of the Geographical events around the world in the summer of 2013.

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Hurricane Sandy Starter 2

Another picture reveal to introduce Hurricane Sandy. This image shows the power cuts across the city of New York. 

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Hurricane Sandy Starter

This picture reveal is a boat sunk by Hurricane Sandy. It is the boat built for the film Mutiny On The Bounty and later used in the Pirates Of The Caribbean films. 

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Hurricane Sandy Presentation

This presentation focuses on the cause and effects of Hurricane Sandy in the USA and the Caribbean. 

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Olympic legacy presentation

This presentation gets pupils thinking about the impacts of the Olympics on the UK and the lasting legacy it will leave. 

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Olympic legacy hoopshoot game

This basketball style game is a 1 or 2 player quiz, with questions about the Olympic legacy. There is also a time challenge game. Ideal for ending a lesson or recapping a previous lesson.

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2012 UK drought mystery

These clue cards and follow up questions ask pupils to consider the reasons for hosepipe bans at a time when precipitation has been double the monthly average.  

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2011 Van (Turkey) earthquake quiz

This 10 question quiz accompanies the earthquake presentation. Some prior knowledge of tectonics would help the pupils. 

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2011 Van (Turkey) earthquake

This presentation focuses on the 7.2 magnitude quake which struck Van, Turkey on the 23rd October. 

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Hurricane Irene catchphrase and anagram starter

This starter will get pupils thinking about hurricanes and the study area prior to looking at the Hurricane Irene presentation. 

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Hurricane Irene picture reveal

In this resource, pupils need to choose squares on the screen. They need to try and guess what the image is behind the squares. It is a good starter, prior to looking at Hurricane Irene. 

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Hurricane Irene presentation

This presentation looks at the recent hurricane in the Caribbean and North America, in addition to tropical revolving storms in general. 

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2011 Horn of Africa famine presentation

This presentation looks at the cause and issues surrounding the summer famine in the Horn of Africa. 

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US tornadoes updated presentation

We have updated the 2011 US tornadoes presentation to include footage of the Joplin tornado. There is also an alternative link to the BBC website if YouTube is blocked in your school and the video doesn't run. 

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Spain earthquake

This presentation looks at the recent Lorca earthquake. It would work well if used in comparison to the Haiti, New Zealand or Japan earthquakes. 

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US tornadoes April 2011 presentation

This presentation focuses on the tornadoes in the USA in April 2011. This record month for tornadoes has cost over 340 lives already. 

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Royal Wedding Worksheet

To complete this worksheet pupils need to watch the Royal Wedding route video (click here to access) and/ or the Google Earth tour. Pupils then annotate the line with physical and human features for the route, before moving onto the questions/ extension..

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Royal Wedding Google Earth tour

This Google Earth tour accompanies the worksheet. It can either be played by clicking the play button in the menu on the left (just underneath the tour), or by double clicking each of the points in the route. It will work best if 3D buildings are enabled..

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Japan earthquake and tsunami Google earth tour

This is a Google Earth tour, looking at key places in the events of the earthquake and tsunami. To play the Google Earth tour, click the link. When Google Earth has loaded, click the play icon half way up the screen on the left hand side (bottom..

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Japan earthquake and tsunami activities

These are interactive activities for pupils to use. There are three pages in total although the next button will not work until the activity has been attempted. The mark and feedback buttons both give pupils an idea of how they have performed. ..

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Japan earthquake and tsunami presentation

This presentation focuses on the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. It includes video footage of the disaster. If your school servers stop the video from running properly, then use the BBC's coverage as an alternative.

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New Zealand earthquake 2011 worksheet

This worksheet accompanies the New Zealand 2011 presentation.

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New Zealand earthquake 2011 presentation

This presentation looks at the cause, effects and rescue for the 2011 New Zealand earthquake. There is also an accompanying worksheet. 

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Queensland flood movie

This movie follows on from the previous resources about the Queensland floods. There are several images showing the threat to Brisbane. To play full screen, click on the tab in the bottom right hand corner of the screen. 

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Queensland floods starter

In this starter game, pupils need to type in the definition or answer before the 30 seconds is up!

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Queensland floods presentation

This presentation gets pupils thinking about the causes and effects of the flooding in Queensland, Australia. It has some interactive elements and some more traditional tasks. 

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Mt Merapi eruptions 2010

This presentation looks at the recent Mt Merapi eruptions, looking at the cause, volcanoes in general and the events that have led to loss of life and homes. 

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Indonesia earthquake, tsunami and volcanic alert 2010

This presentation looks at the recent earthquake in Indonesia and the resultant tsunami. It also looks back at the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami and the potential eruption of Mount Merapi. 

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Mexico Landslides 2010

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New Zealand earthquake 2010

This presentation gives pupils a good set of images to watch to music, highlighting the damaged caused by the Canterbury earthquake. It has several tasks and finishes by comparing earthquake to the Haiti earthquake, earlier in 2010.

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Pakistan floods 2010

This presentation looks at the devastating floods which have affected Pakistan in July and August 2010. It gives some background information about Pakistan, before looking at the cause and effects of the flooding.

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Gulf of Mexico oil spill movie

This movie introduces the explosion and subsequent oil spill off the coast of the USA. Click the tab in the bottom right corner for full screen.

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Gulf of Mexico oil spill presentation

This presentation provides information about the explosion and subsequent oil spill off the coast of the USA.

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Gulf of Mexico oil spill Google Earth tour

This Google Earth tour looks at the impact on the Louisiana coastline using a photo overlay. When Google Earth has loaded, click the play icon half way up the screen on the left hand side (bottom right corner of the places box). It works best with 3D..

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Eyjafjallajökull (Eyjafjallajoekull) ash cloud disruption presentation

This presentation takes a look at the causes and effects of the Eyjafjallajoekull ash cloud. There are some pupil tasks included within the presentation.

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Eyjafjallajökull (Eyjafjallajoekull) penalty shootout

These games are very popular with pupils. Pupils answer questions in order to take penalties! As there is the option of one or two players, they can be used with individual pupils or groups of pupils. It works particularly well if the class is split..

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Eyjafjallajökull (Eyjafjallajoekull) ash cloud Google Earth tour

This tour takes in a range of locations from the Eyjafjallajökull glacier and volcano location to some of the airports affected by the no fly restrictions. To play the Google Earth Tour, click the link. When Google Earth has loaded, click the play..

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Chile earthquake 2010

This presentation looks at the imapct of the 2010 earthquake in Chile. It looks at Chile prior to the disaster before identifying the cause and effects of the earthquake.

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Madeira floods and landslides

This presentation looks at the impact of the Madeira floods and landslides from February 2010. There are a range of questions throughout to get pupils thinking about the causes, impacts and aftermath of the disaster.

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Haiti earthquake 2010

This movie highlights the terrifying plight that the people of Haiti have suffered, focussing particularly on the slow speed at which aid is being distributed. To play in full screen, click the tab in the bottom right hand corner. Some useful..

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Winter 2009-2010 UK and Europe

This movie looks at the problems caused by the "Big Freeze" in the winter of 2009-10 across the UK and parts of Europe. To enlarge the movie click on the tab in the bottom right corner.

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Earthquakes of September 2009 (Indonesia and Samoa)

This movie helps to illustrate the huge impacts upon peoples’ lives in September 2009 as two large earthquakes shook Indonesia, and one struck Samoa.  To enlarge the movie click on the tab in the bottom right hand corner.

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UK floods, November 2009- worksheet

These resources look at the huge storms that rocked the UK in the autumn of 2009. This is a worksheet investigating using the why, what, where, when and who chain of questioning. ICT access would be very useful, or it could be set as a homework..

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UK floods, November 2009

These resources look at the huge storms that rocked the UK in the autumn of 2009. This a movie to provide pupils with an introduction to the flooding and the damage that it caused.

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