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UK will no longer use bee-harming pesticide

A pesticide believed to harm bees won't be used in England, after it had been approved for temporary use in January.The government had authorised the emergency use of a product containing the chemical thiamethoxam, because of a virus which affected sugar..

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Smallest reptile on earth - discovered in Madagascar

IMAGE COPYRIGHTENDAGEREXimage captionThe Brookesia has a body just 13.5mm longScientists believe they may have discovered the smallest reptile on earth - a chameleon subspecies that is the size of a seed.Two of the tiny lizards were discovered by a German..

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Can you identify these cities based on the density maps?

Quiz: can you identify these world cities from their density maps alone?The LSE Cities Urban Age Programme has created density diagrams showing the number of people living in each square kilometre of a 100km by 100km area for cities around the world...

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facts

1. Bristol is further east than Edinburgh. Nominated by Dan Jackson. There are plenty more of these. Carlisle is also east of Edinburgh (Bruno). Chile is east of New York (Omer Lev). Reno, Nevada, is west of Los Angeles, California (Archibald Carmichael..

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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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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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A great Geography lesson

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

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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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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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New Zealand earthquake 2011 worksheet

This worksheet accompanies the New Zealand 2011 presentation.

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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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Mexico Landslides 2010

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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 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 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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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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