June 22nd-29th is National Recycling Week. What can you do to encourage your family or friends at school to recycle more? Have a look at
www.recyclenow.com/ for some ideas!
Saturday, 6 June 2009
Last November the BBC fitted a 40 ft cargo container with a GPS tracking device to follow its movements for a year. The results can be seen on the website shown above on The Box, including a map showing its progress around the world. This shows globalisation in practice with many different products being transported to far away locations.
Sunday, 24 May 2009
Large areas of New South Wales and Queensland on Australia's east coast have been declared disaster zones following strong winds and torrential rain. This has caused massive floods, killing at least two people and cutting off 20,000. Beaches have been closed due to dangerous swells caused by the strong winds.
Monday, 4 May 2009
The spread of diseases like swine flu provides an interesting case study for geographers on how the increase in long-haul flights means that isolated cases can soon become global pandemics. See the interactive map at: http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-swineflu-flash,0,5444368.htmlstory
Sunday, 5 April 2009
Enjoy your three weeks holiday and good luck with starting your coursework. If you have any questions you can contact me at email@example.com. Don't forget to look out for Geography in the News stories - I need some to start a display in my new classroom!