Geography

Geography is the study of Earth's landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live. 

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2015 is warmest year ever recorded

Data collected by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) showed that the global average temperature was 0.13C warmer t...

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Acid Rain

Acid rain is a result of air pollution. When any type of fuel is burnt, lots of different chemicals are produced.

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Activities on Environment and Wildlife

We get many emails from young people asking us what they can do to play a greater part in the conservation movement, and so we have compiled this l...

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Antarctica

Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent, containing the geographic South Pole. It is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphe...

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Australian Wildlife Part 1

About 50 million years ago it was joined to a giant landmass called Gondwanaland but it then became separated and it is its isolation that has led ...

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Biodiversity

Biodiversity describes the whole range of the different varieties of living things and systems on this earth. Biodiversity can be found everywhere ...

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Biosphere

We humans not only live in the biosphere but are absolutely dependent upon it for almost every aspect of our existence. 

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Climate Change

The earth's climate has seen many changes in its 4.55 billion years.

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Climate Change and Animals

This factsheet takes a look at some of the challenges that animals might have to face in the future.  How does climate change affect them?

Conservation Education 07 - Deserts

Deserts are some of the harshest environments on our planet. At first sight, they seem completely hostile to life. Whether hot or cold, rocky or sa...

Conservation Education 22 - Weather

Britain is famous for its changeable weather. We are always talking about it and there is a saying “if you don’t like the weather, wait five minute...

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Copenhagen Climate Conference

The Copenhagen Climate Change summit was a gathering of world leaders in the capital of Denmark over a two week period from 7th - 18th December 200...

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Desert Regions

When you hear the word 'desert', what picture does it bring to mind?  Perhaps you think of a very dry place, a place without people or plants livin...

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Desertification

It has been said that forests came before human beings, deserts followed them. Desertification is becoming a major problem as more and more of the ...

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Earth Summit 2002

The World Summit on Sustainable Development organised by the United Nations (UN) in Johannesburg was held in August and September of 2002.

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El Nino and Indonesia

This Fact Sheet was originally written in November 1997, when major fires in the forests of Indonesia were blamed on the El Nino effect.  

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Fukushima

The powerful earthquake which hit Japan on 11th March 2011 caused a tsunami which added to the destruction of millions of people’s homes and liveli...

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Global Warming

Global warming is the increase of average world temperatures as a result of what is known as the greenhouse effect. 

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Heathland

Heathlands are human-made habitats. They only persist if they are managed. The lowland heaths of southern England would quickly become woodland if ...

Less Arctic Ice Than Ever

So it looks like our climate is changing and things are getting warmer. But three years of data proves nothing. There are blips and variations in w...

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Mirage

A mirage is a phenomenon where you think you see water... 

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Oil Pollution Case Study

The 147,000 tonne oil tanker Sea Empress ran aground on February 15th 1996 at 8.07 pm, despite being under the control of one of Milford Haven’s ha...

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Overpopulation

At present there is still space enough on Earth for humans, wildlife and wild places; but what of the future?

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Ozone Layer

Ozone is a naturally occurring gas found in the atmosphere where it absorbs most of the sun's ultraviolet light - invisible rays which are harmful ...

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Rainbow

A rainbow is sunlight spread out into an arc of colours and seen by your eyes when the sun shines through water droplets

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Rainforest Tribes

Rainforests are very rich in natural resources, but they are also very fragile. For this reason, indigenous people have become instinctive conserva...

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Rainforests

Rainforests are forests which grow in areas of high rainfall.  Tropical rainforests are found between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capric...

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Rivers

Rivers can run for many hundreds of miles. The longest river in the world is the Nile in Africa. It is 6,700km long. The longest river in Britain i...

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Seashore

A rocky shore consists of rocky ledges with pools of salty water, boulders and pebbles.  Living in this habitat is a community of hardy plants and ...

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Survival at the Poles

Polar bears and penguins never bump into each other! Why is this? The answer, of course, is simple; polar bears live only in the Arctic (the North ...

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Sustainable development

This suite of lessons looks at the environmental threats to our planet & provides plenty of involving interactive tasks to help children unders...

The Greenhouse Effect

Here is a short video to explain the greenhouse effect.  Great for teachers to use in lessons!

To Work on Two Wheels!

So, we take the train, we take the bus, or we take the car. We know that taking public transport reduces our carbon footprint, so in many cases it’...

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Wildlife Areas for Schools

Schools that have begun to develop their grounds often invariably report that this has led to beneficial changes in the relationships, attitudes an...