- Migration: the riddle of Europe’s shadow population – The number of undocumented migrants in the EU is unknown but some cities are realising that ‘get-tough’ policies or neglecting the issue do not work
- The earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia have killed more than 1,400– Relief workers have yet to reach much of the affected region
- The centenary of the 20th century’s worst catastrophe– “Spanish flu” probably killed more people than both world wars combined
Hazardous Earth topic
Why did the eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano kill over 62 people?
More on the deadly pyroclastic flows that have killed dozens in Guatemala via The Conversation website
This is a great hazard map produced by the EU’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre:
Why the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo can probably be contained.
Power and Borders
Why France, the UK, Japan and others must join forces as mid sized powers to face up to the US and China.
Left behind: can anyone save the towns the economy forgot? Soaring antidepressant usage, falling life expectancy: Blackpool embodies much of what is going wrong on the fringes of Britain.
Europe is sending African migrants home. Will they stay? – Facing horrible conditions in Libya, many Africans are accepting free flights home. But some are ashamed to return
1. The Campi Flegrei volcanic site near Naples could be building up a dangerous reservoir of magma.
2. Iraq’s Kurds have voted overwhelmingly for independence.
3. Closer to home, there were violent clashes between police and voters as a referendum held in Catalonia on independence got underway. Definitely one for year 13 to follow!
- The world’s largest container ship, which can carry over 21,000 containers, has docked in the UK. Globalisation in action
2. A large landslide has killed over 100 people in the Sichuan province of China. Professor Dave Petley, has an outline of the possible causes on his blog.
3. Yemen faces the world’s worst cholera outbreak.
4. The rock cycle, illustrated
1. A 6.3 M earthquake struck off the Turkish coast on Tuesday
2. Two recent rockfall events in Coire an’t Sneachda (where year 12 went on a fieldtrip in September) show how the process of weathering and erosion is ongoing.
3. The shocking fire and at the Grenfell tower block this week has raised some difficult questions such as whether a regeneration project may have contributed to the extent of the fire.
This is an incredible video of a debris flow in Illgraben, Switzerland.
Waterspouts created from intense heat given off from lava flow. Kilauea, Hawaii