1. One for year 12 – is inequality inevitable?
2. Japan are building huge solar farms on reservoirs. Innovative or a step too far?
3. The World Health Organisation have declared the Zika virus threat a global emergency.
4. Iridescent cloud seen over Carnforth on Monday:
1. Solar power gains in global energy mix
2. A fantastic interactive resource on energy exploitation in the Arctic via The Guardian
3. Glocalisation: Burger Kings goes red
Pope’s plea to save the planet
1. Is this the solution to the traffic problems of the Lake District National Park?
2. Is a £200 million tidal barrage on the Wyre a forward thinking, sustainable approach to energy generation or a damaging proposal for the local environment?
3. A mobile phone business that looks to turn ‘switched off’ places ‘switched on’
4. Fracking in Lancashire, and the UK, has moved one step closer.
- Met Office data suggests that this winter has been one of the sunniest on record. A stark contrast to winter 2013/14 – one of the wettest….
- Household incomes are above what they were before the recession…. But only if you’re over 60. Always investigate the data!
It was International Women’s Day on Sunday. Here’s an example of how women are outpacing men in terms of University enrollment around the world.
*The winter of 2014 was the stormiest on record for the UK. This excellent Met office webpage summaries the impact and examines the causes.
*Costing the Earth is a BBC radio 4 programme. This episode looks at the impact of climate change on Iceland and its biodiversity specifically. Worthy of a listen for year 13’s in particular.
*The Greek exit, or ‘Grexit’, explained by the BBC through the analogy of a kebab.
*Renewables provided 15% of the UK’s electricity in 2013. We also import nearly 50% of the energy we use. Scary.