This week, strict new US wildlife regulations come into effect, aimed at stopping trophy hunting and protecting the world’s remaining wild lions
This week we will be discussing the following BBC news article:
‘Are cities the new countries?’
Think about issues of contemporary urbanisation, both good and poor examples of cities, lessons we can learn from cities and scale of governance.
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See you on Thursday.
More recent news articles to read … this time about biodiversity!
30th Nov 2015 Ecological footprints http://www.viewsoftheworld.net/?p=4639
22nd Dec 2015 US wild bee numbers decline as land is converted for biofuel – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35153196 (Synoptic link with energy security too)
3rd Jan 2016 Ascension Island to become marine reserve – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35216313
Have a look at these news stories from over the Christmas holidays.
30th Dec 2015 Should we solar panel the Sahara desert? – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34987467
31st Dec 2015 How will Delhi’s ‘odd-even’ car rationing work? – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-35198605
6th Jan 2016 How low can the oil price go – and what is the impact? – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35245133
6th Jan 2016 Oil price falls below $35 a barrel to fresh 11-year low – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35243442