U6th Biodiversity – Cecil the lion

This week, strict new US wildlife regulations come into effect, aimed at stopping trophy hunting and protecting the world’s remaining wild lions

http://geographical.co.uk/nature/wildlife/item/1505-trophy-shutdown

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5th and 6th Form Discussion Group 28th Jan 2016

This week we will be discussing the following BBC news article:

‘Are cities the new countries?’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35305586

Think about issues of contemporary urbanisation, both good and poor examples of cities, lessons we can learn from cities and scale of governance.

Please pass this on to members of the group who may not have signed up to the blog!

See you on Thursday.

Miss Taylor

U6 Biodiversity new articles to read

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

 

 

U6 Energy articles from the Christmas holidays

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