Geography in the News


Summer weather is getting 'stuck' due to Arctic warming: The Guardian Aug 20, 2018— Rising arctic temperatures mean we face a future of ‘extreme extremes’ where sunny days become heatwaves and rain becomes floods, study says.

Solar Eclipsed. Future looks cloudy for booming Manitoba solar power industry: CBC News Aug 16, 2018— Solar power could quickly go bust, after a subsidy program expired in April with nothing planned to replace it.

Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the world: BBC News Aug 13, 2018— The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is home to 10 million people but it is also one of the fastest-sinking cities in the world. If this goes unchecked, parts of the megacity could be entirely submerged by 2050, say researchers.

Europe needs coastal adaptation measures to avoid catastrophic flooding by the end of the century: Science Daily Aug 13, 2018— Coastal floods could impact up to 3.65 million people every year in Europe by 2100, according to a new study.

Map of the Week: Countries where LBGTIQ groups are banned.