Internal migration

By 2050, it is projected that 70% of the world's population will live in cities. 5.2 billion urban residents are expected in Asia and Africa. How is internal migration shaping these cities? 

What is dust? How does it get into the atmosphere and shape our climate? Dr Rob Bryant from the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield joined us to discuss

How do we predict earthquakes? They’re just like London buses, according to Rebecca Bell from Imperial College. In this podcast we discuss hazards, plate tectonics, and how they’re studied.

Urban public spaces are at their best when they are democratic, inclusive, and meet the needs of a wide range of people

Where are the major festivals located and what are the impacts they create?

Why do newspapers portray Britain’s teenagers as an endangered species?

What connects people to places? Experience of place is shaped by the physical nature of a place and memories and histories around sites of personal and shared interest

Crazy paving

Why are gardens disappearing and what is the impact on run-off and flood risk?

Are you eating, sleeping, drinking and teaching the World Cup? How does our consumption of the global game impact us and others around the world?

Can a Caribbean nation reliant on marine resources develop an economy based on coral reef ecosystems in spite of threats to those resources?

Tourists are increasingly looking beyond the standard destinations and instead are favouring more unusual holiday activities in more distant places

Geography Professor Allan Brimicombe from the University of East London is leading an impact study on behalf of the London Organising Committee of LOCOG and the IOC

The two sides of ecotourism in Borneo

Asia’s largest island, Borneo, is fast becoming a destination of choice for tourists keen to experience unusual wildlife and natural landscapes

Some countries and international organisations are changing the methods they use to measure and compare national wealth. Might the global development map need to be re-drawn as a result?

Why is the UK cutting aid to India and what is the connection between international aid and ‘soft power’?

A discussion of the issues facing South Sudan one year after independence, addressing questions nationhood, oil security and development

The UNICEF 2015 State of the World’s Children Report celebrates the new forms of appropriate technology that are being tried and tested in parts of world where children are most at risk from poverty and inequality

China and North Korea share a border. Both governed by socialist politics, they cooperate with one another politically and economically to create an important alliance in Northeast Asia

Through Cadbury we take a look at the issues surrounding the increasingly globalised ownership of big businesses

More recently there has been the recognition of a complex relationship between pastoral farmers in the developing world and the size of their herds

Investigating the aspect of the ethics of global trade – the treatment of agricultural workers at the other end of our food supply chain

Papaya: an exotic fruit. Grown in Jamaica. Eaten in the UK. However, all is not as it seems. How did that papaya come to your dinner table?

Geopolitics is defined as the relationship between power and the spaces of the world. At London 2012 there were 204 such spaces – the nations that competed

Inequality and its management

Global inequality is a growing problem with the divide between the world’s economic elite and the world’s poorest people getting ever larger

Are the survival strategies of manufacturing firms influenced by the cultural and political environments within which they are located?

Since 1995, Transparency International, an international non-government organisation, has been monitoring global corporate and political corruption in international development

Cornwall is experiencing a technological revolution with broadband speeds in many areas among the fastest in the UK

The recent revelation about horsemeat unknowingly making its way onto British plates has raised questions about where our food comes from and how exactly it reaches us

In a collaboration between the Nicaraguan government and Chinese industry, a new 300km canal is set to be dug linking the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans

May 2008 has brought a cluster of major hazard events: a volcano in Chile, the cyclone in Burma and earthquakes in China

The economic impact of Iceland’s volcano on Kenya’s gourmet-veg and cut-flower industry

Intense periods of snow fall in two regions of the world caused a series of deadly avalanches in early 2015

Hampstead Heath Ponds

The Hampstead Heath Ponds Project is designed to make the Heath and the surrounding residential areas less prone to flooding

The frequency with which dangerous avalanches occur in the Carpathian mountains is comparable with the rest of Europe and North America, yet observations of their causes in this region are relatively understudied

On the 25 April 2015, Nepal experienced a magnitude 7.8 earthquake, followed by an avalanche on Mount Everest, a second, 7.4 magnitude earthquake on the 12 May 2015 in eastern Nepal, and numerous landslides and aftershocks

Public awareness of risk and effective behavioural responses are fundamental to successful risk management strategies

When Superstorm Sandy hit coast of the USA it caused disruption that would dominate the headlines for days

Not all hazards are natural: a red mudflow from an industrial reservoir devastated parts of Hungary recently, killing nine people

UK water and climate risks

The linked issues of water supply and climate change have been in the news, following the UK’s extreme winter weather of 2013-14.

Weather and Climate resources: Key Stage Five

This section contains a selection of teaching resources that were produced by the Met Office education team for Key Stage Five (ages 16 - 18)

Lake District

The geography, geomorphology and geology of the National Park, with links to sources of further information and details about the fieldwork that can be carried out in different areas of the park

Jurassic Coast of Dorset and East Devon

The Jurassic Coast of Dorset and East Devon is a 95 mile stretch of coastline that demonstrates 185 million years of geological history

London 2012 Olympic Park

Written before the London 2012 Olympics, this resource looks at the developments in East London in the lead up to the Games

Local fieldwork toolkit

Includes guidance for getting started with planning a trip, lists of useful contacts and ideas for activities

In January 2014 new research revealed that Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica was much more susceptible to climate change and ocean variability than previously thought

Can GIS help to conserve fossils on the Jurassic Coast?

How GIS has been used to enable erosion rates to be monitored along this important section of coastline in future years

Dunwich was once one of the largest towns in England. However, the majority of the former town is now in ruins beneath the sea due to ongoing cliff retreat

In early January 2014, at the same time that North America was experiencing heavy snow storms and sub-zero temperatures, the UK was also facing its own package of extreme weather

Lake Turkana is currently the world’s largest lake found within a desert region and there are fears for its future as a means of sustaining both local economies and ecology

At their most mysterious, sinkholes can make it seem like the earth is opening up and swallowing people and their possessions whole

Hydroponic farming grows food crops without the use of soil and natural light, instead replacing these conditions with liquid nutrient feed and light emitting diodes in indoor farms

A quest for new gas reserves made headlines when the drilling operation triggered small earthquakes close to Blackpool in 2011

How are climate change and new ocean laws affecting global patterns of resource ownership?

How does Japan’s nuclear disaster interconnect with wider global issues of energy security and environmental sustainability?

A new large scale hydroelectric dam, the Belo Monte, is due to be completed in 2016 on the Xingu River in the state of Pará, Brazil

Population growth,rising affluence,energy policy and climate change – these are the “four corners” of the food crisis

Investigating how a range of 21st Century pressures can threaten the conservation of Britain’s historic urban and rural landscapes

Water managers, companies and policy makers have long been concerned with how to balance water supply with water demand

The Copenhagen Conference is underway, but 2009 has already been an eventful year

CO2 is being pumped into a Staffordshire forests by scientists from the University of Birmingham. Why? To explore the effects of increased greenhouse gas emissions as a result of climate change

Small island developing states and climate change vulnerability

Small island developing states (SIDS) are mainly small isolated islands whose communities are commonly understood to be among the first places that will be very seriously affected by climate change

Discovering megacities

By 2050 it is expected that 70% of the world population will live in urban areas. Find out more about the areas these people will live in - megacities

Thaw point

Is Antarctic ice melting faster? Is the world getting warmer? Is the world changing for the worse? Will we be eating jellyfish and chips?

Between July 2011 and July 2012, a series of extreme weather events left many people asking: is there a link with climate change? And what progress are we making in tackling climate change?

Globalisation of manufacturing in post-war Britain

Examining the processes by which the British were encouraged to become part of the geographies of manufacturing

2011 UK Census

Prompted by rapid population growth, the UK government ordered the first national census to take place in 1801. The UK census counts the total population and records its characteristics, such as age, gender, employment and health. A census has been carried out every 10 years since 1801, except during wartime in 1941

Cairo, the long standing capital city of Egypt is facing an uncertain future as the country’s primary city. Recent proposals have emerged of a whole new, as yet unnamed, capital city being built in the north of the country

Andhra Pradesh, India is set to get a new state capital; one which planners say will rival some of India’s most industrious and populous cities

Introducing metacities, mega-regions, smart cities, instant cities, technoscapes and other new types of settlement growth

It has been announced that the small market town of Bicester is to be the next new garden city

With economic opportunities gravitating towards urban centres, many rural areas have lost out

In 2012, Docklands finally overtook the City district to become the highest-ranked employment zone for financial services in London

How are migration trends affecting UK population growth and how has the government responded?

The lives of migrants remains a topic of interest for many geographical researchers but few look closely at the new lives that are carved out by those who have been displaced by natural disasters

What is the link between youthful out-migration and Poland’s current pension crisis?

How is migration away from Poland impacting on its music scene and the nation’s economy?

Astana, the new capital in Kazakhstan, represents more than just a new start; for architects and planners it became a means of symbolising the country’s movement away from centralised Soviet control

Millennium Development Goals 1-4

The Millennium Development Goals were set in 2000 at a United Nations summit. The targets were ambitious, but realistic, and all had a deadline of 2015

Millennium Development Goals 5-8

The Millennium Development Goals were set in 2000 at a United Nations summit. The targets were ambitious, but realistic, and all had a deadline of 2015

Around 200,000 Britons live in France. A considerable number of these live in rural areas and it is estimated that Britons own 3% of the French countryside (including vineyards, farms and forests)

In the spring of 2016 Tesco launched a line of meat and fresh produce under a series of farm names which replaced their Everyday Value 'basics' range. However the produce was found to come from manufacturers with no relation to the names on the packaging of the final product

What is globalisation?

Globalisation is the increasing connections between places and people across the planet, established through trade, politics and cultural exchanges, and helped by technology and transport

Can a trip to the remote wilderness of Antarctica be sustainable? Why is Antarctica such a desirable holiday location and what risks do these ventures bring?

Thirty five million of China’s wealthiest people have stated that they would like to emigrate overseas in the near future and if and when they do, they are likely to bring with them substantial investment into local economies

Is the "north-south" divide intensifying and are local scale inequalities increasing?

Gendered divisions in work and care

Dr Alice Evans is Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Cambridge and she researches inequality, cities, and social change

Governance of the Oceans

Dr Kimberley Peters, Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Liverpool talks to us about the Governance of the Oceans

Migrants on the Margins

Professor Michael Collyer, a Reader in Geography at the University of Sussex talks to us about Migrants on the Margins

Comic books and alternative views of geopolitics

Dr Jason Dittmer, a Reader of Human Geography, University College London talks to us about comic books and alternative views of geopolitics

Landslides and risks

Professor Dave Petley, Pro-Vice-Chanchellor for Research and Enterprise at the University of East Anglia talks to us about landslides and risks

Antarctic glaciers

Dr Bethan Davies is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences Aberystwyth University

Inequality

Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva is Head of Oxfam GB research and co-author of Oxfam’s 2013 Report ‘Working for the Few’ which focuses on economic inequality

Production networks and trade

Shamel Azmeh is a Fellow at the Department of International Development at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), a visiting fellow at Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester, and an associate lecturer at Lancaster Environment Centre at the University of Lancaster

ICT and development

Chris Foster is a Researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute which is part of the University of Oxford

Coastal erosion

David Sear is a Professor in physical geography at the University of Southampton

HIV and AIDS

Dr Ruth Evans, Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Reading

Overfishing

Liam Carr, Senior Advisor to the Director of External Affairs, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Superpower geographies

Alasdair Pinkerton, Lecturer in Geography and Geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London

Volcanoes and volcanology

Sarah Henton, graduate student, Alaska Volcano Observatory, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)

Jessica Sellick answers questions on Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and the impact of the recession in the Countryside

Global cities, gentrification and creative practices

Dr Oli Mould is lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London. His academic research focuses on urban creativity, activism and politics

On Friday 21 July 2017, an earthquake hit just off the coast of the Greek Island of Kos, and Turkish city of Bodrum in the Aegean Sea

The Azure window, known as Tieqa tad-Dwerja on Gozo Island, collapsed into the sea during a storm in March 2017

Exploring Everest

Tales of exploration usually involve courageous explorers, but what of those people who supported them?

Ocean acidification

Investigating the impact of ocean acidification on biogeochemical cycling through sea ice