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News Round Up May 2016

A selection of geographical stories that have made the headlines this month


  1. UK energy from coal hits zero for first time in over 100 years

  2. Where are the world's most fire-prone cities?

  3. Story of cities: how Dubai's World Trade Centre sold the city to the world

  4. Fears that maternal health funding cuts could put lives at risk

  5. Australia joining the Eurovision shows the soft power of the song contest

  6. The UAE wants to build a 'rainmaking mountain'

  7. Sainsbury's uses gas produced by its own food waste as energy to run stores

  8. 'Perfect storm' of El Niño and warming boosted Alberta fires

  9. Featuring research by Professor Martin Wooster, Department of Geography, King's College London
  10. Migrant Women's Voices: talking about life and work in the UK since 1945

  11. Professor Linda McDowell, Department of Geography, Oxford University, discusses her work on migrant women and their working lives
  12. British industry to lead construction of a satellite that will weigh all the world's trees

  13. On her 100th birthday, exploring how Jane Jacobs changed the way we look at cities