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News Round Up August 2016

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

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  1. Rio 2016 alternate medal table: How countries rank when we adjust for population and GDP

  2. Team GB's medal haul is a sign of our 'soft power' after Brexit

  3. Brazil's river of mud

  4. A risky state? Interactive world map of commodity dependence

  5. 'Microwave' murders in the mafia-run Rio favela the IOC don't want you to see

  6. Coastal towns get trendy but will it help the locals?

  7. Pressure mounts on retailers to reform throwaway clothing culture

  8. World's hottest month shows challenges global warming will bring

  9. Britain, Brexit, and globalisation

  10. Major Amazon dam opposed by tribes fails to get environmental license

  11. Those pigs in Westminster: inside London's most central urban farm

  12. The urban politics of parkour: how traceurs use sport to rediscover the city

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