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December News Round Up 2016

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


  1. What's the difference between a migrant and an expat?

  2. The grim truth of Chinese factories producing the west's Christmas toys

  3. How do you drill into a 500C volcano?

  4. Thousands leave east Aleppo as evacuations continue

  5. The village that just wants to share - how an abandoned military village in Germany became a microcosm of how we may all live in the future

  6. Why half of Africans still don't have mobile phones?

  7. Street art: Crime, grime or sublime?

  8. The damming problem of reconnecting Europe's river

  9. What will the world actually look like at 1.5 °C of warming?

  10. Planet Earth II: why most animals can't hack city living

  11. Route 66: Decay and resilence along iconic US highway

  12. In China, low-speed electric vehicles are driving high-speed urbanisation