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February 2017 News Round Up

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


  1. Storm Doris batters the UK with high winds and snowstorms: in pictures

  2. Somalia declares 'national disaster' over drought

  3. Focus on temperature ignores other ways to take the pulse of the planet

  4. Sharp rise in UK mortality rate may be due to austerity measures

  5. Oroville dam danger shows how Trump could win big on infrastructure

  6. 'Forest cities': the radical plan to save China from air pollution

  7. Money via mobile: how mobile technology is profoundly changing access to money in the developing world

  8. What would Brexit mean for Britain's green targets?

  9. How to tackle repetitive droughts in the Horn of Africa

  10. Oroville Dam: Thousands evacuated in California after plans for emergency spillway fail

  11. The world's sea ice is melting at record levels as temperatures soar

  12. The healing powers of football in the DRC