Wednesday, 27 June 2007
But why are they doing all this? I've wondered for a while now whether they actually care about the environment or whether it's all just a marketing ploy, and a conversation with one of my Yr9s today, and this really interesting article I've just found on the BBC website reveal that I am not on my own!
What do you think?
Tuesday, 26 June 2007
The film was released on 8th June in the UK, and is showing at the Ritz Cinema in Belper on 30th June and 4th/5th July, and at the Nottingham Broadway from 6th to 12th July.
More information about the film and other screenings here...
Go and see it, and leave a comment to tell us what you thought!
Friday, 22 June 2007
Thursday, 21 June 2007
Things are not as bad as they were in 2004, due to the new flood defences that have been built since then, but it's brought back unhappy memories for many in the village.
Video coverage from the BBC here and the full story here.
Plans were unveiled yesterday for a purpose-built 50000 seat stadium in Clifton, costing £45-55 million. If it gets the go-ahead, the new stadium will "embrace new transport infrastructure developments, the latest in green technology and be a focus for new jobs and events - helping to boost the reputations and economies of both the city and the county". Click on the artist's impression of the new stadium above to link to the Nottingham Forest website, where you can read more about the plans, and watch the press conference where the plans were revealed.
But not everyone is supportive of the idea! Particularly concerned are residents in nearby Gotham are worried that the stadium would spoil their village... Read the story on the BBC news site, where you can also see Mark Arthur's statement at the press conference, and watch a video of what the new ground might look like.
What do you think of the plans? Are you a Forest fan? Do Forest need a new ground? Is the proposed site a good place for a new ground?
(Thanks to Tony Cassidy who blogged about this story yesterday.)
Click on the chart to go to the Met Office website for more clues...
Tuesday, 19 June 2007
You can find out more, and explore some of the main projections on the excellent Mapping our World site from Oxfam.
While we're here, this is another interesting site which allows you to explore a variety of "alternative" projections...
Clouds tomorrow Josh!!
Saturday, 16 June 2007
Friday, 15 June 2007
This picture shows a different view of the same bridge (from Yorksview) on a slightly calmer and drier day...
There's lots of coverage of the floods on the BBC website, and some interesting maps tracking the downpours.
Ooh - and this is post 200 since Geogtastic began on 11th December 2006! Thank you to our 8000+ visitors, and to all those people who point out things for me to write about on a regular basis! Here's to the next 200...
7RPr should be able to use what they learnt this morning to predict what the effects of the heavy rain might be... Check out the BBC News site for more...
There are also very severe floods elsewhere in the world including China and Australia... Let us know if you find any good coverage, photos, etc.
Wednesday, 13 June 2007
It is one of the 100 Most Endangered Sites, according to the World Monuments Watch, which aims to protect "cultural heritage" around the world. Their website has an excellent interactive map, allowing you to look at the sites, to find out more about them and to look at the threats they face... Click on the picture to visit the site.
Thanks to GeoDave for the tip-off!
Monday, 11 June 2007
Keep checking back as well - details of the exciting Geogtastic Summer Postcard Competition coming soon!
Good luck to Yr13 for tomorrow!! With the new posts and using the labels at the bottoms of posts to look through what I've written about before, there should be plenty of last-minute stuff to keep you going now Lauren!
I thought this was an interesting choice of image under the headline "Tourism threatens Antarctica" as well!!
Some other articles of interest that I found while I was looking for this:
(And loads more besides - www.timesonline.co.uk - all these came up when I typed "environment" into the search...)
Find out more, and take a tour on the BBC website here!
What do you think? Will all homes of the future be like this??
Tuesday, 5 June 2007
Ruth Kelly - the Communities Secretary, and Liam Byrne - the Immigration Minister, have proposed that we have a "Britain Day" in order to "promote a stronger sense of British identity and prevent communities from becoming more divided"... More here. They've also suggested that migrants should "earn" their British citizenship through good behaviour, as well as that brilliant test that I've mentioned before and that Yr9 will be looking at tomorrow.
Do you think a Britain Day would be a good idea?
If so, when should it be?
What kinds of things should we be doing to celebrate Britain Day?
The BBC also have a "Have Your Say" section for this topic... Some interesting views on there!
There is lots on the BBC website about the logo, what it is meant to represent, etc. - look here. People have also been sending alternative logos in to the BBC, which you can view here and here - interesting that many of the alternative logos include some idea of Britain and or London!
What do you think of the logo? Do you like it - why or why not? What about the alternative ones? Can you come up with a better one??
Edited to add: I've just signed the petition... Less than a minute later, my name was onto the second page!!