Tuesday, 19 August 2008

More on the coastal erosion story from yesterday...

Have a read of this post from Pruned which looks at the coastal erosion story I posted about yesterday, and also features some of Andrew Stacey's excellent photographs...

Monday, 18 August 2008

Coasts may be "abandoned to the sea"

That's according to Lord Smith, the new chairman of the Environment Agency, who says that coastal erosion is the most difficult issue that the Agency have to deal with, but that some parts of the coastline are so badly eroded that they are not worth protecting.

The picture shows part of the Holderness Coast (East Yorkshire), but large parts of Norfolk and Suffolk are under threat as well. Read the full article from the BBC here.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

"Northern cities beyond revival"

That's according to a "think tank" called Policy Exchange. Apparently, the regeration that is going on in cities such as Bradford (which I have posted about on Geogtastic before) and Liverpool is not working, and there should be a mass migration of poor northerners to southern cities such as London, Cambridge and Oxford...

Doesn't seem to me like the most sensible solution... Have a read of the article from the BBC here and see what you think!

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Urban Earth, Flood Sim and Online Information Resources

Several new posts on Geogtastic, which for some reason I can't copy to here as I have done before....

Urban Earth - Dan Raven-Ellison's project to walk across and photograph three major world cities... Some of the stories and photographs from Mexico City are now on the Urban Earth blog... Next week is London.

Flood Sim - simulation game produced by PlayGen and Norwich Union to raise awareness of flooding and to encourage people to take action to protect themselves and their homes from flooding.

Derbyshire County Council Online Information Resource - does what it says on the tin! And is brilliant!

Friday, 1 August 2008

Happy Yorkshire Day!

Image: Flickr user kosta.v