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    National Parks.

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    They are National Parks in the sense that everybody is encouraged to see the spectacular landscapes for free, many of which include mountains, moor land and woodland. Here is a table showing who actually owns the National Parks; Percentage Who Owns it 81 Privately Owned 6 Forestry Commission 5 National Trust 3 Water Authorities 3 Ministry of Defence 1 County Councils 1 National Parks Conflict of users in National Parks With over to people per hectare, the UK is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, and so there is considerable competition for land.

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    Castleton Project.

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    Traffic Congestion is a problem in the village to both locals and visitors. There is a large car park, with space for coaches, and public toilets. On very busy days people just park wherever they want even in front of peoples gates. There is footpath erosion in Castleton resulting from overuse. This is particularly the case around popular natural attractions such as Mam Tor and Winnats Pass. There is often conflict with other land users e.g. farmers and walkers. Tourists often ask villages questions and scare the elderly by shouting and looking through their windows Tourists also cause pollution to the area by lighting barbeques and leaving mess around the area.

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    The CBD of Bangor

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    Using this evidence I will compare and analyse to delimit the CBD (Central Business District)

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    Dharavi Slum in Mumbai

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    Living in brick and tin shanty's those who live within the area can expect to be vulnerable to variable and often violent weather, with the structural support of their weak established housing being tested and frequently failing, laying out those within to the elements. This alone leads to many prominent issues, be it that of quickly contracting illness due to weakened immune systems from the wet environment or developing sanitary illness such as the deadly trench foot- caused by consistent ground water and a poor level of hygiene People within the slum are subject to the

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    The demographic transition model accounts for the rise and fall in population, the birth rate, death rate, population size and growth.

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    However, in places like Canada, where the population is around 33,000,000 people, so why does Canada have a low population density? It's because Canada is such a large country, the whole population is distributed very sparsely and there are only 3.4 people in a km 2. Canada is in stage four of the DTM, this means that: * The birth rate is falling * The death rate is low * There is no population growth * And the population size is high and steady.

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    I am studying both the positive and negative impacts of tourism on the Lake District

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    This gives workers more money to spend and so more local shops open and more jobs are created and so on and so on. But as well as positive impacts, there are also many negative impacts of tourism. The first is footpath erosion. This occurs when people (tourists in this case) are walking along a footpath, as they do they wear away the vegetation which loosens the soil and exposes the soil to the elements. Then when it rains the footpath becomes muddy and so people veer to the edges of the footpath to avoid the mud.

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    How can urban living be sustainable

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    A landfill is carefully structured to isolate it from the surrounding environment (groundwater etc). To do this the often have a bottom liner, made out of either clay (called a sanitary landfill) or a plastic liner (MSW landfill). Greengairs landfill site in Scotland is the biggest in Britain and Europe with over 750,000 tonnes being dumped each year. However landfills have two major problems being there is too much rubbish and they releases 27% of Britain's methane emissions. To try and solve this problem, one of the methods used is incineration.

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    Chinas One Child Policy: The good, the bad, and the ugly

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    Couples have to apply to be married and to have a child. Parents who have only one child get a "one-child glory certificate," which entitles them to economic benefits such as an extra month's salary every year until the child is 14, free education, priority housing and family benefits. Among the other benefits for one child families are higher wages, interest-free loans, retirement funds, cheap fertilizer and better health care. Women who delay marriage until after they are 25 receive benefits such as an extended maternity leave when they finally get pregnant.

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    Socio-economic and political impacts of climate change in Africa

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    Balling, 1991, with Hulme and Kelly, 1993). Whatever the cause of the warming trend, it provides one benchmark against which we can judge the projections of future climate warming for Africa' All that one needs to look at is the Annual rainfall during the mosts recent three decades to see that there has been around 20 to 40 percent less than was expected around the 1960's. Take extreme years such as 1984 and 1990 where rainfall levels have dropped below 50 percent of what is normally expected.

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    Diary Of Migration

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    of Rio De Janero where we can live a marvellous life of better housing and an education for my 13 year old child so he can become an teacher that's always wanted to be in his future job. We have decide to take the bus there, but we have to be early because it only comes one time a day and holds 26 people and normally there are over 60 people from the village from the village trying to leave.

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    Tourism in Greece

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    Greece is a famous country, popular for its clean beaches and its long history. There are hundreds of archaeological and historical sites to visit in Greece that gloriously depict the country's past. Its landscape is mainly mountainous and the terrain is not very fertile, except for some valleys scattered along the Greek mainland. However, Greece is surrounded by water, in particular the Aegean and the Ionian Sea. The country consists of more than 1,400 islands and islets, but only 169 of them are inhabited.

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    Causes and Effects of Migration

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    These are called pull factors and include:- * more and better paid jobs * new and good quality houses * better education - more oppotunities * improved medical care * better transport Now I am going to talk about the rural-urban migration in Britain. During the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century, many people in Britain were either forced to leave the countryside caused by push factors or attracted to the growing towns caused by the pull factors. Between about 1930 and 1980 there were people from the north and west of Britain such as Glasgow and Edinburgh to the south-east of England such as London.

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    What are the advantages and disadvantages of south africa hosting the world cup 2010?

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    The world cup matches are held in ten stadiums they will seat 570000 people altogether. They are Polokwane, Rustenburg, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Nelspruit, Bloemfontein, Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Five of the ten hosting the matches have already been built, but have been upgraded; the other five are newly built. All the stadiums cost �1.9 billion, which people may arguably say that that it could have been used on helping the population and treating the large population of south Africa that have HIV/AIDS. The changes made to accommodate the stadiums were, all the building surrounding the stadium were knocked down and people in their houses in Durban were given one week notice, along with buildings trees and the environment were destroyed.

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    How has the development of the rainforest led to conflict between different groups of people?

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    This has been cut down due to logging mainly. Africa: This is where the world's second largest rain forest is. Madagascar is one of the main places for the rainforest and contains unique plants and animals but now many of them have gone. Southern Asia: From the east to the west is covered in rainforest including Bangladesh which has the largest area of mangrove forest. Australasia: This forest used to be cut off from the rest of the world but now it is not, this forest has the pacific winds blowing on it constantly.

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    My original aim of this coursework was to investigate if three shopping centres in the West Midlands can be placed into shopping hierarchies,

    Limitations to my coursework: I think that there were many factors that could have influenced my data one of them being the amount of time we had to collect our data because I believe that we didn't have enough time to make my data as accurate as possible. We had half a day to collect all the data in the settlements. This was not enough time to collect the data for reliable and accurate results. The averages gained could have been more accurate if there had been more data for which we needed more time.

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  16. Investigation - Recent housing developments have resulted in an improvement in the environmental quality of the Shepherds Bush area.

    The increase of accessibility of transport has directly impacted the way land use has been changed; more transport provides easier access to the area. Transport is an essential feature of making Shepherds Bush more accessible. If a place is accessible large numbers of people can travel there to use the features, like Westfield. This helps to make Shepherds Bush area a more accessible hub because it is easier to travel to and from there; making shopping easier. Greater accessibility will increase the sphere of influence and attract people from further away.

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  17. Hypotheses 1: Changes in land use have resulted in an improvement in the environmental quality of the Shepherds Bush area.

    When people travel through a certain area the amount of pollution increases through significant things such as litter, carbon emissions and vandalism. This causes the area to look worse and repel tourists. The Burgess model is where geographers have put models of land use to show how a city is laid out. This model is based on the values of a town or city. They describe/group the different cities into different sections, such as: Central business district, Factories /industry, working class housing, middle class housing and commuter zone.

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  18. Human Impact on Water in Shanghai - investigate how the land use of the area around the river affects the water quality

    But for Shanghai to grow so rapidly, industries and other areas has to increase in numbers. As these industries release numerous by-products (most of which is harmful to the environment), there is no other easier way than to dispose them into the river. This dumping of wastes has led to the severe pollution of the rivers, which in turn has cause numerous health defects like cancer, birth deformities etc. In one case, 1/3 of peasants in a village became mentally/seriously ill, high numbers of miscarriages were reported and people died before 40.

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  19. Poverty has had widespread effects on the economy of Africa.

    In 2007, the top nations ranked by highest economic growth were Mauritania, Angola, Sudan, Mozambique, and Malawi. The economies of African nations differ greatly depending on regional variation. The northern African nations have been linked to the economies of Europe and the Middle East. South Africa is by far the continents wealthiest country, accounting for thirty percent of the continents total gross domestic product. The temperate northern and southern parts of the continent are wealthier than tropical Sub-Saharan Africa.

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  20. Poverty's effects on Africa's Enivronment

    Most African farmworkers are severely underpaid and the revenues accrued by the landowners are never shared with the workers. For example, in Zimbabwe only twenty percent of all fertile land is available to ninety percent of the population, while there are millions of people at risk of dying from malnutrition. Nearly all of Africa's environmental problems are caused by humans, though not necessarily Africans. Parts of the continent south of the Sahara are experiencing serious desertification problems as a result of mismanagement of natural resources.

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  21. Asian Tsunami - causes and effects

    Sumatra 3. Q) Approximately 1,700 tourists from 36 countries were killed in the tourist in Phuket. Which country does this area belong to? A) Thailand 4. Q) Malaysia's coastline les close to the epicentre, why do you think only 68 people were killed here? A) Since the epicentre was on the western coast of Sumatra, the island largely shielded the Malaysia from the worst of the tsunami. 5. Q) Which country do the Andaman & Nicobar Islands belong to?

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  22. SnOasis Report. SnOasis say that their development will be Europes largest indoor ski slope,

    The site is situated near the Gipping Valley Special Landscape Area and over a third of the development will have a direct impact. It has brownfield site status which means that it has a history of industrial usage. 1.3 The Developers The developers behind SnOasis are a company called Onslow Suffolk Ltd who are based in London. A property company whose managing director is Godfrey Spanner whose majority shareholder is Irish private equity group First Equity Group which has a 70% stake in the development.

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  23. Factors of population growth in Developing and Developed Countries

    Moreover, in developed countries, the opportunity for education is more available to its citizens. Hence, most of the population are educated. When people are educated, they are less likely to many children. They will be focusing on their careers and bettering their standard of living. Furthermore, because of the opportunities available through education, women in developed countries are marrying late and this usually leads to lower fertility rates.

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  24. Three Development Projects on Different Scales

    The dam has much greater potential than it is currently used for. With the help of other energy producing projects (such as natural gas, solar and wind) the dam could provide Mozambique with all the power it needs for the foreseeable future. The fact that there are three dams in one basin has led to environmental damage; River flow has been reduced, and the shrimp fishing industry has been almost destroyed. A new dam (Mepuna Uncua) is also planned for construction downstream from the Cahora Bassa, which could lead to further environmental damage. The Cahora Bassa has much greater potential than has been realised.

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  25. To prove that Mill Hills present day industries were more diversified than they were in the past, I went to Mill Hill and was given a base map, and from this we visited 28 industrial sites

    The information that I obtained about industrial usage in the Mill Hill area in 1895 was, that first I was given an industrial base map of 1895 on Mill Hill, What we did then in class was that we located each industrial site, there were 11. Then we came to visiting the Blackburn library, which we used to find the Ordnance Survey map of 1895, we located the 11 sites and recorded their names.

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