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Footpath erosion and management

Youth Hostels. Rural activities. *****Climate Debt. In the run-up to the 2009 Copenhagen climate summit, large parts of the global justice movement united around a push for the concept of climate debt.

*****Climate Debt

Later defined at the People’s Summit in Bolivia in 2010, climate debt can be considered: “the overconsumption of the available capacity of the Earth’s atmosphere and climate system to absorb greenhouse gases by the developed countries has run up a climate debt to developing countries and mother Earth (UNFCCC 2010:15)”. See more... This map highlights this spatial mal-distribution of climate change sources and its impacts. CO2 emissions per capita of countries are displayed together with a climate change vulnerability index as well as the total climate debt/claim of the countries in 2011 in million tons of CO2.

South Africa ecosystem restoration

Rural landscapes continuum. Rationed access. Rural conflicts. Rural places. Diversification. What is 'normal'? Why tourists thirst for authenticity – and how they can find it. It has been a bumper year for tourists for the small village of Kidlington in Oxfordshire, England.

What is 'normal'? Why tourists thirst for authenticity – and how they can find it

Those on national, international and social media were left scratching their heads, when an unexpected flood of Chinese tourists descended on the town. Groups of curious travellers could be seen roaming down residential streets, taking pictures with locals and even entering gardens. Geographical connections: Urban and rural. You are here : Home | Resources | Videocasts | Geographical connections In this three-minute video, Professor Peter Jackson explains how geographic thinking can be used to find connections in the world which are not immediately apparent.

Geographical connections: Urban and rural

For example, areas that many people see as separate (the global north and the global south, or urban and rural areas) are in fact connected. The video would be an excellent introduction to A level thinking about connections, and begin a discussion on how factors like demography, food production and energy production are truly global systems. Wilderness: 2,500 kilometer-long line that stretches halfway cross Canada without seeing virtually any signs of humanity. The Walkers’ Rules. From walkers etiquette, to what to are some things that every walker should know.

The Walkers’ Rules

We’ve all heard of the Countryside Code and the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, which give a set of rules for anyone using the countryside, to safeguard it for everyone. However, what are the real rules of walking? All those little things everyone should do? We asked our Facebook fans and got a huge response, so here are their suggestions – some rather tongue in cheek – along with a few of our own… On other walkers… Say hello to everyone you meet – you never know when you might need their help. When walking a steep uphill section and approaching a walker coming down, you must take a deep breath and switch gentle breathing just before passing in order to give a ‘this is effortless for me’ smile as you pass.

On weather ‘There’s no such thing as wrong weather, only wrong clothing’. How tourists differ from travellers, in 14 hugely insightful illustrations. What’s the difference between a tourist and a traveller?

How tourists differ from travellers, in 14 hugely insightful illustrations

Holidify, a company catering to people wishing to visit India, just released a series of simple images illustrating their interpretation of this question. Spoiler alert! If you like to stay in hotels and own a selfie stick, you’re probably a tourist! More info: | Facebook | Twitter 1. 2. 3. 4. Good to see Prince Charles in @countrylifemag speaking up for family farms & diversity in UK farming. Grouse shooting estates shored up by millions in subsidies. England’s vast grouse shooting estates receive millions of pounds in public subsidies according to an investigation by Friends of the Earth.

Grouse shooting estates shored up by millions in subsidies

Thirty of the estates received £4m of taxpayer’s money between them in 2014, the year examined by the pressure group, including one owned by the Duke of Westminster, the richest landowner in Britain with land holdings estimated to be worth £9bn The campaigners, who argue that grouse moor management harms the environment and wildlife, found the moors cover over half a million acres, an area equivalent to all the land within the M25, Greater London and parts of the home counties.

The estates are owned by a mixture of lords, dukes, earls and barons as well as bankers, businessmen and firms based in offshore tax havens. MPs will debate the issue of grouse shooting on Monday, as the result of an official petition backed by more than 120,000 people which demands a ban on driven shooting, where beaters flush birds towards the guns. 'Walking into the unknown': rural England weighs up the reality of Brexit.

The landscape around Crediton in Devon is picture-postcard perfect – a patchwork of fields, thick hedges, woods, rolling hills with rivers, streams and deep lanes meandering through.

'Walking into the unknown': rural England weighs up the reality of Brexit

CPRE Tranquility Map (Interactive) Tranquillity — Areas in red have the lowest tranquillity scores and green the highest, where you feel you have ‘got away from it all’.

CPRE Tranquility Map (Interactive)

The methodology was developed by Northumbria University on behalf of CPRE and the then Countryside Agency in 2007. More information: CPRE What we do - tranquil places Electricity Transmission Line — A line of 132kv or greater, representing the National Grid. This dataset currently derives from OpenStreetMap and is comprehensive but not guaranteed to be 100% complete.

More information: CPRE What we do - electricity pylons | National Grid | EMFS specific power lines.

Conservation designations

Pleasure periphery. Media valorisation. CCC v PCC. Dark skies. Cultural impact. CTRL partnerships. Will Self: "It's only by encountering the places in between that you get to feel where you are." #countryfilelive.