Ramble London: Exploring the City Through New Eyes

David Figueira Bourton documents his experience of Ramble London, and offers insight into this vast metropolis that we call home. Ramble London is a set of self-guided walks produced by members from the Department of Geography at UCL. Initiated in 2014, the project is an assemblage of material collected from Professor Richard Dennis’ research and…

Shrouded in Haze: The U.S. West Coast Wildfire Rampage

Nathan Yang looks at the ongoing extreme wildfire season in multiple states on the West Coast United States. These record setting fires come as a result of intense weather events throughout the region, heatwaves, and other external causes which all stem from the human impact on global climate change. Over the past weeks, the view…

Rising Waters: Ethiopia’s New Mega-Dam Creates Tensions in The Horn of Africa

David Figueira Bourton discusses the impacts of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on Egyptian and Ethiopian water disputes and assesses the possibility of a military resolution. Since 2011 the $4.8bn Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has been under construction on the Blue Nile River. The dam is located in the Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia,…