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New 3D maps reveal the extent of a near-invisible threat: microscopic pollutants
For her work protecting South African black rhino populations, Cathy Dreyer won the Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa
In this month’s Discovering Britain, Laura Cole visits Rannoch Moor, a plateau of bog in the Scottish Highlands, shaped by its glacial geography as well as the fraught history of the people who used to live there
As a dried-up dam starts to refill, and a push towards cleaner, renewable energy gets underway, many are still asking if Ghana’s chronic power cuts will ever come to an end?
How a horde from Mongolia finally conquered the world
Explorers share a strange experience from the wild and what it taught them 
A stunning interactive map shows a year in the life of global shipping. Its co-creators Duncan Clark and Robin Houston discuss how their data visualisations can be interpreted
Two photographs next to each other are of opposite subjects. One is artificial: the churned-up dryland farms of the Spain’s Monegros County. The other natural: Iceland’s Thjorsa River delta. However, the pastel tones of the warm farmland and the cool blue river mirror each other
From US debt to cosmic exploration, water use to missing migrants, these 15 infographics are in the running for the Information is Beautiful Awards 2016

Water Wall

For this month’s Discovering Britain viewpoint, Laura Cole explores Birmingham’s Gas Street canal basin

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