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Laura Cole

The Arava Institute brings together Israeli, Palestinian, Jordanian and international students to talk about a shared issue – the environment 

Obama versus climate change

Since it was announced in August, President Obama’s Clean Power Plan has proved divisive

High seas and high storms

The east coast of the United States could face increased coastal flooding from the combined effect of sea-level rise and an increased intensity of storms
In 1769, a woman in grand clothes set off on the Rio Pastaza, an Ecuadorian tributary of the Amazon river, following the current across the continent, because she heard a rumour that her husband was waiting on the other side

Whale watching

An aerial drone fitted with analytical equipment is helping marine scientists assess the health of endangered whale species

Rainbow nation

Riding the new fad for adult colouring books, the Ordnance Survey has a produced a set of labyrinthian city maps to get your felt tips into

They are the walrus(es)

An estimated 35,000 walruses have ‘hauled-out’ of the sea to Point Lay, Alaska coinciding with the decline in summer sea ice. Geographical takes a look at what this relatively new behaviour means for walrus populations in Alaska
An all-female ranger group, the Black Mambas, are determined to eliminate the threat of poaching from the Balule Private Game Reserve in South Africa

Plastic birds

Plastic waste in the oceans has become such a problem, it’s now being predicted that within fifty years every seabird will have ingested the material

Aerosols affecting West Africa

Unchecked pollution from West African cities could harm health, affect food production, and even change the monsoon season warn scientists

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