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September 2015

 

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photostoryLy Hoang Long / CIWEM

PHOTOSTORY: PERFECT CATCH

The Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year award for 2015 produced some truly unforgettable images and films highlighting the state of the planet today

 

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PROFILE: A LIFELONG PASSION

As the new President of the RGS–IBG, Nicholas Crane has big shoes to fill. But with a lifetime of dedication to promoting geography, Paul Presley finds that the Society couldn’t be in better hands

 

scotlandEuan Cherry

DOSSIER: DISUNITED KINGDOM

Despite losing the independence referendum, the Scottish ‘yes’ campaign has flourished. With the Scottish National Party rampant, Mark Rowe looks at the future of the United Kingdom

 

icePhilip Bannister

CLIMATE: INTO THE ICE

The ice fields of the Southern Ocean play a vital role in shaping the nature of the water we use every day. In this extract from The Water Book, Alok Jha describes a revelatory journey into the heart of the Antarctic

 

scillyClare Kendall

TRAVEL: A TASTE OF HOME

Hazel Southam journeys to the Isles of Scilly to find out how fresh seafood and good wine is about more than just enjoyable dining, but forms the sustainable heart of a community

 

exploreJohnny Graham

EXPLORE: RUNNING THE NAMIB

The Namib desert, one of the most savage places on Earth, is the ultimate test of endurance for a long-distance runner. Dr Andrew Murray found this out as part of the Namib 550 Desert Challenge

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