July 2016

 

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GALLERY: THE BIGGER PICTURE

Since 2007, the CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year competition has provided a showcase for the very best in environmental photography and video

 

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DOSSIER: GERMANY’S GREEN REVOLUTION

When it comes to renewable energy, Germany is among the world’s most committed nations. Yet as Mark Rowe reports, a project to revolutionise its energy industry is not without problems

 

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INFRASTRUCTURE: AFTER THE BULLS

Every year, Pamplona hosts the San Fermín festival. For most people it ends once the bulls and drinks have run out. But Jules Stewart discovers, that’s when the real work for the city begins

 

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CULTURES: WRESTLING WITH MODERNITY

Peter Geoghegan goes hands-on to find out why Mongolia’s national sport is changing the country’s image

 

iceland

TRAVEL: THE HELPFUL WINDS OF HEIMAEY

Vitali Vitaliev visits the Westman Islands off the southern coast of Iceland to find out how the islanders, and Icelanders in general, have learned to live on top of nature’s own powder barrel

 

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EXPLORE: WEAVING ALONG THE DESAGUADERO

For geography teacher and adventurer Fearghal O’Nuallain, it took local knowledge and an acceptance of the unknown to make it along Bolivia’s 200-mile river in one piece

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