April 2017

 

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Photostory: The ISIS Inferno

In August 2016, Iraqi forces liberated the town of Qayyarah, forcing ISIS to retreat. Before they left, ISIS fighters torched oil wells leaving behind a legacy of health problems and environmental crises. Claire Thomas reports

 

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Conservation: The Fight for the Great Bear Rainforest

Laura Cole looks into how a ‘war in the woods’ led to a landmark agreement to save three million hectares of historic Canadian rainforest

 

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Perspectives: The Road Ahead

Once the realm of science-fiction, autonomous, self-driving cars have become a reality. But what geographical impacts might this profound technological shift have on our world?

 

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Health: The Unknown Danger

Almost no-one has heard of melioidosis, but it’s one of the leading causes of medical-related deaths in Thailand. Luke Duggleby visits a centre at the forefront of studying the disease and raising awareness

 

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Travel: The Resilient Corner

Tel Aviv’s Jaffa district has a long and tumultuous history. Yet, as Chris Fitch discovers, its ancient heritage is finding new ways to hold out against the threat of modern development

 

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Explore: The Long and Winding Road

For most, taking an 11,000-mile road trip in a tiny car may sound crazy, but that’s how Drew Gurian spent last summer, driving in the 2016 Mongol Rally

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