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September 2019

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Deforestation tree stump

DOSSIER: NOT SO CLEAR CUT

What hope for the Amazon and the rest of the world’s rainforests? Despite being more protected and monitored than ever, the drivers of deforestation better understood and many solutions being implemented, the threat to our planet’s greenest lungs appears greater than ever before.

The book of curiosities - map of the Mediterranean

CARTOGRAPHY: TALKING MAPS

Every map tells a tale, and a new exhibition at the Bodleian Library in Oxford celebrates the sheer variety of these stories. Co-curators, Jerry Brotton and Nick Millea, take us beyond the page...

MobileEye autonomous vehicle maps

CARTOGRAPHY: DIGITAL MAPPING

A revolution in digital mapmaking is underway and the implications for industry, the environment and humanity itself are huge.

Climbers on Uluru - Ayers Rock

CULTURES: TREADING ON HISTORY

This October, the iconic Uluru climb, one of Australia's top tourist attractions, will be permanently closed. Chris Fitch heads to the red centre to discover what this means for Aboriginal people and tourists alike.

The Chamchamal healing garden in Iraqi Kurdistan

PEOPLE: THE HEALING GARDEN

How traditional architectural and modern therapeutic techniques are combining in Northern Iraq to heal a land and its people traumatised by war.

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