NATURE

What was once one of Botswana’s most iconic pieces of natural scenery has fallen, but is the legend really dead? David Clement-Davies looks at the tree’s history and the landscape’s future
How does the proposed allocation of ‘Zealandia’ as an independent continent affect our understanding of the planet’s continental organisation?
Is extinction forever? While most would assume that yes, extinction is the ultimate end-point, a fate from which no species can return, Chris Fitch investigates the small but growing movement that dares to disagree

The Wider View

Wide-angle photography is perhaps the best way to recreate the natural human eye’s field-of-vision. But you’ll need specialist equipment and expertise to really do the images justice

Remembering Rhinos

New book aims to follow in the success of last year's Remembering Elephants, and raise funds to protect critically endangered rhinos across Africa and Asia
With Queensland koala numbers in free-fall, a novel idea suggests using daylight savings time to protect the species
Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks at the rise of methane
Fears that volcano eruptions in Iceland are set to regularly disrupt air travel are being tempered by a new study into the frequency of such events
Now we can all experience diving to the deepest point of the Mariana Trench, nearly 11,000m down into the depths of the ocean

Meet the Trump moth

The new President of the United States has a namesake – one that’s keen on keeping the US border with Mexico open
17,000 photographs from over 50 countries have been whittled down to the eight category winners as the prestigious competition enters its sixth year
Red squirrels are found to be afflicted with a stubborn medieval disease
The toll, as a response to melting sea ice, would result in 8,600 less individuals from an estimated population of 26,000
Could rail be the sustainable long-distance freight transport the world needs?
Abandoned oil and gas wells in the US are leaking significant quantities of methane
The ice in Greenland is rapidly melting, bringing about massive global alteration. But as Todd Pitock discovers, not everyone is unhappy about the changing climate

Flight of the Drones

Camera drones are changing the photography landscape, but despite the ease-of-use and stunning possibilities, their use does not come without some elements of risk

The true cost of meat

As one of the world’s biggest methane emitters, the meat industry has a lot more to concern itself with than merely dietary issues

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