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The full scale of the state’s ongoing drought crisis is being described as ‘completely without precedent’
Glaciated regions are all responding separately to climate change, however, glaciologists confirm that melts are happening on a global scale and at a faster rate than ever before
Underground water movement in caves reveals climate action above

Storm birds

The golden-winged warbler is elusive and can apparently predict severe storms. But science is catching up with the bird

Katrina: A decade later

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina killed at least 1,500 people and caused $300billion in damage to the south-east US, Geographical examines the potential for future storms and what has been done to prepare New Orleans for a similar event

Defining the human age

Debate over the nature of the term ‘anthropocene’ as a name for our current human-influenced age is widespread, both in and out of the realm of geography

El Niño is back in town

As the infamous Pacific climate event El Niño is declared for 2015, what does this means for weather conditions around the world?
When it comes to social media, climate change sceptics are the least connected
The commitments to cutting carbon dioxide emissions currently set out by the EU, the USA and China are still likely to result in significantly more carbon in the atmosphere than the limits needed to keep the world below the two-degree…

What the media misses

When the IPCC’s climate change findings are reported in the media, crucial points are often overlooked

The geography of smog

As increased pollutant levels hit London and Paris, Geographical looks at how the smoky haze affects the world

Tracking Cyclone Pam

As Vanuatu recovers from the island’s worst ever natural disaster, Geographical looks at how Pacific cyclones are tracked and how Cyclone Pam’s impact will be mapped
Atlantic hurricane development in West Africa could be predicted weeks before formation
As the debate over the Anthropocene – the proposed new geological age – continues, a new study argues the epoch actually started in 1610

Kiwis dry out

New Zealand suffered a record drought between 2012 and 2013, if current weather trends continue 2015 could prove to be even worse
Basic ecology fieldwork techniques may allow indigenous groups to beat satellite data on carbon storage in the Amazon
The Global Calculator is a new online tool that lets anyone model future energy sources and carbon dioxide emissions, revealing potential ways to prevent a two-degree temperature rise
America is facing ‘super-droughts’ on a scale that hasn’t been seen in a millennium

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