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Katie Burton

Most of us will have never considered the importance of having a home address, but for millions of people on the planet, lacking one can have serious consequences
As Arctic ice diminishes, new pathways are opening up, with potentially deadly consequences for marine mammals
The world’s second largest tropical forest receives significantly less funding than its counterparts in other countries
Chris Tucker is chairman of the American Geographical Society, and serves on the boards of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation and the Open Geospatial Consortium. His book, A Planet of 3 Billion, is out now

After the glaciers are gone

The melting of glaciers over the next 100 years will leave large amounts of empty space behind. One group of scientists has analysed ways these new landscapes could be used
The January issue’s dramatic cover image was designed to highlight the overwhelming problem of garbage pollution in our planet’s seas. We caught up with Karl Taylor, the photographer behind this shot, to see how and why the image was created
The Nile is home to mysteries both ancient and modern – these scientists may have got to the bottom of two long-debated questions
Increased interest in the farming of endangered animals as a conservation method has led to a closer look at pangolins. Could farming their meat and scales save wild populations?
Louise Callaghan is the Middle East correspondent for the Sunday Times and author of Father of Lions, the true story of Abu Laith, his family and team, who ran a zoo in Mosul during the Isis occupation, risking their lives to protect the animals in their care
Massive scientific investment has now identified the primary threats to biodiversity, but comparably little research has examined how and why some conservation initiatives spread while others falter

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