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‘These are nothing like the swashbucklers from Pirates of the Caribbean.’ That’s what people used to say about Somali pirates. We were to understand that piracy had slowly built up an undeserved romantic reputation

All about Etna

Europe’s largest volcano smoulders on, but real-time monitoring might help predict the next lava flows
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

The goat economy

Since Saudi Arabia lifted an export ban on Somaliland’s livestock in 2009, the breakaway state has seen a boom in the trade of livestock, particularly goats

Tackling US wildfires

What can be done to control the wildfire risk in the US?
In 2014, the United Kingdom hosted 117,161 refugees, 36,383 pending asylum cases and 16 stateless persons, according to the UNHCR

Representing Kurdistan

The Kurdistan Regional Government is a federal region of Iraq, but also represents the possible beginnings of an independent nation. Geographical meets the diplomat who represents the KRG in the UK

Algeria faces the frackers

Algeria’s plans to develop fracking are meeting with local resistance

Explaining Syria

Syria’s civil war involves over 30 different factions. The opposition alone is reported to have 72 sub-groups. Geographical looks at five websites that help shed a little light on the conflict

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