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Most plants thicken their leaves in response to higher carbon levels in the atmosphere – a new climate change model reveals this could have a big impact on global warming
New research reveals that microplastics can survive in mosquitos from larvae to adult, raising the possibility of particles being transferred from freshwater to land
Ever since 1984, when the first TED conference took place, this non-profit organisation has been devoted to spreading ideas through engaging presentations. We’ve rounded up eight of the most informative, hopeful and inspirational TED talks suitable for fans of geography

November 2018

New research demonstrates the harsh reality of UK immigration policy for Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) women seeking asylum and fleeing domestic violence
Anoushka Carter came up with the idea of a research trip to Mongolia as an undergraduate. Overcoming plenty of obstacles along the way, she investigated the migration of traditional herding communities to the ever-expanding capital city, Ulaanbaatar
The Treasury has announced that it is considering imposing a tax on the incineration of waste. The move would mark a fall in favour for a practice once considered a good alternative to landfill. Katie Burton visits an incinerator to explore the pros and cons of burning rubbish

November 2018

Can you complete this month’s Geographical crossword puzzle?

November 2018

Identify this country using the following clues
The Ocean Cleanup has launched System 001, a floating barrier designed to collect plastics from the ocean – but not everyone thinks that it’s a good idea

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  • The Human Game – Tackling football’s ‘slave trade’
    Few would argue with football’s position as the world’s number one sport. But as Mark Rowe discovers, this global popularity is masking a sinister...
    Essential oil?
    Palm oil is omnipresent in global consumption. But in many circles it is considered the scourge of the natural world, for the deforestation and habita...
    The Nuclear Power Struggle
    The UK appears to be embracing nuclear, a huge U-turn on government policy from just two years ago. Yet this seems to be going against the grain globa...
    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 ...
    The Air That We Breathe
    Cities the world over are struggling to improve air quality as scandals surrounding diesel car emissions come to light and the huge health costs of po...

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