NATURE

Project to turn carbon dioxide into stone works faster than ever imagined
An ambitious scientific mission has discovered that the deepest known point in the ocean turns out to be a far noisier place than might be expected

Ice loss

David Sugden, Professor Emeritus of the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh, shares his concerns surrounding melting ice in Antarctica, particularly the West Antarctic Ice Sheet
A delicious opportunity or proof of human impact on the ocean? The news of booming cephalopods (octopuses, cuttlefish and squid) has already divided seafood lovers and environmentalists. Whatever your opinion, cephalopods appear to be thriving while other marine species flounder,…
The wait is over for biologists at Slovenia’s Postojna Cave as their first ‘baby dragon’ or ‘human fish’ is born, giving a rare snapshot into the strange and little-known world of this bizarre amphibian
Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks at our oil dependency
By setting fire to the world’s largest ever stockpile of ivory, Kenya aims to draw global attention to the threats facing African elephants, especially from poaching

Saving Nemo

Bleaching sea anemones put clownfish species at risk
The iconic Suez Canal now has a twin channel, likely leading to a vast increase in shipping between Port Said and Suez. However, there are dire warnings about the impact this project has had on marine wildlife in the Mediterranean
Did coal power China’s great escape from poverty, or not? Evidence suggests that there are many lessons which developing countries could learn from the detrimental side effects of China’s industrialisation
Conservation of threatened iconic species will be aided by the re-opening of Loisaba, a tourist operation in Laikipia County, Kenya

Fire and Pain

Their extraordinary colour, long hair and human-like expressions make orang-utans one of the main attractions for photographers visiting Indonesia. But recent wildfires are putting them at risk
Thirty years on, the Chernobyl disaster still leaves a radioactive footprint on Norwegian reindeer. However, could the worst of it be over?
Geographical takes a look at the three newly discovered species of mouse lemur and what they could mean for conservation in Madagascar
Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks at the future of sea levels
The surprise discovery of a 600-mile long coral reef at the mouth of the Amazon river has shocked scientists. Studying such a ‘marginal reef’ could reveal secrets of marine life in low-light conditions

The drowned apostles

The Twelve Apostles, a series of great limestone stacks along the coast of Victoria, have long been a cornerstone of Australia’s Great Ocean Road. Last month, five new columns were discovered six kilometres offshore, lying 50 metres underwater
The world’s biggest library of bat sounds has been compiled in order to monitor some of the most biodiverse regions of Mexico

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