NATURE

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
Sara Mizzi of Elephant Family talks to Dr Ananda Kumar, scientist at the Nature Conservation Foundation, about the main causes of conflict between humans and elephants across India and what is being done to help mitigate the problem

By the water’s edge

April is when we feel winter is weakening its hold on the countryside. This is apparent in the undulating hills and valleys where watercourses flow with greater force
An historic phenomenon explaining why fertile coral reefs form as oases in the oceans has finally been proved correct
A German energy firm has designed ‘Biogas backpacks’ in an effort to boost local energy businesses in Ethiopia
How can we conserve species and biodiversity hotspots that haven’t been located on the ground? The answer could be in the skies

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