NATURE

In the latest test at the Horse Hill site in Surrey, United Kingdom Oil and Gas has found that oil flows freely to the surface. Geographical investigates the future of the Weald Basin
Record temperatures are having an unpalatable effect on France’s wine growing regions. Hazel Southam reports on how one much-loved variety in particular is under threat of extinction
Rice production, a major source of anthropological methane emissions, could be transformed by a revolutionary new genetic strand
An abstract concept such as climate change is actually easier to photograph than you may think. It just requires an awareness of your environment and the unique set of changes that are occurring to it
Developed countries are exporting unfair proportions of greenhouse gases to vulnerable, less-developed countries

Has El Niño peaked?

The dramatic weather phenomenon El Niño has been growing in strength for months, but new data suggests the worst may be over
An innovative project claims to be able to solve the world’s data centre energy problems – by submerging them beneath the waves
New findings highlight the impact of cities when it comes to threatened species conservation
Valuable earthquake data can be collected from extremely weak seismic activity, but only if you can actually detect them. A new system inspired by a smartphone music app could be the answer
The expanding effect of warmer temperatures on sea water has been greatly underestimated say German scientists

Recognising success

A Kenyan wildlife ranger receives the inaugural Tusk Ranger award for rhino conservation success

Stork of the dump

Opportunistic white storks are shortening winter migrations in favour of human landfill sites and fish farm leftovers

The Trump card

In the first of a series of columns covering the world of climate change, Marco Magrini looks at the new Paris Agreement’s survival chances
There is a temptation to believe that Nepal is now safe; the fault has released energy and the buildings proved to be more resilient than expected. However, investigations of the earthquake indicate this would be a dangerous view

Trophy shutdown

This week, strict new US wildlife regulations come into effect, aimed at stopping trophy hunting and protecting the world’s remaining wild lions

Sleeping giants

What triggers supervolcano eruptions? Different studies give varying answers, with the latest research suggesting that external factors could be key

Rabbit season

In the depths of winter, spending a day photographing a small, wary, long-eared mammal high above the snowline in the Scottish Highlands is not to be taken lightly
Solving the paradox of Arctic darkness, a new study finds that zooplankton migration is being guided by the light of the moon

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