NATURE

Hurricanes and tropical cyclones trigger carbon dioxide uptake in forests

Bison: home on the range

The designation of the North American bison as the national mammal of the US is recognition of the remarkable conservation efforts that have revived the species from the brink of extinction
Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks at energy storage
The UK’s last wild lynx disappeared around 700AD. They could return in a trial introduction in 2017
Mount Paektu is responsible for one of the largest eruptions in recorded history. The first ever international study of the volcano is now underway

Return of the Wolf

Wolves may no longer roam the wild realms of the UK, but plans to bring them back to the Scottish highlands may be a boon for photographers wishing to visually capture the wild beasts
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

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