NATURE

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

Regime change

New evidence shows that a climate ‘regime shift’ took place in the 1980s, the largest such surge forward of global warming in 1,000 years

Floating power

Plans for the world’s largest floating wind farm are given the green-light as part of growing interest in Scottish offshore wind energy

Halfway point

2015 marked the first time that global temperatures climbed higher than 1°C above ‘pre-industrial levels’
What role did the following key factors have at the COP21 UN climate change conference in Paris?
As sea level rise affects coastline communities around the globe, what hope for the future of the UK’s own Isles of Scilly? Hazel Southam talks to the people on the frontline
Svalbard’s accessibility and proximity to the Arctic make it a popular destination for landscape and wildlife photographers who appreciate the pristine landscape and unique polar lighting conditions
Marco Magrini reports for Geographical on daily events at the COP21 UN climate change conference in Paris

Threatened heritage

A third of all natural World Heritage Sites around the world are found to be ‘under threat’ from extractive mining

Growing pains

Vegetation in semi-arid regions is expected to become more prosperous thanks to escalating carbon dioxide concentrations
Marco Magrini reports for Geographical on daily events at the COP21 UN climate change conference in Paris
Marco Magrini reports for Geographical on daily events at the COP21 UN climate change conference in Paris

The Third Way

Combating climate change requires humanity to consider various available options – could so-called ‘third way’ technologies potentially make the difference?
Marco Magrini reports for Geographical on daily events at the COP21 UN climate change conference in Paris
Marco Magrini reports for Geographical on daily events at the COP21 UN climate change conference in Paris
Behind COP21’s dramatic headlines and promises of an end to ‘business-as-usual’, there are substantial changes being asked of global industries in order to strike a deal. Mark Rowe examines the sectors most under pressure to change their practices

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