NATURE

Jonathan and Angela Scott are synonymous with Africa’s big cats. Geographical’s photography expert, Keith Wilson, caught up with the couple…
Chinese firms plan to build a solar power plant in the exclusion zone around Chernobyl
Thunderstorms in the US could be transporting harmful mercury from the atmosphere to the ground
What will Donald Trump in the White House mean for the growing green economy?
Last year saw several African countries the worst hit by extreme weather events, as developing nations continue to be most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change
The seaweed industry is booming, and winning plaudits for its relatively environmentally-friendly production. Can this sustainability be maintained?
For many, elephants are an integral part of the African landscape, a grand symbol of the natural wonders that make the continent such a favourite destination for the wildlife photographer
Last year, the UNFCCC Paris Agreement was hailed as ‘historic’ after its signing at COP21 in Paris. Today sees attendees to COP22 convening in Morocco, a country where transitioning to renewable energy has become a primary national objective
A landmark decision has given the green light to creating the largest protected zone of ocean the world has ever seen
Could extreme weather cast the deciding vote on the world’s most high profile election?
Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks at Canada’s carbon plan
British birdwatching is undergoing a transformation: in the last decade telescope-carrying birders have been joined by growing numbers of long-lens bird-photographers. Paul Jepson, from the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, finds that a new…
Could a small-scale and portable new method of generating renewable power from the wind revolutionise the energy industry?
Tim Laman’s stunning treetop orang-utan capture takes top prize as winners and finalists go on display at the Natural History Museum in London

Waders on the Shore

With hundreds of islands and thousands of miles of beaches, marshes, estuaries, and firths, the British Isles are home to large populations of photogenic birds known as waders
A reconnaissance flight over the North Pacific is attempting to discover the true scale of one of the ‘world's largest rubbish dumps’
Spiking methane levels are probably due to agriculture and wetlands, not fossil fuels, say experts
Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks at the future of hydrofluorocarbons

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