NATURE

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
Measures proposed at CITES to save African lions stop short of providing full protection
New research finds population levels of invasive lionfish are exploding across the Mediterranean
A proposal calling for the highest level of protection for African elephants has failed to pass
Parties at the CITES conference in Johannesburg voted for proposals to list devil rays, thresher sharks and silky sharks under Appendix II, offering them better protection from international trade following unsustainable fishing for their fins in recent years
This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Environmental Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty
Stunning images of our nation’s wildlife make up this year’s British Wildlife Photography Awards winners
Delegates at CITES yesterday voted to ban international commercial trade in all eight species of pangolin

Geographical Week

Get the best of Geographical delivered straight to your inbox every Friday.

Subscribe Today

EDUCATION PARTNERS

Aberystwyth UniversityUniversity of GreenwichThe University of Winchester

TRAVEL PARTNERS

Ponant

Silversea

Travel the Unknown

DOSSIERS

Like longer reads? Try our in-depth dossiers that provide a comprehensive view of each topic

  • Diabetes: The World at Risk
    Diabetes is often thought of as a ‘western’ problem, one linked to the developed world’s overindulgence in fatty foods and chronic lack of physi...
    National Clean Air Day
    For National Clean Air Day, Geographical brings together stories about air pollution and the kind of solutions needed to tackle it ...
    REDD+ or Dead?
    The UN-backed REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) scheme, under which developing nations would be paid not to cut dow...
    When the wind blows
    With 1,200 wind turbines due to be built in the UK this year, Mark Rowe explores the continuing controversy surrounding wind power and discusses the e...
    The true cost of meat
    As one of the world’s biggest methane emitters, the meat industry has a lot more to concern itself with than merely dietary issues ...

MORE DOSSIERS

NEVER MISS A STORY - follow Geographical

Want to stay up to date with breaking Geographical stories? Join the thousands following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and stay informed about the world.