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With guaranteed sunshine, bright blue skies and not a hint of air pollution, inland deserts provide some of the best and clearest natural light to be found anywhere on Earth, an ideal lure for photographers, says Keith Wilson
A review of coral-saving methods is helping communities decide which ones are most suited to their needs
A seven-year study of Patagonia’s ice sheets has revealed the volume ice they contain is even greater than previously understood
The environmental impact of Bitcoin is higher than its virtual nature might suggest
With a camera in everyone’s pocket, the once rarified world of reportage photography has been dramatically opened up. As news media scrambles to adjust to ‘citizen journalism’, there are still practices that can help the cream rise to the top,…
The idea of the Earth as a self-regulating, living organism was once scorned by the scientific community. But this holistic view has since gained widespread acceptance. On the occasion of his 100th birthday, Geographical revisits our 2000 interview with James…
A temporary fishing ban has been imposed by the European Commission until 2020 in an attempt to save Baltic cod stock from impending collapse
The fight to save the planet takes off
A look at the contribution of hippos to the savannah ecosystem has revealed that their preferred lifestyle is crucial for maintaining life in the rivers they laze in
The new app encourages young children to connect with the natural world while allowing scientists to track levels of biodiversity across the UK
A type of panel has been invented that can generate electricity when pointed at the night sky, but can it ever be scaled up to serve alongside solar power?
In the 4th century BC, Aristotle proposed that earthquakes were caused by winds trapped in subterranean caves. Small tremors were triggered by air pushing on the cavern roofs, large ones by air breaking the surface. We now know a good…
The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management pledges to achieve net zero emissions by 2030 and declares a climate emergency
Earthquakes from time immemorial have attracted the attention of the world’s greatest thinkers. That they continue to do so is no wonder for two outstanding reasons: they cause tremendous havoc, and, though we know a great deal about them, they…
A planned kayaking expedition in Nepal took on a whole new dimension for Jonny Hawkins when he found himself caught in the devastating Gorkha earthquake. Thoughts of exploration soon turned to helping those in need
Scientists from Bristol University are working in conjunction with EDF Energy to test the effect of earthquakes on nuclear reactor cores
In the 1930s, Charles Richter developed a simple scale for measuring earthquakes which is still in use today. Geographical profiles this brilliant and somewhat eccentric man

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