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The effect of plastics on the world’s oceans is posing a more threatening future for marine life than previously thought – fish are not accidentally consuming plastics, rather attraction is fuelling their consumption
Camera technology may have come a long way since the early days of photography inspired travellers to capture the world on film. But when it comes to photographing ancient sites, we can still learn a lot from the old masters

The Nuclear Power Struggle

The UK appears to be embracing nuclear, a huge U-turn on government policy from just two years ago. Yet this seems to be going against the grain globally. Can nuclear help countries meet their commitments to the Paris treaty?
Despite their high profiles, most of the world’s national animal symbols are lacking in protection, with a significant proportion now revealed to be experiencing population decline
Asian countries are pledging to reduce the amount of land-based marine pollution, especially that flowing down their larger rivers

Under the sea

There’s a world of visual wonder beneath the waves but it requires equipment, knowledge and an awareness of the environment to properly capture
A short, summer eclipse in America has solar power generators preparing for a literal black out
A dramatic increase in dust storms across the western United States has occurred alongside an upsurge of valley fever. New research is exploring possible links between the two, and looking at the complex causes of both
Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks at the legal challenges that lie ahead
A study from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has revealed that the Arctic tundra could release significant amounts of nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas) into the atmosphere given the right conditions
It’s not just the bees that are disappearing. Insects across the board are showing dramatic drops in population levels, leading to a serious knock-on effect for ecosystems everywhere
Far beneath the waves, a race is unfolding to claim ownership of the world’s seabed – or, more specifically, to the minerals and other geological resources contained within the seabed itself. But is this increased activity putting global marine biodiversity…
Compared to other types of carbon sink, seagrass in Kenya can absorb 35 times more carbon – a fact that is helping to kick-start poverty alleviation schemes in the region

Film Stars

Who in their right mind wants to shoot with film in this day and age? In fact, film photography is becoming popular again, especially with professionals looking for new dimensions and natural, saturated tones. Film, it seems, is ‘cool’
Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks at geoengineering the planet
Calling photographers passionate about capturing and sharing great images of Britain’s dramatic and varied landscape!
Five experts weigh-in on the future of the Paris Agreement now that the United States federal government is no longer involved
Analysis into a killer whale found dead off the shores of western Scotland have revealed the shocking levels of chemical pollutants in the UK’s waters

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