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A study of various fish populations has found dramatic reductions in the proportion of older fish, something that spells trouble for the overall stability of population
The seasonal changes of September promise much photographic potential for your camera, but the variety of subjects and their proximity also means there are key practical considerations to master in order to get pictures that will meet your ambitions
Shipping traffic can increase lightning strikes, according to a pioneering study by the American Geophysical Union
New documentary travels to remote Antarctica to unpack the complex science behind climate change
The deaths of these majestic creatures had remained an unsolved mystery for over a year. Now scientists think they’ve hit on why the number of strandings has recently increased
Over a two-year period, a new species of plant or animal was identified every other day
As part of New Zealand’s plan to cull millions of predators, scientists are consulting the public about controversial gene technology
A project to map the ocean floor is raising concerns about prospective deep-sea mining operations
Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks at the future of civil aviation
Dismay as a Spanish baby dolphin becomes the latest victim of the quest for ‘the perfect selfie’
Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks at the melting permafrost
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

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  • Natural Capital: Putting a price on nature
    Natural capital is a way to quantify the value of the world that nature provides for us – the air, soils, water, even recreational activity. Advocat...
    The human game – tackling football’s ‘slave trade’
    Few would argue with football’s position as the world’s number one sport. But as Mark Rowe discovers, this global popularity is masking a sinister...
    Essential oil?
    Palm oil is omnipresent in global consumption. But in many circles it is considered the scourge of the natural world, for the deforestation and habita...
    Hung out to dry
    Wetlands are vital storehouses of biodiversity and important bulwarks against the effects of climate change, while also providing livelihoods for mill...
    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...

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