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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
For the past ten years, the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management has provided photographers with a platform to express in artistic, but impactful ways the real issues facing the world today

On the Tiger Trail

Less than 4,000 tigers remain in the wild, so it is hardly surprising that the recent discovery of the small breeding population of Indochinese tigers in eastern Thailand was described as ‘nothing short of miraculous’. For photographers, capturing this apex…
Zafer Kizilkaya has been awarded the 2017 Whitley Gold Award for his continued efforts in creating and monitoring marine protected zones off Turkey’s Mediterranean coastline
John Kahekwa is the founder and general manager of the Pole Pole Foundation (POPOF), a Congolese run conservation NGO which works to protect the critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas and their habitat in Kahuzi-Biega National Park (KBNP), and to support the…
Recent observations of Arctic flora and fauna indicate major changes to ecosystems in the area
A massive die-off of Australian mangrove forests is being attributed to the El Niño weather system
Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks at the UK’s climate commitments

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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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