NATURE

Geographical takes a look at the three newly discovered species of mouse lemur and what they could mean for conservation in Madagascar
Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks at the future of sea levels
The surprise discovery of a 600-mile long coral reef at the mouth of the Amazon river has shocked scientists. Studying such a ‘marginal reef’ could reveal secrets of marine life in low-light conditions

The drowned apostles

The Twelve Apostles, a series of great limestone stacks along the coast of Victoria, have long been a cornerstone of Australia’s Great Ocean Road. Last month, five new columns were discovered six kilometres offshore, lying 50 metres underwater
The world’s biggest library of bat sounds has been compiled in order to monitor some of the most biodiverse regions of Mexico
Sara Mizzi of Elephant Family talks to Dr Ananda Kumar, scientist at the Nature Conservation Foundation, about the main causes of conflict between humans and elephants across India and what is being done to help mitigate the problem

By the water’s edge

April is when we feel winter is weakening its hold on the countryside. This is apparent in the undulating hills and valleys where watercourses flow with greater force
An historic phenomenon explaining why fertile coral reefs form as oases in the oceans has finally been proved correct
A German energy firm has designed ‘Biogas backpacks’ in an effort to boost local energy businesses in Ethiopia
How can we conserve species and biodiversity hotspots that haven’t been located on the ground? The answer could be in the skies
A decade-long survey has shown that sperm whales in the Caribbean region communicate with a particular accent that is exclusive to the area
Hydraulic fracturing – or ‘fracking’ – now accounts for more than half of all US crude oil output
New figures show that one third of all coal mines in Queensland, Australia are running at a loss

The solar revolution

Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks at the future of solar energy
When plants respire, they contribute a massive carbon flux to the atmosphere so their response to higher temperatures is a major concern for scientists. However, it’s now thought that increases in plant respiration may not be as high as previously…
The UK’s new polar research ship needs a a name and it was deemed a bright idea to ask the public to come up with it. Cue the internet...
Tilt and shift photography has become famous recently for the curious ‘miniature’ effect it can produce. But there’s a lot more to it than just replicating toy town
The Glass Bead Game aims to engage listeners on complex geopolitical issues

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