NATURE

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
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

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