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Officially declared the world’s ‘most overfished sea’, the Mediterranean is having a crisis beneath the surface
An interview with biologist Chris D Thomas, author of ‘Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature is Thriving in the Age of Extinction’

50mm: the nifty fifty

Some may see using the 50mm lens as a regressive step, but in fact there are still some very good reasons for getting the once standard lens out – and more photographers are choosing to do just that
With the war against plastic gaining publicity and popularity, one question being asked is why the UK isn’t leading the charge?
India’s booming domestic dog population is attacking some of the country’s most endangered wildlife, and solutions are thin on the ground
Soaring sales of air conditioning units over the next thirty years are set to rapidly escalate global levels of energy demand

Heat cheats

Well-meaning promises and actions don't always have the best outcomes. Marco Magrini finds that paradoxes abound despite the best intentions

Fun in the sun

With the days at their longest and more light in which to use your camera for a prolonged period, summer is a great time to get out and about with a camera and notice the photographic potential of your surroundings
Tourism might be an economic pillar for many countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, but the influx of holiday goers over the summer months is causing plastic levels in the aquatic environment to skyrocket
Brain sizes directly shown to correlate to survival rates among one of the most popular fish species
Celebrated author Professor Tim Birkhead provides a fascinating insight into a man overshadowed in his lifetime, but who pioneered everything we know today about the study of birds
The world’s most biodiverse seagrass region – Indonesia’s Coral Triangle – faces ruin from rampant human activities
Ocean conservation group urges world governments to step up action on rule-breakers devastating the planet’s fish stocks
As climate conditions at the 100th meridian, the traditional United States boundary between the humid east and the dry west, are shown to be on the move, could it mean a reshaping of America’s farmlands?

Shipping: all at sea

International shipping may be attempting to reduce its carbon footprint, but as Marco Magrini finds, it’ll take a lot more than good intentions

The soft touch

So much photographic theory is dedicated to image sharpness that you may think it best to delete any images that are soft or blurred. But this doesn’t mean pictures which are deliberately blurred or out of focus should be eschewed

Into the lions' den

Changing temperatures in East Africa are set to upset a delicate balance between wild lions and cattle herders

Angels in hell

As the planet warms and tensions rise, Marco Magrini finds that the term ‘climate change’ can be interpreted in several different ways

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