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Stork of the dump

Opportunistic white storks are shortening winter migrations in favour of human landfill sites and fish farm leftovers

The Trump card

In the first of a series of columns covering the world of climate change, Marco Magrini looks at the new Paris Agreement’s survival chances
There is a temptation to believe that Nepal is now safe; the fault has released energy and the buildings proved to be more resilient than expected. However, investigations of the earthquake indicate this would be a dangerous view

Trophy shutdown

This week, strict new US wildlife regulations come into effect, aimed at stopping trophy hunting and protecting the world’s remaining wild lions

Sleeping giants

What triggers supervolcano eruptions? Different studies give varying answers, with the latest research suggesting that external factors could be key

Rabbit season

In the depths of winter, spending a day photographing a small, wary, long-eared mammal high above the snowline in the Scottish Highlands is not to be taken lightly
Solving the paradox of Arctic darkness, a new study finds that zooplankton migration is being guided by the light of the moon

Regime change

New evidence shows that a climate ‘regime shift’ took place in the 1980s, the largest such surge forward of global warming in 1,000 years

Floating power

Plans for the world’s largest floating wind farm are given the green-light as part of growing interest in Scottish offshore wind energy

Halfway point

2015 marked the first time that global temperatures climbed higher than 1°C above ‘pre-industrial levels’
What role did the following key factors have at the COP21 UN climate change conference in Paris?
As sea level rise affects coastline communities around the globe, what hope for the future of the UK’s own Isles of Scilly? Hazel Southam talks to the people on the frontline
Svalbard’s accessibility and proximity to the Arctic make it a popular destination for landscape and wildlife photographers who appreciate the pristine landscape and unique polar lighting conditions
Marco Magrini reports for Geographical on daily events at the COP21 UN climate change conference in Paris

Threatened heritage

A third of all natural World Heritage Sites around the world are found to be ‘under threat’ from extractive mining
Marco Magrini reports for Geographical on daily events at the COP21 UN climate change conference in Paris
Marco Magrini reports for Geographical on daily events at the COP21 UN climate change conference in Paris

The Third Way

Combating climate change requires humanity to consider various available options – could so-called ‘third way’ technologies potentially make the difference?

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