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How prepared can any government or city be against a major earthquake? Even if you are a developed nation that throws all the technology you have at the issue, it seems you can only prepare so much
Benjamin Hennig creates a series of cartograms to demonstrate the impact of the 439 major earthquakes which took place between 2001 and 2017
Could grey seals singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star help develop a new system for studying speech disorders?
Deep sea expert Dr Alex Rogers explains the importance of the ocean’s carbon cycle in regulating life on our planet
Analysis of coral cores, extracted from coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean, has allowed scientists to create a 400-year record of El Niño events
Celebrities and animal welfare groups have been expressing their disappointment online about Japan’s pledge to restart its whaling activities this year
In a series of photographs from his recent trip to Sinjar in northern Iraq, photojournalist Sean Sutton captures the work being done to clear the area of thousands of landmines and other explosive hazards, leftover from Isis occupation and the…
In contrast to established wisdom, one group of scientists believe that by factoring in global health benefits, it is possible to decrease carbon emissions and still save money
Parkesine, celluloid and Bakelite – the first three kinds of plastics ever discovered – reshaped the world for the better. Their modern descendants are clogging it for the worse says Marco Magrini
Flat and level landscapes might not have much to offer in terms of dynamism and impact, but there’s a lot to unearth if you know how to look
Winning entries include meerkats, zebra sharks and courting nudibranches

World Ocean Day

The UN’s World Ocean Day is a day to celebrate the beauty, the wealth and the promise of the planet’s water bodies

World Environment Day

Breathe easier this World Environment day with this collection of stories
A 50-year look at the activity of aphids, moths, butterflies and birds has revealed some surprising aspects of the UK’s ever-earlier spring
The British Isles are packed with natural landmarks that serve as iconic references for national tourism campaigns and picturesque settings for feature films, none more so than our stunning chalk landscapes, says Keith Wilson
The prestigious photography awards to go on display in some of the world’s top-ranked hotels
The discovery of a slow-motion earthquake near Istanbul, which took place in 2016, raises the question of how these lesser-known events interact with more deadly natural disasters

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