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A deep-sea mission in the ocean around Bermuda confirms the existence of a new oceanic zone 

Suffocating oceans

An oxygen-deprived ‘dead zone’ in the Arabian Sea is much larger than scientists have previously expected

Bat signals

Scientists working with new drone technology are hoping to reveal the hidden secrets behind the bat’s uncanny navigation skills
A new virtual reality experience, ‘BBC Earth: Life in VR’, takes us on an interactive and educational journey into the ocean depths

Saving the outback

Faced with protecting a country more than 30 times the size of the United Kingdom, Australian conservation organisation Bush Heritage is partnering with Aboriginal people and other landowners to return the bush to good health
As Chile’s president leaves office, the country designates large expanses of ocean to become marine protected zones
More than two years after first being announced, the International Solar Alliance has finally held a conference
The winner of the 2018 Whitley Gold Award is Pablo Garcia Borboroglu, founder of the Global Penguin Society

World Penguin Day

Celebrate World Penguin Day with this selection of penguin-related stories from Geographical
It takes a lot more than the latest research data and alarming projections from conservation scientists to make headlines these days. What really grabs people’s attention are the pictures that illustrate what’s at stake and the damage already caused
NGOs shine a light on the underreporting of wildlife crime and call for the keeping of better records of offences across England and Wales
Pioneering laser photography is being used by scientists on the west coast of Scotland to assess the health of the area’s marine life 

Capturing the Galapagos

Annual competition looks to celebrate island life in all its glory
Increasing interest in offshore aquaculture is dividing environmentalists

Green loopholes

Well-meaning promises don’t always have positive outcomes. Marco Magrini finds that green paradoxes abound despite the best of intentions

Hunting the hunters

The RSPB introduces a new hotline for reporting the unlawful killing of birds of prey
With the death earlier this week of the world’s last male northern white rhino, the sub-species has been brought worryingly close to extinction. The demise of 45-year-old ‘Sudan’ in Kenya also has significant consequences for conservation of the species as…
The essence of street photography is its raw, unfiltered, unstaged realism. The key to this is mastering your sense of timing and not being embarrassed to approach potential subjects

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