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Passage to change

For years, explorers sought the Northwest Passage through Arctic waters. Last year, what had previously been a geographical impossibility was finally achieved

Norfolk sees Mammoth return

A 3D replica may bring the world’s most complete mammoth skeleton to public display
New report estimates that numbers of wild Indian tigers grew by more than 50 per cent during the past eight years

Hungry angry hippos

Last November, a hippopotamus attack killed 12 children and one adult in Niger. Although such incidents are rare, humans and hippos increasingly share the same territory
Fossil fuel-related air pollution causes over 3,000 deaths in London every year. Campaigners say that should cause healthcare organisations to rethink investments
Scientists propose the first nuclear bomb blasts as the point when humans became the driving force in new geological epoch

Whale tales

As the Natural History Museum’s diplodocus cast skeleton makes way for a blue whale skeleton in 2017, Geographical looks at the ‘emperor of the seas’
The current drought hitting the west coast of America is giving the nation’s almond growers a particular headache
Marine organisms that cost the maritime industry $22billion a year are set to change if ocean acidification continues
Last year’s global temperature figures tied with 2010 as the warmest year on record since 1850, according to the Met Office, providing further proof to drown out climate change deniers
China’s fish farms provide three-quarters of the country’s fish, but the industry’s reliance on fishmeal from wild-caught fish is unsustainable
First giant tortoise hatchlings born in the wild in over 100 years found by conservationists in the Galapagos Islands
Sixty-two elephant calves are set to be exported from Zimbabwe to countries across the world, the country’s authorities have confirmed, causing outrage amongst conservationists
The UN Climate Change secretariat today opened calls for submissions for the 2015 Momentum for Change Awards, a scheme that rewards currently successful climate action in a number of designated key fields, as part of wider efforts to stimulate efforts…

Ape granted basic rights

A high-level Argentine criminal appeals court has granted an ape the same basic rights as her human captors, setting a precedent for future challenges regarding animals in captivity
When an explorer discovers an uncharted land, there’s an expectation that wherever the explorer ventures next, the last discovery will stay where it was found. This isn’t always the case
Norway and Russia, both oil-exporting countries, are likely to experience two very different outcomes from the slump in oil prices
On average two tsunamis happen somewhere in the world each year, Geographical looks at the culture and science behind the ‘harbour wave’

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