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Since it was announced in August, President Obama’s Clean Power Plan has proved divisive

Lost coast

The North Slopes of Alaska, the United States’ most northernmost coastline, is eroding at some of the fastest rates in the country

Home to roost

Peregrine falcons are finding a new lease of life amid Chicago’s urban high-rises

They are the walrus(es)

An estimated 35,000 walruses have ‘hauled-out’ of the sea to Point Lay, Alaska coinciding with the decline in summer sea ice. Geographical takes a look at what this relatively new behaviour means for walrus populations in Alaska

Sparking interest

Lake Maracaibo in northeast Venezuela experiences the most lightning in the world. Almost every night, the clouds crackle with 100,000 to 400,000 volts of energy, lighting up the sky for miles
An all-female ranger group, the Black Mambas, are determined to eliminate the threat of poaching from the Balule Private Game Reserve in South Africa

Rolling in the Deep

A newly discovered reef in southern Australia, said to rival the Great Barrier Reef, has been located after a robotic vehicle captured footage at previously unexplored depths

Plastic birds

Plastic waste in the oceans has become such a problem, it’s now being predicted that within fifty years every seabird will have ingested the material

All about Etna

Europe’s largest volcano smoulders on, but real-time monitoring might help predict the next lava flows

On the hunt

India’s wild tiger numbers are a mere fraction of what they should be. As a result, capturing one in your lens remains one of the great photographic thrills

China’s emissions turn

China has long been cast as one of the world’s biggest climate villains. But new evidence suggests this reputation may soon be a thing of the past

Big game

Illegal hunting may have gotten headlines recently with the death of Cecil the lion, but as Geographical’s exclusive investigation shows, the real problem with wildlife poaching is taking place at an institutional level
The full scale of the state’s ongoing drought crisis is being described as ‘completely without precedent’
Glaciated regions are all responding separately to climate change, however, glaciologists confirm that melts are happening on a global scale and at a faster rate than ever before

Damsels and dragons

Summer is the peak time of year for photographing insects, when city parks, rural fields and woodlands are buzzing with activity
With protests on the outside and job cuts on the inside, Shell's activities are anything but quiet. Geographical takes a look at why the energy company is so determined to drill in the Arctic

Lion's bane

Despite protection from hunting, the annual survival rate for mountain lions in South California is dangerously low. A 13-year study details how they are mainly killed by their greatest threat, human activity

Winning the Rat Race

Following a landmark eradication project, South Georgia is on the brink of a major conservation success story – being able to declare itself rat-free

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