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Global fossil fuel subsidies will hit $5.3trillion (£3.4trillion) this year. Ending them could cut CO2 emissions by 20 per cent and save 1.6 million lives
Europe expands scientific and operational capabilities in polar regions with €2million programme
Supercomputers are providing an insight into 227 East Asian earthquakes since 2007

Learning to swing

A team of British tree surgeons are heading to the Indonesian island of Sumatra next month to help rescue endangered orang-utans from the rainforest

El Niño is back in town

As the infamous Pacific climate event El Niño is declared for 2015, what does this means for weather conditions around the world?

US loses honey bee colonies

Winter beehive losses are down over the previous year, but April 2014 to April 2015 saw an increase in summer losses too. It’s a change over previous patterns, and the cause is still a mystery

The secret garden

Spring is a season that many photographers look forward to the most because the changes in light, climate and landscape make a dramatic relief from the grey monotony that typifies a winter
When it comes to social media, climate change sceptics are the least connected

Cleaning up Korea

Large-scale oil spills once dominated shipping incidents, but following a five-year low in tanker accidents, most of today’s spills are small-scale releases coming from non-tankers
A greater understanding of the mysterious plankton responsible for bioluminescence has helped scientists predict plumes in the ocean
The commitments to cutting carbon dioxide emissions currently set out by the EU, the USA and China are still likely to result in significantly more carbon in the atmosphere than the limits needed to keep the world below the two-degree…

Man’s best friend

When it came to mastering their ancient hunting grounds, ‘modern’ humans had a technological advantage over their Neanderthal rivals – the dog
Pollinating insects are facing a global crisis, attacked with pesticides by farmers around the world. But work being undertaken in Kenya is showing how farmers and insects could live together in harmony
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Over the weekend, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. But what are the factors which made the country, and the city of Kathmandu, so susceptible to such a disaster?
A timeline of Nepal’s history with earthquakes
Five years ago, between April and July 2010, over 4.9 million barrels worth of oil poured into the Gulf of Mexico. Geographical looks at how the local environment has attempted to recover from this incident

The tiger widows

The Sundarbans, which span India and Bangladesh, is a special place – a rich and diverse ecosystem, a vast carbon sink and the world’s largest mangrove forest. It’s also home to the Royal Bengal Tiger, notorious for attacking locals who,…

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