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On average two tsunamis happen somewhere in the world each year, Geographical looks at the culture and science behind the ‘harbour wave’
A new model suggests that fossil fuel reserves must remain unexploited to contain climate change
Once again, the Australian summer is dominated by raging bushfires. Why is fire such a huge problem in Australia?

How to smuggle oil

At its high point, ISIL was estimated to be making $2million per day smuggling oil. Geographical looks at how to smuggle a vital resource

Weather warnings

The phrase ‘four seasons in one day’ applies aptly to Britain’s weather patterns and for the outdoor photographer this usually means being prepared for rain or shine
A new report into sea level rises claims that by 2050, regular flooding will threaten most US coastal areas

Watching the skies

Met Office innovations lead the way in collecting data from ash clouds caused by volcanic eruptions
What connects a famous rapper, fashion, and horror fiction? Climate change, apparently

Africa’s uranium legacy

Africa produces around 18 per cent of the world’s uranium, and there are plans to open new mines across the continent. But the industry has a chequered record with old mines
New tree data shows 2012–2014 drought in California was the most severe since the 13th century
Hagupit is weaker than last year’s devastating Typhoon Haiyan, but the Philippines is taking no chances

Scotland’s wild crime

Salmon poaching is on the rise in Scotland, according to the Scottish Government’s second annual report into wildlife crimes. For 2012-2013, the Scottish courts proceeded against 75 people for wildlife crimes, with 55 found guilty, up from the previous year

Big floods, big data

Climate change has contributed to more severe and frequent floods in the Andes in recent decades, but a new prediction model may help mitigate the impact
A new app and attachment for smartphones helps scientists trace air pollution
Huge growth in meat consumption in China leads new study to conclude ‘rising global demand for meat and dairy produce means emissions will continue to rise’

Between day and night

Losing light can be the bane of modern photography, but with the right preparation, correct tools and a spot of experimentation, the twilight hours can provide stunningly imaginative results
‘Antarctica’s environmental measures must be strengthened, as more scientists visit the region and tourist numbers increase,’ says Professor Steven Chown from Australia’s Monash University

Burn moor, or less?

An authoritative study has revealed the environmental effects of moorland burning. The Effects of Moorland Burning on the Ecohydrology of River basins project (EMBER), adds to a debate over grouse moor management

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