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As another new year beckons and the fight to protect the climate continues apace, Marco Magrini sends a message to the planet we call home
A half century has passed since the ‘Earthrise’ photograph – widely believed to have launched the global environmental movement – was taken
Are howler monkeys being adversely affected by ingestion of pesticides containing sulphur?
Why unprepared tourists are putting themselves at risk in order to see live volcanic eruptions
The majestic and mighty polar bear is in danger of becoming an animal of the past, consigned to the growing list of extinct species, yet polar bear tourism is increasingly popular, says Keith Wilson
Exciting news for wildlife and photography enthusiasts alike – the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of The Year competition run by the National History Museum has just announced a new award: the LUMIX People’s Choice Award
A new system of robotic aerial vehicles is revolutionising the tracking of migratory species across remote environments
Technology used in creating safe urban environments is now being used in South Africa’s wildlife parks to catch and deter poachers
Brazil’s shift to the right of the political spectrum could be bad news for the natural world, suggests Marco Magrini
Laura Cole travels to Orkney to find out why numbers of harbour seals have fallen by 78 per cent since 2000
The unprecedented frequency of winter tick epidemics have resulted in a 70 per cent death rate for New Hampshire’s moose calves
Ocean debris, mostly composed of plastic, reaches remote Atlantic islands at ten times the levels found just a decade ago

Remote photography

With motion detectors becoming ever more sophisticated, and clearer, crisper image resolution available with even the smallest setup, remote photography is a vital tool in the geographic photographer’s kit bag, says Keith Wilson
Natural capital is a way to quantify the value of the world that nature provides for us – the air, soils, water, even recreational activity. Advocates say this is crucial if biodiversity is to have any clout in a world…
The reason for the unusual location of Mount St Helens is becoming clearer
Most plants thicken their leaves in response to higher carbon levels in the atmosphere – a new climate change model reveals this could have a big impact on global warming
Not just the preserve of flatulent cows, methane is causing problems on a much wider scale discovers Marco Magrini
As the United States’ Supreme Court delays a landmark climate change legal case, young people in the US and across the world are demanding that their voices be heard and their futures protected 

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