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Baltic seals and fish-eating bird populations are increasing and could be putting a strain on fish stocks
The UN has committed to completely stopping plastic waste from entering the ocean
The world’s most endangered marine mammal has just been thrown a long overdue lifeline
Sixty-two of the natural World Heritage Sites are now at risk from the impact of climate change, a number which has nearly doubled in just three years

Lewis Pugh: In the zone

In February 2015, maritime lawyer and cold water swimmer Lewis Pugh swam in the sub-zero Antarctic waters of the Ross Sea. His subsequent meetings with top Kremlin officials helped break the ice on a 17-year-long proposal to establish a Marine…
Water, water may be everywhere, but as Marco Magrini discovers, it’s not stopping vast swathes of the planet suffering from ever-increasing drought conditions

Fracking in Scotland

A deeper look at Scotland’s recent decision to ban the controversial shale gas extraction
The discovery of increasing levels of ozone-depleting compounds being emitted into the atmosphere puts pressure on the need to expand the Montreal Protocol

From Dusk till Dawn

November is a dark, quiet month, but it also marks the start of a period where long nights play a large part in how photographers adjust their visual interpretation of the world

The (waste) paper trail

Could human waste one day be fuelling our homes and businesses?
Every year, the LPOTY awards celebrate the best in Britain’s scenic photographers. This year’s entries present a breathtaking view of our nation
At the 23rd Convention of the Parties (COP) climate change conference in Bonn, taking place 6-17 November, a sub-group of concerned US policy makers and politicians are currently challenging their President’s inaction

Mapping coral

Knowing where past coral reefs existed is a crucial component in understanding the health of existing reefs, and hypothesising which ones will still exist in the future
Numerous low-lying Pacific islands have disappeared under rising seas
In this exclusive film for Geographical, see how an unusually thriving sea urchin population could hold the answer to a mystery that has puzzled scientists for decades
Marco Magrini considers why the recent devastation caused by hurricanes in the Caribbean might be causing Paris pull-outs to rethink their stance
Country borders are some of the most controlled environments on the planet. But restrictions on photography can vary surprisingly from one location to another
Nature reserves and protected areas in Germany have lost 76 per cent of flying insect biomass since 1989

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