Laura Cole

Norway is to undercut a mountainous peninsula to create the world’s first sea shipping tunnel
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Recent observations of Arctic flora and fauna indicate major changes to ecosystems in the area
Jules Mountain was working as guide in the Alps until, over a few drinks at a pub in Chamonix, the prospect of conquering Everest presented itself
Many of us will be familiar with this run of emotions: the thrill of going to some faraway outcrop for the weekend, setting up camp, smug and self-sufficient, only then to spend two days inhaling mosquitoes or waiting out an unforeseen storm
Was last year’s El Niño a practice run for future climate change? In part two of a blog series for Geographical, Laura Cole shadows the University of Oxford’s Global Ecosystem Monitoring Network and its work to discover the impact of the world’s most well-known weather phenomenon on the planet’s tropical forests
Repurposed NASA maps show the racial diversity (and segregation) of the United States in more detail than ever before
A massive die-off of Australian mangrove forests is being attributed to the El Niño weather system

Rock of Ages

For this month’s Discovering Britain viewpoint, Laura Cole heads to Kingston-upon-Thames to find a piece of sarsen stone with a lot of history
In a new report, researchers have calculated the global emissions of sulphur dioxide caused by volcanic activity

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