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Happiness, naturally

In order to develop healthy human populations and reduce environmental degradation, we need to encourage people to spend more time in nature

Time for a sea change

Geographers haven’t attended enough to the blue part of the planet – the bit beyond the shoreline where the land ends and the oceans begin

Grabbed landscapes

21st-century land grabbing represents an uncontrolled form of geoengineering

Flooding’s future

We aren’t bad at predicting where flooding will happen – but not when – so we need to take precautions when it comes to flood protection in England

Learning to code

A geography curriculum should require students to learn how to code, ensuring that they’re equipped for a changed job market that’s increasingly detached from geographic information systems (GIS) as they were originally conceived
Current efforts to save India’s dwindling tiger populations are failing. But carefully managed tourism could offer this regal predator its best chance of survival

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    The Air That We Breathe
    Cities the world over are struggling to improve air quality as scandals surrounding diesel car emissions come to light and the huge health costs of po...
    Diabetes: The World at Risk
    Diabetes is often thought of as a ‘western’ problem, one linked to the developed world’s overindulgence in fatty foods and chronic lack of physi...
    When the wind blows
    With 1,200 wind turbines due to be built in the UK this year, Mark Rowe explores the continuing controversy surrounding wind power and discusses the e...
    REDD+ or Dead?
    The UN-backed REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) scheme, under which developing nations would be paid not to cut dow...

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