Laura Cole

Earth’s hidden groundwater

For the first time, scientists have been able to calculate the quantity of groundwater up to two kilometres beneath Earth’s crust. They found that less than six per cent of it is renewable within a human lifetime

White out

Since 2014, a global bleaching event has threatened corals. This season’s El Niño could make it worse

Beyond the pipeline: Keystone XL

President Obama has rejected the controversial oil pipeline, Keystone XL, once and for all. Geographical explores how the pipeline became symbolic of US climate conflict and what it could mean for big oil

Mapping Ebola in hindsight

A team of researchers have mapped the course of the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone. They hope it will aid disease response in the future
In one of the worst mammal die-offs in recent history, more than half the world’s population of saiga antelopes were found dead in Kazakhstan over the course of two weeks

Pollution in Delhi

Could the geography of Delhi be exacerbating its life-threatening air pollution?
Observing the Earth’s atmosphere from space, a NASA satellite illustrates changes in the abundance of carbon dioxide

Drones for the deep

A start-up is developing  ‘EVE’, a sea drone to map and explore the oceans
Omura’s whales are one of the least known and most elusive species of whale. A team of biologists have made the first ever field observations of a population just off the coast of Madagascar

A bigger Britain for birds

The outer margins of British bird ranges have been moving further north at an average rate of 3.3km a year, research says. As climate change is predicted to shrink bird ranges in the long-term, Geographical investigates why this anomaly is happening

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