Laura Cole

Beavers create nitrogen sinks

Already known as a keystone species, research shows that beavers in North America can also sink excess nitrogen in the watershed

Canada and the climate

Canada has voted in a new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, showing what some call a ‘desire for change’. Geographical takes a look at the new Canadian leader’s climate and environmental plans
One month after signing a peace deal between South Sudan’s two warring sides, President Salva Kiir Mayardit announces he wants to split the new country into 28 separate states
The British Library presents West Africa as you should have seen it before

ROCKALL SOLO by Nick Hancock

For 45 days, Nick Hancock lived on a rough tooth of granite so remote that it sits in a different time zone to the rest of the UK

Sound argument

Designating quiet marine areas could help protect sea ecosystems and broaden our understanding of them, research says
In the film The Day After Tomorrow, one of the world’s vital ocean currents suddenly collapses, sending the northern hemisphere into a new ice age. New climate models show the repercussions that may occur following such an event

Pound for pound

Exeter has joined the likes of Brixton, Stroud, Lewes, Totnes and Bristol by launching its own spending alternative to Sterling

What’s in a name?

The highest mountain in North America’s has been renamed ‘Denali’ after 98 years of being called ‘Mount McKinley’
French food is formally recognised by UNESCO as World Intangible Heritage. However, the southern region of Provence is using gastronomy to bolster its own identity

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