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Half the world’s population currently has access to the internet, but with its growth now slowing, there could be significant implications for global development
The four-day week is often held as being of benefit to human well-being, but what would working fewer hours really mean for the environment?
Victorien Erussard is the co-leader and president of the Energy Observer expedition, the first ship to sail around the world powered only by hydrogen, wind and solar power. The expedition will take six years to complete and the crew recently completed…
Joseph Frey, governor of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, discusses the latest findings from the team surveying the lost ships of Sir John Franklin
Louise Callaghan is the Middle East correspondent for the Sunday Times and author of Father of Lions, the true story of Abu Laith, his family and team, who ran a zoo in Mosul during the Isis occupation, risking their lives…
The concept of renewable energy in the Middle East sounds incongruous, for this is a region that is home to more than half of the world’s crude oil and more than a third of its natural gas reserves. However, local…
In an epic new book from traveller and curator Susan Whitfield, 80 leading scholars detail the history of the fabled Silk Road is through its people, cultures and landscapes
Massive scientific investment has now identified the primary threats to biodiversity, but comparably little research has examined how and why some conservation initiatives spread while others falter
The Chinese government aims to put a ‘social credit system’ in place by 2020; a virtual scoring platform that uses personal data to assess the behaviour and ‘trustworthiness’ of every citizen. But can 24/7 surveillance ever be a good thing,…
A new green cemetery in Paris indicates the growing desire among citizens for an eco-friendly death
How the best-selling author is making complex matters of geography accessible for the next generation
Protestors claim the nation’s neo-liberal system is broken. Amid bullets and tear gas, socio-economic reforms are being rushed through. With the COP25 climate conference fast approaching, could this spotlight on equity help deepen commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement?
From 26 October, tourists will no longer be able to climb Uluru. Chris Fitch heads to the sacred site to discover what this means for Aboriginal people and visitors alike
Ed Stafford is a former British army captain who became the first person to walk the length of the Amazon River. His most recent book, Expeditions Unpacked, about the equipment used on some of the world’s most famous journeys, is…
As the world’s attention focuses on the protests in Santiago, eyes are also being drawn to the Chilean government’s mixed messages on environmental matters ahead of this year’s COP25 summit
Vast quantities of sand are being deposited along a stretch of the Norfolk coast to slow down coastal erosion
The world’s first hydrogen-powered boat to tour the world, Energy Observer, has sailed into London. With no CO2 emissions, no fine particles and no noise that could disturb underwater fauna, the ship is the first of its kind and potentially…
An experiment that asked different sized groups to invent a new language has revealed that community size plays an important role in determining the type of language that develops

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