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Widespread protests are forcing the UK to confront the fact that racism remains prevalent in towns and villages across the country
Following the toppling of Bristol’s Edward Colston statue, Geographical looks back at other times when statues have been removed in condemnation of historic forces of oppression
Geographical’s monthly print magazine has always sought to help its readers forge a connection with places and people far away
As Iran and the US slog it out to dominate the global pistachio trade, other countries look to get in on the action
While we may be run from a small office in London (or, as things currently stand, from some kitchens and lofts in London), here at Geographical we’re lucky enough to have contributors who hail from all around the world. We…
Sohei Nishino uses photography, collage and cartography to pioneer unique works that document his experiences of cities and dramatic natural landscapes
A carbon offsetting programme in Tanzania’s Yaeda Valley is giving value to an indigenous community and addressing climate change at the same time
A chance discovery in the Basque Country has led to a maritime salvage operation and a ship reconstruction project that aims to celebrate the region’s seafaring past
In the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, traditional Buddhist culture has helped shape government policies on the environment and the search for human happiness. Should we all follow suit?
October 2019 marked 250 years since Captain James Cook first set foot in New Zealand, kickstarting a wave of British colonisation on the archipelago. The anniversary has been seen as an opportunity to re-evaluate the country’s relationship with a man…
The Bauls of Bengal are an order of wandering folk singers that have kept their philosophies alive for centuries. But modern demands threaten to overtake their simple, itinerant lifestyles. Now, an audio-visual record is being taken to keep their vocal…
Can 3D printing play a role in enabling museums to ‘decolonise’ and return artefacts to their countries of origin? These researchers think so
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?
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
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
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
Canadian researchers have found that plastic tea bags, common to premium tea brands, release billions of micro plastics and nano plastic particles
In a landmark case, Australia’s High Court has awarded damages to an Aboriginal group in compensation for historic incursions on their land, opening the way for billions of dollar’s worth of potential claims

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