DEVELOPMENT

Diabetes is often thought of as a ‘western’ problem, one linked to the developed world’s overindulgence in fatty foods and chronic lack of physical activity. But with more than 400 million people affected globally, this disease is a global threat

Food for Thought

Almost two billion people around the world depend on imported produce to combat local scarcity

National Clean Air Day

For National Clean Air Day, Geographical brings together stories about air pollution and the kind of solutions needed to tackle it
Snake bites remain a major danger for people in developing countries, with over 4.5 million bites recorded annually. Could a recent breakthrough be the first step towards a universal anti-venom?
After nearly a year since being set alight, the raging oil wells in Qayyarah, Iraq, have finally been extinguished
Asia not only manufacturers most of the world’s electronic goods, it now consumes the most as well. Without sophisticated recycling systems, e-waste is piling up

Room to breathe

As Uber shores up its African stronghold, how will urban air quality fare?
A lack of awareness is preventing adequate monitoring of destructive tornado events in Europe
Rolex is celebrating 40 years of bringing pioneering, life-improving projects to the fore
Increased air travel is transporting yellow fever to Asia, as the first ever cases are diagnosed in China
Zimbabwe prints more money, prompting fears of a return to the hyperinflation of the country’s past
Latin America and the Caribbean experience the highest levels of inequality in the world – however, the rate is falling. Yet there is considerable progress required to get other Sustainable Development Goals on track before 2030
As popularity of quinoa has escalated in recent years, so too has the price. New research explores the impact this is having on traditional South American consumers
Despite some positive signs, the countries of the Asia-Pacific region have a lot of progress to make in order to achieve their SDGs

Arrested development

A controversial dam development in the Mekong River in Laos is risking the welfare of local inhabitants

Finding Solomon’s gold

Gold mining on the island of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, has descended into a murky yet toxic stasis, with potentially destructive environmental results

The African brain drain

An inaugural science conference in Senegal has committed to tackling the continent’s exodus of STEM talent
Women, especially in developing nations, are bearing the burden of a global childcare crisis, with many being forced to leave their children at home while they work

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    The UK appears to be embracing nuclear, a huge U-turn on government policy from just two years ago. Yet this seems to be going against the grain globa...
    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...
    National Clean Air Day
    For National Clean Air Day, Geographical brings together stories about air pollution and the kind of solutions needed to tackle it ...
    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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