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China’s central government is to shut down factories and punish local officials in the latest sweep of environmental crackdowns across the country
As the global supply of water comes under increased strain, regional instability leaves Jordan stuck between a rock and a hard place
Cambodia has stopped selling its sand overseas, a move that has highlighted a global shortage in this oft-overlooked global resource
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

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