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As the Commonwealth prepares to take centre stage, Geographical investigates exactly how relevant the organisation is in the 21st century, and what role it may perform in an increasingly uncertain future
Public transport in India could be on the verge of being revolutionised by the construction of a ‘hyperloop’ between major cities

The rising threats of rivers

Millions of Americans are living in areas at high-risk of river flooding, many of whom will be completely unaware of the danger

China: land of milk and money

Growing demands for dairy products from an increasingly wealthy China are set to have a dramatic impact on the country’s carbon emissions

E-rat-icating the Shiant Isles

Four-year project to reestablish safe breeding grounds for seabirds on remote Scottish islands declared a success
by Julian Sayarer • Arcadia Books • £9.99 (hardback)

Weighing trees with lasers

The latest laser scanning technology reveals new insights into the lives of trees both in the UK and overseas
by Robin Hanbury-Tenison • IB Tauris • £17.99 (hardback)
Threatened Californian owls are suffering from digesting rat poison administered to the state’s thousands of marijuana farms
War and conservation have a complicated relationship, with two studies undertaken in Africa showing significantly different responses to conflict and the impact on natural environments

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