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Clearing the way

Seven million passengers in a city with 21 million inhabitants means constant gridlock for Lagos and more than 50 per cent of Nigeria’s total greenhouse gas emissions

Behind the brew

Four years ago, there were 95 breweries in New York. Today, following careful cultivation by the state government, there are over 200

Cleaning up Korea

Large-scale oil spills once dominated shipping incidents, but following a five-year low in tanker accidents, most of today’s spills are small-scale releases coming from non-tankers

Man’s best friend

When it came to mastering their ancient hunting grounds, ‘modern’ humans had a technological advantage over their Neanderthal rivals – the dog

Stone cold in Sitka

A devastating landslide near the city of Sitka in Alaska last September has unearthed evidence of early human occupation in the region – a prehistoric hammer or ‘handmaul’
The Pacific North West’s isolated, low-lying cities are at risk from stronger storm surges

Berries and the bear

As traditional food sources become inaccessible, polar bears are having to look elsewhere for new snacks

Blazing Trowels

Dinosaur shoes, gender equality and geography combine in a unique archival project

From Makkah to Madinah

A new book uses GPS and GIS to trace the Prophet Muhammad’s route from Makkah to Madinah with increased accuracy

BAS supports space tests

A new life science experiment to study how people adapt to life in remote and isolated locations in preparation for long space flight has been set up at the British Antarctic Survey’s Halley Research Station

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