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The conflict in Syria has focused attention on the ‘war crime’ of inflicting damage to significant cultural property

A Voyage to Remember

In 2015, Rod Rhys Jones, Chairman of the British Antarctic Monument Trust, saw the realisation of a long-held plan to see a memorial to those who lost their lives in the pursuit of scientific knowledge, unveiled in Stanley. Ahead of…
Photojournalist Narciso Contreras exposes the reality of large-scale human trafficking which has emerged in post-Gaddafi Libya

One woman walks Wales

Ursula Martin never thought she would walk 3,700 miles around Wales, but following a cancer diagnosis it seemed like the only reasonable thing to do
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?
For many living in the Outer Hebrides, the Gaelic language is a cornerstone of their narrative culture. But like many minority tongues, it’s in danger of dying out as generations modernise. Mark Rowe investigates those pushing to keep the ancient…
Meet the Greek islanders being trained by the RNLI, saving lives at the forefront of the refugee crisis
For most, taking a 53-day, 11,000-mile road trip through 18 countries, eight time zones, five mountain ranges and a few deserts, may sound crazy, but that’s how Drew Gurian spent last summer, driving to Mongolia in the 2016 Mongol Rally
After nearly a year since being set alight, the raging oil wells in Qayyarah, Iraq, have finally been extinguished
Liz Bonnin is a biochemist, wild animal biologist, and BBC television presenter, known for hosting various science, nature, and wildlife programming. Her new show, Galápagos, is due to air this spring
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
Peter Willcox is the captain of the Greenpeace campaign boat, Rainbow Warrior. He has participated in environmental campaigns for Greenpeace across the world for over 30 years. His new book, Greenpeace Captain, is out now

Room to breathe

As Uber shores up its African stronghold, how will urban air quality fare?
British explorers on the Kyrgyz frontier – Neil Smith, Calum Nicoll, Struan Chisholm, Mark Chonofsky, Sam Newmark and Sandy Fowler – saddled up and spent three weeks exploring the wilderness of the Djenghi-djer range
Expedition leader, Catherine Edsell, leads a team of ten women into Namibia to track rare desert elephants
Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka is a veterinarian and founder of Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), an NGO dedicated to the healthcare of Uganda’s 400 mountain gorillas as well as the human populations that surround Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
A lack of awareness is preventing adequate monitoring of destructive tornado events in Europe
Following the route of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush, Felicity Aston travelled into the heart of the Canadian Yukon in search of treasure. Armed with a shovel and a gold pan, did she strike it rich?

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