PEOPLE

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?
Duane Silverstein is the Executive Director of Seacology, a California-based NGO with a focus on islands. In 2016, it assisted Sri Lanka in protecting the entirety of its mangrove forests

Race for the Coast

Justine Curgenven swapped her usual cold climate for the hot, sweaty and remote coast of Papua in Indonesia, aiming to kayak 1,000km along the shoreline. Despite plenty of preparation, the region was still able to throw up the unexpected
Explorer Henry Worsley passed away last January following in the footsteps of his hero, Sir Ernest Shackleton. Journalist and co-director of Ice Tracks Expeditions, Angie Butler, reports on the plan to reunite the two adventurers one final time
A few years ago Ulaanbaatar was a sleepy backwater – not anymore. Multinational corporations now sponsor star wrestlers, while amateurs often combine day jobs in the mines with training and competition. Mongolia’s national sport is changing the country’s image
In an increasingly health-conscious China, tourists are flocking to a small village in the south fabled for aged residents and life-giving natural properties
After three months en route, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust conservationist Sacha Dench and the Bewick’s swans arrived in the UK, raising awareness of declining numbers along the way
New Zealand is a hiker’s dream with pristine beaches, mossy forests, volcanic desert, tussock plains, gin clear rivers and mountain ranges, and with the added bonus that it often feels as though you have the whole place to yourself
Rolex is celebrating 40 years of bringing pioneering, life-improving projects to the fore

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