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Rodrigue Katembo risked his life to expose the corruption behind illegal oil exploration in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Earlier this year, he was awarded the Goldman Environment Prize for his work
Of the approximately 7,000 languages thought to be alive, the eight most spoken are accounted for by 40 per cent of the world’s population
After years of debate, the German alphabet has got a new letter, but not everybody is happy about it
Kerstin Forsberg is the director of Planeta Océano, a marine conservation organisation based in Peru, and was made a Rolex Laureate for her work protecting giant manta rays in the country
Conrad Humphreys was recently part of the team that re-created Captain Bligh’s 4,000-mile open boat voyage from Tonga to Timor after he was cast adrift during a mutiny on HMS Bounty
Traditional crafts and cultural tourism are visible symbols of the local heritage being re-embraced across Zagori
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
Hiking and exploring Zagori, northern Greece, reveals more than just a spectacular geological landscape; it also uncovers the deep and rich histories of ancient culture

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
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

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    Cities the world over are struggling to improve air quality as scandals surrounding diesel car emissions come to light and the huge health costs of po...
    Diabetes: The World at Risk
    Diabetes is often thought of as a ‘western’ problem, one linked to the developed world’s overindulgence in fatty foods and chronic lack of physi...
    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 ...
    The Nuclear Power Struggle
    The UK appears to be embracing nuclear, a huge U-turn on government policy from just two years ago. Yet this seems to be going against the grain globa...
    REDD+ or Dead?
    The UN-backed REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) scheme, under which developing nations would be paid not to cut dow...

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