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As the world pauses to reflect on biodiversity protection, one non-profit is empowering disadvantaged individuals to capture biodiversity’s beauty, and become ambassadors in their communities
Danny Dorling is an author and professor of geography at Oxford University. In his most recent book, Slowdown, he delivers an optimistic view of the ways in which our economies are stabilising in an era of planetary uncertainty
A newly discovered microbe could uncover how soil absorbs carbon and promotes growth
A single entry in a 118-year-old Arctic whaling logbook diverted the course of Dr Matthew Ayre’s research, taking him from the lignin scents of dusty archives to the perilous waters of the Canadian Arctic
As the world grapples with a new pandemic, humanitarian organisations are rallying to control the outbreak in countries that rely on humanitarian aid, while the United Nations calls for a coordinated response to protect the world’s most vulnerable
Virtualising nature – an affront to the glory of the natural world, or a much-needed tool for those unable to experience the great outdoors?
Boredom may be creeping into the lockdown experience. For the discerning geographer, however, there is a wealth of entertaining and educational board games out there to bring the family together
A landmark ruling by the United Nations Human Rights Committee provides hope for asylum seekers who have been displaced due to the climate crisis
In today’s interconnected global society, new diseases can travel through populations at unprecedented rates. Retracing the route that these viruses take through the complex web of human interactions, back to the original host could help us to predict upcoming viral…
The best GIS dashboards record in near real-time the number of cases, deaths and recoveries from Covid-19 – they are also an invaluable tool when it comes to responding to the crisis, predicting new outbreaks and analysing the impact of…
Geographical’s monthly print magazine has always sought to help its readers forge a connection with places and people far away
As Iran and the US slog it out to dominate the global pistachio trade, other countries look to get in on the action
For Bhavani Shankar, a trip to an Indian vegetable market revealed many issues of health and safety, but also highlighted the importance of such places for global nutrition
Laura Waters paddles from ocean to source on the Noosa River in southeast Queensland, leaving behind a glitzy coastline for a wild environment of rolling sand dunes, mirrored waters and Australia’s own Everglades
Martin Hewitt is the founder of the Adaptive Grand Slam Foundation which supports injured and disabled military veterans to complete extreme challenges. A film about his summit of Everest will premiere at the Royal Geographical Society (details to come)
As we come to terms with our hermetically-sealed situation during the coronavirus outbreak, why not make the most of time inside with some free online learning?
While we may be run from a small office in London (or, as things currently stand, from some kitchens and lofts in London), here at Geographical we’re lucky enough to have contributors who hail from all around the world. We…
At Geographical, we want to amplify the voices of the next generation of great geographers. That’s why we’re launching the ‘Young Explorers’ section of our website: a new programme that celebrates exploration, innovative fieldwork and inspiring projects

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