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Sand is the single most mined commodity. Used to make concrete, its extraction eclipses other metals and minerals by a huge margin. Yet while it is abundant, it is not infinite. Fears that some sand deposits are being overused, combined…
A report by Global Witness has revealed that conflict gold could be entering the products of major household brands
Control and relief action in Eastern Africa and the Greater Horn of Africa steps up to face the double threat of desert locusts and the Covid-19 pandemic
Rosemary Brown is a freelance journalist. In 2014, she followed in the footsteps of American journalist and adventurer Nellie Bly, who carried out a record-breaking 72-day trip around the world in 1889. A book about Rosemary's trip is due out…
Rodrigo Medellín is a senior professor of ecology at the University of Mexico. A specialist in bats, he is co-chair of the Bat Specialist Group of the IUCN
Selma Huxley Barkham (March 8, 1927 – May 3, 2020), was a historian and geographer of international standing in the fields of the maritime history of Canada and of the Basque Country
Since its annexation by Morocco in 1975, Western Sahara has been the subject of a long-running territorial dispute. For the Saharawi people, the wait for a homeland has now spanned more than 40 years. Among the young, tensions are once…
Widespread protests are forcing the UK to confront the fact that racism remains prevalent in towns and villages across the country
With widespread antibiotic resistance looming, researchers are attempting to create new antimicrobial surfaces
Following the toppling of Bristol’s Edward Colston statue, Geographical looks back at other times when statues have been removed in condemnation of historic forces of oppression
A new study from the University of Bristol has successfully predicted the economic recovery of small businesses following natural hazard events using social media
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

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