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Jules Pretty

Jules Pretty is Professor of Environment and Society and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Essex, specialising in agricultural sustainability, nature and wellbeing. His latest book, The Edge of Extinction, explores life and change in cultures across the world

Expats’ Ecu-adore!

A 2014 study, The World Through Expat Eyes, has found Ecuador to be the country with the most content expat population
Sarah Outen describes her kayaking expedition along the Aleutian Islands, a significant undertaking that is just one part of her ongoing human powered journey around the world

A geography of breakfast

Doughnuts, eels, and bean curd buns feature on breakfast menus across the world. Geographical looks at global breakfasts, from the full English to beyond
Tractors clogged the main roads into Warsaw last week as Polish farmers demonstrated their opposition to changes to agriculture laws

No dice in Macau

Gambling accounted for 80 per cent of the government’s revenue in 2013, but recent figures are showing that Macau’s gaming economy has started to go wrong
Before OKCupid, Tinder and Match.com, there was the Craigslist personal. A new study links an old-fashioned web hook-up site to an increase in US HIV infections

Tips for rivers and oceans

Legends and tall tales go with the sea, Geographical takes some sober advice on ocean and river expeditions
Renewable resources representing 45 per cent of global calorie intake have reached peak production levels
Geographers don’t need to actually understand the rules to appreciate the issues surrounding one of the world’s biggest annual sporting events

‘Unlucky’ island

Boldt Castle is a curious monument to a tycoon’s misfortune
Recumbant, tandem or just a regular bicycle, Geographical rounds up advice for bicycle expeditions
Geographical gets an exclusive preview from development project, Development Progress, ahead of a Royal Geographical Society exhibition starting 16 February
After over a month of sailing through pack ice, Shackleton and the Endurance became trapped just one day from their Antarctic destination
A new survey at the island’s volcanic quarry sheds further light on ancient statues
As China relaxes its infamous one-child policy, one million families apply for the legal right to have a second child
In Upstate New York a heritage centre is preserving a region’s natural, cultural and agricultural history
As logging and climate change alter the Arctic, the indigenous Sámi peoples are open to a new world

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