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The rate of suicide in India is highest in areas with the most debt-ridden farmers growing cash crops on smallholdings, according to a new study

Hilary Bradt

Hilary Bradt is the co-founder of Bradt, which now has about 200 travel guides in print, specialising in off-beat destinations. It's now forty years since her first book was published
A DNA analysis of chicken bones from islands across the Pacific has refuted claims that Polynesians arrived in South America before Columbus
Genghis Khan’s rise was propelled by a temporary run of nice weather, a new study of tree rings in ancient trees in central Mongolia suggests
Cho Oyu is considered to be one of the easier 8,000-metre peaks. But when Tori James joined an expedition to climb this Himalayan giant, she found the challenges were unrelenting

Amanda Anderson

Amanda Anderson is the new director of the Moorland Association, which represents the interests of the owners and managers of grouse moorlands in England and Wales

Searching for Moby Dick

While filming a documentary about remote fishing communities in the western Pacific Ocean, Will Millard witnessed the harsh realities involved in making a living from the sea off the islands of Nusa Tenggara in eastern Indonesia
New study published in Population and Environment has highlighted the recent rapid increase in the number of households around the globe, and the consequent increased consumption of resources
Fishing communities in Madagascar are generally supportive of certain types of regulation, despite possible negative economic impacts

Sir John Houghton

Sir John Houghton is a Welsh climate scientist. He was professor of atmospheric physics at the University of Oxford; a key member of the IPCC; founder of the Hadley Centre; and chief executive of the Met Office

Adam Broadhead

Adam Broadhead is a geographer who specialises in lost rivers. After he was unable to reach his home town of Gloucester due to flooding in 2008, he decided to focus on water issues

Where the ice flows by

With a bit of spare time to kill after a horseriding adventure in Mongolia, Jamie Bunchuk and his companion Matt Traver decided to packraft down the Khovd River. But they hadn’t counted on it being quite so ice-choked
Lucien Castaing-Taylor is a filmmaker and artist, and director of the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard University. His latest work, Leviathan, co-directed by Véréna Paravel, immerses viewers in life aboard US fishing trawlers
Inspired by Wilfred Thesiger’s famous desert journeys, Alastair Humphreys walked 1,600 kilometres from Salalah in Oman to Dubai and found that life there had changed enormously since Thesiger’s Arabian Sands was published
Global food production could be increased substantially without clearing more land for agriculture simply by harvesting existing cropland more frequently, according to a new study published in Environmental Research Letters

Ice-cold exploration

High in the Swiss Alps, Robbie Shone joins a team of British scientists exploring, mapping and photographing the network of moulins and ice caves that riddle the 14-kilometre-long Gorner Glacier
New study provides evidence that three ancient river systems flowed across the Sahara, suggesting they would have provided a viable route for human migration to the Mediterranean

The great escape

In an edited extract from his book, Walls: Travels along the Barricades, Marcello Di Cintio meets some of the thousands of migrants who attempt to enter Europe via Ceuta, one of Spain’s Moroccan enclaves

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