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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
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…

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
After nearly a year since being set alight, the raging oil wells in Qayyarah, Iraq, have finally been extinguished
Liz Bonnin is a biochemist, wild animal biologist, and BBC television presenter, known for hosting various science, nature, and wildlife programming. Her new show, Galápagos, is due to air this spring
Asia not only manufacturers most of the world’s electronic goods, it now consumes the most as well. Without sophisticated recycling systems, e-waste is piling up
Peter Willcox is the captain of the Greenpeace campaign boat, Rainbow Warrior. He has participated in environmental campaigns for Greenpeace across the world for over 30 years. His new book, Greenpeace Captain, is out now

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