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Deforestation is having an unexpected effect in the Amazon: fewer fish
The iconic Douglas fir tree, familiar to fans of the cult TV series Twin Peaks, is under threat from a spreading fungal disease spurred on by a warming climate
Rocky Mountain forests are not regenerating after wildfires
Cape Town is edging closer to ‘Day Zero’, the long-feared time when the city will run out of fresh water, and the taps are turned off
Ongoing restoration projects are breathing new life into Florida’s Everglades
Despite protests, an experimental pedestrianisation system is proving to be a hit in Barcelona’s traffic-swamped streets. With pollution levels down and residential use up, it looks set to catch on elsewhere in Spain
National Archives map historian, Rose Mitchell, highlights some of the cartographic treasures being put on display as part of a series of exclusive Geographical ‘behind the scenes’ tours
An expedition into the Jordanian desert is helping teachers and schoolchildren understand the precarious state of water
Trivia fans take note, Mount Hope in the British Antarctic Territory has recently been re-measured and found to out-reach the previous highest peak by a comfortable 50 metres
An enormous hydropower development in Ethiopia is expected to put further pressure on Egypt’s already fragile water supply
From nuclear warnings to whether your favourite band will ‘make it big’. Prizes amounting to £20,000 were awarded to winners and runners-up across eight categories, from Current Affairs and Politics, to Arts, Entertainment and Pop Culture
New maps of global reptile distribution reveal significant gaps in the network of protected areas
Indigenous conservation schemes in Peru can be more effective than government-controlled efforts when it comes to curbing deforestation
How are the EU member nations faring in the fight for gender equality?
Violence against women violates human rights, and the lack of equal rights is also seen as a major obstacle to a more sustainable development
Deadly heat waves could become more frequent in cities thanks to a combination of urbanisation and climate change
These 13 poignant infographics are in the running for the 2017 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards
Sometimes referred to as the fourth dimension, time has a highly geographical relevance

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