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A major investment in data collection along the Nile could revolutionise the water management of the iconic river
Several factors are contributing to extreme deforestation in Haiti, with the poor economic state of the country primary among them

Tehran: the sinking city

Illegal wells are depleting groundwater basins beneath Tehran causing it to sink dramatically 
Mapping the trade war between the US and China and the bean caught in the crossfire 
Check out this superb selection of mapping books - ideal gifts for the cartographer
Glacial melt is increasing  land instability in mountainous regions, with huge tsunamis rising in frequency as a result
A large-scale terrain mapping project makes Antarctica the best-mapped continent on Earth 
New research reveals that microplastics can survive in mosquitos from larvae to adult, raising the possibility of particles being transferred from freshwater to land
New research measures the ability of major cities to re-use critical nutrients found in wastewater
Biosphere 2 was one of the most ambitious experiments in biospheric science. 25 years later, one of the original team members looks back on the project and examines its legacy
High-quality, affordable drones can revolutionise the way that landscape and vegetation data is collected. This short study shows how the impact of ash die-back disease can be assessed quickly in a small plot of woodland

Under the volcanoes

Benjamin Hennig charts the impact of volcanoes on nearby human populations
A volunteer-led digital mapping project is at the heart of efforts to combat humanitarian disasters
As the planet urbanises, attention is turning towards the most basic of building materials – concrete – to ensure the imminent construction boom is as sustainable as possible

Essential oil?

Palm oil is omnipresent in global consumption. But in many circles it is considered the scourge of the natural world, for the deforestation and habitat destruction which follows its production. Does this ubiquitous crop deserve to be treated with such disdain?
A rising number of cruise ships and their ‘overlooked’ diesel emissions are dropping anchor along the Thames, angering London residents in the process

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