Laura Cole

In 1769, a woman in grand clothes set off on the Rio Pastaza, an Ecuadorian tributary of the Amazon river, following the current across the continent, because she heard a rumour that her husband was waiting on the other side

Whale watching

An aerial drone fitted with analytical equipment is helping marine scientists assess the health of endangered whale species

Rainbow nation

Riding the new fad for adult colouring books, the Ordnance Survey has a produced a set of labyrinthian city maps to get your felt tips into

They are the walrus(es)

An estimated 35,000 walruses have ‘hauled-out’ of the sea to Point Lay, Alaska coinciding with the decline in summer sea ice. Geographical takes a look at what this relatively new behaviour means for walrus populations in Alaska
An all-female ranger group, the Black Mambas, are determined to eliminate the threat of poaching from the Balule Private Game Reserve in South Africa

Plastic birds

Plastic waste in the oceans has become such a problem, it’s now being predicted that within fifty years every seabird will have ingested the material

Aerosols affecting West Africa

Unchecked pollution from West African cities could harm health, affect food production, and even change the monsoon season warn scientists

ZERO ZERO ZERO by Roberto Saviano

According to Roberto Saviano, cocaine is the world’s ‘white oil’ underpinning all corners of society, from the grey blocks of Wall Street to the wealthy neighbourhoods of London, ‘the narco-trafficking, money-laundering capital of the world’

The true size of the world

A mind-bending, interactive map shows the actual sizes of countries nearer the Equator
Straight outta Teesdale, Addicted to Sheep is a farming documentary like you’ve never seen before

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