Laura Cole

A greater understanding of the mysterious plankton responsible for bioluminescence has helped scientists predict plumes in the ocean
Climate change has become the most recent explanation for the low wages of tea labourers in Assam, India, causing yet more tensions between the government, the tea growers and those campaigning on behalf of the poor workers caught in the middle
One hundred saplings from one hundred of the world’s tallest trees have been planted in Cornwall as part of a climate project to add more longevity to our greenery
As the UK gets ready to eat millions of chocolate eggs made with palm oil, Geographical explores the global implications of our dependence on this controversial ingredient

Geography’s unique appeal

Geography is one of the broader disciplines when it comes to higher education, as demonstrated by this examination of some of its most interesting and distinct undergraduate modules
As the Arctic heats up, so does the debate surrounding its ownership. With so much at stake, the Arctic region is becoming an increasingly geopolitical hotspot

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