Laura Cole

THE HOUSE OF OWLS by Tony Angell

There are a few strange ways to describe a group of owls, a ‘parliament’ being the most popular and undeniably the most endearing. In the case of The House of Owls, Tony Angell’s new book, however, ‘a stare’ might be more appropriate. The eyes of the screech owl on the cover follow you around the room, eerily, with one pupil dilated and one not
Following the recent success of New Zealand’s Whanganui river, India’s Ganges river and Yamuna river become the second and third in the world to be granted the legal rights of human beings
For this month’s Discovering Britain, Laura Cole travels to Sheffield, which claims to be the UK’s greenest city
Icelandic engineers are attempting to harness the powerful geothermal energy of magma
For decades, scientists have been divided over how these eerily perfect circle arrangements are formed in the Namibian desert
Wolves have arrived at a wildlife park in Devon as part of ongoing campaign to rewild parts of the United Kingdom
Was last year’s El Niño a practice run for future climate change? In this introduction to an upcoming series of online blogs for Geographical, Laura Cole shadows the University of Oxford’s Global Ecosystem Monitoring Network and its work to discover the impact of the world’s most well-known weather phenomenon on the planet’s tropical forests
From food packets to fuel company manifestos, ‘sustainability’ is everywhere. Jeremy Caradonna tracks the explosion of this word into our lexicon; by fully understanding where it’s come from, we can figure out where it’s going
Expedition leader, Catherine Edsell, leads a team of ten women into Namibia to track rare desert elephants
The world’s largest tropical peatland carbon store has been mapped for the first time and it is 16 times bigger than expected

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