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Recent observations of Arctic flora and fauna indicate major changes to ecosystems in the area
Jules Mountain was working as guide in the Alps until, over a few drinks at a pub in Chamonix, the prospect of conquering Everest presented itself
Many of us will be familiar with this run of emotions: the thrill of going to some faraway outcrop for the weekend, setting up camp, smug and self-sufficient, only then to spend two days inhaling mosquitoes or waiting out an unforeseen storm
Was last year’s El Niño a practice run for future climate change? In part two of a blog series 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
Repurposed NASA maps show the racial diversity (and segregation) of the United States in more detail than ever before
A massive die-off of Australian mangrove forests is being attributed to the El Niño weather system

Rock of Ages

For this month’s Discovering Britain viewpoint, Laura Cole heads to Kingston-upon-Thames to find a piece of sarsen stone with a lot of history
In a new report, researchers have calculated the global emissions of sulphur dioxide caused by volcanic activity

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

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