Laura Cole

Thunderstorms in the US could be transporting harmful mercury from the atmosphere to the ground
Three experts speculate on the impact a Trump or a Clinton presidency will have on the regions of Europe, Latin America and Asia
The Woodland Trust is worried that one in ten Brits are unable to identify our four most common trees: oak, ash, holly and horse chestnut. Luckily, there’s an app for that
Spiking methane levels are probably due to agriculture and wetlands, not fossil fuels, say experts
The Arab spring cannot be reduced to theories and statistics, and journalist Robert Worth knows this
Terrifying and almost-accurate, Deepwater Horizon returns to the moments before the worst oil disaster in history
A two-part exhibition of Edward Burtynsky’s photographs finds connections through the enormous scale of industry, infrastructure and human impact
Two islands, divided by an international border and separated by geopolitics, are on the verge of being reunited. But will fractured US-Russian relations stand in the way?

The Final Frontier

The US government has given permission for the first private company to land unmanned vehicles on the moon, with the intention of mining its resources. But could the move have geopolitical consequences?
The world’s first comprehensive report on plant species finds over one fifth at risk of extinction

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