Laura Cole

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
Enormous structure found in the seabed between the Torres Straight and Port Douglas, could unlock the history – and future – of the Great Barrier Reef

Out of the box

For centuries, crowds have descended – or ascended – on Box Hill in Surrey. For this month’s Discovering Britain trail, Laura Cole finds out why
As a Cumbrian hill in the Yorkshire Dales is offically declared a mountain by a mere six millimetres, Geographical talks to summit mapper Myrddyn Phillips about what defines a mountain
With an life expectancy of at least 272, the Greenland shark has been recognised as the longest living vertebrate animal on the planet, and how long they can live is still a mystery

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