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From US debt to cosmic exploration, water use to missing migrants, these 15 infographics are in the running for the Information is Beautiful Awards 2016

Coast Lines

Coasts are a more complex geographical entity than you might believe. Benjamin Hennig maps the world's coasts to learn more
The methods we use to teach physical geography and environmental science are rapidly changing. As a new generation of high-quality affordable drones creates a revolution in the way that schools collect, process and view landscape data, Dr Steve Boreham of…

Marine destruction

Out of sight, out of mind, the world's oceans are nevertheless full of pollution, which is devastating for marine ecosystems

The home front

Home ownership in the UK has changed dramatically in recent years. Benjamin Hennig maps variations across the country
Mark Cooper-Jones and Jay Foreman tap into a rich vein of geographical quirks to teach through comedy
Which country has been the most successful in Olympic history? Benjamin Hennig charts the winners and participants of the Olympic Games

Energy levels

Different regions of the world have different renewable fuel sources. Benjamin Hennig explores renewable capacity around the globe
Benjamin Hennig (viewsoftheworld.net) charts the new landscape of Britain following the historic vote to leave the EU

Wine world

Which countries produce the most wine? More importantly, which countries consume the most? Benjamin Hennig investigates

Nuclear power

Few issues polarise like nuclear power. Benjamin Hennig maps the world's nuclear power plants, and explores nuclear energy's future

Out of Africa

Benjamin Hennig maps humanity's migration across the globe

Sounds of the city

Besides the standard complaint-generating noises, what do our cities sound like on an day-to-day basis?

Meat eaters

Who are the world's biggest meat consumers?
Instead of just focusing on the overall swinging back and forth of British support for EU membership, a new map shows where levels of ‘euroscepticisim’ and ‘europhilia’ are at their greatest
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New findings into the world’s second largest ice body show it’s both melting and growing

The invention of nature

Ahead of a talk at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), author Andrea Wulf sheds light on the extraordinary Alexander von Humboldt – the forgotten father of environmentalism

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