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The Wild Spaces

Where are the world's remaining wild spaces? Benjamin Hennig explores these remaining spots of isolation
A long-awaited, somewhat delayed, digital geologic map of Alaska has been released, made from a ‘treasure trove’ of geological information

Species at risk

Benjamin Hennig maps endangered wildlife species around the world

Mapping rewilding

Definitions of rewilding vary but it can be defined loosely as the process of giving space within human-dominated landscapes back to nature with associated benefits for both wildlife and humans

Rock around the block

The British Geological Survey is using Minecraft to create huge maps of Great Britain
For the first time, scientists have been able to calculate the quantity of groundwater up to two kilometres beneath Earth’s crust. They found that less than six per cent of it is renewable within a human lifetime
With poverty and global development on the agenda, Benjamin Hennig maps out where in the world poverty still persists
A team of researchers have mapped the course of the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone. They hope it will aid disease response in the future
Observing the Earth’s atmosphere from space, a NASA satellite illustrates changes in the abundance of carbon dioxide
Benjamin Hennig maps humanity’s ecological footprints

Rainbow nation

Riding the new fad for adult colouring books, the Ordnance Survey has a produced a set of labyrinthian city maps to get your felt tips into

People and the sea

Benjamin Hennig illustrates how our world would look if proportionally represented by population
A mind-bending, interactive map shows the actual sizes of countries nearer the Equator

Earth at Night

Benjamin Hennig maps our illuminated earth by night

Eye on Scotland

The Scottish extension to a nationwide census mapping project is now live, enabling anyone to view Scotland’s demographics with unprecedented detail

Storm spaces

Benjamin Hennig maps the cyclones and typhoons created by the world's weather systems
A new map shows how UK land use is continuing the trend of converting forest and agricultural land to artificial surfaces

World religions

Benjamin Hennig explores the distribution of major religions around the world

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