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The first payment under the Redd+ scheme to conserve tropical forests has been approved, but issues with the data supplied by participating countries could undermine its potential
In the first of a series on geopolitical curiosities and anomalies, of which he has been a devoted explorer for years, Vitali Vitaliev looks at enclaves – parts of one country which find themselves lost inside another’s borders
A socioecological model is predicting the areas of major US cities that are most likely to be affected by gentrification
Following the collapse of the upstream tailings dam in Brumadinho, Brazil, Benjamin Hennig maps tailings dams around the world
The domestication of animals for food, secondary products, labour and companionship over the past 11,000 years has led to a global distribution of domesticated species with distinct geographical patterns
Strap in for a newer, greener experience in virtual city design
A major investment in data collection along the Nile could revolutionise the water management of the iconic river
Several factors are contributing to extreme deforestation in Haiti, with the poor economic state of the country primary among them

Tehran: the sinking city

Illegal wells are depleting groundwater basins beneath Tehran causing it to sink dramatically 
Mapping the trade war between the US and China and the bean caught in the crossfire 
Check out this superb selection of mapping books - ideal gifts for the cartographer
Glacial melt is increasing  land instability in mountainous regions, with huge tsunamis rising in frequency as a result
A large-scale terrain mapping project makes Antarctica the best-mapped continent on Earth 
New research reveals that microplastics can survive in mosquitos from larvae to adult, raising the possibility of particles being transferred from freshwater to land
New research measures the ability of major cities to re-use critical nutrients found in wastewater
Biosphere 2 was one of the most ambitious experiments in biospheric science. 25 years later, one of the original team members looks back on the project and examines its legacy
High-quality, affordable drones can revolutionise the way that landscape and vegetation data is collected. This short study shows how the impact of ash die-back disease can be assessed quickly in a small plot of woodland

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