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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
This month, the Olympic Games opens in Atlanta, generating millions of dollars for the city. But when the athletes head home, will the gold rush end?
Barcelona’s staging of the Olympic Games has provoked a rush of domestic and foreign investment into the city which, its authorities hope, will enable it to become a model European metropolis at the heart of the western Mediterranean economy
Political boycotts have not been the only threat to the success of the Los Angeles Olympics. Derek Elsom looks at the possible effects of smog on the Games

Cooling Chicago

Installing ‘green rooftops’ across Chicago – part of a comprehensive planning vision for the next few decades – could dramatically help the city’s attempts to prevent overheating

Darwin’s puddle

Blue and yellow fish living in a small lake in Tanzania are helping scientists understand basic mechanics of evolution

Energy levels

Different regions of the world have different renewable fuel sources. Benjamin Hennig explores renewable capacity around the globe
Driving from Jerusalem down to the Dead Sea – 1,378 feet below sea level – reveals a varied and fascinating landscape, with an array of treasures to behold

Measuring wildfires

Despite popular opinion, global wildfires are becoming less, not more, frequent, albeit with some major regional exceptions
Liberating tourism innovation, or housing menace? How a Silicon Valley startup has substantially affected communities around the world
A development team from Iceland is bringing the top of the world to the heart of your living room
Benjamin Hennig (viewsoftheworld.net) charts the new landscape of Britain following the historic vote to leave the EU
Northern and southern Europe reach new levels of connectivity, thanks to the opening of the world’s longest rail tunnel, under the Alps

Wine world

Which countries produce the most wine? More importantly, which countries consume the most? Benjamin Hennig investigates
While new research shows China’s forests are in recovery, are neighbouring countries suffering as a result?
Government logging in Poland’s primeval Białowieża Forest draws fresh criticism from scientists
In the 2016 London Mayoral election, the city’s natural environment was high on the agenda. Geographical asks: does the capital have a green future, and what might it look like?

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