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People and the sea

Benjamin Hennig illustrates how our world would look if proportionally represented by population
Unchecked pollution from West African cities could harm health, affect food production, and even change the monsoon season warn scientists
A ride up La Rhune, on the French-Spanish border, gives an insight into a unique regional Basque landscape

Drying out

Chile’s government is taking urgent action to prevent a water crisis after continuing low rainfall leaves no end in sight for the drought which has afflicted the country
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

Damaging droughts

Drought is having a much more detrimental impact on forest recovery than previously believed, with many trees taking up to four years to return to pre-drought levels of growth

London's new underground

Geographical heads beneath the surface to see how the Crossrail project is adding to London's historic subterranean transport network

Tackling US wildfires

What can be done to control the wildfire risk in the US?

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
At the Royal Society Summer Exhibition, a team of researchers discuss the future of the glaciers found on the world’s highest mountain

Destructive dams

They may enjoy a clean, green reputation, but the environmental impact of dams built for hydroelectric energy appears far worse than first believed

Taking root

Deforested for years, the Swat district in Pakistan wants to plant one billion trees
The real homelessness problem may be in the North and not London, but much depends on definitions

World religions

Benjamin Hennig explores the distribution of major religions around the world

In defence of bogs

Bogs - the scourge of all walkers - rarely get any friendly publicity. However, Geographical explores how the boggy plant, sphagnum moss, is wooing biologists

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