PLACES

Sri Lanka is becoming the world’s first country to protect the entirety of its mangrove forests, amid a major community development and conservation project

Behind the brew

Four years ago, there were 95 breweries in New York. Today, following careful cultivation by the state government, there are over 200

Human worlds

Humans have touched every part of the world. Or have they? Benjamin Hennig uses maps to explore
As California’s record drought continues, snowpack in the Sierra Nevada shrinks
Megacities across the world are resource hungry, but not all consume at the same rate

Manila: clean and green

The rivers in the Philippine capital long held a reputation for their levels of pollution. Paul Miles reports on a natural solution originating in Scotland, that has seen the waterways undergo a dramatic change for the better

Gender inequality

Benjamin Hennig illustrates global gender inequality with the Gender Inequality Index Value
The Isonzo Front, Slovenia, was one of the First World War’s most brutal campaigns. Today stretches of fortifications have been carefully restored and a ‘Walk of Peace’ has been created threading through the truly beautiful Slovenian landscape linking sites of…
A booming global demand for rubber is leading to mass deforestation in southeast Asia, as land is cleared for monoculture rubber plantations

Giants fall

Nearly a century ago, Albert Wieslander mapped out vegetation and forest resources across California. Now a study has revealed how the state’s forests have changed for the worse since that initial survey took place
One hundred saplings from one hundred of the world’s tallest trees have been planted in Cornwall as part of a climate project to add more longevity to our greenery

Keeping yew safe

Saplings from the yew tree claimed to have been on the site of the signing of the Magna Carta are being grown at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh in a bid to preserve the tree for thousands of years

Nature takes off

 Singapore is building an airport where indoor trees, waterfalls and a ‘rain vortex’ sit alongside check-in queues, transit lounges and baggage carousels
As the UK gets ready to eat millions of chocolate eggs made with palm oil, Geographical explores the global implications of our dependence on this controversial ingredient

A greener gotham

A plan to prepare the Big Apple for future climate change is proposing a green revolution for the city, but fears over public involvement remain.
The Amazon rainforest is unable to store any further carbon dioxide, as faster growing trees are dying younger

New lives for nomads

As Genghis Khan once said, ‘Conquering the world on horseback is easy. It is dismounting and governing that is hard’

A university in the desert

Hermits and Bedouin have long sought wisdom and refuge in the desert. Today, young people from across the world can follow their example

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