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Deadly heat waves could become more frequent in cities thanks to a combination of urbanisation and climate change
These 13 poignant infographics are in the running for the 2017 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards
Sometimes referred to as the fourth dimension, time has a highly geographical relevance
A global, citizen-led carbon sequestration scheme is aiming to combat damaging US climate policies
Among the Himalaya region, which along with most of the rest of the planet is steadily warming, there lies an aberration which is allowing glaciers in the area to remain stable, even grow in size, rather than melt and shrink
Beijing looks set to welcome to its streets an innovative method of combating air pollution
The next step towards declaring London a National Park City is underway

Healthy planet

The spatial distribution of healthcare workers globally tells us a lot about levels of development and wealth around the world
After an ‘unprecedented’ surge northwards into New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, the southern pine beetle is expected to continue expanding its range into large portions of northern US and southern Canadian forests
The historic end of civil war in Colombia has had unforeseen consequences for the country’s natural environment, particularly the Amazon rainforest
Where in America can the country's various hate groups be found?
The southern US state is sinking twice as fast as previously thought, with human mismanagement of its coast being held largely to blame
An increase in visitors is putting severe strain on Iceland’s ability to cope
Air pollution campaigners hold a disco roadblock, but can it make a difference to public opinion?
Cities the world over are struggling to improve air quality as scandals surrounding diesel car emissions come to light and the huge health costs of pollutants are better understood. Anthony Lambert reports
HSBC has requested a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil investigation into one of its own clients, Noble Plantations

The Lighter Side

Benjamin Hennig explores visions of a world made bright by humanity
The EU has asked the European court to authorise an immediate ban on logging in one of Europe’s last primeval forests, Białowieża, in Poland

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