PLACES

Chile aims to help meet its climate commitments by getting the Santiago Metro system to run mainly on renewable energy
The Fort McMurray fire has released millions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere and destroyed natural habitats. Scientists fear it may have caused long-term damage to the surrounding boreal ecosystem

Nuclear power

Few issues polarise like nuclear power. Benjamin Hennig maps the world's nuclear power plants, and explores nuclear energy's future
An innovative conservation project in Borneo rewards local communities with discounted medical care in return for protecting threatened tropical forests
Sir David Attenborough has opened a new nature reserve in London, a functioning reservoir, which has been hidden from the public for nearly 200 years

Out of Africa

Benjamin Hennig maps humanity's migration across the globe

Sounds of the city

Besides the standard complaint-generating noises, what do our cities sound like on an day-to-day basis?
Masdar City was supposed to open to tens of thousands residents this year. So what has happened to the UAE’s beacon of urban sustainability?

Meat eaters

Who are the world's biggest meat consumers?
An ‘unprecedented boom’ in dam construction on three of the world’s largest rivers could have dire environmental consequences

Reaching sky high

The world continued surging upwards in 2015, breaking records for the number of new tall buildings built in a single year
Instead of just focusing on the overall swinging back and forth of British support for EU membership, a new map shows where levels of ‘euroscepticisim’ and ‘europhilia’ are at their greatest
Lake Poopó in Bolivia, has rapidly dried up, decimating local communities. Where did the water go, and will it ever return?
Geographical’s monthly alternative look at the world through the eyes of cartograms
New findings into the world’s second largest ice body show it’s both melting and growing
Can a vast waterfront development save Jakarta from the many perils of subsidence?

The invention of nature

Ahead of a talk at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), author Andrea Wulf sheds light on the extraordinary Alexander von Humboldt – the forgotten father of environmentalism
Ostrava is the Czech Republic’s ‘third city’, a former iron town striving to turn its story around by mining its industrial heritage and proximity to Russia for tourist gold

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