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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?
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?

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    REDD+ or Dead?
    The UN-backed REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) scheme, under which developing nations would be paid not to cut dow...

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