PLACES

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

The Wild Spaces

Where are the world's remaining wild spaces? Benjamin Hennig explores these remaining spots of isolation

Rock unsolid

Falling rocks and unstable cliff faces are always a hazard for mountain climbers, however, could climate change be adding to the danger?

Back from the dead

Declared biologically dead in 1950s, the Thames is now home to hundreds of species of fish, seals, porpoises and more

The Bristol Method

Not content with simply being European Green Capital for 2015, Bristol has unleashed a digital toolkit to help educate other cities around the world on urban sustainability and green living
A long-awaited, somewhat delayed, digital geologic map of Alaska has been released, made from a ‘treasure trove’ of geological information

Park life

New York’s latest environmental initiative aims to break open the city’s green spaces

Protecting the corridor

National Park status has been granted to a new Peruvian national park, Sierra del Divisor, the final piece in a chain of protected Amazonian rainforest

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    The UN-backed REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) scheme, under which developing nations would be paid not to cut dow...
    The true cost of meat
    As one of the world’s biggest methane emitters, the meat industry has a lot more to concern itself with than merely dietary issues ...
    Long live the King
    It is barely half a century since the Born Free story caused the world to re-evaluate humanity’s relationship with lions. A few brief decades later,...
    London: a walk in the park
    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,...
    The Money Trail
    Remittance payments are a fundamental, yet often overlooked, part of the global economy. But the impact on nations receiving the money isn’t just a ...

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