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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?
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

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    Few would argue with football’s position as the world’s number one sport. But as Mark Rowe discovers, this global popularity is masking a sinister...
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    Palm oil is omnipresent in global consumption. But in many circles it is considered the scourge of the natural world, for the deforestation and habita...
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    Wetlands are vital storehouses of biodiversity and important bulwarks against the effects of climate change, while also providing livelihoods for mill...
    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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