PLACES

London's new underground

Geographical heads beneath the surface to see how the Crossrail project is adding to London's historic subterranean transport network

Tackling US wildfires

What can be done to control the wildfire risk in the US?

Storm spaces

Benjamin Hennig maps the cyclones and typhoons created by the world's weather systems
A new map shows how UK land use is continuing the trend of converting forest and agricultural land to artificial surfaces
At the Royal Society Summer Exhibition, a team of researchers discuss the future of the glaciers found on the world’s highest mountain

Destructive dams

They may enjoy a clean, green reputation, but the environmental impact of dams built for hydroelectric energy appears far worse than first believed

Taking root

Deforested for years, the Swat district in Pakistan wants to plant one billion trees
The real homelessness problem may be in the North and not London, but much depends on definitions

World religions

Benjamin Hennig explores the distribution of major religions around the world

In defence of bogs

Bogs - the scourge of all walkers - rarely get any friendly publicity. However, Geographical explores how the boggy plant, sphagnum moss, is wooing biologists
Mapping the chemical fingerprint of the Amazon lowlands from the air reveals the secrets of the forest canopy and the soil beneath

Battle in Seattle

America’s most eco-conscious city rejects plans to host Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet

Muddy Waters

England’s rivers are under the spotlight, after recent findings suggested only 17 per cent are in either good or high health

The African Manhattan

Construction has begun on South Africa’s brand new £500million, 1,600-hectare city, but some are expressing fear over a growing ‘Chinese incursion’ into the region

Clearing the way

Seven million passengers in a city with 21 million inhabitants means constant gridlock for Lagos and more than 50 per cent of Nigeria’s total greenhouse gas emissions
A loophole in Brazil’s cattle ranch regulations threatens to undermine recent successes at curbing the beef industry’s impact on deforestation
The next country to jump on the smart city bandwagon could be Mongolia, with plans for a new eco-metropolis near Ulaanbaatar. However, critics argue that it is little more than a project designed by Germans architects for Chinese investors
There are 225 gangs operating in London. But organised crime isn’t as organised as people think

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