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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
Sarah Gilbert encounters a city once known only for drugs and violence that is being successfully reinvented as a social and artistic haven

Snow Bound

Travelling in the tiny and relatively new nation of Slovenia, Graeme Gourlay finds it impossible not to notice the connection its residents have with their landscape

Species at risk

Benjamin Hennig maps endangered wildlife species around the world
Urban design and sustainable infrastructure will play a huge role in building a low-carbon global economy. But cities in one key player – China – have some significant differences to the rest of the world
Marco Magrini reports for Geographical on daily events at the COP21 UN climate change conference in Paris

Mapping rewilding

Definitions of rewilding vary but it can be defined loosely as the process of giving space within human-dominated landscapes back to nature with associated benefits for both wildlife and humans

Rock around the block

The British Geological Survey is using Minecraft to create huge maps of Great Britain
Extreme forest and peat burning in Indonesia has released over three times the annual fossil fuel emissions of the United Kingdom
For the first time, scientists have been able to calculate the quantity of groundwater up to two kilometres beneath Earth’s crust. They found that less than six per cent of it is renewable within a human lifetime

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