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A billion for Brazil

The Norwegian government is set to complete the transfer of US$1billion to Brazil’s Amazon Fund, in recognition of the South American country’s efforts to tackle deforestation

Urban security

Preparing for a seemingly limitless number of future threats has become a major challenge for the world’s cities, and helping to build resilience into their infrastructure is their ultimate goal

What’s in a name?

The highest mountain in North America’s has been renamed ‘Denali’ after 98 years of being called ‘Mount McKinley’
Benjamin Hennig maps humanity’s ecological footprints
The Arava Institute brings together Israeli, Palestinian, Jordanian and international students to talk about a shared issue – the environment

Rainbow nation

Riding the new fad for adult colouring books, the Ordnance Survey has a produced a set of labyrinthian city maps to get your felt tips into

People and the sea

Benjamin Hennig illustrates how our world would look if proportionally represented by population
Unchecked pollution from West African cities could harm health, affect food production, and even change the monsoon season warn scientists
A ride up La Rhune, on the French-Spanish border, gives an insight into a unique regional Basque landscape

Drying out

Chile’s government is taking urgent action to prevent a water crisis after continuing low rainfall leaves no end in sight for the drought which has afflicted the country
A mind-bending, interactive map shows the actual sizes of countries nearer the Equator

Earth at Night

Benjamin Hennig maps our illuminated earth by night

Eye on Scotland

The Scottish extension to a nationwide census mapping project is now live, enabling anyone to view Scotland’s demographics with unprecedented detail

Damaging droughts

Drought is having a much more detrimental impact on forest recovery than previously believed, with many trees taking up to four years to return to pre-drought levels of growth

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

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