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In this extract from his new book, Tides, mountain climber and critically-acclaimed author Nick Bullock recounts an eventful climb in the French Alps, one with echoes of a much more tragic past
New data from the World Health Organization reveals that nine out of ten people worldwide are breathing polluted air
In the wake of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, now a small town is embroiled in a fight with Nestlé to keep hold of its own spring water 
Benjamin Hennig maps out the global production and distribution levels for diamonds
Millions of Americans are living in areas at high-risk of river flooding, many of whom will be completely unaware of the danger
New interactive maps combine precipitation and temperature to show climate change in more detail and can be used to compare climates worldwide
Public transport in India could be on the verge of being revolutionised by the construction of a ‘hyperloop’ between major cities
To retrace the route of the fur voyageurs on the waterways of northwest Ontario, Canada, Laura Cole embarks on a week-long canoe trip along the world’s largest lake
IPCC Cities and Climate Change Conference: Alberta host dresses non-renewable foundations with green decorations
Increased carbon dioxide is affecting freshwater ecosystems
The latest laser scanning technology reveals new insights into the lives of trees both in the UK and overseas
Deforestation is having an unexpected effect in the Amazon: fewer fish
The iconic Douglas fir tree, familiar to fans of the cult TV series Twin Peaks, is under threat from a spreading fungal disease spurred on by a warming climate
Rocky Mountain forests are not regenerating after wildfires
Cape Town is edging closer to ‘Day Zero’, the long-feared time when the city will run out of fresh water, and the taps are turned off
Ongoing restoration projects are breathing new life into Florida’s Everglades
Despite protests, an experimental pedestrianisation system is proving to be a hit in Barcelona’s traffic-swamped streets. With pollution levels down and residential use up, it looks set to catch on elsewhere in Spain
National Archives map historian, Rose Mitchell, highlights some of the cartographic treasures being put on display as part of a series of exclusive Geographical ‘behind the scenes’ tours

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