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As the UK gets ready to eat millions of chocolate eggs made with palm oil, Geographical explores the global implications of our dependence on this controversial ingredient

A greener gotham

A plan to prepare the Big Apple for future climate change is proposing a green revolution for the city, but fears over public involvement remain.
The Amazon rainforest is unable to store any further carbon dioxide, as faster growing trees are dying younger

New lives for nomads

As Genghis Khan once said, ‘Conquering the world on horseback is easy. It is dismounting and governing that is hard’

A university in the desert

Hermits and Bedouin have long sought wisdom and refuge in the desert. Today, young people from across the world can follow their example
Temperatures in world’s lakes are rising, but data has been sparse. A Canadian-led effort has filled in the gaps

Ebola deaths

The distribution of deaths caused by the Ebola disease so far in the recent outbreak has been mapped, as efforts to control the spread intensify
African and Asian coastal megacities are at the highest risk from a global rise in sea level, says a new report

Mount ever-waste?

Reports out of Nepal claim that human waste created by mountain climbers is creating a health hazard on Mount Everest. We asked three climbers who have been to the summit to give their thoughts on the situation
Satellite data reveals that over the last decade, Africa, as a whole, has become both wetter and greener
Chennai’s £2.6billion metro system is among India’s most expensive megaprojects, but a scheduled opening this month has been delayed

After the tourists

Yellowstone National Park is home to some astounding geothermal pools. These colourful natural phenomena occur due to interaction between underwater hot vents and bacteria that grow in lawns across the pools
A Kickstarter campaign aims to map Greece’s threatened olive groves
Many major cities around the world are set to face severe water problems over the coming decades, but Singapore – the perennial resource underdog – leads the way in urban water management

Sailing the earth

It came from the 1970s, and it’s found out on New Mexico’s high desert mesa. This unusual home is an ‘Earthship’, designed by architect Michael Reynolds as the ultimate in off grid living

Water worlds

Chlorophyll concentrations in the world’s oceans are important indicators for the presence of algae and other plant-like organisms that carry out photosynthesis
Brazil possesses 12 per cent of the world’s freshwater, and yet São Paulo – the biggest and richest city in South America – is suffering from severe drought with deforestation getting the blame
If reports are to be believed, Sana’a, and other cities in Yemen, will soon be the first in the world to run out of water. Can this crisis be averted?

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