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An expedition into the Jordanian desert is helping teachers and schoolchildren understand the precarious state of water
Trivia fans take note, Mount Hope in the British Antarctic Territory has recently been re-measured and found to out-reach the previous highest peak by a comfortable 50 metres
An enormous hydropower development in Ethiopia is expected to put further pressure on Egypt’s already fragile water supply
From nuclear warnings to whether your favourite band will ‘make it big’. Prizes amounting to £20,000 were awarded to winners and runners-up across eight categories, from Current Affairs and Politics, to Arts, Entertainment and Pop Culture
New maps of global reptile distribution reveal significant gaps in the network of protected areas
Indigenous conservation schemes in Peru can be more effective than government-controlled efforts when it comes to curbing deforestation
How are the EU member nations faring in the fight for gender equality?
Violence against women violates human rights, and the lack of equal rights is also seen as a major obstacle to a more sustainable development
Deadly heat waves could become more frequent in cities thanks to a combination of urbanisation and climate change
These 13 poignant infographics are in the running for the 2017 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards
Sometimes referred to as the fourth dimension, time has a highly geographical relevance
A global, citizen-led carbon sequestration scheme is aiming to combat damaging US climate policies
Among the Himalaya region, which along with most of the rest of the planet is steadily warming, there lies an aberration which is allowing glaciers in the area to remain stable, even grow in size, rather than melt and shrink
Beijing looks set to welcome to its streets an innovative method of combating air pollution
The next step towards declaring London a National Park City is underway

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The spatial distribution of healthcare workers globally tells us a lot about levels of development and wealth around the world
After an ‘unprecedented’ surge northwards into New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, the southern pine beetle is expected to continue expanding its range into large portions of northern US and southern Canadian forests
The historic end of civil war in Colombia has had unforeseen consequences for the country’s natural environment, particularly the Amazon rainforest

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