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The next step towards declaring London a National Park City is underway

Healthy planet

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
Where in America can the country's various hate groups be found?
The southern US state is sinking twice as fast as previously thought, with human mismanagement of its coast being held largely to blame
An increase in visitors is putting severe strain on Iceland’s ability to cope
Air pollution campaigners hold a disco roadblock, but can it make a difference to public opinion?
Cities the world over are struggling to improve air quality as scandals surrounding diesel car emissions come to light and the huge health costs of pollutants are better understood. Anthony Lambert reports
HSBC has requested a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil investigation into one of its own clients, Noble Plantations

The lighter side

Benjamin Hennig explores visions of a world made bright by humanity
The EU has asked the European court to authorise an immediate ban on logging in one of Europe’s last primeval forests, Białowieża, in Poland
Was last year’s El Niño a practice run for future climate change? In part three of a blog series for Geographical, Laura Cole shadows the University of Oxford’s Global Ecosystem Monitoring Network and its work to discover the impact of…
Far from being separate threats, scientists have found links between air pollutants and a rise in type-2 diabetes
Is the official height of Mount Everest accurate?
Where in the world is the highest density of languages? Benjamin Hennig maps the answer

The future of shopping

The next stage in autonomous vehicles is hoping to transform the way we shop
Geographical’s resident data cartographer presents a true picture of the UK following the 2017 General Election

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