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HSBC has requested a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil investigation into one of its own clients, Noble Plantations

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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
What impact could an unprecedented incident of ‘river piracy’ have on Canada’s Yukon territory?
Norway is to undercut a mountainous peninsula to create the world’s first sea shipping tunnel
Benjmain Hennig explores global mortality with maps
Last winter’s cold conditions contributed a further influx of road salt into the USA’s lakes. New evidence suggests that these environments are suffering from increased salinity
As one of America’s biggest cities, supplying clean drinking water to Chicago has been a top priority. But the grand infrastructure visions are providing opportunities for invasive Asian carp 
Cape Town’s Foreshore Freeway Bridge has been left unfinished for over 40 years. Now, competing plans are underway to make use of this iconic piece of infrastructure
An interactive map highlights the shocking number of ongoing conflicts around the world
Repurposed NASA maps show the racial diversity (and segregation) of the United States in more detail than ever before

Train spotting

Benjamin Hennig maps Europe's public train networks

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