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The world’s first comprehensive report on plant species finds over one fifth at risk of extinction
As a Cumbrian hill in the Yorkshire Dales is offically declared a mountain by a mere six millimetres, Geographical talks to summit mapper Myrddyn Phillips about what defines a mountain

Marine destruction

Out of sight, out of mind, the world's oceans are nevertheless full of pollution, which is devastating for marine ecosystems

The home front

Home ownership in the UK has changed dramatically in recent years. Benjamin Hennig maps variations across the country
Chris Fitch travels to the Jungfrau region of Alpine Switzerland, where anyone can get under the skin of a mountain – literally
Mark Cooper-Jones and Jay Foreman tap into a rich vein of geographical quirks to teach through comedy
Which country has been the most successful in Olympic history? Benjamin Hennig charts the winners and participants of the Olympic Games
This month, the Olympic Games opens in Atlanta, generating millions of dollars for the city. But when the athletes head home, will the gold rush end?
Barcelona’s staging of the Olympic Games has provoked a rush of domestic and foreign investment into the city which, its authorities hope, will enable it to become a model European metropolis at the heart of the western Mediterranean economy
Political boycotts have not been the only threat to the success of the Los Angeles Olympics. Derek Elsom looks at the possible effects of smog on the Games

Cooling Chicago

Installing ‘green rooftops’ across Chicago – part of a comprehensive planning vision for the next few decades – could dramatically help the city’s attempts to prevent overheating

Darwin’s puddle

Blue and yellow fish living in a small lake in Tanzania are helping scientists understand basic mechanics of evolution

Energy levels

Different regions of the world have different renewable fuel sources. Benjamin Hennig explores renewable capacity around the globe
Driving from Jerusalem down to the Dead Sea – 1,378 feet below sea level – reveals a varied and fascinating landscape, with an array of treasures to behold

Measuring wildfires

Despite popular opinion, global wildfires are becoming less, not more, frequent, albeit with some major regional exceptions
Liberating tourism innovation, or housing menace? How a Silicon Valley startup has substantially affected communities around the world
A development team from Iceland is bringing the top of the world to the heart of your living room
Benjamin Hennig (viewsoftheworld.net) charts the new landscape of Britain following the historic vote to leave the EU

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