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Aquaculture: farming the sea

Increasing interest in offshore aquaculture is dividing environmentalists
For this month’s Discovering Britain trail, Laura Cole walks up Gunnerside Gill, a valley in the Yorkshire Dales with a toxic history

Lake Superior: the North Shore

To retrace the route of the fur voyageurs on the waterways of northwest Ontario, Canada, Laura Cole embarks on a week-long canoe trip along the world’s largest lake
Scientists discover how shrubs are dominating the Arctic tundra
by Christopher Somerville  •  Black Swan Publishing  •  £9.99 (paperback)
For this month’s Discovering Britain viewpoint, Laura Cole visits the Ring of Brodgar on mainland Orkney, one of Britain’s oldest historical sites, and possibly one of its oldest graffiti canvases
Laura Cole explores Slovenia’s caves to see its strange top predators and the new threats they face
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) appoints Professor Joe Smith, currently Head of Geography at the Open University, as its new director

Belize's blue period

Belize bans offshore oil extraction to protect the second longest barrier reef in the world
Increased carbon dioxide is affecting freshwater ecosystems

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