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Taking root

Deforested for years, the Swat district in Pakistan wants to plant one billion trees

By the numbers

On Thursday, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees released its most recent report of global refugee trends for 2014. It found worldwide displacement was at the highest level ever recorded
Now that the final report has been announced, Geographical looks at the key debates around the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Canada and how important it has been to indigenous cultural resurgence
When you’re studying on MOOCS, or Massive Open Online Courses, no one minds if you turn up late. To keep your brain ticking over summer, here are some of the best MOOCS you can study for free
A sheltered archipelago in the western Pacific offers a glimpse at the future of a more acidic ocean. Corals are thriving, though are more vulnerable to being worn away

In defence of bogs

Bogs - the scourge of all walkers - rarely get any friendly publicity. However, Geographical explores how the boggy plant, sphagnum moss, is wooing biologists
Mapping the chemical fingerprint of the Amazon lowlands from the air reveals the secrets of the forest canopy and the soil beneath

Drought media: does it help?

Although California gets all the current headlines, there are numerous significant drought events occurring elsewhere in the world. Geographical explores why you are not hearing about them
After a liberal democrat candidate won a surprise victory in Canada’s oil province, oil shares suffered. However, US fracking might also be to blame for the drop

Flood database goes live

A new online database ranks the most severe coastal floods to have occurred in the UK over the last 100 years and reveals last year’s storm surge to have been the largest on record

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