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New tree data shows 2012–2014 drought in California was the most severe since the 13th century
It has been thirteen years since US and allied intervention in Afghanistan began. Geographical takes a look at what has changed, and what has stayed the same
A dispute over oil reserves in Somaliland may soon destabilise the region
It’s easy to forget Finland won independence from Russia in 1917 – and defended that independence during World War II. But as the old imperial power grows more aggressive, Geographical finds little foundation to speculation that Finland will join NATO

Tales from the crypt

Bejewelled skeletons tell how Europe’s attitudes to death changed from familiar to fearful. Geographical speaks to author Paul Koudounaris about decorating the past

Tips for a cold climate

If you’re planning an expedition to a polar or Arctic environment, take some advice from the experts. Geographical rounds up advice from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Explore 2014 arctic and polar workshop
Fabled Himalayan kingdom Shangri-la may be a myth, but geologists have uncovered a hidden gorge buried beside the Yarlung Tsangpo River in southern Tibet that throws into doubt previous theories on how the famous gorges of the Himalayas were formed

Ed Davey versus America

50,000 Americans have petitioned Ed Davey to end the UK’s programme for wood pellet power generation
A donation to the British Museum has revealed Danish influence on Greenland’s indigenous Kalaallit people 

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