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The Treasury has announced that it is considering imposing a tax on the incineration of waste. The move would mark a fall in favour for a practice once considered a good alternative to landfill. Katie Burton visits an incinerator to explore the pros and cons of burning rubbish

November 2018

Identify this country using the following clues
The Ocean Cleanup has launched System 001, a floating barrier designed to collect plastics from the ocean – but not everyone thinks that it’s a good idea
New videos reveal how plants respond to wounds, sending forth a wave of calcium to signal the need for defence

October 2018

Can you complete this month’s Geographical crossword puzzle?

New ocean layer discovered

A deep-sea mission in the ocean around Bermuda confirms the existence of a new oceanic zone 

Rocks from a rift in time

An up-market Chinese-art gallery in Mayfair is trying something new, with an exhibition of bizarre, naturally-formed rock art 

Suffocating oceans

An oxygen-deprived ‘dead zone’ in the Arabian Sea is much larger than scientists have previously expected
New data from the World Health Organization reveals that nine out of ten people worldwide are breathing polluted air

Evolving landscapes

From 18-22 July, photography tour company Light and Land will be celebrating the ever-changing art of landscape photography

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