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ZERO ZERO ZERO by Roberto Saviano

According to Roberto Saviano, cocaine is the world’s ‘white oil’ underpinning all corners of society, from the grey blocks of Wall Street to the wealthy neighbourhoods of London, ‘the narco-trafficking, money-laundering capital of the world’
Straight outta Teesdale, Addicted to Sheep is a farming documentary like you’ve never seen before

The Tianjin fallout

Geographical looks at the forthcoming impacts the devastation could have on the rest of the country, after an enormous explosion destroyed a large portion of the port of Tianjin

Glaciers melting worldwide

Glaciated regions are all responding separately to climate change, however, glaciologists confirm that melts are happening on a global scale and at a faster rate than ever before

Once were warriors

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is piloting a programme to help rehabilitate former child soldiers of Congolese armed forces

Sparking interest

Lake Maracaibo in northeast Venezuela experiences the most lightning in the world. Almost every night, the clouds crackle with 100,000 to 400,000 volts of energy, lighting up the sky for miles

Lost coast

The North Slopes of Alaska, the United States’ most northernmost coastline, is eroding at some of the fastest rates in the country

South Sudan’s new coins

To commemorate its fourth year of independence, South Sudan has released a new set of coins. Geographical takes a look at what this could mean for the world's newest country

Shelling out on the Arctic

With protests on the outside and job cuts on the inside, Shell's activities are anything but quiet. Geographical takes a look at why the energy company is so determined to drill in the Arctic

Lion's bane

Despite protection from hunting, the annual survival rate for mountain lions in South California is dangerously low. A 13-year study details how they are mainly killed by their greatest threat, human activity

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