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‘Iconic mammals of the hill’ see populations dwindling in the moorlands of the eastern Highlands
A new interest in Cornish mines has been sparked amid the electric vehicle revolution

Replanting the Hebrides

An ambitious, long-term project is hoping to bring trees back to the northern reaches of the UK
The UK’s withdrawal from the EU is likely to lead to a surge in management costs of invasive non-native species in the UK, a task that currently amounts to £2bn annually
With Blue Planet II’s recent rally cry for environmental protection in our living rooms; and Michael Gove’s sweeping reforms in Whitehall – does the new Conservative plan really herald the landmark reforms it promises?
A community of 28 bottlenose dolphins has made the southwest coast of England its year round home
From casual forays beneath to leading scientific breakthroughs, UK’s caving communities are proving an invaluable resource

Milton Keynes at 50

As it celebrates turning 50-years-old, Milton Keynes is bracing for the challenges of the next half century. Mark Rowe reports
Last year’s EU referendum revealed a divided country. Could genuine economic and social reform reunite the UK?
Twelve months on from Storm Desmond and one in five households across the severlely-hit Cumbria region are yet to return home. Karen Lloyd recalls the events of the time and looks at the aftermath
Climate change is pushing parts of Cornwall further and further into subtropical territory, making it feasible to grow several new crops
Watch the RGS-IBG debate on what could happen to the environment in the wake of a UK exit from the European Union
With the future of Britain’s agriculture and environment now in the hands of Andrea Leadsom, various groups have aired views on what should happen next
As the UK’s – and London’s – housing situation has tumbled towards ‘crisis’ in recent years, over 11 million people are now housed in the private rental market. The RGS-IBG’s 21st Century Challenges team explores the rise of the long-term…
The recent Scottish parliament elections raised the expected issues of things like education and healthcare, but another less mainstream subject also caught the attention of both the public and politicians and continues to reverberate – the so-called Scottish land question,…

Dieback fight back

A 200-year-old tree named ‘Betty’ is helping identify genetic tolerance to ash dieback disease
At the launch of an independent report on the environmental impacts of the EU referendum, Geographical collects perspectives from key environmental charities and academics

A wing and a prayer

The UK’s butterfly population has suffered significant declines since the 1970s, although detailed surveys indicate small signs of optimism

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