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Climate change is pushing parts of Cornwall further and further into subtropical territory, making it feasible to grow several new crops

The hole story

This month’s Discovering Britain trail takes Laura Cole underground into the secret caves of Nottingham
The largest inlet in the British Isles, Strangford Lough is a magnet for wildlife, from brent geese to basking sharks. Now, the fast-flowing narrows are a testing ground for renewable energy technology
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…

Reading the waters

For this month’s Discovering Britain, Laura Cole talks to Tristan Gooley, author and ‘Natural Navigator’, about one of his favourite viewpoints
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,…
Despite suffering regular batterings by the Atlantic Ocean, the Isles of Scilly are a haven for unusual plant and animal species— but the threat of sea-level rise is a real cause for concern in this AONB

Minecraft village

In this month’s Discovering Britain, Laura Cole visits the Victorian slum forgotten by Britain, but treasured overseas

Dieback fight back

A 200-year-old tree named ‘Betty’ is helping identify genetic tolerance to ash dieback disease

Little white lies

In our first look at Discovering Britain’s new viewpoints, Laura Cole visits the Seven Sisters in East Sussex to find a scene you’re probably familiar with

Britain’s Atlantis

This month, the RGS-IBG’s Discovering Britain series introduces one of its new trails and takes Laura Cole to a ruined city on the Suffolk coast
At the launch of an independent report on the environmental impacts of the EU referendum, Geographical collects perspectives from key environmental charities and academics
The Shropshire Hills are often overlooked by tourists but are filled with unusual sights and species including ancient holly trees and freshwater mussels

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

Borrowed time

This month, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Discovering Britain walk takes Laura Cole to Heathrow’s hidden medieval village
On the edge of the Yorkshire Dales is an AONB whose reservoirs and ruins reveal its uses for both practical and pleasurable purposes

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