The new ‘world’s longest flight’ now spans a distance of more than 9,000 miles, from Doha to Auckland. But is there any limit to aviation’s global connectivity?
For the Swiss, the iconic yellow postbuses are much more than just a means of public transportation. Vitali Vitaliev hops on board for a journey of discovery

Hotspot – South Africa

Klaus Dodds explores what language can tell us about geopolitical situations

Cleaning Venice

After years of inaction, could the clean-up of the Venice lagoon finally be underway?
Liz Bonnin is a biochemist, wild animal biologist, and BBC television presenter, known for hosting various science, nature, and wildlife programming. Her new show, Galápagos, is due to air this spring

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
Following the recent success of New Zealand’s Whanganui river, India’s Ganges river and Yamuna river become the second and third in the world to be granted the legal rights of human beings

REDD+ or Dead?

The UN-backed REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) scheme, under which developing nations would be paid not to cut down trees, is being hailed as the saviour of the world’s forests. But is it too focused on quantity rather than quality? Mark Rowe investigates
This winter has seen frequent storms and flooding hitting many coastal areas of the British Isles. While some will feel these are less than ideal conditions for stepping out with the camera, in fact there are many creative possibilities for photography
Where are Europe's earthquakes located? Benjamin Hennig maps the answer
The bison, Poland’s symbol of nature conservation, already faces controversial annual culling. But recently, the Polish government announced plans to increase culling of this last remnant of legendary megafauna, causing outrage among conservationists
Wolves have arrived at a wildlife park in Devon as part of ongoing campaign to rewild parts of the United Kingdom
Klaus Dodds looks into the deeper political meanings behind the Saudi king’s recent tour of Asia
Asia not only manufacturers most of the world’s electronic goods, it now consumes the most as well. Without sophisticated recycling systems, e-waste is piling up
Was last year’s El Niño a practice run for future climate change? In this introduction to an upcoming series of online blogs for Geographical, Laura Cole shadows the University of Oxford’s Global Ecosystem Monitoring Network and its work to discover the impact of the world’s most well-known weather phenomenon on the planet’s tropical forests

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