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A report presented at COP25 highlights the trouble with tourism, but does the future of holiday travel cast an even darker shadow?
Half the world’s population currently has access to the internet, but with its growth now slowing, there could be significant implications for global development
The four-day week is often held as being of benefit to human well-being, but what would working fewer hours really mean for the environment?
Victorien Erussard is the co-leader and president of the Energy Observer expedition, the first ship to sail around the world powered only by hydrogen, wind and solar power. The expedition will take six years to complete and the crew recently completed stage one of the journey, finishing in London
For the 25th time in history, the United Nations has convened for its annual two-week summit, trying to collectively solve the climate crisis. But is the will there to make real change?
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year’s Rising Star winner brings us a nature study in white
Abandoned coal mines contain a precious resource in the warm water they hold within
From Leonardo da Vinci’s genius and the history of Starbucks, to failing dams and global light pollution, the winners of the 2019 Information Is Beautiful awards have been announced
Marco Magrini wonders if the annual gathering of world leadership on environmental matters can make any real impact following its rushed relocation
Joseph Frey, governor of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, discusses the latest findings from the team surveying the lost ships of Sir John Franklin
A new animation produced by the charity Born Free raises the issue of captive lions in South Africa – marketed as ‘orphans’ to well-meaning tourists, but really a money-making con
How do you usually travel to work? Question 41 in the last UK Census asked employed people to indicate which mode of transport they used for the longest part of their usual journey to work. In combination with information about participants’ home and workplace, this resulted in a dataset of travel-to-work patterns
The Nile is home to mysteries both ancient and modern – these scientists may have got to the bottom of two long-debated questions
The United States is grappling with a wild pig invasion. Working out where they roam and why is the first step towards controlling the population
Increased interest in the farming of endangered animals as a conservation method has led to a closer look at pangolins. Could farming their meat and scales save wild populations?

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