From Dusk till Dawn

November is a dark, quiet month, but it also marks the start of a period where long nights play a large part in how photographers adjust their visual interpretation of the world

The (waste) paper trail

Could human waste one day be fuelling our homes and businesses?
A global boom in battery usage over the coming century has raised concerns about the ethics and practices behind mining cobalt and other essential minerals
Every year, the LPOTY awards celebrate the best in Britain’s scenic photographers. This year’s entries present a breathtaking view of our nation
At the 23rd Convention of the Parties (COP) climate change conference in Bonn, taking place 6-17 November, a sub-group of concerned US policy makers and politicians are currently challenging their President’s inaction
Prafulla Samantra led a 12-year legal battle against the Indian government’s plans to mine the Niyamgiri Hills, an oasis for biodiversity and rightful home of the Dongria Kondh people. He was awarded the 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize for his actions
Indigenous conservation schemes in Peru can be more effective than government-controlled efforts when it comes to curbing deforestation

Mapping coral

Knowing where past coral reefs existed is a crucial component in understanding the health of existing reefs, and hypothesising which ones will still exist in the future
A selection of in-depth workshops at the RGS-IBG's Explore 2017 will underline the importance of field research as an essential component of exploration
Numerous low-lying Pacific islands have disappeared under rising seas

Down the Danube

Earlier this year, a group of packrafters set out on an epic endeavour to paddle across Europe, navigating their way from Ireland all the way to the distant Black Sea. Chris Fitch joined them as they made their way through Slovakia and northern Hungary
China’s central government is to shut down factories and punish local officials in the latest sweep of environmental crackdowns across the country
In this exclusive film for Geographical, see how an unusually thriving sea urchin population could hold the answer to a mystery that has puzzled scientists for decades
How are the EU member nations faring in the fight for gender equality?
Violence against women violates human rights, and the lack of equal rights is also seen as a major obstacle to a more sustainable development

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