Norway is to undercut a mountainous peninsula to create the world’s first sea shipping tunnel

A Voyage to Remember

In 2015, Rod Rhys Jones, Chairman of the British Antarctic Monument Trust, saw the realisation of a long-held plan to see a memorial to those who lost their lives in the pursuit of scientific knowledge, unveiled in Stanley. Ahead of a film premiere at the RGS-IBG documenting the journey, he recounts how the project came to be
Analysis into a killer whale found dead off the shores of western Scotland have revealed the shocking levels of chemical pollutants in the UK’s waters

On the Tiger Trail

Less than 4,000 tigers remain in the wild, so it is hardly surprising that the recent discovery of the small breeding population of Indochinese tigers in eastern Thailand was described as ‘nothing short of miraculous’. For photographers, capturing this apex hunter in the wild remains a tricky but rewarding challenge
Benjmain Hennig explores global mortality with maps
Zafer Kizilkaya has been awarded the 2017 Whitley Gold Award for his continued efforts in creating and monitoring marine protected zones off Turkey’s Mediterranean coastline
John Kahekwa is the founder and general manager of the Pole Pole Foundation (POPOF), a Congolese run conservation NGO which works to protect the critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas and their habitat in Kahuzi-Biega National Park (KBNP), and to support the sustainable development of surrounding communities
Photojournalist Narciso Contreras exposes the reality of large-scale human trafficking which has emerged in post-Gaddafi Libya
Recent observations of Arctic flora and fauna indicate major changes to ecosystems in the area

One woman walks Wales

Ursula Martin never thought she would walk 3,700 miles around Wales, but following a cancer diagnosis it seemed like the only reasonable thing to do
Snake bites remain a major danger for people in developing countries, with over 4.5 million bites recorded annually. Could a recent breakthrough be the first step towards a universal anti-venom?
Last winter’s cold conditions contributed a further influx of road salt into the USA’s lakes. New evidence suggests that these environments are suffering from increased salinity
Although the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB is home to Britain’s youngest working nuclear plant, it also contains some of the country’s most important bird reserves. An AONB seemingly riddled with contradictions

Hotspot – Eurovision

It’s Eurovision this weekend! Klaus Dodds analyses the geopolitical tensions which have erupted even before the singing starts...
As one of America’s biggest cities, supplying clean drinking water to Chicago has been a top priority. But the grand infrastructure visions are providing opportunities for invasive Asian carp 

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