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For this month’s Discovering Britain, Rory Walsh traces London’s part in the English Civil Wars
Following the shocking discovery of thousands of unmarked graves at former residential schools in Canada, the country’s Indigenous people are using art to find truth and reconciliation
Scientists are pushing back against the notion that the food crisis affecting Madagascar is due to climate change 
Tim Marshall asks how the transition to clean energy will affect the world's geopolitical power map
Xavi Bou's artistic visions of flight beguile the eye
The UK relies heavily on forest biomass to boost its renewable energy production, but ‘renewable’ doesn’t necessarily mean ‘green’
Hydropower is considered essential if the world is to reach net zero, but do the broader cost to ecosystems and local communities outweigh the benefits? 
While the world debates the best ways to reduce emissions and hold global temperature rise below 2°C, the heat is already on for countries facing the greatest threats from climate change.
The Ganges is one of the most polluted rivers on Earth, but such is its religious importance that there are those willing to make enormous sacrifices to see that it’s cleaned up 
The world’s largest single organism is unprepared for the changes humans have wrought upon its ecosystem
A new caviar-production venture could transform Thailand into a major source of the highly prized foodstuff
As the year draws to a close, we take a look back at some of the most popular Geographical features of 2021
In cities around the world, the geography of homosexuality is shifting. As historic bars and clubs close down, or where they never existed, queer people are finding other ways to gather
In Morocco, people don’t Uber. Instead, they pile into so-called grand taxis – battered but colourful old diesel Mercedes cars. These ancient vehicles, which the government is trying to force off the streets, tell a wider story about the suffocating legacy of the West’s new car market and the rapid expansion of the North African automotive industry
Oysters play a hugely important role in ecosystems by filtering water and providing habitat for other creatures, but overfishing has decimated their populations. Jacob Dykes visits an ambitious project to restore oyster reefs in Essex waters

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