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For this month’s Discovering Britain viewpoint, Laura Cole visits a sandy beach at the top of the Southern Pennines

The ideas of March

March traditionally heralds the beginning of spring, a time of great change in the natural world, and great opportunities for the budding nature photographer, says Keith Wilson
Watch the stunning live-stream from the bottom of the Indian Ocean!
An innovative project to utilise Laos’ elephant experts in service of protecting the country’s natural treasures is waiting on just one thing – government approval
Despite common belief that Antarctica is vastly uninhabited, humans are now taking up so much space on the continent that they are beginning to pose threats to wildlife and nature
Javan rhinos survived the recent Krakatoa tsunami, but the species might not be so lucky next time
Klaus Dodds turns his attention to a controversial rail link between Lyon and Turin
Where will the next virus outbreak emerge? A new model predicting wildlife species potentially capable of transferring pathogens to humans helps answer the question
With tensions rising once more in the Kashmir region, Geographical’s geopolitical expert Klaus Dodds provides an in-depth look at the past and current issues
Xi Jinping’s rhetoric has prompted a heartfelt but stern response from Taiwan’s indigenous people
As the world turns away from fossil fuels, one question often overlooked is what to do with the thousands of ageing oil and gas platforms left vacant across the planet. When first built, little thought was given as to what to do with these hulks at the end of their productive lives. Only now, it seems, are major oil companies waking up to the reality that something needs to be done
The winners of the Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2018 competition have been announced across ten categories – take a look at all of the winning images below
New legislation in Florida aims to solve various environmental issues, and prepare the state for a more unpredictable future. But don’t mention the words ‘climate change’
The world’s magnetic model is getting an early update, as the movement of the North Pole continues to accelerate
The domestication of animals for food, secondary products, labour and companionship over the past 11,000 years has led to a global distribution of domesticated species with distinct geographical patterns

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