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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
For this month’s Discovering Britain trail, Laura Cole visits Chester, following the unusual traces left by the Roman occupation
The 3,000-kilometre Greater Patagonian Trail has no signposts, printed maps or legal recognition. Satellite technology conceived the route. Matt Maynard follows in the footsteps of those who discovered it while technically, though respectfully, trespassing
Marco Magrini looks at the financial pressures spilling out into the world’s environment
Few sights are more dramatic than a star-filled sky at night. But to capture it in all its glory, you need to get far, far away, says Keith Wilson

Hotspot – Maldives

Klaus Dodds turns his attention to the Maldives, the island paradise that has caught the attention of the world’s most powerful players
Strap in for a newer, greener experience in virtual city design

The Women Who Mine

Female-led artisanal mining associations are fighting back against a predominately male industry in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
A region of Antarctica previously known for relative stability is beginning to show signs of movement
A major investment in data collection along the Nile could revolutionise the water management of the iconic river
Everything we thought we knew about eruptions could be wrong

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