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The Wildlife Photographer of the Year’s Rising Star winner brings us a nature study in white
Abandoned coal mines contain a precious resource in the warm water they hold within
From Leonardo da Vinci’s genius and the history of Starbucks, to failing dams and global light pollution, the winners of the 2019 Information Is Beautiful awards have been announced
Marco Magrini wonders if the annual gathering of world leadership on environmental matters can make any real impact following its rushed relocation
Joseph Frey, governor of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, discusses the latest findings from the team surveying the lost ships of Sir John Franklin
A new animation produced by the charity Born Free raises the issue of captive lions in South Africa – marketed as ‘orphans’ to well-meaning tourists, but really a money-making con
How do you usually travel to work? Question 41 in the last UK Census asked employed people to indicate which mode of transport they used for the longest part of their usual journey to work. In combination with information about participants’ home and workplace, this resulted in a dataset of travel-to-work patterns
The Nile is home to mysteries both ancient and modern – these scientists may have got to the bottom of two long-debated questions
The United States is grappling with a wild pig invasion. Working out where they roam and why is the first step towards controlling the population
Increased interest in the farming of endangered animals as a conservation method has led to a closer look at pangolins. Could farming their meat and scales save wild populations?
Louise Callaghan is the Middle East correspondent for the Sunday Times and author of Father of Lions, the true story of Abu Laith, his family and team, who ran a zoo in Mosul during the Isis occupation, risking their lives to protect the animals in their care
Will 2019 go down as the year that the world finally took meaningful action to protect rainforests to the preservation of life on Earth? And can photographers help this cause by producing breathtaking images of forests around the world, asks Keith Wilson?
The concept of renewable energy in the Middle East sounds incongruous, for this is a region that is home to more than half of the world’s crude oil and more than a third of its natural gas reserves. However, local attention is slowly turning to both the sun and the region’s desert winds. In time, this shift in emphasis could play as key a role in limiting damaging effects of the climate crisis as any other. Can the Middle East go green?
In an epic new book from traveller and curator Susan Whitfield, 80 leading scholars detail the history of the fabled Silk Road is through its people, cultures and landscapes
Massive scientific investment has now identified the primary threats to biodiversity, but comparably little research has examined how and why some conservation initiatives spread while others falter

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