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The discovery a long ‘tongue’ of ice beneath a glacial lake in Patagonia could have implications for freshwater glacial stability
Biochar was once heralded as a miracle product, one that could both sequester carbon and improve soil conditions. Though it’s found itself out of the limelight in recent years, some scientists are still fighting its corner
Benjamin Hennig explains two cartograms which demonstrate the global water security threat

World Environment Day

Breathe easier this World Environment day with this collection of stories
Why is China so keen on courting Islamic countries for its Belt and Road Initiative? The team at Kontinentalist brings you some answers with this interactive guide
Get on your bike with this collection of stories to celebrate World Bicycle Day
Dr Evan Killick is a senior lecturer in Anthropology and International Development at the University of Sussex, whose collaborative efforts with an indigenous community in Peru has helped them gain official language recognition
Peruvian community gains official language recognition
A 50-year look at the activity of aphids, moths, butterflies and birds has revealed some surprising aspects of the UK’s ever-earlier spring
The Brown Bank a haven for marine life in the waters between the UK and the Netherlands is under threat and requires immediate protection, according to marine protection groups

Hotspot – Ukraine

The Ukrainian people have voted a comedian as their next president – Klaus Dodds examines the ramifications
White people’s eating habits in the US have a higher environmental impact than those of black and Latinx individuals, according to a new study
Rolex has announced the ten finalists for its 2019 Rolex Awards, each vying to become one of the five chosen Laureates, honoured for their work in global development projects
The British Isles are packed with natural landmarks that serve as iconic references for national tourism campaigns and picturesque settings for feature films, none more so than our stunning chalk landscapes, says Keith Wilson
The first payment under the Redd+ scheme to conserve tropical forests has been approved, but issues with the data supplied by participating countries could undermine its potential

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