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The story of Margate is one of early success, severe downturn and, now, revival through a conscious strategy of ‘culture-led regeneration’ that has seen thousands of Londoners flock to the east coast both as tourists and as new residents. But can the injection of culture and a splash of new blood really change lives for the better, and if so, for whom?
Marco Magrini looks at the carbon capturing power of the ocean’s giants
Marine Protected Areas are designed to benefit the marine ecosystem and human coastal populations, but are they actually achieving both?
The link between China’s economic growth and increased pollution has come to an end, but the path to sustainability is far from complete
How the best-selling author is making complex matters of geography accessible for the next generation
Klaus Dodds examines plans to protect Fiji from rising sea levels and the role of its powerful neighbour – Australia 
An analysis of nine year’s worth of lightning data, covering two billion strikes has led to some unusual discoveries about the phenomenally powerful ‘superbolt’
Protestors claim the nation’s neo-liberal system is broken. Amid bullets and tear gas, socio-economic reforms are being rushed through. With the COP25 climate conference fast approaching, could this spotlight on equity help deepen commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement?
When getting on ‘board’ with sustainability is the entire goal
While researching his main article on the world’s smallest countries, Vitali Vitaliev breaks down the confusingly eccentric ruling bodies of the tiny nation of San Marino
Vitali Vitaliev briefly meets the down-to-earth ruler of Liectenstein
In the third of his series on geopolitical oddities, Vitali Vitaliev looks at our planet’s smallest independent nations
From 26 October, tourists will no longer be able to climb Uluru. Chris Fitch heads to the sacred site to discover what this means for Aboriginal people and visitors alike
In a bid to boost its green credentials and make a significant contribution to the fight against climate change, Nottingham is working to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint by 2028
Ed Stafford is a former British army captain who became the first person to walk the length of the Amazon River. His most recent book, Expeditions Unpacked, about the equipment used on some of the world’s most famous journeys, is out now

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