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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
As the world’s attention focuses on the protests in Santiago, eyes are also being drawn to the Chilean government’s mixed messages on environmental matters ahead of this year’s COP25 summit
For this month’s Discovering Britain trail, Rory Walsh follows fictional footsteps in Whitby
Many scientists believe that jellyfish numbers are increasing, pointing to their remarkable resilience to climate change and the increase in hugely damaging jellyfish blooms. But are jellies really taking over, and if so, what should be done to prevent the jellification of the ocean?
Vast quantities of sand are being deposited along a stretch of the Norfolk coast to slow down coastal erosion
Prepare to be inspired, startled and filled with awe in equal measure – the Natural History Museum’s annual contest is back with another set of the very best nature photography the world’s shutterbugs have to offer
Excessive use of nitrogen-based fertilisers is contributing to numerous environmental problems, but a more balanced approach is necessary if the world’s growing population is to be fed
While the country is still reeling from the shock of Hurricane Dorian, the most powerful Atlantic storm to hit the island nation since records began, a study by Stanford University highlights the potential of nature-based protection to minimise future damage
Increased rainfall intensity, predicted to occur as the climate changes, could benefit groundwater levels in nine African countries
A group of scientists from Edinburgh University has come up with a novel way to utilise old oil and gas platforms
The world’s first hydrogen-powered boat to tour the world, Energy Observer, has sailed into London. With no CO2 emissions, no fine particles and no noise that could disturb underwater fauna, the ship is the first of its kind and potentially a model for the future
An experiment that asked different sized groups to invent a new language has revealed that community size plays an important role in determining the type of language that develops

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