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concept art showing africa population

What does rapid population growth mean for the world’s poorest continent?

ByMark RoweMar 14, 2024
Mark Rowe reports on one the most significant demographic shifts facing the world
A production line for wheat flour. Global trade in wheat is greater than for all other crops combined

How we feed the 9 million people on our warming planet

ByMark RoweNov 16, 2023
What we grow where is changing dramatically as global warming causes more and more disruption to food production
The big thaw: melting permafrost is causing a global problem

The big thaw: melting permafrost is causing a global problem

ByMark RoweMar 8, 2023
Around the globe, the number of lakes is swelling by the thousands. But this is far good news, as they are being formed by melting permafrost – the latest example of how climate change is altering the planet’s landscapes
The rising threat of UK coastal erosion

The rising threat of UK coastal erosion

ByMark RoweSep 14, 2022
Several coastal regions of the British Isles are under threat from erosion, but attempting to hold back the waves is an expensive business
Icebreaker

Arctic nations are squaring up to exploit the region’s rich natural resources

ByMark RoweAug 12, 2022
The Arctic is on the cusp of extraordinary change as a host of countries move in on its oil, gas, rare metals and fishing resources
The global effort to improve the world’s slums

The global effort to improve the world’s slums

ByMark RoweJun 22, 2022
One billion people around the world still live in sub-optimal housing, but attitudes towards upgrading slums are changing
The megacity challenge: how to deal with rapid population growth

The megacity challenge: how to deal with rapid population growth

Population levels are rising and nowhere is this felt more keenly than in the world’s megacities – home to more than ten million people.