Europe


Salcombe South Devon

Climate change exacerbated marine heatwave

ByStuart ButlerJun 7, 2024
A new study has revealed that the North Atlantic marine heatwave of 2023 was exacerbated by climate change.
European bison Poland

Bison return to Portugal

ByStuart ButlerJun 6, 2024
A group of eight European bison have been translocated to northern Portugal as part of an ambitious rewilding project.
A hiker surveys the landscapes of the Pyrenees

Europe’s 11 best hikes

ByStuart ButlerJun 1, 2024
Summer is coming and there's no better time to step out onto one of Europe's epic hiking trails. We point you to 11 of Europe's best hikes.
Earthquake simulator opens in Switzerland

Earthquake simulator opens in Switzerland

ByStuart ButlerMay 17, 2024
A state of the art earthquake simulator has opened in Switzerland that aims to educate people in how to react if caught in a major earthquake
Housing solutions: Poland’s heat pump revolution

Housing solutions: Poland’s heat pump revolution

ByGeographical StaffJan 24, 2024
The cost of living crisis and war in Ukraine have accelerated Poland's shift to green energy, as citizens swap fossil fuels for heat pumps
Germany’s greenhouse emissions fall to lowest in 70 years

Germany’s greenhouse emissions fall to lowest in 70 years

ByStuart ButlerJan 10, 2024
Germany's greenhouse gas emissions fall to a 70 year low, but is it a reduction that is likely to prove sustainable?
Wolf hunting could be allowed within the EU

Wolf hunting could be allowed within the EU

ByStuart ButlerDec 24, 2023
European Commission recomends the downgrading of wolf protection status in a move that could lead to the resumption of wolf hunting.
The warming Black Forest

Climate change is killing Germany’s Black Forest

ByGeographical StaffOct 17, 2023
A new study reveals that the rise of tree mortality in Germany's Black Forest can be directly attributed to climate change
Freshwater ecosystems need urgent support to recover, say scientists

Freshwater ecosystems need urgent support to recover, say scientists

ByBryony CottamAug 12, 2023
Efforts to restore biodiversity in European freshwater ecosystems has ground to a halt, reveals a new study
A Romani family

Review: Europe and the Roma by Klaus-Michael Bogdal

Klaus-Michael Bogdal explains the fascination and fear of the Romani presence in Europe and asks what has lead to this hatred over six centuries
The lost continent of Balkanatolia

The lost continent of Balkanatolia

ByBryony CottamMay 11, 2022
An ancient lost continent, dubbed Balkanatolia, could explain the movement of mammals millions of years ago
Danger zones: mapping Europe’s earthquakes

Danger zones: mapping Europe’s earthquakes

Where are Europe's earthquakes located? Benjamin Hennig maps the history and location of seismic activity across the continent
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