Victoria Heath

Victoria Heath is an English Literature and Creative Writing finalist at the University of Warwick. After two years at Warwick, Victoria embarked on a study year abroad at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, where her love of travelling grew exponentially. She’s now back in the UK for her final year of university, where she hopes to use her travel experiences to inspire her latest literary work. Victoria loves to write narrative memoirs and short stories, and just completed the first draft of her novel, but also has a penchant for all things journalism.  She is the published author of two books, and her work features in publications including Geographical, Tour De Moon and I Am BeYoutiful, as well as her blog, The Essentialist.

Shanghai, China city skyline on the Huangpu River.

The world’s 10 biggest megacities and their changing populations

Aug 14, 2023
Discover the top ten largest megacities across the globe and why some of their populations are decreasing over time
Selective focus shot of a protestor holding a sign saying "Stop Ecocide" at a climate protest in Glasgow, Scotland

New bill proposed to penalise ‘ecocide’ in Mexico

Aug 13, 2023
Mexico joins other countries including Spain and Brazil to criminalise 'ecocide' in a new bill submitted to parliament this month
View of damage to infrastructure in Maui after Hawaii wildfires

At least 36 dead in Maui wildfires in Hawaii

Aug 11, 2023
Hawaii wildfires continue to spread across Maui island as evacuations ordered for thousands of people amid widespread destruction 
Grindavík, Iceland - March 20th 2021: An active volcanic crater in Mt Fagradalsfjall, Southwest Iceland.

Iceland’s new ‘baby volcano’ spews out tornado

Aug 9, 2023
New volcano in Iceland causes tornadoes and gas plumes amid warnings for the public to stay away from the site 
Aerial view of current Portugal wildfire from space

Portugal wildfires continue to burn near Algarve

Aug 9, 2023
Wildfires began in Portugal on Saturday, now spreading towards popular Algarve tourist destination as 1000 firefighters tackle blaze 
Hoh Rain Forest, one of the largest temperate rainforests in the USA. Olympic National Park, Washington state, USA

Geo Explainer: Why are temperate rainforests so important?

Aug 8, 2023
Covering around 10 million square km of the Earth, discover more about temperate rainforests and the importance of protecting them
View of factory pipes polluting air with smoke from chimneys against sun.

Will the Earth reach 60ºC due to global warming?

Aug 5, 2023
Amid rising temperatures and the hottest month globally on record, Earth may be heading for a future of ultra-heatwaves due to global warming
Mushroom cloud of 'Gadget' over Trinity, seconds after detonation

Oppenheimer’s legacy: nuclear test sites around the world 

Jul 31, 2023
The role that Oppenheimer played in the world’s first nuclear detonation in 1945, & the impact it left behind
Indochinese tiger in green vegetation

New footage released of unseen tiger for Global Tiger Day

Jul 30, 2023
Rare sighting of new Indochinese tiger in Myanmar released for Global Tiger Day by Fauna & Flora nature conservation charity
Smoke clouds from the Mandra Dervenochoria forest fires engulf the city of Elefsina in Greece wildfire

Greece wildfires continue to spread across country

Jul 27, 2023
Soaring temperatures lead to wildfires across Corfu, Rhodes and other regions of Greece, with evacuations across the country 
Aerial view of Lake Hillier, Western Australia

It’s a Barbie world – some pink natural wonders

Jul 20, 2023
From a baby-pink beach in Greece to the fluorescent lake off the coast of Australia, discover the most Barbie-pink destinations in the world 
Thermometer in green pharmacy screen sign displays extremely hot temperature of 42 degrees Celsius during heatwave in summer in Belgium

Europe swelters in July heatwave

Jul 17, 2023
Scorching temperatures hit Europe, set to continue as heatwave hits countries including Italy, Poland & Spain with temperatures up to 48C
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