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Discovering Dunbar: following the footsteps of naturalist John Muir

Discovering Dunbar: following the footsteps of naturalist John Muir

ByRory WalshAug 11, 2022
Rory Walsh retraces the footsteps of this renowned naturalist, botanist and explorer, John Muir
Is Mogadishu, once the world’s most dangerous city, on the road to recovery?

Is Mogadishu, once the world’s most dangerous city, on the road to recovery?

In Mogadishu, the troubled capital of Somalia, tentative moves towards economic regrowth are evident, but the future remains far from certain
The best volcano documentaries

The best volcano documentaries

ByGeographical StaffAug 7, 2022
Following the release of the fantastic new film Fire of Love, we’ve rounded up the five best documentaries about volcanoes
The cashmere crisis of the Changthang Plateau

The cashmere crisis of the Changthang Plateau

Andrew Newey visits the world’s highest permanently inhabited plateau, where farmers produce pashmina wool
The resolute widows of Punjab farmers driven to suicide by relentless debt

The resolute widows of Punjab farmers driven to suicide by relentless debt

The resolute widows of Punjabi farmers who were driven to suicide by relentless debt fight for a better future
Ten best TED talks for geography lovers

Ten best TED talks for geography lovers

ByGeographical StaffJul 31, 2022
We’ve rounded up ten of the most informative and inspirational TED talks for fans of geography, the environment, nature and maps
The holy waters of Romney Marsh

The holy waters of Romney Marsh

ByRory WalshJul 28, 2022
Rory Walsh visits an isolated church surrounded by the vast expanse of Romney Marsh that dates back to 13th Century
Indonesia: living next to a volcano

Indonesia: living next to a volcano

ByKatie BurtonJul 25, 2022
In Indonesia, more than five million people live close to active volcanos. Photographer Putu Sayoga documents their lives
Syria: A country crushed by war

Syria: A country crushed by war

Nick Redmayne returns to Syria to find a country crushed by war but unwilling, or unable to talk openly about it
The rising levels of internally displaced people

The rising levels of internally displaced people

ByBryony CottamJul 20, 2022
The combination of conflict and natural disasters has resulted in unprecedented levels of internally displaced people
Sexuality and the city: the changing geography of LGBTQ spaces

Sexuality and the city: the changing geography of LGBTQ spaces

ByKatie BurtonJul 18, 2022
In cities around the world, the geography of homosexuality is shifting. Queer people are finding new ways to gather
Restoring Erbil’s ancient citadel

Restoring Erbil’s ancient citadel

Visiting the restoration of Erbil’s ancient citadel and the Kurdish Textile Museum
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