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A rising number of cruise ships and their ‘overlooked’ diesel emissions are dropping anchor along the Thames, angering London residents in the process
A volunteer-led digital mapping project is at the heart of efforts to combat humanitarian disasters

Claiming the Caspian

The so-called ‘Caspian Five’ are close to finalising the legal status of who owns what in the much-disputed Caspian Sea

Necropolis Railway

For this month’s Discovering Britain trail, Laura Cole follows the route of a macabre train service that used to run from London to Surrey
The European Court of Justice finds the logging of a primeval forest illegal, raising questions about future forest management
The US meat industry is attempting to officially define ‘meat’ as a slew of new, clean meats move closer to the dinner table
As climate conditions at the 100th meridian, the traditional United States boundary between the humid east and the dry west, are shown to be on the move, could it mean a reshaping of America’s farmlands?

Bat signals

Scientists working with new drone technology are hoping to reveal the hidden secrets behind the bat’s uncanny navigation skills
New interactive maps combine precipitation and temperature to show climate change in more detail and can be used to compare climates worldwide

Hunting the hunters

The RSPB introduces a new hotline for reporting the unlawful killing of birds of prey

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