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A sheltered archipelago in the western Pacific offers a glimpse at the future of a more acidic ocean. Corals are thriving, though are more vulnerable to being worn away

In defence of bogs

Bogs - the scourge of all walkers - rarely get any friendly publicity. However, Geographical explores how the boggy plant, sphagnum moss, is wooing biologists
Mapping the chemical fingerprint of the Amazon lowlands from the air reveals the secrets of the forest canopy and the soil beneath

Drought media: does it help?

Although California gets all the current headlines, there are numerous significant drought events occurring elsewhere in the world. Geographical explores why you are not hearing about them
After a liberal democrat candidate won a surprise victory in Canada’s oil province, oil shares suffered. However, US fracking might also be to blame for the drop

Flood database goes live

A new online database ranks the most severe coastal floods to have occurred in the UK over the last 100 years and reveals last year’s storm surge to have been the largest on record
The next country to jump on the smart city bandwagon could be Mongolia, with plans for a new eco-metropolis near Ulaanbaatar. However, critics argue that it is little more than a project designed by Germans architects for Chinese investors
A greater understanding of the mysterious plankton responsible for bioluminescence has helped scientists predict plumes in the ocean
Climate change has become the most recent explanation for the low wages of tea labourers in Assam, India, causing yet more tensions between the government, the tea growers and those campaigning on behalf of the poor workers caught in the middle
One hundred saplings from one hundred of the world’s tallest trees have been planted in Cornwall as part of a climate project to add more longevity to our greenery

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