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Over the weekend, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. But what are the factors which made the country, and the city of Kathmandu, so susceptible to such a disaster?
Georgios-Ioannis Tsianos is a UK-based medical doctor and extreme environment physiologist. His latest endeavour, part of his ‘Ice, Water, Fire’ challenge, is running the 250km Marathon des Sables across the Sahara, in support of biodiversity charity, the Opwall Trust
Five years ago, between April and July 2010, over 4.9 million barrels worth of oil poured into the Gulf of Mexico. Geographical looks at how the local environment has attempted to recover from this incident
A booming global demand for rubber is leading to mass deforestation in southeast Asia, as land is cleared for monoculture rubber plantations
Countries from Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan, from Ukraine to Uzbekistan have the potential for rapid development, if they can adopt long-term energy policies
The Falkland Islands remain a hugely contentious issue between the UK and Argentina. Klaus Dodds explores some of the recent geopolitics developments surrounding the islands
Conservationists paint a bleak picture for the future of the world famous reef, but a new study suggests all is not lost
Human pressure is adding significant plastic pollution to the Mediterranean Sea, with total estimates ranging from 1,000 to 3,000 tons
New Natural History Museum exhibition provides considerable information about the creation and history of coral reefs, but fails to inspire
A stunning profusion of maps, diagrams and infographics from every part of the world and every corner of the brain

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