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As Arctic ice diminishes, new pathways are opening up, with potentially deadly consequences for marine mammals
As a new decade begins, Marco Magrini wonders if the 2020s could be make or break for when it comes to fixing the environment
When it comes to shooting a moving subject, most photographers fall into one of two camps: ‘snipers’ or ‘machine gunners’. But is one better than the other, asks Keith Wilson?
The melting of glaciers over the next 100 years will leave large amounts of empty space behind. One group of scientists has analysed ways these new landscapes could be used
Large-scale air travel is under public scrutiny, and refusing to fly is increasingly in vogue, but can not dismantling the aviation industry really be justified?
Across the EU, emissions from aviation are increasing and passenger numbers are on the up. As Germany raises the taxes it imposes on passengers, Geographical asks whether these sums can really make a difference
As polluting rich nations court global catastrophe at UN climate talks, Europe’s 2050 carbon neutrality target embraces 3˚C of warming as best-case scenario
Alarmingly, nothing unexpected happened in Madrid
The January issue’s dramatic cover image was designed to highlight the overwhelming problem of garbage pollution in our planet’s seas. We caught up with Karl Taylor, the photographer behind this shot, to see how and why the image was created
Protestors from the global south were physically removed yesterday from the Madrid climate conference. However, a civil society armed with climate science refuses to be left out in the cold
Climate NGOs point fingers at nations holding back climate crisis efforts
The Paris Agreement has reached adolescence. Its final stages of development require consensus on the highly contentious Article Six
A report presented at COP25 highlights the trouble with tourism, but does the future of holiday travel cast an even darker shadow?
For the 25th time in history, the United Nations has convened for its annual two-week summit, trying to collectively solve the climate crisis. But is the will there to make real change?
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year’s Rising Star winner brings us a nature study in white
Abandoned coal mines contain a precious resource in the warm water they hold within
Marco Magrini wonders if the annual gathering of world leadership on environmental matters can make any real impact following its rushed relocation
A new animation produced by the charity Born Free raises the issue of captive lions in South Africa – marketed as ‘orphans’ to well-meaning tourists, but really a money-making con

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