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Earlier this month, an international sustainability conference brought together 400 sustainability experts, engineers and political leaders representing 50 ‘Lighthouse’ cities to discuss the threat of climate change
On the Southern edge of the remote Kongsfjorden (King’s Fjord) on the west side of the Svalbard archipelago in Norway, an international research community representing ten different nations spent the long summer days studying the Arctic’s changing climate and environment
Exploring outdoors and in different places is important throughout our lives, but none more so that in our earliest years. As well as being more enjoyable that being confined to a classroom, it can be better for developing problem solving,…
Something has gone badly wrong with our planet’s oceans. If plastic usage continues at current rates, our children’s children are going to be deprived of the chance to experience the ocean’s majestic wilderness that mankind has taken for granted for…
Taking a wider look at Brexit from a geography standpoint
The blockade of imports into Qatar by its Gulf neighbours has ramped up political tensions in the region, and again exposed the fragility of food supply chains

Development’s End

Is it time for a new and radical approach to alleviating global poverty?
Plastic-free aisles in our local supermarkets may just be key to fighting global food insecurity says Frederikke Magnussen
As reports of tourists being fed dog meat in Bali surface, Elisa Allen, director of PETA UK, asks if we need to look closer to home before directing our ire abroad?
The idea of rewilding boar into the UK’s landscapes is gaining plenty of traction, but if we truly want them back we’ll need to consider hunting them as well

The Chicken Economy

2017 is the Chinese year of the chicken. This year, the best estimate suggests a record 94 million tonnes of chicken meat will be produced
Despite the many claims of authenticity, modern filmmaking is still struggling when it comes to depicting history
With medical (and especially dental) tourism on the rise, Vitali Vitaliev looks back over a lifetime of leaving his molars across the former Soviet Union
More drugs than you might think are derived from, or inspired by, compounds found in living things - and with every bit of wilderness that disappears under plough or concrete, we deprive ourselves of potential medicines 
The growth of cities is one of the defining challenges of our century. Efficient, compact urban living might relieve environmental pressures, but urban sprawl could add to the climate crisis
On a long-awaited return to Ukraine, Vitali Vitaliev finds a very different country from the one he once left behind
The world is changing, but one thing stays the same – the urge to explore. It’s a part of our human nature, moulded over millions of years of evolution that has shaped the geography of our modern society
We live in an age where awe and wonder at the natural world have largely been replaced by feelings of pity and hopelessness at the injuries we see inflicted upon it

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