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Graham Loomes, professor of behavioural science at Warwick Business School shares his views on the easing of lockdown in the UK
Dr Frances Darlington Pollock, a lecturer in population geography at the University of Liverpool, shares her thoughts about the opportunities facing new geography undergraduates despite these disruptive times
Dr Sabine Christiansen and Dr Sebastian Unger are senior research associates at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
A letter to the World Health Organisation sent at the end of February, signed by almost 250 environmental organisations, points to a solution to prevent future coronavirus outbreaks – a massive crackdown on wildlife trade markets worldwide. But will banks, insurers…
The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent shifts in working practices have undoubtedly led to less pollution in major cities, but what would the long-term impact of such a shift be? Doug Specht, from the University of Westminster, discusses...
Mary Martin, a senior policy fellow at the London School of Economics, looks at the COVID-19 pandemic through the lens of corporate social responsibility
A message for A-Level geographers from Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder professor of geography at the University of Oxford
Helen Sharman CMG OBE, the first British astronaut and now fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) reflects on her experience of isolation and shares some thoughts for those of us stuck at home
The current pandemic reveals the fundamental connection between us all, says Sian Sutherland
‘Regeneration’ more often than not means ‘gentrification’, says Jade MacRury
It is imperative that governments support the farming and agriculture sectors with whatever means necessary to ensure global food security
The effects of climate change are disproportionately unforgiving, with those most affected being the poorest who live in remote areas
By revaluing food we can revalue nature to build more liveable, resilient societies 

The Future of Coral

Callum Roberts is a professor of marine conservation at the University of York and author of Reef Life: An Underwater Memoir, out now from Profile Books. He is also the chief scientific advisor to BLUE Marine Foundation
Daphna Nissenbaum, CEO and co-founder of TIPA, argues that clearer messages in regards to waste disposal are vital in getting the country’s recycling rates to rise
Marginalised groups – whose interests are most at stake – often face enormous challenges when advocating at the UN
The UK’s new moratorium on shale gas extracted by fracking came as a surprise to many given the government’s steadfast support for the industry in the face of fierce local opposition. The moratorium is based on evidence of local micro-earthquakes…
Ben Fogle is a broadcaster, writer, adventurer, UN Patron of the Wilderness, and chair of Nature 2030

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