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Photographer Andrew Newey visits the world’s highest permanently inhabited plateau, where farmers produce pashmina wool – a high-end product now under threat
The Taliban’s recent takeover of Afghanistan prompted a new refugee crisis, highlighting how nations differ in the numbers of people they’re willing to re-home
Rose Abramoff is a climate scientist who recently made headlines while participating in climate protests led by Scientist Rebellion. Geographical caught up with her to talk about activism, education and the importance of soil

Dossier: The future of aid

Mark Rowe reflects on the changing nature of overseas aid and asks what it could and should look like in a world facing the same old challenges, combined with new threats
The end of human-powered rickshaws has long been predicted in the crowded city of Kolkata, the day may finally be coming when it actually happens
The wreck of Endurance, Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic expedition ship, has been found 107 years after it sank in Weddell Sea pack ice
Sir Crispin Tickell, who has died of pneumonia aged 91, was president of the Royal Geographical Society from 1990-93
Faizal Farook investigates the relationship between Britain’s diverse ethnic-minority communities and the country’s natural spaces 
Following the shocking discovery of thousands of unmarked graves at former residential schools in Canada, the country’s Indigenous people are using art to find truth and reconciliation
While the world debates the best ways to reduce emissions and hold global temperature rise below 2°C, the heat is already on for countries facing the greatest threats from climate change.
The Ganges is one of the most polluted rivers on Earth, but such is its religious importance that there are those willing to make enormous sacrifices to see that it’s cleaned up 
A new caviar-production venture could transform Thailand into a major source of the highly prized foodstuff
In cities around the world, the geography of homosexuality is shifting. As historic bars and clubs close down, or where they never existed, queer people are finding other ways to gather
In Morocco, people don’t Uber. Instead, they pile into so-called grand taxis – battered but colourful old diesel Mercedes cars. These ancient vehicles, which the government is trying to force off the streets, tell a wider story about the suffocating…
Oysters play a hugely important role in ecosystems by filtering water and providing habitat for other creatures, but overfishing has decimated their populations. Jacob Dykes visits an ambitious project to restore oyster reefs in Essex waters
Our Christmas Gift Guide is back for 2021, featuring eco-friendly, ethically-made, sustainable presents for your geography-loving family and friends
Vitali Vitaliev takes a tour of the small town of Montreuil-sur-Mer in northern France
With the market for Muslim travellers growing at pace, holiday-makers and travellers are broadening their horizons

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