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In the second of his features on the world’s geopolitical curiosities, Vitali Vitaliev looks at the generally unrecognised self-proclaimed entities, known as ‘micronations’
The discovery a long ‘tongue’ of ice beneath a glacial lake in Patagonia could have implications for freshwater glacial stability
Benjamin Hennig explains two cartograms which demonstrate the global water security threat
Get on your bike with this collection of stories to celebrate World Bicycle Day
The Brown Bank a haven for marine life in the waters between the UK and the Netherlands is under threat and requires immediate protection, according to marine protection groups
The first payment under the Redd+ scheme to conserve tropical forests has been approved, but issues with the data supplied by participating countries could undermine its potential
In the first of a series on geopolitical curiosities and anomalies, of which he has been a devoted explorer for years, Vitali Vitaliev looks at enclaves – parts of one country which find themselves lost inside another’s borders
A socioecological model is predicting the areas of major US cities that are most likely to be affected by gentrification
Following the collapse of the upstream tailings dam in Brumadinho, Brazil, Benjamin Hennig maps tailings dams around the world
The domestication of animals for food, secondary products, labour and companionship over the past 11,000 years has led to a global distribution of domesticated species with distinct geographical patterns
Strap in for a newer, greener experience in virtual city design
A major investment in data collection along the Nile could revolutionise the water management of the iconic river
Several factors are contributing to extreme deforestation in Haiti, with the poor economic state of the country primary among them

Tehran: the sinking city

Illegal wells are depleting groundwater basins beneath Tehran causing it to sink dramatically 
Mapping the trade war between the US and China and the bean caught in the crossfire 
Check out this superb selection of mapping books - ideal gifts for the cartographer
Glacial melt is increasing  land instability in mountainous regions, with huge tsunamis rising in frequency as a result
A large-scale terrain mapping project makes Antarctica the best-mapped continent on Earth 

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