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An ancient continent, dubbed Balkanatolia, could explain the movement of mammals millions of years ago
Attempts to control India’s air pollution are increasingly sophisticated, but the country’s energy policy is holding it back
The way maps are created can have a significant impact on the way we view conflict 
Heat is a bigger killer than other climate disasters, such as floods and hurricanes, but many people are largely unaware of the dangers. Cities, however, are starting to wake up to the threat
New maps of the world’s glaciers reveal that they contain less ice than previously estimated
Walking in the footsteps of jaguars, Jacob Dykes meets the conservationists determined to maintain the connectivity of the largest forest block in Mesoamerica
The UK relies heavily on forest biomass to boost its renewable energy production, but ‘renewable’ doesn’t necessarily mean ‘green’
The world’s largest single organism is unprepared for the changes humans have wrought upon its ecosystem
As the year draws to a close, we take a look back at some of the most popular Geographical features of 2021
A new device, developed at ETH Zurich, could help communities under water scarce conditions to harvest water directly from the air
A new initiative to save mangrove forests in the Dominican Republic aims to protect coastal regions and sequester carbon
The semi-autonomous Russian republic of Kalmykia sits at the forefront of global climate change as the desert encroaches ever further
In Mogadishu, the troubled capital of Somalia, tentative moves towards economic regrowth are evident, but the future remains far from certain 
Researchers have predicted the birth of a new mountain range, but we won’t be around to see it 
Archaeological work around Lake Malawi suggests that humans manipulated the environment with fire many thousands of years ago 
Maida Bilal risked all to prevent contractors building a dam on the river near her home in Bosnia Herzegovina
Writer and photographer John Gilbey needed a cheap way of getting from Denver to San Francisco and he wasn’t in a hurry. A train journey across the American West aboard the California Zephyr beckoned
An EU project has revealed the extent of river fragmentation in Europe

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