Science & Environment


Restoring the oyster reefs of old to protect English waters

Restoring the oyster reefs of old to protect English waters

ByJacob DykesAug 16, 2022
An ambitious oyster reef restoration project in Essex waters could allow oysters to perform their important role in our ecosystems once more
Africa’s most ambitious idea: The Great Green Wall

Africa’s most ambitious idea: The Great Green Wall

The Great Green Wall is designed to be a band of trees the length of the Sahel. We look at how the project is faring in Burkino Faso
Geo explainer: What causes heatwaves?

Geo explainer: What causes heatwaves?

What exactly is a heatwave, when and why do they happen, and how is climate change having an impact on them?
The future of desalination

The future of desalination

The world’s drinking water supply is at risk and desalination plants are set to make more saltwater potable
Storm chasing across America

Storm chasing across America

ByGeographical StaffAug 1, 2022
Photographer and Arizona native Tori Ostberg captures stunning images while storm chasing across The Great Plains of America
How the UK could heat homes from old coal mines

How the UK could heat homes from old coal mines

The UK has made little progress decarbonising heating, but a significant source lies freely available under the feet of a quarter of the population
Geo explainer: Cleaning up Mount Everest

Geo explainer: Cleaning up Mount Everest

The world’s highest mountain is covered in rubbish, but plans for Mount Everest clean up operations are underway
The weird creatures inhabiting the lava tubes of Hawaii

The weird creatures inhabiting the lava tubes of Hawaii

ByBryony CottamJul 22, 2022
Unearthing the endemic Hawaiian species that have adapted to life below ground inside the islands’ unique ecosystem of lava tubes
Geo explainer: The threats to coral reefs

Geo explainer: The threats to coral reefs

Coral reefs are important for the huge humber of species they harbour, but they are increasingly under threat
When a natural disaster strikes, it’s too late to start making maps

When a natural disaster strikes, it’s too late to start making maps

The way in which data has been collected during a humanitarian crisis has changed. But we still aren’t using it to maximum effect
Geo explainer: Exploring the Mariana Trench

Geo explainer: Exploring the Mariana Trench

The Mariana Trench is the deepest-known and explored point in the ocean, with many secrets yet to be revealed
The transition metals needed to power net-zero

The transition metals needed to power net-zero

ByKatie BurtonJul 11, 2022
The transition to a net-zero world relies heavily on mining raw materials for new green technology but that raises a number of problems
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