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With the future of Britain’s agriculture and environment now in the hands of Andrea Leadsom, various groups have aired views on what should happen next
As the UK’s – and London’s – housing situation has tumbled towards ‘crisis’ in recent years, over 11 million people are now housed in the private rental market. The RGS-IBG’s 21st Century Challenges team explores the rise of the long-term…
The recent Scottish parliament elections raised the expected issues of things like education and healthcare, but another less mainstream subject also caught the attention of both the public and politicians and continues to reverberate – the so-called Scottish land question,…

Dieback fight back

A 200-year-old tree named ‘Betty’ is helping identify genetic tolerance to ash dieback disease
At the launch of an independent report on the environmental impacts of the EU referendum, Geographical collects perspectives from key environmental charities and academics

A wing and a prayer

The UK’s butterfly population has suffered significant declines since the 1970s, although detailed surveys indicate small signs of optimism

The UK’s best walks

Looking for a long walk for the winter holidays? Geographical has compiled a list of top UK walks
Winners announced in the prestigious annual photography competition
Geography is one of the broader disciplines when it comes to higher education, as demonstrated by this examination of some of its most interesting and distinct undergraduate modules
The National Trust aims to lead the way on embracing natural solutions to adapt the UK’s coasts to better deal with future erosion, flooding and sea level rise

Pound for pound

Exeter has joined the likes of Brixton, Stroud, Lewes, Totnes and Bristol by launching its own spending alternative to Sterling

Counting the coast

Fifty years after an historic National Trust coastal survey, a follow-up report has unveiled the extent to which the UK’s coastlines have changed since 1965
How do the Abbey Gardens on Tresco survive the battering of salt, water and wind? The answer lies in hedging

The Weiwei way

From 19 September, the Royal Academy of Art in London will exhibit one of China’s most political artists, Ai Weiwei. Geographical explores the artist’s relationship with the counterfeit culture in China

The future of science

At the Royal Society Summer Exhibition, Geographical talks to Professor Brian Cox about public engagement and why it’s vital for the future of science
When you’re studying on MOOCS, or Massive Open Online Courses, no one minds if you turn up late. To keep your brain ticking over summer, here are some of the best MOOCS you can study for free

Ashes to ashes

For more than ten years, an Italian design team has been trying to change how we will spend eternity

The green school

St Andrews aims to be the UK's first carbon neutral university by building a ‘green energy centre’ powered by locally-sourced wood

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