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A temporary fishing ban has been imposed by the European Commission until 2020 in an attempt to save Baltic cod stock from impending collapse
The fight to save the planet takes off
London has officially become the first of a new kind of ‘national park’ which places the natural world and sustainability at the heart of the city
As Britain’s newest prime minister begins his tenure, Geographical’s geopolitical expert, Klaus Dodds, looks into Boris Johnson’s political past to see what it reveals about his possible future
A new model of the monsoon system, which dispenses with the Himalaya Mountains, has demonstrated how the ocean impacts the strength and timing of the annual rains
Despite being among the first Western explorers to uncover southwestern China in the 1920s, American botanist Joseph Rock is far from being a household name. Today, one explorer is attempting to revitalise his reputation
The 2020 Whitley Fund For Nature Awards are now open for applications
As the world celebrates fifty years since mankind first set foot on soil other than that of the Earth, changing the world of exploration forever, we look back at how Geographical has tackled our lunar neighbour over the years...
In 1943, Geographical ventured away from our terrestrial boundaries to explore our lunar neighbour
Inspired by nature and motivated by a green conscience, a London-based designer is calling for the film industry to turn its hand to innovative methods of production to stop ever-growing piles of plastic waste from ending up in landfill
A look at the contribution of hippos to the savannah ecosystem has revealed that their preferred lifestyle is crucial for maintaining life in the rivers they laze in
The new app encourages young children to connect with the natural world while allowing scientists to track levels of biodiversity across the UK
Ana is the director and founder of the Eko-Svest Center for Environmental Research and Information and is also affiliated with Bankwatch. She led a seven-year campaign to cut off international funding for two large hydropower plants planned for inside Mavrovo National Park in North Macedonia, protecting the habitat of the nearly extinct Balkan lynx. In 2019, she won the Goldman Environmental Prize
A type of panel has been invented that can generate electricity when pointed at the night sky, but can it ever be scaled up to serve alongside solar power?
In the 4th century BC, Aristotle proposed that earthquakes were caused by winds trapped in subterranean caves. Small tremors were triggered by air pushing on the cavern roofs, large ones by air breaking the surface. We now know a good deal more about how and why earthquakes happen. Yet the most important part of the jigsaw – when they will happen – continues to confound us as much as it did the ancient Greeks

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