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Whales sequester an enormous amount of carbon, making their protection ever more vital
Ten photographs recently donated to Prints for Nature - a new initiative set up to support Conservation International 
For this month's Discovering Britain viewpoint, Rory Walsh celebrates Steall Falls in Glen Nevis
In his ongoing photographic project, Carpathia, Nicholas J R White documents the mission to create a new National Park in the Southern Carpathian Mountains of Romania. Carpathia is an expansive mixture of landscape and portraiture, shot on traditional large-format film photography. He explores what it takes to build a National Park, evoking the mysterious sensations of wilderness
Cannabis divides opinion in the USA, where money is spent on researching both its health benefits and its dangers
The story of a unique Italo-Slovenian community that came to be united by the border that once divided it
Every year a group of dedicated volunteers measures the last remaining snow in the UK 
For this month’s Discovering Britain trail Rory Walsh dips into a unique Peak District village
Artificial intelligence offers high potential solutions to the climate crisis, but evidence suggests that AI systems and cloud computing will need to clean up their own energy bills 
A survey of Australian scientists reveals a worrying trend towards suppression of important environmental research
Tim Taylor recalls the trials and tribulations of his  team’s attempt to find the sunken remains of  the Second World War US submarine Grayback
Surveys suggest that Westerners aren’t yet willing to accept novel food technology
This week Tim Marshall turns his geopolitical lens to an unfurling conflict with long roots
Rewilding projects across Europe are working to expand populations of carnivores and restore ‘self-regulating’ nature on the continent. In the face of the double-trouble of limited space and a lot of people, proponents are coming up with new ways to create a wilder landscape, formulating a rewilding philosophy fit for a European context 
Sarah Battersby is fascinated by globalisation and its impact on developing economies. She has recently conducted her own research in Nepal, and has her sights on Peru as her next case study area

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