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A new study has found that tropical cyclones are reaching their peak intensity farther from the equator than in the past
New study detects tens of kilometres of previously uncharted deep valleys under Greenland ice sheet, suggesting the ice is significantly more vulnerable to warm ocean waters
Large-scale surface melting of Greenland ice in 1889 and 2012 caused by combination of rising temperatures and Northern Hemisphere forest fire ash, not warming alone
Over the past 30 years, wildfires across the western USA have been getting bigger and more frequent, according to new research

Ramita Navai

Ramita Navai is a British–Iranian journalist and broadcaster. Her first book, City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death and the Search for Truth in Tehran, details the extraordinary stories of the ordinary people she met in southern Tehran

Hotspot – Italy

With referendums on nationality very much in vogue, Klaus Dodds explores the ramifications behind a little known vote taking place in Northern Italy

Island sanctuaries

Combining a wild coastline, evocative ancient castles and some of Britain’s most important seabird colonies, the area around the Farne Islands in Northumberland is a photographer’s paradise

Carved from stone

For her latest Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Discovering Britain walk, Olivia Edward visits Shropshire to learn how glacial meltwater has shaped the history of one of England’s most picturesque market towns
China has achieved remarkable economic success following the principle of developing first and cleaning up later. But now the country with the world's worst environmental record is changing its ways

Fruits of the forest

Once a hotbed of political unrest, southern Kyrgyzstan is now home to an innovative ecotourism initiative based around its walnut forests

Living in the clouds

Despite suffering from acute motion sickness, meteorologist and explorer Felicity Aston found that travelling by airship across the USA from the Atlantic to the Pacific coasts offered a unique opportunity to study the mechanisms at work in the atmosphere
The rate of suicide in India is highest in areas with the most debt-ridden farmers growing cash crops on smallholdings, according to a new study
A team of researchers at Imperial College London launches a detailed atlas of fine-scale environment and health maps for England and Wales

Lava mystery solved

New study by researchers from Michigan State University solves long-standing mystery about the source of massive lava flows in Africa
An international team of scientists has discovered an ancient tundra landscape preserved under the Greenland Ice Sheet

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