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New study published in Nature Geoscience establishes link between atmospheric dust and strength of monsoon rains falling on Indian subcontinent
A graduate student from the University of California, Los Angeles has developed a new method for remotely measuring river flows
The discovery of the first terrestrial sample of a water-rich mineral has yielded new evidence that large volumes of water could exist deep within the Earth
Oxygen depletion in the Baltic Sea is ten times worse now than it was 100 years ago, the result of nutrient inflows from the land
A DNA analysis of chicken bones from islands across the Pacific has refuted claims that Polynesians arrived in South America before Columbus
Unique study of blooming patterns of high-altitude wildflowers in the Rocky Mountains shows the plants’ response to climate change is more complex than previously believed
A new study has found that six massive glaciers in West Antarctica are moving more rapidly than they did 40 years ago, resulting in an increased discharge of ice into the ocean
Genghis Khan’s rise was propelled by a temporary run of nice weather, a new study of tree rings in ancient trees in central Mongolia suggests
The last remaining stable region of the Greenland ice sheet is no longer stable, according to a new study published in Nature Climate Change
A new study has found that long-tailed tits may benefit from climate change
Wetlands are vital storehouses of biodiversity and important bulwarks against the effects of climate change, while also providing livelihoods for millions of people, but they’re being lost at an increasing rate

Amanda Anderson

Amanda Anderson is the new director of the Moorland Association, which represents the interests of the owners and managers of grouse moorlands in England and Wales

Hotspot – Cuba

After years outcast from the international community, Cuba looks to seize the opportunity to take centre stage. Klaus Dodds looks into what this could mean for Cuba, the USA and beyond
Whether it’s the spectacle of a calving iceberg, the fantastic array of wildlife or the sheer vastness of the landscape, Greenland offers a range of unique opportunities for photographers

Bombs and bustards

Our series showcasing the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Discovering Britain walks continues as Olivia Edward learns how the military has helped to keep a large part of Salisbury Plain safe from harm

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