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An increase in the frequency of heavy rain brought on by warmer summer temperatures is proving deadly for young peregrine falcons in the Canadian Arctic
An international team of scientists has developed a map that identifies the areas in tropical Africa where carbon-stocking projects would provide the greatest benefits
Climate-change related alterations to the Earth’s rotation are causing the position of the North Pole to shift, according to a new study
Lucien Castaing-Taylor is a filmmaker and artist, and director of the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard University. His latest work, Leviathan, co-directed by Véréna Paravel, immerses viewers in life aboard US fishing trawlers

Hotspot – Turkey

Already a highly contested area for decades, the Turkish government is building a wall along the Turkish-Syrian border. Klaus Dodds explorers how this could affect people on both sides of the border 

The last place on Earth

South Georgia boasts some of the most spectacular concentrations of wildlife found anywhere on the globe. And for once, photographers don’t need to pack their long lenses and tripods in order to get great shots of animals in the wild

Trekking the salt trail

In the Nepalese Himalaya, a time-honoured trade route still favours the bold
Inspired by Wilfred Thesiger’s famous desert journeys, Alastair Humphreys walked 1,600 kilometres from Salalah in Oman to Dubai and found that life there had changed enormously since Thesiger’s Arabian Sands was published
Scientists from the US Geological Survey (USGS) have identified the oldest large body of seawater, more than a kilometre under Chesapeake Bay in the USA
A team led by researchers from the University of Maryland has produced the first high-resolution map of global forest extent, loss and gain
Global food production could be increased substantially without clearing more land for agriculture simply by harvesting existing cropland more frequently, according to a new study published in Environmental Research Letters
The world’s oceans could see a 170 per cent increase in acidification by the end of the century, according to a research summary led by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP)

'Missing heat' found

Suggestions that global warming has slowed or even stopped are in doubt following the publication of a new study that has identified the ‘missing heat’ in the global climate system
Strong growth in coal consumption has consolidated the fuel as the main source of carbon dioxide emissions, according to the Global Carbon Project’s (GCP) annual analysis of global carbon emissions
A new study published in Nature Geoscience suggests that the seafloor off the coast of northern Siberia is releasing more than twice as much methane as previously estimated

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