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Chris Fitch

Urban security

Preparing for a seemingly limitless number of future threats has become a major challenge for the world’s cities, and helping to build resilience into their infrastructure is their ultimate goal
After nine months trapped in the Antarctic ice, including four months of winter darkness, Ernest Shackleton ordered the crew of the Endurance to abandon ship

Counting the coast

Fifty years after an historic National Trust coastal survey, a follow-up report has unveiled the extent to which the UK’s coastlines have changed since 1965

Healing the world

Médecins Sans Frontières provides emergency responses to humanitarian crises around the world. But a lack of attention to these incidents means that much of the world’s long-term healthcare rests on their shoulders
Imagine selecting a tree, cutting it down, dividing it up, and recruiting artisans from around the country to craft the resulting timber into bespoke tools and objects to keep for the rest of your life

James Bowthorpe

James Bowthorpe is a film-maker, designer, adventurer and former round-the-world-by-bicycle record holder. His latest endeavour – the Hudson River Project – sees him scouring the streets of Manhattan and hiking up the Hudson river to explore our relationship with nature
This year’s top prize goes to ‘A tale of two foxes’ – a savage and haunting image of the fight to survive in harsh Arctic conditions

Slow boats to China

Despite 2015 seeing the fourth smallest Arctic ice cap ever recorded, aspirations of easily navigable trade through the Northwest Passage are to be put on ice for several decades

A billion for Brazil

The Norwegian government is set to complete the transfer of US$1billion to Brazil’s Amazon Fund, in recognition of the South American country’s efforts to tackle deforestation

The heat goes on

Claims of a ‘hiatus’ in global temperature rises are found to be nothing but hot air

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