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Hive minds

As part of a worldwide effort to reverse declining bee populations, tiny micro-sensors are providing vital insights into the lives of thousands of honey bees in Australia
In the film The Day After Tomorrow, one of the world’s vital ocean currents suddenly collapses, sending the northern hemisphere into a new ice age. New climate models show the repercussions that may occur following such an event

Island of wonders

With around 20 million visitors every year, Venice is one of the most photographed cities in the world. However, even a lifetime of images can’t dilute its impact

Whale watching

An aerial drone fitted with analytical equipment is helping marine scientists assess the health of endangered whale species
Wildlife photographer Kym Illman offers tips for budding safari photographers

Clean landings

India’s Cochin airport claims to be the first completely solar-powered airport

High seas and high storms

The east coast of the United States could face increased coastal flooding from the combined effect of sea-level rise and an increased intensity of storms

Call to action

Hot on the heels of the Pope’s climate change encyclical, a group of Islamic scholars has released its own call for adoption of ambitious goals at the Paris COP21 summit in December
Since it was announced in August, President Obama’s Clean Power Plan has proved divisive

Lost coast

The North Slopes of Alaska, the United States’ most northernmost coastline, is eroding at some of the fastest rates in the country

Home to roost

Peregrine falcons are finding a new lease of life amid Chicago’s urban high-rises

They are the walrus(es)

An estimated 35,000 walruses have ‘hauled-out’ of the sea to Point Lay, Alaska coinciding with the decline in summer sea ice. Geographical takes a look at what this relatively new behaviour means for walrus populations in Alaska

Sparking interest

Lake Maracaibo in northeast Venezuela experiences the most lightning in the world. Almost every night, the clouds crackle with 100,000 to 400,000 volts of energy, lighting up the sky for miles
An all-female ranger group, the Black Mambas, are determined to eliminate the threat of poaching from the Balule Private Game Reserve in South Africa

Rolling in the Deep

A newly discovered reef in southern Australia, said to rival the Great Barrier Reef, has been located after a robotic vehicle captured footage at previously unexplored depths

Plastic birds

Plastic waste in the oceans has become such a problem, it’s now being predicted that within fifty years every seabird will have ingested the material

All about Etna

Europe’s largest volcano smoulders on, but real-time monitoring might help predict the next lava flows

On the hunt

India’s wild tiger numbers are a mere fraction of what they should be. As a result, capturing one in your lens remains one of the great photographic thrills

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