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China’s emissions turn

China has long been cast as one of the world’s biggest climate villains. But new evidence suggests this reputation may soon be a thing of the past

Big game

Illegal hunting may have gotten headlines recently with the death of Cecil the lion, but as Geographical’s exclusive investigation shows, the real problem with wildlife poaching is taking place at an institutional level
The full scale of the state’s ongoing drought crisis is being described as ‘completely without precedent’
Glaciated regions are all responding separately to climate change, however, glaciologists confirm that melts are happening on a global scale and at a faster rate than ever before

Damsels and dragons

Summer is the peak time of year for photographing insects, when city parks, rural fields and woodlands are buzzing with activity
With protests on the outside and job cuts on the inside, Shell's activities are anything but quiet. Geographical takes a look at why the energy company is so determined to drill in the Arctic

Lion's bane

Despite protection from hunting, the annual survival rate for mountain lions in South California is dangerously low. A 13-year study details how they are mainly killed by their greatest threat, human activity

Winning the Rat Race

Following a landmark eradication project, South Georgia is on the brink of a major conservation success story – being able to declare itself rat-free
Underground water movement in caves reveals climate action above
The land is sinking around the Chesapeake Bay, worsening the effects of rising sea levels. Geographical investigates why this is happening and why it concerns the US capital

Storm birds

The golden-winged warbler is elusive and can apparently predict severe storms. But science is catching up with the bird
Plankton blooms in the Southern Ocean can produce ‘cloud-brightening’ gases. Geographical takes a closer look at what this means to our atmosphere

Trunk calls

An elephant early warning system is preventing deaths across India’s tea and coffee plantations

Algeria faces the frackers

Algeria’s plans to develop fracking are meeting with local resistance

Birds of a feather

Seagulls may not be everyone’s idea of photogenic wildlife, but Britain is awash with picturesque seabirds of all varieties from canoodling gannets to swooping kittiwakes

Off the grid

The world’s longest underwater electricity cable will enable sharing of renewable energy between the UK and Norway
Geographical talks to Jane Francis, director of the British Antarctic Survey, about the organisation’s future plans for exploration

Sleeping giants

Volcanoes are one of nature’s most spectacular sights and make for superb photography, as long as you take the correct safety precautions first

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