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Camera traps capture rare and varied animal life on the world-famous Serengeti National Park, including lots of curious creatures fascinated by the cameras themselves

Katrina: A decade later

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina killed at least 1,500 people and caused $300billion in damage to the south-east US, Geographical examines the potential for future storms and what has been done to prepare New Orleans for a similar event
A sheltered archipelago in the western Pacific offers a glimpse at the future of a more acidic ocean. Corals are thriving, though are more vulnerable to being worn away
New technologies have the potential to reinvent batteries, solving problems of renewable energy storage and mineral resource depletion in the process
Rapid global urbanisation and technological progress gives us the chance to ‘fundamentally transform’ our energy systems and urban infrastructure

Protecting the great ape

In Nigeria, critically endangered gorillas are getting a lifeline, by virtue of a conservation project providing safe passage between two protected areas
After a liberal democrat candidate won a surprise victory in Canada’s oil province, oil shares suffered. However, US fracking might also be to blame for the drop

Defining the human age

Debate over the nature of the term ‘anthropocene’ as a name for our current human-influenced age is widespread, both in and out of the realm of geography
Global fossil fuel subsidies will hit $5.3trillion (£3.4trillion) this year. Ending them could cut CO2 emissions by 20 per cent and save 1.6 million lives
Europe expands scientific and operational capabilities in polar regions with €2million programme
Supercomputers are providing an insight into 227 East Asian earthquakes since 2007

Learning to swing

A team of British tree surgeons are heading to the Indonesian island of Sumatra next month to help rescue endangered orang-utans from the rainforest

El Niño is back in town

As the infamous Pacific climate event El Niño is declared for 2015, what does this means for weather conditions around the world?

US loses honey bee colonies

Winter beehive losses are down over the previous year, but April 2014 to April 2015 saw an increase in summer losses too. It’s a change over previous patterns, and the cause is still a mystery

The secret garden

Spring is a season that many photographers look forward to the most because the changes in light, climate and landscape make a dramatic relief from the grey monotony that typifies a winter
When it comes to social media, climate change sceptics are the least connected

Cleaning up Korea

Large-scale oil spills once dominated shipping incidents, but following a five-year low in tanker accidents, most of today’s spills are small-scale releases coming from non-tankers
A greater understanding of the mysterious plankton responsible for bioluminescence has helped scientists predict plumes in the ocean

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