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The commitments to cutting carbon dioxide emissions currently set out by the EU, the USA and China are still likely to result in significantly more carbon in the atmosphere than the limits needed to keep the world below the two-degree…

Man’s best friend

When it came to mastering their ancient hunting grounds, ‘modern’ humans had a technological advantage over their Neanderthal rivals – the dog
Pollinating insects are facing a global crisis, attacked with pesticides by farmers around the world. But work being undertaken in Kenya is showing how farmers and insects could live together in harmony
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Over the weekend, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. But what are the factors which made the country, and the city of Kathmandu, so susceptible to such a disaster?
A timeline of Nepal’s history with earthquakes
Five years ago, between April and July 2010, over 4.9 million barrels worth of oil poured into the Gulf of Mexico. Geographical looks at how the local environment has attempted to recover from this incident

The tiger widows

The Sundarbans, which span India and Bangladesh, is a special place – a rich and diverse ecosystem, a vast carbon sink and the world’s largest mangrove forest. It’s also home to the Royal Bengal Tiger, notorious for attacking locals who,…

Data from the deep

Data-gathering Royal Navy submarines are helping scientists discover how and why the Arctic Ocean is on the move
Countries from Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan, from Ukraine to Uzbekistan have the potential for rapid development, if they can adopt long-term energy policies

Into the dark side

Every 30 million years or so, the Earth passes through the most crowded section of the galactic disc. Mass extinction events and radical changes to the Earth’s geology follow
Sunset has long been a favourite time of day for travellers and the breathtaking colours and light conditions make it a photograph many of us wish to take, wherever in the world we may be

Berries and the bear

As traditional food sources become inaccessible, polar bears are having to look elsewhere for new snacks
The Pacific North West’s isolated, low-lying cities are at risk from stronger storm surges
Conservationists paint a bleak picture for the future of the world famous reef, but a new study suggests all is not lost
Human pressure is adding significant plastic pollution to the Mediterranean Sea, with total estimates ranging from 1,000 to 3,000 tons

BAS supports space tests

A new life science experiment to study how people adapt to life in remote and isolated locations in preparation for long space flight has been set up at the British Antarctic Survey’s Halley Research Station

What the media misses

When the IPCC’s climate change findings are reported in the media, crucial points are often overlooked

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