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Vast quantities of sand are being deposited along a stretch of the Norfolk coast to slow down coastal erosion
The world’s first hydrogen-powered boat to tour the world, Energy Observer, has sailed into London. With no CO2 emissions, no fine particles and no noise that could disturb underwater fauna, the ship is the first of its kind and potentially…
Scientists at the Plastic Health Summit taking place in Amsterdam are revealing groundbreaking research on micro- and nanoplastics, warning of their potentially deadly effects on human immune cells
The settlement of Hasankeyf, dating back thousands of years, will soon be lost to history as a hydroelectric power plant begins to fill its reservoir
We took to the streets of Westminster to take a look at London's part in the Global Climate Strike which saw millions across the world march for climate justice today
The British government today announced a new aid package to support the 700,000 Rohingya people still living in refugee camps in Bangladesh, with the money particularly targeted towards supporting vulnerable women and girls. Geographical speaks to Helen Ware, an aid…
‘Abolitionist climate justice’ is an evolving movement that aims to tackle the disparate effects of climate change across race and class
A landmark report from the IPCC definitively states that the way humans are using the Earth’s available land is a key driver of global heating and climate change. But does it also provide the answer?
Guadaloupe Marengo is head of the Human Rights Defenders Team at Amnesty International, a group working to protect people who champion and defend the rights of others, including women’s rights, LGBT+ rights and, increasingly, environmental rights
The 2020 Whitley Fund For Nature Awards are now open for applications
Inspired by nature and motivated by a green conscience, a London-based designer is calling for the film industry to turn its hand to innovative methods of production to stop ever-growing piles of plastic waste from ending up in landfill

World Population Day

World Population Day focuses on the urgency and importance of population issues, observed every 11th of July
The five winners include schemes to eliminate plastic waste and reduce human-wildlife conflict
Biochar was once heralded as a miracle product, one that could both sequester carbon and improve soil conditions. Though it’s found itself out of the limelight in recent years, some scientists are still fighting its corner
Why is China so keen on courting Islamic countries for its Belt and Road Initiative? The team at Kontinentalist brings you some answers with this interactive guide
Rolex has announced the ten finalists for its 2019 Rolex Awards, each vying to become one of the five chosen Laureates, honoured for their work in global development projects
Despite cigarette consumption dropping globally, their manufacture is still one of the world’s most profitable industries. For many farmers, tobacco cultivation is a vital source of income. One big problem – much of the labour is carried out by children
As China’s demand for the notoriously smelly durian fruit soars and Malaysia looks set to capitalise, environmentalists question the cost

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