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Vardø, Norway’s most northeasterly town, was once on the verge of dying out as its inhabitants sought livelihoods elsewhere. But a passionate local is hoping modern arts and traditional crafts might be key to turning its fortunes around
Guyana intends to become a low-carbon, ‘green state’, with eco-tourism a major feature. But the country is also poised to become the Western Hemisphere’s next big oil producer. Nick Middleton investigates the possible contradictions
Ani is a Middle Age city of remarkable historical importance, one in urgent need of preservation and protection
Recent claims suggest that plastic recycling does little to tackle the issue of plastic pollution. Instead, the infinitely recyclable nature of aluminium beverage cans could offer a promising packaging alternative, highlighting fundamental flaws in the life cycle of single-use plastic
Nearly seven hundred million people around the world lack access to proper toilets. While efforts are underway to change this, not all schemes are equal
Half the world’s population currently has access to the internet, but with its growth now slowing, there could be significant implications for global development
The concept of renewable energy in the Middle East sounds incongruous, for this is a region that is home to more than half of the world’s crude oil and more than a third of its natural gas reserves. However, local…
Massive scientific investment has now identified the primary threats to biodiversity, but comparably little research has examined how and why some conservation initiatives spread while others falter
The Chinese government aims to put a ‘social credit system’ in place by 2020; a virtual scoring platform that uses personal data to assess the behaviour and ‘trustworthiness’ of every citizen. But can 24/7 surveillance ever be a good thing,…
A new green cemetery in Paris indicates the growing desire among citizens for an eco-friendly death
Protestors claim the nation’s neo-liberal system is broken. Amid bullets and tear gas, socio-economic reforms are being rushed through. With the COP25 climate conference fast approaching, could this spotlight on equity help deepen commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement?
As the world’s attention focuses on the protests in Santiago, eyes are also being drawn to the Chilean government’s mixed messages on environmental matters ahead of this year’s COP25 summit
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…

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