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Scientists are using sophisticated data modelling to predict how cities will develop. How will our urban futures look if we embrace sustainability over fossil-fuelled development?
The most populated country of Central Asia, Uzbekistan has been on a mission to open up since the death of its previous leader in 2016. Nick Redmayne meets the proprietors hoping to take advantage of a tourism boom
To protect the forests that act as natural carbon reservoirs, researchers need to better understand how individual tree species respond to climate change
Recent research finds that climate change-induced drought is having a noticeable effect on the mortality rates of forests, even more so than recent bush fires
The city of Calais struggles with its reputation. More often considered a place to pass through than to stay in, residents are hoping to change its fortunes 
Benjamin Hennig and Tina Gotthardt map the coronavirus
The controversial practice of cloud-seeding has always been difficult to measure – a new method offers hope
The impact of wildfires on water supplies has received little attention. But with wildfires around the world getting worse, it might be time to pay more attention to how we deal with them
Benjamin Hennig maps the two sides of global malnutrition – undernourishment and obesity
Thomas Bird reports on the coronavirus, speaking to those trapped in Wuhan and beyond, and unpicking the ways in which tradition and geography have accelerated the spread of the virus [Figures updated 7th February]
The world’s second largest tropical forest receives significantly less funding than its counterparts in other countries
The world’s first water-borne dairy farm has been erected on the shores of Rotterdam. What does this say about the future of food, cities and, indeed, cows?
Continental Europe’s most extensive underground rail transport network, the Madrid Metro, has transformed the life of Europe’s third-largest city. This year, the Metro celebrates a century of steady progress and expansion
A central highway in Brazil’s largest city is about to get a green makeover. But are the plans all they’re cracked up to be and who, really, will benefit?
Urban photography marries themes and passages from TS Eliot in a striking look at London
From Leonardo da Vinci’s genius and the history of Starbucks, to failing dams and global light pollution, the winners of the 2019 Information Is Beautiful awards have been announced
How do you usually travel to work? Question 41 in the last UK Census asked employed people to indicate which mode of transport they used for the longest part of their usual journey to work. In combination with information about…
The Nile is home to mysteries both ancient and modern – these scientists may have got to the bottom of two long-debated questions

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