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In 2007, the African Union announced a hugely ambitious project – to plant the Great Green Wall, a band of trees that would stretch the length of the Sahel. Progress has been slow, but as a trip to Burkina Faso…
'The British Isles' by Jamie Hawkesworth is a celebration of free adventure in modern Britain
A technique that uses bacteria to leach precious metals from electronic waste could help to create a circular economy
Mark Rowe asks whether opening up the UK to meat from other continents will spell the end of British farming as we know it
Hadani Ditmars explores the Iranian neighbourhoods of Vancouver, where the mountainous backdrop is so reminiscent of that found in Tehran
Overshadowed by the uncertainty surrounding the Tokyo games, the Olympics have been quietly undergoing big changes. But not everyone is convinced that a bright future awaits
High in protein, antioxidants and requiring little space. What’s not to like? 
Snake wine is sold openly all over Southeast Asia but, as Dawn Starin discovers, these tourist-lures do little to reflect the real culture
Going out into the world’s wildernesses or performing extraordinary feats of endurance have long been opportunities to inspire and educate. Matt Maynard asks what standard we should hold modern-day explorers to in the wake of the climate and environmental crises
Chris Morgan is an ecologist and award-winning conservationist, educator, TV host, film producer and podcaster. Geographical caught up with him on his approach to conservation and storytelling  
The technology of mRNA-based vaccines – first approved for immunising against Covid-19 – can yield a new era in medicine, opening the doors for novel treatments for stubborn and neglected diseases 
The decades-long decline in hunger has now ended, despite the fact that we produce enough food to feed the global population. What can be done? 
Trapped at home in Vancouver during the pandemic, but with a travelogue to finish, prolific voyager and writer Hadani Ditmars entered into the new world of virtual travel
The dramatic scenery of the Jurassic Coast and the fossils hidden within its rocks make it one-of-a-kind for citizen scientists and collectors alike 
A new model of pesticide use highlights the risk to huge swathes of land 
Twenty years ago, a group of scientists published the first draft of the Human Genome Project, revolutionising the study of human health and disease 
With millions of lives at stake, scientists have accelerated research and its dissemination to tackle Covid-19. When we emerge from the pandemic, science, and our relationship with it, may never be the same again 
Polar explorer Felicity Aston and her Icelandic husband took on the challenge of a lifetime when they became custodians of an island in the remote Arctic Westfjords to learn the art of eider down farming 

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