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Pressure is mounting on steelmakers to decarbonise, but it’s proving to be a particularly difficult industry to clean up
 Traditional methods of design and construction have led to a built-world of inefficient, unsustainable materials and structures. By unpicking nature’s secrets and copying them, scientists in the field of biomimetics aim to create a more intelligent world
Applying Western geographical concepts to distant lands isn’t always a straightforward pursuit, as Charlie Walker discovered during a quest to locate the remote, unmapped source of Papua New Guinea’s longest river
Dawn Starin learns more about the orchids being sipped, slurped and swallowed into extinction
As the USA's devastating opioid epidemic rages on, scientists work to track the use of potent synthetic drugs. Monitoring their circulation and supply is critical to solving the crisis
The recipient of the 2018 Land Rover bursary, supported by the RGS-IBG, has been awarded extra funding to continue its work
The remarkable speed with which Covid-19 vaccines were created shows how quickly medical breakthroughs can take place when funds and resources are pooled. But many diseases don’t receive such attention. Can Covid-19’s legacy help to eliminate neglected diseases or is…
Climate change is forecast to trigger the mass migration of millions of people over the coming decades, but are these predictions really accurate? Chris Fitch investigates 
Life on the outskirts of Lake Baikal in southern Siberia, the world’s deepest lake, is evolving, but change comes slowly to Russia’s frozen outpost, nearer to Beijing than Moscow 
Steven Amstrup has dedicated his life to polar bears, working to understand their behaviour, mitigate their threats and conserve their remote and threatened polar habitat
Every autumn in the Caucasus Mountains, men climb to the top of Nordmann firs to harvest pine cones whose seeds will feed the lucrative European Christmas tree market. But this activity generates very limited economic benefits for Georgia’s Racha province,…
Geographical’s first ever Christmas Gift Guide. Eco-friendly, ethically made, sustainable...
Hazel Barton is a microbiologist and cave researcher. She is passionate about the alue of exploration to help humanity combat the planet's most urgent issues
Scientists are working to mimic the transfer of immune-boosting microbes that takes place during vaginal births to help those born by caesarean section 
Cannabis divides opinion in the USA, where money is spent on researching both its health benefits and its dangers
A survey of Australian scientists reveals a worrying trend towards suppression of important environmental research
Tim Taylor recalls the trials and tribulations of his  team’s attempt to find the sunken remains of  the Second World War US submarine Grayback
Surveys suggest that Westerners aren’t yet willing to accept novel food technology

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