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Mapped: The countries with the most trees

It's International Day of Forests, a global celebration of trees and woodland. But which countries boast the most? The map below shows the world according to percentage of forest area, as recorded by World Bank Open Data.<p>Unsurprisingly, the tropical lands of South America, the Caribbean, Africa, …

Geography

Joseph E. Stiglitz: How to fix inequality

American society has been so unequal for so long that it is easy to assume that this level of inequality is natural and inevitable. In truth, …

Economics

The Great Human Migration

Seventy-seven thousand years ago, a craftsman sat in a cave in a limestone cliff overlooking the rocky coast of what is now the Indian Ocean. It was …

Massive El Niño sweeping globe is now the biggest ever recorded

The current extreme El Niño is now the strongest ever recorded, smashing the previous record from 1997-8. Already wreaking havoc on weather around …

11 Insane Ways The World Is Dealing With A Hotter Planet

The world is getting warmer, and the weather crazier. Here are some of the incredible ways that people are adapting to climate change.<p>View this post on Facebook

Climate Change

Are we on course to find the solution to Earth's energy crisis? - podcast

As the Paris climate change conference takes place, author Tim Flannery talks to Ian Sample about the prospects for preventing irreversible climate change<p>Professor Tim Flannery, author of Atmosphere of Hope, gives his assessment of new technology designed to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and the …

Climate Change