GEOGRAPHICAL / CLIMATE REFUGEES: MOVING STORIES

December 2020

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

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GEOGRAPHICAL / PLASTIC RIVERS [PDF]

August 2020

Those working to solve the ocean plastic problem are shifting from managing the symptoms to treating the disease. Chris Fitch explores the prospect of halting the flow of ocean plastic at the source: rivers


GEOGRAPHICAL / CLIMATE-FRIENDLY AVIATION

December 2019

Large-scale air travel is under public scrutiny, and refusing to fly is increasingly in vogue, but can not dismantling the aviation industry really be justified?

GEOGRAPHICAL / DESALTING THE EARTH [PDF]

April 2019

Desalination – the technology to obtain fresh drinking water from the sea and other sources – is now a successful method of quenching the thirst of many cities and countries. So could water crises become a thing of the past? Or should such prophesies be taken with a pinch of salt?


THE ATLANTIC / FROM ARAMOANA TO CHRISTCHURCH

March 2019

Nearly 30 years ago, a mass shooting in a small town reshaped how New Zealand regulates gun ownership. The attack in Christchurch could have a similar effect.


GEOGRAPHICAL / ANTIBIOTICS: THE PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE [PDF]

September 2018

Antimicrobial resistance threatens to become the world’s largest health hazard as antibiotics become ineffective through overuse, potentially reversing years of development progress. Can this crisis be averted?


GEOGRAPHICAL / COMMON GROUND

April 2018

With the Commonwealth preparing to take centre stage, exactly how relevant is the organisation in the 21st century?

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GEOGRAPHICAL / ESSENTIAL OILS

January 2018

Palm oil is omnipresent in global consumption. But in many circles it is now considered the scourge of the natural world, for the deforestation and habitat destruction which follows its production. Chris Fitch explores the truths behind palm oil’s negative reputation, to see if this ubiquitous crop deserves to be treated with such disdain

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GEOGRAPHICAL / SYSTEM SHOCK: NAOMI KLEIN

August 2017

When Donald Trump became US President, Naomi Klein saw the logical culmination of everything she had studied becoming personified in a single individual. Chris Fitch talks to the best-selling author

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GEOGRAPHICAL / MIGRATION WATCH [PDF]

March 2017

Chris Fitch visits a grass-roots campaign in Georgia aiming to monitor and protect birds of prey migrating through the Caucasus



GEOGRAPHICAL / LONG LIVE THE KING [PDF]

September 2016

It is barely half a century since the Born Free story caused the world to re-evaluate humanity’s relationship with lions. A few brief decades later, are we on the verge of having to reassess once more, as lions slide towards extinction? Will the spirit of Elsa continue to blaze brightly, or will the flame fade and die as extinction becomes a genuine possibility? Chris Fitch reports


GEOGRAPHICAL / BACK TO LIFE

September 2016

Is extinction forever? While most would assume that yes, extinction is the ultimate end-point, a fate from which no species can return, Chris Fitch investigates the small but growing movement that dares to disagree

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GEOGRAPHICAL / SYMBOLS OF HOPE

August 2016

This month, when the competitors of the 2016 Rio Olympics complete their opening ceremony laps ofthe Maracanã stadium, they will be joined by a small group walking without a national flag. Chris Fitch reports on the refugee athletes set to make history on the global sporting stage

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GEOGRAPHICAL / A WALK IN THE PARK

May 2016

Londoners are preparing to elect a new mayor and the state of the city’s natural environment is high on the agenda. Chris Fitch looks at whether the capital has a green future

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GEOGRAPHICAL / A NEW LEASE OF LIFE [PDF]

June 2015

Thirty years ago, visitors to Taipei would have been met by rubbish-filled streets and a spiralling waste problem. Chris Fitch reports on how a new mindset has taken hold and how the locals are embracing a cleaner lifestyle


GEOGRAPHICAL / LOCAL VOICES [PDF]

February 2015

As the international development sector prepares for a very important year, Chris Fitch finds out how a photography project is ensuring that the very people affected by global progress have their voices heard in the wider conversation