The Madre de Dios region has seen a relentless stream of illegal gold mining. This is taking its toll not only on the Amazonian rainforest, but also on the area’s inhabitants.
In monsoon season, India is governed by the irrepressible rhythms of water. The rain brings destruction, but it also brings an abundance of life.
The 19th-century Russian spiritualist Helena Blavatsky was a controversial figure who lived a colourful life. But was she an ingenious fraud, an enlightened sage, or maybe just a skilled writer?
Today, Greta Thunberg is an icon of the battle against global warming. The unassuming 16-year-old has brought impetus to a worldwide youth movement, but what comes next?
Common chimpanzees usually live in patriarchal societies, yet at Warsaw Zoo a group of females began to lead the troop. Our correspondent tells the story of their ruthless rise to the top.
Women’s football thrived at British filling factories during World War I, attracting incredible crowds. Yet a few years after the war, women were banned from playing the sport.
In the midst of dry thunderstorms and climate change, Tasmania – an island known for having the cleanest air on Earth – is ablaze.
On 14th June 2019, 13-year-old Inga Zasowska started her climate strike outside the Polish parliament. It’s children like Inga and Greta Thunberg who can bring us hope – if only we would listen to them.
Hércules Florence invented photography three years before Daguerre, and pioneered the study of birdsong. Surprisingly, his innovative achievements are largely forgotten.
Wilfred Thesiger spent years travelling with Bedouins across the vast, harsh Arabian deserts. His journeys are an example to those seeking to practise sustainable tourism today.
In an age of profound political and climate change, might transoceanic power soon shift to the Global South?
Nuclear power generators create radioactive waste. We can dispose of this waste underground, but how will future generations know that it’s fatally dangerous?
An encounter with an ancient oak tree named Bartek, as experienced and retold by a biologist and poet.