Jazmin Scarlett defines geoheritage, cultural heritage and dark heritage with case studies of the Soufrière Hills Volcano, La Soufrière, Vesuvius and Laacher See

This Netflix film looks at geopolitics, superpower geography, the ‘rise of China’, globalisation and deindustrialisation

How and why the world’s population will stabilise at nine to 10 billion, and the concepts of ‘developed’ and ‘undeveloped’

While for many years it has commonly been seen as the world’s most failed and dangerous state, Somalia is also a country with a strong drive for resurrection throughout the coming years.

Investigating the aspect of the ethics of global trade – the treatment of agricultural workers at the other end of our food supply chain

Population growth, rising affluence, energy policy and climate change – these are the “four corners” of the food crisis.

Where are the major festivals located and what are the impacts they create?

What connects people to places? Experience of place is shaped by the physical nature of a place and memories and histories around sites of personal and shared interest

Are you eating, sleeping, drinking and teaching the World Cup? How does our consumption of the global game impact us and others around the world?

Tourists are increasingly looking beyond the standard destinations and instead are favouring more unusual holiday activities in more distant places

Some countries and international organisations are changing the methods they use to measure and compare national wealth. Might the global development map need to be re-drawn as a result?

A discussion of the issues facing South Sudan one year after independence, addressing questions nationhood, oil security and development.

The UNICEF 2015 State of the World’s Children Report celebrates the new forms of appropriate technology that are being tried and tested in parts of world where children are most at risk from poverty and inequality.

China and North Korea share a border. Both governed by socialist politics, they cooperate with one another politically and economically to create an important alliance in Northeast Asia.

Geopolitics is defined as the relationship between power and the spaces of the world. At London 2012 there were 204 such spaces – the nations that competed

Are the survival strategies of manufacturing firms influenced by the cultural and political environments within which they are located?

Since 1995, Transparency International, an international non-government organisation, has been monitoring global corporate and political corruption in international development.

The recent revelation about horsemeat unknowingly making its way onto British plates has raised questions about where our food comes from and how exactly it reaches us

In a collaboration between the Nicaraguan government and Chinese industry, a new 300km canal is set to be dug linking the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

May 2008 has brought a cluster of major hazard events: a volcano in Chile, the cyclone in Burma and earthquakes in China

Intense periods of snow fall in two regions of the world caused a series of deadly avalanches in early 2015.

The frequency with which dangerous avalanches occur in the Carpathian mountains is comparable with the rest of Europe and North America, yet observations of their causes in this region are relatively understudied

On 25 April 2015, Nepal experienced a magnitude 7.8 earthquake, followed by an avalanche on Mount Everest, a second, 7.4 magnitude earthquake on 12 May 2015 in eastern Nepal, and numerous landslides and aftershocks.

Public awareness of risk and effective behavioural responses are fundamental to successful risk management strategies

Not all hazards are natural: a red mudflow from an industrial reservoir devastated parts of Hungary recently, killing nine people.

In January 2014 new research revealed that Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica was much more susceptible to climate change and ocean variability than previously thought

Dunwich was once one of the largest towns in England. However, the majority of the former town is now in ruins beneath the sea due to ongoing cliff retreat.

In early January 2014, at the same time that North America was experiencing heavy snow storms and sub-zero temperatures, the UK was also facing its own package of extreme weather.

Lake Turkana is currently the world’s largest lake found within a desert region and there are fears for its future as a means of sustaining both local economies and ecology.

At their most mysterious, sinkholes can make it seem like the earth is opening up and swallowing people and their possessions whole.

Hydroponic farming grows food crops without the use of soil and natural light, instead replacing these conditions with liquid nutrient feed and light emitting diodes in indoor farms

A quest for new gas reserves made headlines when the drilling operation triggered small earthquakes close to Blackpool in 2011

How are climate change and new ocean laws affecting global patterns of resource ownership?

How does Japan’s nuclear disaster interconnect with wider global issues of energy security and environmental sustainability?

Investigating how a range of 21st Century pressures can threaten the conservation of Britain’s historic urban and rural landscapes

Water managers, companies and policy makers have long been concerned with how to balance water supply with water demand

CO2 is being pumped into a Staffordshire forests by scientists from the University of Birmingham. Why? To explore the effects of increased greenhouse gas emissions as a result of climate change

Between July 2011 and July 2012, a series of extreme weather events left many people asking: is there a link with climate change? And what progress are we making in tackling climate change?

Cairo, the long standing capital city of Egypt is facing an uncertain future as the country’s primary city. Recent proposals have emerged of a whole new, as yet unnamed, capital city being built in the north of the country

Andhra Pradesh, India is set to get a new state capital; one which planners say will rival some of India’s most industrious and populous cities.

Introducing metacities, mega-regions, smart cities, instant cities, technoscapes and other new types of settlement growth

With economic opportunities gravitating towards urban centres, many rural areas have lost out.

In 2012, Docklands finally overtook the City district to become the highest-ranked employment zone for financial services in London

How are migration trends affecting UK population growth and how has the government responded?

The lives of migrants remains a topic of interest for many geographical researchers but few look closely at the new lives that are carved out by those who have been displaced by natural disasters

How is migration away from Poland impacting on its music scene and the nation’s economy?

Astana, the new capital in Kazakhstan, represents more than just a new start; for architects and planners it became a means of symbolising the country’s movement away from centralised Soviet control.

Around 200,000 Britons live in France. A considerable number of these live in rural areas and it is estimated that Britons own 3% of the French countryside (including vineyards, farms and forests)

In the spring of 2016 Tesco launched a line of meat and fresh produce under a series of farm names which replaced their Everyday Value 'basics' range. However the produce was found to come from manufacturers with no relation to the names on the packaging of the final product.

Can a trip to the remote wilderness of Antarctica be sustainable? Why is Antarctica such a desirable holiday location and what risks do these ventures bring?

Thirty five million of China’s wealthiest people have stated that they would like to emigrate overseas in the near future and if and when they do, they are likely to bring with them substantial investment into local economies

On Friday 21 July 2017, an earthquake hit just off the coast of the Greek Island of Kos, and Turkish city of Bodrum in the Aegean Sea.

The Azure window, known as Tieqa tad-Dwerja on Gozo Island, collapsed into the sea during a storm in March 2017.

Big rivers can be found in all of the world’s continents and in every region, across the sub-tropics, high-latitudes and equator.

The collection of our recycling is only one half of a story which is actually global in scale and represents a multibillion dollar industry worldwide

London is highly successful as a city and is twenty nine percent more productive than the UK average

The Mekong River is a biodiversity hotspot of global significance, threatened by rapid hydro-power development. We explain why preserving the Mekong's annual flooding is integral to the future of the river and its delta

The Asiatic Cheetah, also known as the Iranian Cheetah is one of the most endangered of the world’s big cats

Despite comprising over three quarters of Russia land mass, Siberia is home to only forty million people, one of the lowest population densities of any region or country in the world

As the size of the world’s population increases so too does the demand for land on which to house people, grow food and harvest resources which they increasingly demand

In this article we explore the role of community gardens as place-making, home to diverse communities, and sustainable urban change

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