Our September issue is out now!





Our September issue is now in the shops and available digitally. Features include:

Photostory: Freeze Frame
A selection of winning entries from the 2013 Global Arctic Awards photographic competition, which highlights the diverse beauty of some of the coldest parts of the world

Getting brown and dirty
Nikolia Apostolou assesses the potential impacts of plans to privatise the lignite mining industry in Greece

Shoddy treatment                                                                                         
Mark Nelson discusses why the sewage-treatment approach to waste management in now outdated

Sustainability on the menu
Hazel Southam visits a restaurant in Wales whose use of local ingredients is helping to support smallholder agriculture.

Safe from harm
In Australia, a private conservation organisation is taking the lead in attempts to halt one of the worst extinction crises of modern times. Geordie Torr reports

Essential gear: An American odyssey
During his six-month trek along the USA's Pacific Crest Trail, Ian Mangiardi discovered that although his kit proved to be invaluable, his most important piece of gear was the head on his shoulders.

And don’t forget…
… our regular features including a round-up of the latest geographical and climate science news; a hotspot focus on Iraqi Kurdistan; tips on photographing Little owls; and lots, lots more

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Getting brown and dirty

Nikolia Apostolou assesses the potential impacts of plans to privatise the lignite mining industry in GreeceRead on

Shoddy treatment

Mark Nelson discusses why the sewage-treatment approach to waste management is now outdated in an edited extract from his new book, The Wastewater Gardener.
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Sustainability on the menu

Hazel Southam visits a restaurant in Wales whose use of local ingredients is helping to support smallholder agriculture.
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Safe from harm

In Australia, a private conservation organisation is taking the lead in attempts to halt one of the worst extinction crises of modern times. Geordie Torr reports.
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Timur Shah's mausoleum

This image was taken by John Burke, an Irish commercial photographer who took the first photographs of Afghanistan, during the late 1870s. Accounts of Burke’s life vary, but he appears to have moved as an apothecary with the Royal Engineers to India, where he became assistant to the photographer William Baker.


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Athena’s yellow-eyed hunter

What they may lack in size, little owls more than make up in charisma. And despite being well camouflaged, they make very good subjects for photography – assuming you can find one – says Keith Wilson
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An American odyssey

During his six-month trek along the Pacific Crest Trail from southern California to the USA–Canada border, Ian Mangiardi discovered that although his kit proved to be invaluable, his most important piece of gear was the head on his shouldersRead on


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