Brazil's new president could clear the way for plans to develop remote areas around the Tapajos River basin over the objections of the indigenous people who live there.
If you want to really learn your way around a new place, paper maps still trump digital options.
Sovereign access to the Pacific would bring Bolivia significant economic benefits.
A new study points to a clear link between childhood arthritis and abnormally low levels of vitamin D, especially ion northern countries.
A new law means the Shetland Isles must now be placed in their true location – but mapping experts aren't entirely convinced.
Setting the scene for ancient Silk Road trading and now China's Belt and Road initiative, the Tianshan has changed humanity. Geological evidence shows us how this incredible mountain range formed.
A person in the US can expect to live an average of 78.8 years. But that number can change by decades depending on the community they come from.
Hurricanes frequently move inland in the southeast US, causing widespread river flooding, but emergency plans focus on protecting people in coastal communities.
Widespread flooding in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence shows the need for better advance planning in inland areas of the south and mid-Atlantic, especially near rivers.
Can happiness really be mapped?
Our current celebration of cities is a big shift from the past generation when cities were seen to contain all of our problems. Should we believe the hype? Are the new ideas equally problematic?
Over the last 50 years, Americans have steadily gotten older, more bicoastal and less likely to move to a new city.
Maps can be an invaluable tool in a natural disaster or humanitarian crisis. A pilot project trained Syrian refugees at a Jordan camp to create their own.
Essays On Air: Monsters in my closet - how a geographer began mining myths.
So you think the Loch Ness Monster never existed? Think again. Traditional myths from our ancestors might actually reveal important clues about the geological history of the world.
The ocean floor off Australia's east coast bears the scars of numerous subsea landslides, which have potentially triggered tsunamis over the past several millennia.
Several studies suggest that suicide rates in the US vary along geographic patterns.
Areas of the brain are being mapped, much like the towns, cities and countries represented in a typical atlas.
We tend to think of archaeological sites as dead silent – empty ruins left by past cultures. But this isn't how the people who lived in and used these sites would have experienced them.
There's little research into origins of the geographic patterns of language diversity. A new model exploring processes that shaped Australia's language diversity provides a template for investigators.
We know much about the true shape of our planet is thanks to two satellites that act as targets for lasers fired from Earth.