Yi-Fu Tuan, who died in August 2022, was considered the father of humanistic geography. His scholarship on our sense of space and place can tell us a great deal about the challenges we face today.
Akinlawon Ladipo Mabogunje was Nigeria’s first professor of geography. He has died at 90.
The new discovery echoes a mission in 1931, when a five-day zeppelin flight sent robots to the stratosphere and redrew the maps of the high Arctic.
Southern Australia’s Nullarbor Plain is offering up evidence of Earth’s past landscapes and ecosystems, exceptionally preserved for millions of years.
The number of content descriptions of what teachers should teach and what students should learn has been cut by 21%. In primary school geography, 50% of these descriptions have gone or been reduced.
Millions of people around the world live on river deltas and are vulnerable when those rivers shift direction. A new study shows why and where these events, called avulsions, happen.
Geographers often talk about the ‘silences’ of maps – what’s missing and unseen. Those silences can be as meaningful as what’s shown.
Everest didn’t become the highest mountain overnight. This process was excruciatingly slow; a result of complex interactions between the solid earth, the atmosphere and the biosphere.
The pandemic exposed the contradictions and tensions at the heart of ‘creative class’ cities and jobs.
Mapping is one way African Americans fight for equality and help each other navigate a racially hostile landscape.
Antarctic research has historically been a bastion of men from Europe and North America. Only now is the field opening up to women and people of colour. And there’s a way to go yet.
US cities began naming streets in Black neighborhoods for Martin Luther King Jr. after his 1968 assassination. Researchers studying these areas 50 years later found entrenched deprivation.
Several theories have suggested either humans, climate change or both drove megafauna extinctions in Southeast Asia. Our newest work suggests otherwise.
In football, a number of African teams draw heavily on their European-born diasporas, a reflection of a colonial past and deeply entrenched migration routes.
The study confirms that collecting water for daily use weighs more heavily on women, making life more difficult for especially older women.
Preliminary results of new research show how using data from social networks such as Facebook may help us understand how the coronavirus spread on local and regional levels.
Governments must take note of specific geographic contexts and local attributes that drive water insecurity.
What can we do as individuals to help save the planet? Acting locally is satisfying because we can see the results, but a geographer argues that large-scale solutions often make the most difference.
New research casts light on the pre-colonial mountain settlements in Fiji.
Hundreds of archaeologists provided on-the-ground data from across the globe, providing a new view of the long and varied history of people transforming Earth’s environment.