Kazakhstan is rich with oil, gas and coal but Nursultan Nazarbayev, its president for life, has committed the country to a dramatic shift from fossil fuels to green energy. Is this huge nation able to realise his vision?
Climate change and human activity are threatening the existence of some of the world’s largest lakes. These photographs document dramatic changes to the landscape in Bolivia, the Middle East, China and west Africa
The war in eastern Ukraine has spurred calls for independence for Karakalpakstan, a depressed semi-autonomous region of Uzbekistan. But some say the campaign risks a backlash that could endanger the whole community
The Aral Sea, once described as the world's worst ecological disaster after Soviet-era irrigation plans reduced its size by three-quarters, is returning to life thanks to a £48m project to restore its water supplies.