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July 2021
Beating the Heat
by National Geographic
A Los Angeles photo project maps how cool shade withdraws as the neighbourhoods get poorer – a troubling divide on a warming planet.
Photograph by Elliot Ross, National Geographic

Rising heat in the 21st century is likely to push millions of people and entire regions out of their comfort zones.


This month, a series of reports highlight the ways humans deal with increasing heat – from the physiological, to the social, to the technological. And, why in a warming world, the divide between the rich and the poor is becoming one of temperature, too. 

Also in the July 2021 edition of National Geographic:

The world's highest gold rush desperation for the precious metal is turning toxic in the Peruvian Andes
Conservation that lasts how the pandemic is testing the relationship between local communities and safari tourism
Priceless fossils in a garbage dump An expanding landfill is providing fascinating glimpses into our past

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How hair proclaims culture
Changes in Chinatown
The story of a shark viral sensation

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Offering up a flavour of his home country, Polish food writer Michał Korkosz shares his favourite ingredients — from seasonal sheep’s cheese to traditional pickles — and dishes. Plus, his top three spots for dining out in Warsaw.

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