It is the largest kauri tree in the world and being up close to ‘the lord of the forest’, a sacred Maori site, is a powerful experience
Mayor hails plan to force largest vessels on to less glamorous route far from Grand Canal, but some say plan is unworkable
Wind energy overtakes coal as the EU’s second largest form of power capacity but concerns remain over politicians’ enthusiasm for renewables
Pressure wave in planet’s atmosphere was one of the largest ever seen in the solar system, stretching over 10,000 kilometres
The world’s largest mince pie factory in Barnsley produces 720 pies a minute, rolling off three production lines
Spanning Brazil, Paraguay and BoliviaSpanning Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia and home to 4,700 species, the Pantanal wetlands are under threat from deforestation and agriculture. But local people are taking on the challenge to protect this unique region
The Pearl River Delta has witnessed the most rapid urban expansion in human history – a predominantly agricultural region transformed into the world’s largest continuous city.
When Leo Houng arrived in Shenzhen in 1974, it was an unremarkable Chinese settlement that ‘smelled of countryside’. Since then, he has witnessed the city rise up at a bewildering rate – with little regard for the families caught in its path.
With a slide that flushes you 10 storeys and cabins with virtual windows, you forget you’re on the world’s biggest cruise ship – or a boat at all, says our writer on its inaugural sailing
The giant vessel, which features a 1,400-seat theatre, a park with 12,000 plant species and a 10-storey water slide, will house 8,500 passengers and crew