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Muddy Waters

England’s rivers are under the spotlight, after recent findings suggested only 17 per cent are in either good or high health
Australia’s inclusion in the Eurovision song contest may be an extreme geographic anomaly, but it’s another example of Europe’s continuing expansion
Global fossil fuel subsidies will hit $5.3trillion (£3.4trillion) this year. Ending them could cut CO2 emissions by 20 per cent and save 1.6 million lives

Hotspot: Borders - June 2015

A border dispute between Nicaragua and Costa Rica gives Klaus Dodds the opportunity to explore how nations can manipulate their physical environments for geopolitical purposes

El Niño is back in town

As the infamous Pacific climate event El Niño is declared for 2015, what does this means for weather conditions around the world?
A loophole in Brazil’s cattle ranch regulations threatens to undermine recent successes at curbing the beef industry’s impact on deforestation
Sri Lanka is becoming the world’s first country to protect the entirety of its mangrove forests, amid a major community development and conservation project
An array of Aboriginal tools and artworks offer a glimpse into the traditional lives of indigenous Australian communities
The commitments to cutting carbon dioxide emissions currently set out by the EU, the USA and China are still likely to result in significantly more carbon in the atmosphere than the limits needed to keep the world below the two-degree warming threshold
Sweden, Norway, Germany, and the UK are among the European nations that have delivered their Green Climate Fund pledges before the deadline, with the US and Japan notable for their absence

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