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Growing pains

Population levels are rising and nowhere is this felt more keenly than in the world’s megacities – urban sprawls that each house over ten million people. But such growth brings with it a host of problems

Dealing with drugs

While Ebola makes the headlines, a raft of unreported and under-researched diseases are responsible for far more deaths across Africa every year. But without adequate financial rewards for the West, too little is being done to help

When the wind blows

With 1,200 wind turbines due to be built in the UK this year, Mark Rowe explores the continuing controversy surrounding wind power and discusses the extent to which it can supply our future energy needs

The green dragon awakens

China has achieved remarkable economic success following the principle of developing first and cleaning up later. But now the country with the world's worst environmental record is changing its ways

Alien views

The tabloids would have us believe that immigrants are taking our houses, our jobs, our school places and our hospital beds. But a close reading of the research reveals another, more nuanced story

Mexico City: boom town

Twenty years ago, Mexico City was considered the ultimate urban disaster. But, recent political and economic reforms have transformed it into a hub of individualism, cultural diversity and consumerism

Hung out to dry

Wetlands are vital storehouses of biodiversity and important bulwarks against the effects of climate change, while also providing livelihoods for millions of people, but they’re being lost at an increasing rate

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