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In this month’s Discovering Britain, Laura Cole visits Winchester’s chalk stream, a vital artery for England’s first capital
An interview with biologist Chris D Thomas, author of ‘Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature is Thriving in the Age of Extinction’
Rising bedrock under the West Antarctic Ice Sheet could prevent climate change ice loss

The Social Saving Network

Using WhatsApp to monitor and predict deadly landslides in Colombian informal settlements
Efforts to reduce the energy drain of the internet are pushing high-power using data centres into the sea, the Arctic, and beyond
China’s ban on plastic imports will displace more than 110 million tonnes of plastic waste over the next 12 years
by Tristan Gooley • Sceptre Books • £20 (hardback)

Stuck in the middle

For this month’s Discovering Britain viewpoint, Laura Cole checks out a modern curio in northern England, sitting in the centre of the M62

THE SYNTHETIC AGE

by Christopher J Preston • The MIT Press • £20.95 (hardback)
A new interest in Cornish mines has been sparked amid the electric vehicle revolution

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