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November 2015

 

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photostpryNick Danziger

PHOTOSTORY: LIFE ON THE EDGE

In 2005, Nick Danziger documented life in developing countries. He returned in 2010 and 2015 to assemble an extraordinary, stark portrait of our 21st century family of man

 

povertyDe Visu

DOSSIER: BENEATH THE POVERTY LINE

While official records show that levels of extreme global poverty are falling faster than ever before, Mark Rowe discovers that meeting goals and ending the problem are two very different things

 

therouxSteve McCurry

PROFILE: OTHER PEOPLES’ STORIES

Paul Theroux’s travel writing has made him a household name across the globe. As Chris Fitch discovers, his writing remains focused on what has always fascinated him – other people

 

asia

FLOODING: DELTA BLUES

In the second of her reports on rising sea levels in Southeast Asia, Melody Kemp looks at how Vietnam’s race against time, nature and misguided policies is putting Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho into an impossible situation

 

slovenia

TRAVEL: SNOW BOUND

Travelling in the tiny and relatively new nation of Slovenia, Graeme Gourlay finds it impossible not to notice the connection its residents have with their landscape

 

exploreJonny Hawkins

EXPLORE: SARAWAK BY KAYAK

Torrential rain and unnavigable waters may have proved troublesome for Jonny Hawkins’ kayaking expedition through the jungles of Borneo, but they led to an unforgettable encounter

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    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 e...
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    The UN-backed REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) scheme, under which developing nations would be paid not to cut dow...

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