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PHOTOSTORY: ACROSS THE ICE

On 21 February 1968, explorer Sir Wally Herbert and his team set out from Point Barrow, Alaska to attempt a journey none had attempted before – the first surface crossing of the Arctic Ocean

 

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DOSSIER: THE TRUE COST OF MEAT

As one of the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters, the livestock industry has a lot more to concern itself with than merely dietary issues. Mark Rowe looks at the future of one of our most popular foods

 

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DISASTERS: ITALY’S FORGOTTEN TRAGEDY

The Vajont Dam is both a symbol of engineering success and devastating tragedy. Daniele Bassi investigates the legacy of one of Italy’s worst disasters

 

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DEVELOPMENT: INTO THE VALLEY

A community centre in the Spiti Valley on the border of India and Tibet is aiming to improve the lives of those living in the harsh, high-altitude conditions. Paul Presley reports

 

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TRAVEL: LIFTING THE VEIL

For nearly 1,000 years Isfahan in Iran has been a sophisticated centre of learning and culture. A revolution, a bloody war and global politics shut it off from the world. Christoph Otto discovers if the ancient habits of hospitality remain

 

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EXPLORE: ULTRALIGHT ACROSS THE PYRENEES

When a back injury threatened to derail Paul Deegan’s attempt to traverse the Pyrenees on foot, he had to re-evaluate every item in his rucksack

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