May 2016

 

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photostoryMark Lehn PHOTOSTORY: WHITE GOLD

Makrana is the marble capital of India. But as Mark Lehn reports, while its white stone might be prized around the world, for the people tasked with mining it, life is awash with danger and hardship

 

airbnbVictor Serri

CITIES: HOW AIRBNB IS RESHAPING OUR CITIES

Liberating tourism innovation, or housing menace? Laura Cole looks at how a Silicon Valley startup has substantially affected communities around the world

 

dossierChris Dorney

DOSSIER: A WALK IN THE PARK

Londoners are preparing to elect a new mayor and the state of the city’s natural environment is high on the agenda. Chris Fitch looks at whether the capital has a green future

 

chernobylLavon

CULTURES: IN THE ZONE

As scientists start to discover the true environmental legacy of Chernobyl, Mary-Ann Ochota visits those trying to rebuild their lives despite the legacy of radioactive contamination

 

travel

TRAVEL: PLAYING THE GAME

Tribal hunts and local attitudes have caused the number of wild lions to dwindle. Sarah Gilbert travels to the Ruaha National Park in Tanzania to see how a Tusk-supported setup is helping locals see the big cats in a new light

 

exploreStephen Venables

EXPLORE: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF SHACKLETON

Ahead of a return to South Georgia later this year, mountaineer Stephen Venables looks back on his previous recreations of Shackleton’s famous Antarctic crossing

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