July 2017

 

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air pollution

Dossier: The Air That We Breathe

Cities the world over are struggling to improve air quality as car emissions scandals come to light and the huge health costs of pollutants are better understood. Anthony Lambert reports

 

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Development: Finding a Future

A British Overseas Territory, the home-in-exile of General Napoleon Bonaparte, and the site of a £285million airport to which the airlines won’t fly. Mark ‘Crowley’ Russell visits a remote outpost on the cusp of dramatic change

 

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Environment: The Holey Land

What happens to all of those holes in the ground once the valuable stuff has been dug out? Geordie Torr counts the cost of mining’s toxic legacy

 

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Culture: Beyond the Mountains

In the far north of Greece is the little known and staggeringly beautiful region of Zagori. Chris Fitch visits the stone forests and dramatic gorges of a once strategically crucial land

 

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Explore: Dying of Thirst in the Timor Sea

Conrad Humphreys was recently part of the team that re-created Captain Bligh’s 4,000-mile open boat voyage from Tonga to Timor after he was cast adrift during a mutiny on HMS Bounty

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