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Regina ‘Gina’ Lopez, an environmental activist, former Environmental Secretary to Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, and member of the business elite, has been awarded the 2017 Seacology Prize for her opposition to mining and work to improve ecosystems across the islands of the Philippines

JANE directed by Brett Morgen

Combining a treasure trove of unseen footage set to music by Phillip Glass, Jane is a masterful take on Goodall’s transformation from secretary to one of the world’s most successful conservationists
Europe provides more than €112billion (£97billion) in subsidies to fossil fuel companies
For this month’s Discovering Britain trail, Laura Cole visits Croydon, London’s almost-city, in its moment of rapid transformation
A study of various fish populations has found dramatic reductions in the proportion of older fish, something that spells trouble for the overall stability of population
Shipping traffic can increase lightning strikes, according to a pioneering study by the American Geophysical Union
At its core, Thomas’ book is about a big hole he dug by his Yorkshire home
After an ‘unprecedented’ surge northwards into New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, the southern pine beetle is expected to continue expanding its range into large portions of northern US and southern Canadian forests
A project to map the ocean floor is raising concerns about prospective deep-sea mining operations
Cambodia has stopped selling its sand overseas, a move that has highlighted a global shortage in this oft-overlooked global resource

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