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Digital and robotic technologies could offer us both a bounty of productivity as well as relief from myriad repeatable tasks. Unfortunately, as our economy is currently configured, neither of these potential miracles are coming true

Shackleton’s Legacy

What might have happened if Shackleton had managed to land and set out across Antarctica?
When countries suffer extreme weather events such as floods, storms and droughts, decision-makers are faced with a question. Do they rebuild their economies as they were before? Or do they seize the chance to reshape their economies?
We have allowed rewilding to be seen as another big conservation project, instead of a deep ethical vision of how we ought to live

Wild crimes

Wildlife crime, particularly the illegal international trade in endangered species, is viewed as a serious problem by the public and seemingly the UK government

Time to walk the talk

When the histories of 21st century conservation are written 2015 might, just might, be identified as a pivotal year: the year when the focus of conservation shifted from a defence of past natures to the active creation of a wilder…

The new nature

Rewilding can present many long-term benefits, but do we have the short-term political will or social desire for change for the movement to ever take root?

Inspiring a generation

What should expeditions be for? How can we make them better, and more accessible?

Park Life

What if we made London a National Park City? Having visited all of the UK’s national parks, it’s clear to me that something major is missing

Africa breaks free

Half a century after they won their formal liberation, Africans are winning the substance of it, and a remade continent is being born
The government's methods to limit access between Calais and the UK will fail for the simple reason that they are not responding to the motivations of the people trying to cross the channel

Setting Standards

Many will be aware of the International Standards Organization (ISO) through environmental standards such as ISO 14001 or the quality frameworks for management, such as ISO 9001
The second bicycle age is upon us, picking up where we left off in the late 19th century
Russia has proven to be one of the most important, but also most difficult, participants in the global climate regime. This situation has slowly started to change, with both state and people becoming more aware of climate change threats

Underlying Geography

There are many factors determining why leaders of countries make the decisions they do. Of these, the most often overlooked is geography

The Food Chain

The world needs a much clearer understanding of just who is growing what – a reliable world map of agricultural production
Certain challenges cannot be addressed by governments alone, particularly when weak governments have to manage relations with big companies
While those in Bonn seem optimistic about the negotiating sessions that form the mid-point towards the Paris climate deal in December, governments must ramp up commitments to long-term finance to inject real energy into the process

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