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Acclaimed documentarian Ron Howard brings an intimate depiction of the lingering effects of a climate disaster, and the resilience of a community to rebuild from ashes
Covid-19 has reignited concerns about antibiotic resistance. The economics for new antibiotics are struggling to innovate new products. Is the market in need of reform?
The Covid-19 vaccine allocation plan aims  to pool funding from high-, low- and middle-income countries to develop a COVID-19 vaccine that will be accessible to countries across the world. But will the rise of ‘vaccine nationalism’ jeopardise the endeavour?
The Department of Transport believes street works impact the UK economy by £4.3 billion per year, slowing transport links as well as affecting public safety. Poor understanding of what lurks beneath exacerbates the problem. The Geospatial Commission and Ordnance Survey are working to build a complete picture of the UK’s underground assets
Since 2006, tiger habitats have shrunk by more than 40 per cent due to forest encroachment. Now, China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is set to become the largest human development project in industry. But what impact will the new roads have on tiger populations, habitats and migratory routes? 
Advances in space-based lightning mapping have allowed scientists to measure flash extent and duration over broader ranges. The development has led to the discovery of 'megaflashes' – vast electrical surges that discharge over long distances and durations
The amount of energy used by the wealthy minority dwarfs that of the poorer majority – but can we boost the energy available to the poor without sacrificing climate targets?
Left denuded and depleted of wildlife following a decades-long civil war, the Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique has reinvigorated its biodiversity through a trophic rewilding programme
'No Net Loss' policies aim to offset ecological damage caused by development projects, but trade-offs are not always successful
The impacts of deforestation are wide ranging. But while some are well-known, a link with malaria is only just coming to light. Could appetites for deforestation-implicated products, such as coffee and timber, be driving malaria risk in vulnerable countries? 

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