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The recent collapse of a jade mine in Myanmar has shone a light on a deadly industry
The sudden cessation of international tourism as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has brought the world's largest employer to a standstill, with widespread hardship following in its wake. Can the sector recover?
'No Net Loss' policies aim to offset ecological damage caused by development projects, but trade-offs are not always successful
Genome sequencing has become one of the main methods for tracking how coronavirus is moving through communities. The technique identifies subtle differences called mutations that a virus picks up over time. Despite facing criticism for its handling of the pandemic,…
Sand is the single most mined commodity. Used to make concrete, its extraction eclipses other metals and minerals by a huge margin. Yet while it is abundant, it is not infinite. Fears that some sand deposits are being overused, combined…
A report by Global Witness has revealed that conflict gold could be entering the products of major household brands
Control and relief action in Eastern Africa and the Greater Horn of Africa steps up to face the double threat of desert locusts and the Covid-19 pandemic
With widespread antibiotic resistance looming, researchers are attempting to create new antimicrobial surfaces
A new study from the University of Bristol has successfully predicted the economic recovery of small businesses following natural hazard events using social media
As the world pauses to reflect on biodiversity protection, one non-profit is empowering disadvantaged individuals to capture biodiversity’s beauty, and become ambassadors in their communities
A newly discovered microbe could uncover how soil absorbs carbon and promotes growth
Virtualising nature – an affront to the glory of the natural world, or a much-needed tool for those unable to experience the great outdoors?
The best GIS dashboards record in near real-time the number of cases, deaths and recoveries from Covid-19 – they are also an invaluable tool when it comes to responding to the crisis, predicting new outbreaks and analysing the impact of…
For Bhavani Shankar, a trip to an Indian vegetable market revealed many issues of health and safety, but also highlighted the importance of such places for global nutrition
As we come to terms with our hermetically-sealed situation during the coronavirus outbreak, why not make the most of time inside with some free online learning?
A rapid change in eating habits is deemed necessary to avoid climate catastrophe. But what are the future solutions being proposed, and how far are governments going to make them a reality?
Soil erosion is rapidly becoming a worldwide problem and a threat to global food security, but new research suggests that individual countries can take action
Trials conducted to block mosquitos from transmitting dengue fever to humans have proved successful in Malaysia

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