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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
Most of us will have never considered the importance of having a home address, but for millions of people on the planet, lacking one can have serious consequences
Vardø, Norway’s most northeasterly town, was once on the verge of dying out as its inhabitants sought livelihoods elsewhere. But a passionate local is hoping modern arts and traditional crafts might be key to turning its fortunes around
Guyana intends to become a low-carbon, ‘green state’, with eco-tourism a major feature. But the country is also poised to become the Western Hemisphere’s next big oil producer. Nick Middleton investigates the possible contradictions
Ani is a Middle Age city of remarkable historical importance, one in urgent need of preservation and protection
Recent claims suggest that plastic recycling does little to tackle the issue of plastic pollution. Instead, the infinitely recyclable nature of aluminium beverage cans could offer a promising packaging alternative, highlighting fundamental flaws in the life cycle of single-use plastic
Nearly seven hundred million people around the world lack access to proper toilets. While efforts are underway to change this, not all schemes are equal
Half the world’s population currently has access to the internet, but with its growth now slowing, there could be significant implications for global development
The concept of renewable energy in the Middle East sounds incongruous, for this is a region that is home to more than half of the world’s crude oil and more than a third of its natural gas reserves. However, local…
Massive scientific investment has now identified the primary threats to biodiversity, but comparably little research has examined how and why some conservation initiatives spread while others falter
The Chinese government aims to put a ‘social credit system’ in place by 2020; a virtual scoring platform that uses personal data to assess the behaviour and ‘trustworthiness’ of every citizen. But can 24/7 surveillance ever be a good thing,…
A new green cemetery in Paris indicates the growing desire among citizens for an eco-friendly death

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