Jacob Dykes

With millions of lives at stake, scientists have accelerated research and its dissemination to tackle Covid-19. When we emerge from the pandemic, science, and our relationship with it, may never be the same again 
Millions of oysters have been rescued from the struggling shellfish trade for use in restorative aquaculture programmes 
Pressure is mounting on steelmakers to decarbonise, but it’s proving to be a particularly difficult industry to clean up
Although the fight is far from over, rhino poaching is in decline. Tough enforcement is part of the solution, but the power of grassroots conservation mustn’t be overlooked
History is littered with examples of fungi helping to digest the detritus and contaminants left by humans. New challenges could reinvigorate the field
The international effort to stem the landmine crisis has been a humanitarian success story. The 2019 casualty numbers, however, reveal there is work yet to be done
Covid-19 provides an opportunity to re-assess the supply chains of minerals on which the clean-energy transition relies
Field observations of corals around the world reveal that not all species are as susceptible to bleaching as previous models predict
As the USA's devastating opioid epidemic rages on, scientists work to track the use of potent synthetic drugs. Monitoring their circulation and supply is critical to solving the crisis
New 'deep learning' technology is helping to identify trees in the Sahel where few were thought to grow 

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