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Prafulla Samantra led a 12-year legal battle against the Indian government’s plans to mine the Niyamgiri Hills, an oasis for biodiversity and rightful home of the Dongria Kondh people. He was awarded the 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize for his actions
Indigenous conservation schemes in Peru can be more effective than government-controlled efforts when it comes to curbing deforestation
Numerous low-lying Pacific islands have disappeared under rising seas
China’s central government is to shut down factories and punish local officials in the latest sweep of environmental crackdowns across the country
Nature reserves and protected areas in Germany have lost 76 per cent of flying insect biomass since 1989
Neoliberalism. The word seems to have lost all meaning. According to George Monbiot, this is because it is everywhere
Regina ‘Gina’ Lopez, an environmental activist, former Environmental Secretary to Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, and member of the business elite, has been awarded the 2017 Seacology Prize for her opposition to mining and work to improve ecosystems across the islands of the Philippines

JANE directed by Brett Morgen

Combining a treasure trove of unseen footage set to music by Phillip Glass, Jane is a masterful take on Goodall’s transformation from secretary to one of the world’s most successful conservationists
Europe provides more than €112billion (£97billion) in subsidies to fossil fuel companies
For this month’s Discovering Britain trail, Laura Cole visits Croydon, London’s almost-city, in its moment of rapid transformation

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