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It’s hard to imagine life without the visual world upfront and centre. But, as the new exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London shows, there is a wide variety of fauna that are entirely comfortable operating in the darkness

Essential oil?

Palm oil is omnipresent in global consumption. But in many circles it is considered the scourge of the natural world, for the deforestation and habitat destruction which follows its production. Does this ubiquitous crop deserve to be treated with such disdain?
by Patrick Winn • Icon Books • £14.99 (paperback)
by Adam Weymouth • Particular Books • £16.99 (hardback)
As the planet urbanises, attention is turning towards the most basic of building materials – concrete – to ensure the imminent construction boom is as sustainable as possible
India’s booming domestic dog population is attacking some of the country’s most endangered wildlife, and solutions are thin on the ground
Soaring sales of air conditioning units over the next thirty years are set to rapidly escalate global levels of energy demand
Blockbuster dinosaur sequel asks probing questions about humans’ ethical responsibilities towards ‘nature’, but does it deliver any answers?

Feeding the Galápagos

The Galápagos are often thought of as a unique natural paradise, but they are also home to 30,000 people. In such a remote part of the world, feeding them is increasingly challenging
As the world’s top footballers battle it out in Russia, a gathering of unrecognised nations had their own moment in the sporting spotlight

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