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BLUE directed by Karina Holden

This hard-hitting marine conservation film – part of the Ocean Film Festival World Tour – pulls no punches in highlighting the plight of the world’s oceans
by Dr Lucy Jones• Doubleday Books • £19.99 (hardback)
The addition of traditional Māori names to Wellington’s urban landscape is proving traditional language can be applicable to 21st century environments
Steps are being taken to resolve the heated question of who owns a remote Arctic island claimed by both Canada and Denmark
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

High Steaks: Lone Star ticks

The Lone Star tick is spreading across North America, carrying a peculiar health threat with it: an allergy to red meat

Parallel lives

New statistics suggest rising healthy lifespans in China, at the same time as those in the United States are on the decline

Talc Terror Trail

An investigation reveals how the illegal export of talc, used in numerous household products, is providing significant funds to insurgents in Afghanistan

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)

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