Chris Fitch

Once again, the Australian summer is dominated by raging bushfires. Why is fire such a huge problem in Australia? 
Deforestation in the Amazon fell by 18% last year, reversing a brief spike in tree loss that had alarmed environmentalists. With forest loss falling for most of the past ten years, is the battle for the Amazon finally being won?
The controversial rival to the Panama canal is set to break ground on the beginning of a $50billion construction project, which will carve the country in two
A World Health Organization report has revealed the world’s highest consumers of alcohol
International Fund achieves initial pledge goal following late contributions by Australian and Belgian governments
Australia has been named the worst of the world’s industrial countries when comparing performance of tackling climate change, and has only been kept off the bottom of the rankings by Saudi Arabia

LION ARK directed by Tim Phillips

After Bolivia declared animal circuses illegal, this documentary follows charity Animal Defenders International as it locates and rescues the remaining circus lions scattered across the country
On 5 December 1914, Ernest Shackleton and his crew, aiming to be the first people to cross Antarctica via the South Pole, left South Georgia. It was the last time they would set foot on land for nearly 500 days
Huge growth in meat consumption in China leads new study to conclude ‘rising global demand for meat and dairy produce means emissions will continue to rise’

Bracing for the floods

Twelve months on from the 2013–14 winter storms and flooding, the government selects more than 1,400 flood defence projects to get a share of £2.3billion funding for investment

Julysub 2020

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