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A report details how tropical storms are fuelling the rise of authoritarian governments through relief aid distributed to citizens in the form of a ‘bribe’
After years of trials, talks, tweaks and test runs, EarthRanger has now come of age and is being rolled out across Africa. But can the brainchild of the co-founder of Microsoft make a serious difference in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade?
Nationalism might gain political points in certain parts of the world, but for Marco Magrini, it’s going to take a planet-wide approach to solve the real issues
A team of researchers in Australia are urging urban planners to embrace temporary green spaces
 Klaus Dodds asks what Ivanka Trump’s awkward mingling at the G20 summit says about her father’s style of diplomacy 
A Canadian federal employment office will no longer hold the name of the politician behind the notorious Komagata Maru incident of 1914
The Transglobe Expedition entered the history books by becoming the first (and still only) successful attempt to circumnavigate the globe via both poles. As the team members celebrate the journey’s 40th anniversary, crew member Anton Bowring relives the heroic, of less than straightforward attempts to bring it all together
With guaranteed sunshine, bright blue skies and not a hint of air pollution, inland deserts provide some of the best and clearest natural light to be found anywhere on Earth, an ideal lure for photographers, says Keith Wilson
An artificial intelligence tool can predict where conflicts related to water scarcity are most likely to arise
A review of coral-saving methods is helping communities decide which ones are most suited to their needs
A landmark report from the IPCC definitively states that the way humans are using the Earth’s available land is a key driver of global heating and climate change. But does it also provide the answer?
For this month’s Discovering Britain trail, Rory Walsh visits a unique green space in the Black Country
A seven-year study of Patagonia’s ice sheets has revealed the volume ice they contain is even greater than previously understood
The environmental impact of Bitcoin is higher than its virtual nature might suggest
Guadaloupe Marengo is head of the Human Rights Defenders Team at Amnesty International, a group working to protect people who champion and defend the rights of others, including women’s rights, LGBT+ rights and, increasingly, environmental rights

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