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A surge in reports of dead hares has resulted in the discovery of a hidden disease in UK populations

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Australia has been criticised for its use of offshore detention centres. Klaus Dodds explores the role of asylum detention in Australian politics
In the first of a series on geopolitical curiosities and anomalies, of which he has been a devoted explorer for years, Vitali Vitaliev looks at enclaves – parts of one country which find themselves lost inside another’s borders
Sean Sutton is a photojournalist and international communications manager for the Mines Advisory Group (MAG), an NGO that assists people affected by landmines, unexploded ordnance, and small arms and light weapons. This interview coincides with the launch of MAG's Home Safe Home appeal to remove landmines and unexploded bombs from across Lebanon (further details below)
As China’s demand for the notoriously smelly durian fruit soars and Malaysia looks set to capitalise, environmentalists question the cost
A socioecological model is predicting the areas of major US cities that are most likely to be affected by gentrification
Event at the Science Museum aims to highlight the unaddressed disability of poor vision
Four scientists have banded together to make the case against the farming of octopuses, arguing that these intelligent cephalopods are wholly unsuited to life in captivity
Concern about the increasing privatisation of seeds has resulted in the creation of an open-source licence to keep seeds in public hands
In the saddle with Katie Arnold as she rides, drives and hitch-hikes across Kyrgyzstan, a country on the frontline of climate change where melting glaciers, drought and erratic rainfall threaten both lives and livelihoods
As planetary oil consumption hits the 100-million-barrel mark Marco Magrini looks at an industry that is still thriving due to high demand
Following the collapse of the upstream tailings dam in Brumadinho, Brazil, Benjamin Hennig maps tailings dams around the world
The recent dam collapse in Brazil could just be the beginning of a series of disasters due to inadequate dam technology and monitoring
A ship that ran aground early in February has been leaking oil into the water surrounding a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Solomon Islands for more than a month
Two whale populations on either side of the African continent have been found to share passages of song

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