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Return of the Silk Road

It’s now officially called the Silk Road Economic Belt, but the scale of Chinese plans to connect cities from Asia to Europe rekindles memories of historic trade route

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An opportunity to observe humanity’s impact on the planet, courtesy of some of the art world’s biggest names
There’s a significant difference between constructing buildings and constructing places. This exhibition at the Barbican in London aims to explore the complicated relationship between the two
The UK’s first set of publicly-funded studies into climate intervention have dealt a blow to supporters of geoengineering projects, with results finding problems converting theories into successful possibilities
Both Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete and Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism, Lazaro Nyalandu, refute allegations that they are planning on forcing Maasai Mara tribes off their land in order to turn it into a game park
For centuries the Baka indigenous people lived in the forest of eastern Cameroon. But with logging destroying their traditional home and little support from the government, many now believe that the key to their future lies in education and modernisation
Rapidly climbing levels of obesity across China are being blamed on bad urban design that encourages car usage over walking
The ever-growing international trade in beef, soy, palm oil and wood products has been found as one of the key drivers of worldwide deforestation
A new report has confirmed worldwide urban agriculture now totals 456 million hectares and shows an increase in food being both grown and consumed within cities
The latest international attempt to protect one million square kilometres of Southern Ocean has failed to reach a consensus

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