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A new prime minister in Ethiopia has enabled the end of war with neighbouring Eritrea, as peace descends upon the Horn of Africa

Bringing sand to the beach

The world’s first full global analysis of beaches reveals the state of each continent’s coastlines
The demand for horseshoe crab blood – vital for testing new medical developments – is threatening the future survival of the species

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

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