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Human rights investigators have discovered widespread use of forced labour in Uzbekistan to pick the country’s main cash crop of cotton, despite the government’s promises to limit the practice
East African countries are sharing shipping data in order to combat illegal fishing practices
New Zealand becomes the first country to propose humanitarian visas for ‘climate change refugees’
For this month’s Discovering Britain viewpoint, Laura Cole visits St Andrews to investigate a festive method for protecting the coast
Baltic seals and fish-eating bird populations are increasing and could be putting a strain on fish stocks
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For this month’s Discovering Britain trail, Laura Cole explores Pontypool in South Wales, a town that had its own industrial revolution

Fracking in Scotland

A deeper look at Scotland’s recent decision to ban the controversial shale gas extraction
Contrary to pervasive myth, Easter Islanders were resourceful and sensitive to the limits of their environment
A rapid malaria test has stemmed overuse of antimalarials, but is risking the overuse of antibiotics instead

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