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Callum Roberts is a professor of marine conservation at the University of York and author of Reef Life: An Underwater Memoir, out now from Profile Books. He is also the chief scientific advisor to BLUE Marine Foundation
Daphna Nissenbaum, CEO and co-founder of TIPA, argues that clearer messages in regards to waste disposal are vital in getting the country’s recycling rates to rise
Marginalised groups – whose interests are most at stake – often face enormous challenges when advocating at the UN
The UK’s new moratorium on shale gas extracted by fracking came as a surprise to many given the government’s steadfast support for the industry in the face of fierce local opposition. The moratorium is based on evidence of local micro-earthquakes…
Ben Fogle is a broadcaster, writer, adventurer, UN Patron of the Wilderness, and chair of Nature 2030
More than two billion people globally have uncorrected poor vision, something that can be corrected with a simple pair of glasses. As the WHO releases the first ever global analysis of the state of poor vision, James Chen, founder of…
Chris Cunningham, author of Climate Change and the Cargo Cult, argues that economic growth as we currently define it, is disastrous for the climate
As the Amazon burns, Marco Magrini feels that it’s time to start looking at the fundamental interconnectedness of all things
A new training course in Bali is hoping to change the way we think about construction
Trees have many uses when it comes to better planetary health, but Marco Magrini asks if planting saplings is the only way we can best utilise our available land
Appreciation of anthropogenic changes in the world’s great rivers needs to rise to the surface of geographical concern and political thought
The reliance on outsourcing for processing UK immigration cases is a major cause for concern: users report a multitude of problems spanning from a lack of appointments, dispersed and minimal accessible sites, contradictory correspondence, a ‘maze of misinformation’ and ‘Kafkaesque’…
Why avocados, coffee and citrus fruit are driving a need for a greater cooperative integration of agricultural practices around the world
What lessons can we learn from the build up and ramifications of one of mankind’s greatest expedition into the unknown?
Since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti the way in which data has been collected during a humanitarian crisis has changed. But we still aren’t using it to maximum effect. New research sheds light on what’s going wrong, and how we…
Professor Stephanie Barrientos is a researcher at the Global Development Institute at The University of Manchester
Andrea Rasca is the founder of Mercato Metropolitano, a vibrant food market in Elephant & Castle, London which hosts a cookery class run by refugees. It is also a wider movement, calling for an improvement to the global food culture
Kate Robertson is the co-founder of One Young World, an NGO that identifies, promotes and connects the world’s most impactful young leaders to create a better world, with more responsible, more effective leadership

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