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Issue 378 of New Internationalist

Reader-owned global journalism

May 2005

Only protect

We are changing the global environment at a pace we can hardly credit. As a result, we are living through the biggest mass extinction of species since the dinosaurs - yet we go about our everyday business as if there is no crisis. Through images from some of the world's leading photographers, this issue of NI celebrates the beauty and diversity of our planet - as well as conveying the urgency of what we must do to protect it.


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West Bengal bans strikes in call centres

West Bengal bans strikes in call centres

Although he calls himself a communist, the chief minister of West Bengal, Shri Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, has banned str


Egrets and tree frogs; migrant families and cityscapes: why the sixth and greatest extinction in the planet’s history is...

Only protect

The chilling message of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, conducted by more than 1,360 experts worldwide at the behest of the...

Interview with the Association of Iranian Blogwriters (Penlog)

Iranian webloggers are in prison as part of a general clampdown on internet dissent. But Jay Bakht of the Association of Iranian...

Great moral excuses through the ages 4


From desert storms to plane travel and smokestacks, how the air we breathe may prove to be our downfall.
Mswati III

Mswati III

'IT has been our advice to the King that he must concentrate on one thing at a time,' admitted a senior Prince close t

Wild Side

The Language of Africa

The Language of Africa

Seven Gates

Step Forward

Life lottery

Life lottery

They have been variously described as 'working class mercenaries', 'green card troops', 'non-citizen' armies, or despe

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