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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Egrets and tree frogs; migrant families and cityscapes: why the sixth and greatest extinction in the planet’s history is happening now.
The chilling message of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, conducted by more than 1,360 experts worldwide at the behest of the UN.
Iranian webloggers are in prison as part of a general clampdown on internet dissent. But Jay Bakht of the Association of Iranian Blogwriters is hitting back.
From desert storms to plane travel and smokestacks, how the air we breathe may prove to be our downfall.
What do Africans think of the torrent of pontifi cating about their continent’s woes, from Bob Geldof and Bono to Gordon Brown and Bill Gates? Ike Oguine has been asking around.
Rescuing a boat from the fl ood - an everyday drama on the temporary islands of the Brahmaputra, captured by Indian photographer Swapan Nayak.
Reem Haddad remembers the man seen by many as the father of the nation.
Recommendations for governments – and addresses of action groups that will keep them honest.
After the Portugese and the Indonesians has come an invasion of aid donors and free-market blueprints. Ben Moxham wonders why people in newly liberated Timor-Lest (East Timor), who have endured so much, should now be starving.
From monoculture in Montana to the spreading Gobi desert in China, how our assault on the earth has eroded its thin skin of soil.
Bleached coral and beached ships; lost wetlands and sinking islands: the power of water over our health, our weather and our wars.
Day of the Zombies - global banking now
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Sharp insights from an array of guest writers.
Personal stories from our own correspondents.
Interviews with inspirational people.
Reviews of the latest books, films and music.
Seeing the world through a Southern lens.
A regular column from some of the best writers of the South.
Taking aim at the rich and powerful.
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