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Forests - the last stand

Forests

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PISA-envy, Pearson and Starbucks-style schools

Good for corporations, but what about the pupils? Adam Unwin and John Yandell consider the impact of edu-businesses.

Claiming our victories

Don't listen to the cynics – Mark Engler thinks activists should pat themselves on the back.

Net gains for politicians

Steve Parry explains why politicians and the internet don't get on. PLUS: Polyp's Big Bad World cartoon.

The demoralized mind

John F Schumaker asks how we can treat our sick culture and make ourselves well.

Country profile: Brazil

Jan Rocha on the challenges and paradoxes in one of the world's most unequal countries.

Green machines

Diana Beresford-Kroeger unveils the hidden bio-chemistry of trees.

Logging louts

Forest communities are under siege in Cambodia, says Fran Lambrick.

Certified nonsense

Sustainable forestry may be an oxymoron. Chris Lang finds some holes in the system.

Forest facts

Facts and figures about trees and forests, from carbon control to biodiversity.

A word with Shazia Mirza

Comedian Shazia Mirza reveals her inspirations, fears and political passions.

Forest bathing

Escaping the pressures of modern life in Japan. By Tina Burrett and Christopher Simons.

The freedom of the city

Trust between communities is being rebuilt, writes Ruby Diamonde.

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