Issue 491 of New Internationalist

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April 2016

Forests - the last stand



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In this issue

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

  • Jan Rocha on the challenges and paradoxes in one of the world's most unequal countries.
  • Forest communities are under siege in Cambodia, says Fran Lambrick.
  • Sustainable forestry may be an oxymoron. Chris Lang finds some holes in the system.
  • Facts and figures about trees and forests, from carbon control to biodiversity.
  • Escaping the pressures of modern life in Japan. By Tina Burrett and Christopher Simons.
  • Hawkish Hillary is a friend of bankers and warmongers, despite her Democratic credentials.
  • Dominik Sipiński reports on the rise of a nationalist Poland.
  • Nithin Coca reports from Indonesia on the expansion of oil palm plantations in the rainforests of Sumatra.
  • The world’s last great woodlands are fast disappearing – with untold consequences for the environment and for us. Time to stop the destruction, argues Wayne Ellwood.