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A Greenpeace activist holds a sign as he confronts the deep sea mining vessel Hidden Gem, commissioned by Canadian miner The Metals Company, as it returned to port from eight weeks of test mining in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone between Mexico and Hawaii, off the coast of Manzanillo, Mexico November 16, 2022. REUTERS/Gustavo Graf

The race is on to stop deep-sea mining

Graeme Green reports on why this is a critical year to stop destructive deep-sea mining from taking hold of the world’s oceans.

Latest issue: May-June 2023

The crisis of loneliness


The 19-year-old climate activist is making her voice heard across South Africa and beyond. She speaks with Uyapo Majahana about climate anxiety, life lessons and getting beyond tokenism.

An activist holds a placard featuring Gautam Adani  during a protest in Delhi, India on 6 February 2023.  ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS/ALAMY

Could the Adani Group’s financial troubles be good news for the climate? Asks Danny Chivers.

A scrap dealer is standing in his workshop that has been bulldozed by the Jammu & Kashmir  revenue department as part of an ongoing anti-encroachment drive in Srinagar. Credit: Adil Abbas

A government policy to ‘reclaim’ state land has had dire consequences for many families in Kashmir, writes Kasturi Chakraborty.

People pass by damaged cars and buildings at the central market in Khartoum North.   Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters. 27 April, 2023

Can Sudan’s pro-democracy camp still play a role in forging a democratic future for the military-controlled nation? Obiora Ikoku reports on the escalating conflict, and asks whether civilian resistance committees can chart a new course for Sudan.

Elder Taharakau Stewart (in the middle with cane), is joined by other Māori people during a ceremony in Berlin, Germany on 29 April 2019. The event marked the handing back of the remains of ancestors which had been held as part of Charité – Berlin University of Medicine’s former anthropology collections. JÖRG CARSTENSEN/DPA/ALAMY

For centuries, museums have held human remains as artefacts. Hana Pera Aoake explored what can be learned from the programme driving the push to bring Māori and Moriori ancestors home?

Workers scurry speedily to their destination. Since the 1970s, Singapore has seen the highest increase in pedestrian walking speeds. Calls for effiency in mobility can come back to bite us with reduced empathy and ableist attitudes.ESTHERPOON/Shutterstock

Loneliness and social isolation have become chronic issues across the world. We must resist attempts to close down meaningful human interaction, writes Husna Ara.

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