Environment

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    Latin America: Prohibition or climate?

    To address climate change, Clemmie James argues that we must reckon with the environmental impact of the global drug trade.
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    ‘Catastrophic’ explosion risk on Diego Garcia

    Revealed: Ships at the controversial naval base are crammed dangerously close. Katie McQue reports.
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    This land is my land

    Ian Neubauer reports from Bougainville, where rebels chased away a mining company 30 years ago. Now the company is planning its return.
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    Monbiot: ‘we need that new political narrative’

    The acclaimed journalist talks to Nick Dowson about how to get out of the mess we’re in.
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    The rich, poor and the earth

    Equality matters in terms of health and happiness, but surprising new data reveals that it is also better for the environment – in the more equal rich countries, people on average consume less, produce less waste and emit less carbon. By Danny Dorling.
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    One woman against Big Oil and patriarchy

    Alicia Cawiya, an indigenous activist prepared to defy the powerful to save Ecuador’s Yasuní, talks to Linda Etchart.
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    The Unreported Year 2016

    Stories and photos you may have missed in the last 12 months. Compiled by Jo Lateu.
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    The deadly business of grassroots climate activism

    A recent report found that 2015 was the deadliest year on record for environmental activists, raising concerns for those who continue to fight on the frontline, writes Liam Turner.
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    Are nomads a climate-change weathervane?

    Fear and fascination govern how urban types see nomads, writes Tom Hart.
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    Basque Country action camp to unite European anti-fracking movement

    Campaigners rally as the fight against hydraulic fracturing heats up. Claire Fauset reports.
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    Mexico’s ‘worst environmental disaster in modern times’

    Jen Wilton investigates the murky waters of an August 2014 chemical spill which is still rocking the boat in Mexico.
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    Indigenous Kenyans evicted in the name of ‘conservation’

    Matthew Newsome exposes a government scheme to rob the Sengwer people of their forest home.
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    Is flying still beyond the pale?

    Climate researcher Kevin Anderson and business adviser Brendan May go head to head.
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    Climate-proofing projects: a map

    From air-conditioned bus stops in Dubai to painting Peruvian hill tops: a graphic guide to humankind's steps to adapt to global warming.
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    The Arctic will burn

    Predicting the effects of global warming is never easy, says Zoe Cormier. But the signs are not good. 
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    Stripping Burma bare

    With its lax environmental laws, Burma has become a battleground for neighbouring countries keen to get their hands on the country’s abundant natural resources. Francis Wade reports.
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    ‘The mountain that eats men alive’

    Cerro Rico is famed for the harsh conditions faced by its miners. But, as James Dryburgh discovers, it is not only men who are ‘rock-breakers’ in Bolivia’s Potosí region. Women too, some as old as 81, work in the shadow of the sacred mountain.
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    Guinea

    Facts, figures and a brief history of life in Guinea.
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    Qatar

    Nowhere near as religious as its neighbour, Saudi Arabia, nor as bling-obsessed as nearby United Arab Emirates, Qatar has astutely observed the paths other Gulf states have chosen, and then cherry-picked what seems to work best.
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    South Korea

    If you visit a South Korean school, chances are you’ll be greeted by a vast picture of Mo
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    Naked Emperors

    It’s time to ask some very basic questions, like: What are banks for? What are houses for? What’s credit for? What’s the economy for? Or, for that matter, what’s the environment for? Vanessa Baird suggests a 10-point economic detox programme.
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    Malaysia

    Visitors to Kuala Lumpur could be forgiven for thinking that they have landed in a highly developed nation. But hidden from the casual visitors’ view are the urban slums, crammed high-rise lowincome housing, rural villages still in poverty.
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    An historic opportunity for transformation

    Late-night meetings between Asian and European social movements produced the beginnings of a manifesto for change – the 'Beijing Declaration'.
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    Botswana

    Since independence in 1966, Botswana’s annual growth rates have been the highest in the world – bar none. It is estimated that were it not for the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, growth rates would be one or two per cent higher today.
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    Dominica

    Dominica is a small island both in population and size. Yet the island feels a lot bigger than this, with dozens of mountain peaks, waterfalls and some say a river for every day of the year.
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    Timor-Leste

    Timor-Leste’s landscape is still deeply scarred from the conflict that raged in 1999, after the Timorese population voted for independence from Indonesia.
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    Non-Iron Lady

    *Anna Chen* explores the battle of the non-iron lady vs the planet-hating peacock with an ode to crinkles for good measure.
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    Ecosocialism

    I’m a socialist. There I said it. I’m a socialist. But wait a minute. You’re not supposed to admit to being a socialist these days. Socialism is dead. It’s in the past, like dinosaurs and glam rock. The free market has won the day. The end of history. We’re all happy consumers now. Capitalism rules.