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The Chinese waste ban is giving the global recycling industry an enormous headache. ... Beijing has last year banned the imports of 24 varieties of solid waste, including types of plastic and unsorted paper.

Adam Liebman explains why we need a less rosy notion of what actually happens to our recycling.

As climate talks kick off in Poland, five campaigners give their take on the UK’s newest direct-action...

What does Tumblr's decision mean for those who rely on the site as one of the only sexually permissible online spaces?...

Caught in the crossfire of state repression and guerilla fighters, Adivasi inhabitants of India’s ‘red...

Nick Dowson highlights the issues up for debate, obstacles to negotiations and where all this leaves the...

Dinyar Godrej argues that consumption patterns in a wasteful society add up to much more than the sum of individual actions....

People take part in a smudging ceremony organised by the First Nations Indigenous Warriors and the American Indian Movement on the Cote First Nation, near the town of Kamsack, Saskatchewan, Canada, August 6, 2017. Smudging is a common practice among some indigenous peoples in North America and is believed to cleanse a person or place of negative energy. REUTERS/Zachary Prong

The shocking eugenicist policies can be seen as attempted cultural genocide, argues Jaipreet Virdi

Spix's Macaw bird from the hit film 'Rio' is now extinct.

Nele Marien explains the scale and cost of financial lobbying against biodiversity efforts....

Lebanon’s trash  #StopTheBurning campaign last week after it was revealed that staff at the landfills had been instructed to burn the vast amounts of garbage leftover by the 2015 crisis.

The mismanagement of Lebanon’s trash has brought citizens onto the streets – and the latest plans are also stoking outrage....

'We cannot understand why we are being held here.' Tamil refugees on hunger strike in the lounge of the Earl William in August 1987, protesting their ongoing detention. Neil Libbert/The Guardian Archives

Felix Bazalgette reports on a little-known story of exodus and empire that paved the way for the Windrush scandal.

Alienation and empire in the Big Smoke. An interview with photographer and writer Lewis Bush by Husna Rizvi.

Women fought hard for recognition in their country’s peace agreement. Now they must defend it from a deadly backlash....

Steve Topple fears not. After all, we’ve been here before...

Alessio Perrone reports on a new campaign of seizing ad space to impose powerful...

Bahraini activist Ali Mushaima has described upcoming elections in Bahrain as a ‘big joke’. Photo: Penelope Barritt/Alamy

As election season approaches in Bahrain, Phil Miller explains why there won't be any radical changes on...

Cairo’s garbage problems are often solved by the Zabaleen community

Attempts to solve Cairo’s garbage problems come up against a community whose livelihoods depend on refuse. Hisham...

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