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Malawi Citizens’ Assembly member Daudi Amidu, a merchant trader, dances alongside fellow participants as they take a pause from considering ways to improve local spending rules in Salima South, Lake Malawi. MADALITSO BANDA/ALL HANDS ON

A kickstart for a habitable future. Claire Mellier and Rich Wilson make the case for ...

In the absence of enough trained doctors, reliance on other, less-qualified health workers is growing in the Global South....

Bezos has a net worth higher than the individual GDPs of 141 of the world’s countries.

Why bully boy Bezos can’t stop smirking.

Disinformation. Polarization. And flat denial of election results. Democracy seems to be in trouble today. But are these...

Community resistance by ‘Shell to Sea’ campaigners in Ireland, who have linked their struggle to those against Shell in Nigeria. Image by Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

As a new report exposes the billions of pounds...

Credit: The-movement-2000/WikiCommons

The UK regulator IMPRESS is calling for evidence on press standards relating to discrimination, harassment, online...

Machiguenga children at play in Manu’s spectacular wilderness, while their pet spider monkey explores a tree. CHARLIE JAMES/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC/ALAMY

Indigenous people living in Peru’s Manu National Park have been locked out of its management. Could change be on the horizon...

A mural featuring a pro-Trump protester, self-styled QAnon ‘shaman’ Jacob Chansley, appeared in Tunbridge Wells, UK, a few days after the storming of the US Congress in Washington on 6 January. KARWAI TANG/WIREIMAGE/GETTY

Unloved and under threat from several sides, democracy seems to be in peril. Should it be saved – or helped to change?...

Seirian Sumner gives voice to a creature of amazing ecological value that humans usually consider a pest and the stinging scourge of summer picnics.

A tiny but fierce hunter explains to Seirian Sumner why humans need it around.

Tourists and photographers zoom in on wildlife at the Mara river during the great wildebeest migration, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. ERIC BACCEGA/ALAMY

Conservationists in the Global South are seeking sustainable pathways, finds Graeme Green.

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim is an environmental activist

An interview with environmental activist Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim.

From left to right: Bullseye harlequin poison dart frog from the rainforest of Colombia. Dirk Ercken/Alamy; A conservationist demonstrates to a class of schoolchildren the whooping crane costume used to rear chicks. Nature and Science/Alamy; Andatu, the first Sumatran rhinoceros born in captivity in Indonesia. Reynold Sumakyu/Alamy

Four case histories of extraordinary efforts to save threatened species. 

Myanmar citizens hold placards in front of the United Nations building during the demonstration. Protesters gathered in front of the United Nations building to protest against the military coup and demanded the release of Aung San Suu Kyi. Myanmar's military detained State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi on February 01, 2021 and declared a state of emergency while seizing the power in the country for a year after losing the election against the National League for Democracy (NLD). (Photo by Chaiwat S

Despite significant ongoing problems, life has changed for many minority communities since the military last ruled. Now...

Ouch Leng in Prey Lang Forest, pictured in February 2021, protecting resin trees prior to his arrest.

Authorities in charge of protecting the massive Prey Lang forest in Northern Cambodia are intent on harassing environmental...

Thousands of protesters gather in downtown Yangon for the third day of protests against Myanmar's military coup. Theint Mon Soe/SOPA Images/Sipa USA

The recent post-coup wave of internet shutdowns and disruptions is an unsettling escalation of a global problem, writes...

A 'Women United Against Bolsonaro' solidarity demonstration in London, 2018. Credit: Esdras Beleza/Flickr

While Argentina wins abortion rights, in Brazil even a pregnant 10-year-old is threatened and coerced to give birth, writes...

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