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‘We are jobless because of fish poisoning': Vietnamese fishermen battle for justice

A year after Vietnams worst environmental disaster, lives remain ruined while the government cracks down on protesters seeking compensationWe used to eat the…
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Tanzania’s ghost safari: how western aid contributed to the decline of a wildlife haven

International projects helped turn a rich and fertile Tanzanian valley into vast tracts of farmland, teak forests and sugar plantationsThe long road from…
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Lessons from the fast lane: does this study prove car-pooling works?

When Jakarta ditched its controversial three-in-one car-sharing rule many in the city expected the traffic to get better. It didnt. A Harvard and…
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Watching ice melt: inside Nasas mission to the north pole

The long read: For 10 years, Nasa has been flying over the ice caps to chart their retreat. This data is an invaluable…
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Vietnamese smallholders help end deforestation photo essay

In the foothills of Vietnams Annamite mountains, hundreds of small forest owners are joining forces to produce sustainable acacia used in furniture around…
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New Zealand: fight for ‘sacred mountain’ after discovery of significant gold seam

Fears for Karangahake Gorge after mining company find 8,500kg of high quality gold in the North Island conservation areaA bitter stand-off between a…
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In the Grand Canyon, uranium mining threatens a tribe’s survival

The Havasupai are attempting to fight back against the operation of a uranium mine that they say could contaminate their sole water sourceEd…
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Romania hits Canadian firm with $9m ‘retaliatory’ tax bill over gold mine

Move comes after Gabriel Resources sues government for $4.4bn over failed bid to establish goldmine in Apuseni mountainsRomania has served a Canadian mining…
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New Zealand’s possum war: ‘barbaric’ drowning of babies at school fair sparks outcry

Rights group says widespread practice to kill pest species is desensitising children to acts of violenceAn animal rights group is calling for an…
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Great Barrier Reef valued at $56bn as report warns it’s ‘too big to fail’

Deloitte Access Economics report says reef underpins 64,000 jobs and contributes $6.4bn to economy each yearA new report has valued the Great Barrier…
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