Seeds of Medicago polymorpha (Toothed Bur Clover), native of the Mediterranean, now more widespread, help fix nitrogen in the soil.

Seeds - the facts

There are almost half a million known plant species, and more still to be discovered. Yet we now rely on just 15 to provide 90 per cent of our food crops.

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NI 435 - Seed savers - September, 2010
US Border Patrol agent looking across into Mexico. Photo: Rick Wilking / REUTERS

Deportation in numbers

The facts and figures of deportation around the world.

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NI 433 - Deported! What happened next? - June, 2010
Iraqi households not connected to general water network16

Post-invasion Iraq - the facts

Twelve years of sanctions and seven years of occupation have taken their toll as Iraqis struggle with wrecked infrastructure and continuing insecurity.

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NI 432 - Iraq - seven years later - May, 2010

Shipwreck - the facts

The facts about globalization, world trade, unemployment, economic activity and the bailouts.

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NI 430 - Globalization on the rocks - March, 2010

The missing pieces

Is hell really other people? Vanessa Baird concludes with some sobering facts and reflections on equality.

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NI 429 - Too many of us? The population panic. - January, 2010
The Bees' Knees - The Facts

The Bees' Knees - The Facts

Facts and figures on bees, honey & the food connection.

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NI 425 - Where have all the Bees gone? - September, 2009

The Arctic climate

Facts and figures about the planet's thermostat.

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NI 424 - Surviving change in the Arctic - July, 2009

On the world’s factory floor

Facts and figures about China’s growth and what it costs.

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NI 423 - China in charge - June, 2009
Photo: Eddie Keogh / REUTERS

Meltdown - The FACTS

How free-market fundamentalism brought the world to its knees

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NI 421 - Put people first - April, 2009

Maternal Mortality - The Facts

There is a bigger gulf in experience between the Global North and the Global South in maternal death rates than there is on any other human development measure. The average lifetime risk of maternal death in the rich world is 1 in 8,000, compared with 1 in 850 in developing countries and 1 in 450 in least developed countries.

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NI 420 - Mothers who die - March, 2009

Climate Justice - The Facts

Climate change is causing human suffering all over the world and it's the poorest of the poor who are going to be worst hit.

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NI 419 - Climate justice - January, 2009
Photo: Qilai Shen / Panos

Food Crisis - The Facts

The increase in global food prices may have temporarily stalled but food is expected to remain at record price levels for the foreseeable future. Industrial agriculture’s chickens have come home to roost. But the price is being paid not by agribusiness and food retailers but by small farmers whose income remains low, and by the millions being pushed into malnutrition.

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NI 418 - Crisis! Crisis! Food... Money... What next? - December, 2008
Massoud Hussaini / Aina Photo Agency / Afghanistan

Afghanistan - The Facts

The basics, conflict, aid & social equality in Afghanistan.

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NI 417 - Through Afghan eyes - November, 2008
Tax Injustice – the facts

Tax Injustice – the facts

The measure of just tax is the ability to pay. The world’s tax system today is unjust, shifting the burden from rich to poor – and failing altogether to address the green agenda. Here are the facts and figures.

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NI 416 - Wanted! For dodging tax justice - October, 2008
Toilets - The Facts

Toilets - The Facts

Everything you ever wanted to know about toilets.

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NI 414 - We need to think about toilets - August, 2008

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Seed savers September, 2010
Deported! What happened next? June, 2010
Iraq - seven years later May, 2010
Globalization on the rocks March, 2010
Too many of us? The population panic. January, 2010
Islam in power October, 2009
Where have all the Bees gone? September, 2009
Surviving change in the Arctic July, 2009
China in charge June, 2009
Put people first April, 2009
Mothers who die March, 2009
Climate justice January, 2009
Crisis! Crisis! Food... Money... What next? December, 2008
Through Afghan eyes November, 2008
Wanted! For dodging tax justice October, 2008
Drowning in plastic September, 2008
We need to think about toilets August, 2008
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