Here comes the sun

Here comes the sun

Latin American countries are seeing unprecedented growth in clean, cheap solar power writes Emily Earnshaw.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018
Underwater meadows

Underwater meadows

Citizens are coming to the rescue of endangered seagrass meadows.

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NI 509 - What's left for the young? - January, 2018
Indigenous and other activists gather in front of the Honduran embassy in London in response to the murder of anti-dam campaigner Berta Cáceres in 2016.Photo: Peter Marshall / Alamy Stock Photo

Defame, criminalize, murder

Grassroots environmentalists are being violently targeted in Latin America. Leny Olivera and Sian Cowman believe there is something we can do about it.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
There is a silent killer claiming millions of lives in Majority World kitchens: cooking smoke.

Smoke and Mirrors

Revealing Malawi's untold health and environmental crisis. Ingrid Gercama and Nathalie Bertrams for New Internationalist.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017

The rich, the poor and the earth

While it is clear that equality matters in terms of health and happiness, 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.

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NI 504 - The Equality Effect - July, 2017
A fisher surveys a coral reef near a small island in Papua New Guinea where reefs are doing better than expected thanks to local management.Photo: Tane Sinclair-Taylor

‘Bright spots’ show some reefs are thriving

Scientists have discovered sites where local communities are defying expectations of global reef degradation, Cristiana Moisescu writes.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016
Beware the slippery language of 'sustainable branding'

Beware the slippery language of 'sustainable branding'

Corporations that care? Don’t believe the spin, writes Dale Lately.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
Photo: Roxana Olivera

'I will never give up my land'

Roxana Olivera talks to Goldman Environment Prize winner Máxima Acuña.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
Portent of doom: a penguin covered in oil following a spill off the coast of South Africa.Photo: Martin Harvey/Alamy Stock Photo

The duty to care for our common home

Femke Wijdekop makes the case for Ecocide to become a crime under international law.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Keystone sting

Keystone sting

Trade agreements could threaten Keystone protester victory, writes Colin Roche.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Big hydro bad news

Big hydro bad news

Klara Sikorova bemoans the destruction of communities in Georgia caused by big hydropower projects.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
The mayor of Sinsan village points out a map of the proposed air city development on Jeju island, and its negative consequences for locals. Photo: pagansweare.com

Upping the ante aero

Rose Bridger on the threat of an aerotropolis on Jeju Island.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Photo: Gary Dublanko/Alamy

Green machines

Diana Beresford-Kroeger unveils the hidden bio-chemistry of trees.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Don’t even think about it: a sign in Mondulkiri province in eastern Cambodia warns against illegal logging. Photo: Bjorn Svensson/Alamy

Logging louts

Forest communities are under siege in Cambodia, says Fran Lambrick.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Forest facts

Forest facts

Facts and figures about trees and forests, from carbon control to biodiversity.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Ugandan cattle herder Lawrence Kamonyo and his wife, flanked by rows of pine trees planted by the German company Global Woods. The wood is certified but Kamonyo lost his land and his livelihood. Photo: Susan Götze

Certified nonsense

Sustainable forestry may be an oxymoron. Chris Lang finds some holes in the system.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
A group of women enter the bamboo forest garden at Hokokuji Temple in Kamakura, Japan. Photo: Roni Bintang/Reuters

Forest bathing

Escaping the pressures of modern life in Japan. By Tina Burrett and Christopher Simons.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Young girls protect themselves from thick smoke as forest fires swept across Sumatra and Borneo in September 2015. The fires are set to clear the jungle to plant oil palms. Photo: Sijori Images/ZUMA Wire/Alamy

A burning problem

It happens every year: thousands of hectares of Indonesian rainforest are torched to clear land for palm oil, timber and other agribusiness operations. It’s a perfect storm of destruction. Nithin Coca reports from Sumatra.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Stumped: a young boy surveys the remains of giant conifers on a mist-shrouded inlet in the US Pacific northwest.RooM the Agency/Alamy

Last stand

The world’s last great woodlands are fast disappearing – with untold consequences for the environment and for us. Time to stop the destruction, argues Wayne Ellwood.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Photo: Pedro Szekely

Calculating the environmental benefits of peace in Colombia

The costs of the 50-year conflict add up to ecocide. Doug Weir reports.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
Gaza, February 2007.Photo by Marcin Monko

Universalizing environmental and human rights

As UN special rapporteur on the right to a healthy environment presents his report today, Doug Weir explains why this is especially important in armed conflict.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
All smiles, no substance: delegates at the Paris climate talks gather for a photo shoot.Photo: ConexiónCOP Agencia de noticias

COP21 agreed to a climate-changed world

Recognition of global warming is one thing; taking genuine action is another, writes Nnimmo Bassey.

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NI 21 - Paris Climate Talks - COP21 - December, 2015

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Article title From magazine Publication date
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
The Equality Effect July, 2017
World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories October, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Paris Climate Talks - COP21 December, 2015
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