A Moken child eyes his lunch. The Mergui archipelago, where he lives, is rich in marine biodiversity. With 116 languages, Burma is also a language hotspot.
Photo: Altaf Qadri/AP/Press Association Images

Of speech and species

Saving languages is good for the environment and for tackling poverty. Suzanne Romaine explains why.

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NI 473 - The politics of language loss - June, 2014
Azzam Alwash in the new flourishing marshlands.Goldman Environmental Prize

Making waves: Azzam Alwash

Veronique Mistiaen meets the environmentalist who has breathed new life into Iraq’s Garden of Eden.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 2013
Indigenous organizations to sue Peru over Amazon gas project

Indigenous organizations to sue Peru over Amazon gas project

David Hill reports on the legal move to protect isolated indigenous peoples at risk of ‘extermination’ by the country’s biggest ever hydrocarbons project.

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NI 459 - The feral rich - January, 2013
Isa and JohnJack Jordan

Mapping Utopia

It’s time for John Jordan and Isa Fremeaux to turn their dream into reality.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 2012
Photo: Bill Ross / CORBIS

A stressed world

Extinction is forever. Can we stop the slide in bio-diversity?

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NI 425 - Where have all the Bees gone? - September, 2009
The indigenous peoples of Yasuní retain strong community values. They need to – under the shadow of military and oil company repression.Photo: yasunigreengold.org / Mauro Burzio

Yasuní – is this the way beyond petroleum?

Is Ecuador’s bold proposal not to exploit a billion barrels of oil in the Yasuní National Park a serious option for combating climate change? If so, the world is going to have to move fast, warns Vanessa Baird.

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
The politics of language loss June, 2014
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
The feral rich January, 2013
Adapt or die April, 2012
Where have all the Bees gone? September, 2009
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
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