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  • How climate change could intensify plague among black-tailed prairie dogs in the American West

    Justice Burnaugh
    | 19th February 2018
    Mention the plague and people naturally think of the Black Death during the14th Century. Antibiotics have since made the plague a curable disease. But the plague is today sterilising ecosystems in the Western United States. And a warming climate could intensify these outbreaks and expand the plague’s range farther north and into higher altitudes. JUSTICE BURNAUGH investigates

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  • Sasha with food

    Can the crisis of food waste be solved with an iPhone app - or is Too Good To Go too good to be true?

    Sasha Dovzhyk
    | 12th February 2018
    Can an iPhone App help London get cheap eats - and help reduce the tragedy of food waste? Platform capitalism has delivered cheaper cabs, cheaper places to crash and cheaper stuff. But it is often driven by venture capitalism and has a steep social cost. But not always. So is 'Too Good To Go' too good to be true? SASHA DOVZHYK, a PhD student surviving in London, investigates..

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  • The Small Batch Victoria Pink Gin from Gin Lane 1751 is gin.

    My vegan Valentine’s

    Brendan Montague
    | 6th February 2018
    So the love of your life went all vegan during Veganuary. And now there is just a week until you have to present them with the best of vegan gifts. But don't fear. The Ecologist is here! BRENDAN MONTAGUE breakfasts on a huge range of the best teas, chocolates and gins so you don't have to...

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  • Two butterflies

    Final flutter for Britain's most endangered butterfly?

    Harry Shepherd
    | 29th January 2018
    The population of High Brown Fritillaries in Britain has declined rapidly, due to changes in woodland management and, more recently, the abandonment of marginal hill land. But one charity hopes to save this precious winged insect. HARRY SHEPHERD from the National Trust reports

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