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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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  • Architect's drawing of proposed new mine

    A new deep coal mine deep under the sea? Next to Sellafield? Really?

    Sam Moisha
    | 5th February 2018
    The first deep coal mine in Britain for thirty years is being proposed at Whitehaven, with the promise of new jobs in an old mining community. But the site is within five miles of Sellafield. Activists are concerned both about the definite contribution to climate change, as well as the potential threat of a nuclear accident. SAM MOISHA sets out their concerns

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  • A duck

    Let’s hear it for the mallards on World Wetlands Day

    Jordi Casamitjana
    | 1st February 2018
    When celebrating our wetlands for World Wetlands Day it is also good to spare a thought for the ducks who often die in them well before their time. A million ducks are shot each year for sport. That should not continue, argues JORDI CASAMITJANA of the League Against Cruel Sports

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  • The Dongria Kondh tribe

    Environmental protests succeed 20 percent of the time and 'compensation' rarely stops communities, research finds

    Joan Martinez-Alier
    | 31st January 2018
    Protects against the extraction of fossil fuels and other natural resources - ecological distribution conflicts - cannot simply be resolved by payments of compensation. That is because for most people outside of the corporate boardroom, money is not the primary concern. JOAN MARTINEZ ALIER, a leading academic, investigates

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