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What’s the environmental impact of modern war?

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Ban Ki-moon has called on nations to do more to protect the environment from the destruction of war, but even in times of peace our militaries have a huge impact on natural resources

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Warblers and turtle doves join RSPB list of birds at risk of dying out

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Bad weather and loss of habitat blamed as more breeding native species are at risk of extinction . . . → Read More: Warblers and turtle doves join RSPB list of birds at risk of dying out

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Illegal coal mine encroaching on nature reserve in north-west China

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Coalfield 14 times the size of the City of London turns alpine meadows into craters in Qinghai, Greenpeace investigation reveals

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Reclaiming the Rajasthan desert from a voracious Mexican plant

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A plan to reintroduce native species battles with a mesquite known as ‘the mad one’ planted by a maharajah in the 1930s

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Climate change poses growing threat of conflict in the Arctic, report finds

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Report by former military officers says prospect of ice-free Arctic has set off scramble for shipping lanes and for access to oil

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Behind the rise of Boko Haram – ecological disaster, oil crisis, spy games

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Islamist militancy in Nigeria is being strengthened by western and regional fossil fuel interests . . . → Read More: Behind the rise of Boko Haram – ecological disaster, oil crisis, spy games

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Mongolia: ‘The Gobi desert is a horrible place to work’

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Once a poor Soviet satellite famous for cashmere and Genghis Khan, Mongolia is now booming with the profits of coal mining. But what does it mean for the nation’s nomadic heritage?
Dan Chung’s gallery of photographs from Mongolia . . . → Read More: Mongolia: ‘The Gobi desert is a horrible place to work’

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IPCC’s out: our agricultural road map

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The IPCC report yields clues about our future food scenario. In the meantime two studies have exposed the scene at global and local scales . . . → Read More: IPCC’s out: our agricultural road map

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Desperately seeking solutions to worst drought in decades in Brazil

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A rise in temperature in the semi-arid region of Brazil has left rivers dry and cattle dying of thirst. The search is on for initiatives to combat desertification . . . → Read More: Desperately seeking solutions to worst drought in decades in Brazil

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Inaction on climate change will increase civil unrest, warn leading groups

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Oxfam, ActionAid and Greenpeace among seven organisations jointly calling on governments to set emissions targets . . . → Read More: Inaction on climate change will increase civil unrest, warn leading groups

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