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Arctic melting: the science behind the ice

Feature story | 20 September, 2012 at 11:34

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) ended the wait on Wednesday, announcing what many already had expected: that the Arctic sea ice extent had not only hit a record low, it had dramatically receded to levels not previously anticipated.

Thirsty coal poses risk to India's farmers

Feature story | 7 August, 2012 at 12:00

Farmers in India's Vidarbha region are struggling with drought and limited access to irrigation while plans by India's government to build 71 new coal-fired power plants will place an extra strain on water resources.

The emerging power of Japan’s ‘Hydrangea’ revolution

Feature story | 6 July, 2012 at 8:34

Like the flower it has been named after, a budding civil movement is emerging and taking root in Japan to protest against the government’s decision to restart the Ohi nuclear plant.

Motley Crew Arctic Tour 2012

Feature story | 28 June, 2012 at 17:39

You don’t have to be from Russia or Norway to have a stake in what happens to the Arctic – we’re all affected. That is why on June 29th we set sail on the Arctic Sunrise with a truly international crew to demand a truly international response to...

The hidden reality in Dilma's Forest Code 'veto'

Feature story | 1 June, 2012 at 10:20

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff tried to create the illusion last week that she was vetoing the very worst parts of Brazil's new Forest Code to protect the Amazon rainforest. The reality, however, is entirely different.

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