Scenes from the world’s largest rubbish dump

Jardim Gramacho, the massive landfill site on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, is home to a colourful cast of characters who earn a living picking through the rubbish. Here, filmmaker Lucy Walker goes behind the scenes of her Oscar-nominated documentar…

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Road building, land use and climate change: prospects for environmental governance in the Amazon

 
Some coupled land–climate models predict a dieback of Amazon forest during the twenty-first century due to climate change, but human land use in the region has already reduced the forest cover. The causation behind land use is complex, and inclu…

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Growing Valentine’s Day roses harming Kenya’s ecological site

Supermarkets eager to meet demand for cheap flowers urged to show more concern for the environment• Do Valentine’s day the green way – interactive Continue reading…

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Shark fishing in Japan – a messy, blood-spattered business

Kesennuma accounts for 90% of the country’s shark fin trade, which some claim amounts to ‘the genocide of a species’Sunrise is still a good hour away when the first batch of limp, lifeless sharks are winched ashore and dumped on to the portside at Kese…

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Shark fishing in Kesennuma, Japan – in pictures

Photographer Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert travelled to Kesennuma, a fishing town on Japan’s north-east Pacific coast, to photograph the shark fishing industry. The blue sharks that comprise 80% of the shark catch at Kesennuma are listed as ‘near threatened’ b…

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More than 1,000 flood defence schemes left without government funding

Number of schemes receiving money down from 1,500 to 356, with major projects in Leeds, Thirsk and Morpeth hitThe potential impact of the government’s cuts to flood defence spending across England was laid bare on Wednesday, with major projects in Leed…

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Totnes: Britain’s town of the future

Totnes in Devon might be the most forward-thinking eco settlement in the world. As fossil-fuel reserves dwindle and the economy contracts, will resident-led Transition Towns become the way that we all live? Continue reading…

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Cargo bike makers carry high hopes | Gareth Lennon

Using pedal power to move loads seems to be coming into fashionSales of cargo bikes are on the up, and not just in their traditional strongholds of Denmark and the Netherlands. While it is premature to hazard that they might be the next big thing in cy…

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We need to eat less fish – not more sustainable fish

Simply encouraging people to be more adventurous with new species will not ease the pressure on fish stocks• Sales of sustainable seafood soar in UK supermarkets• What constitutes victory for Hugh’s Fish Fight? Continue reading…

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We need to eat less fish – not more sustainable fish

Simply encouraging people to be more adventurous with new species will not ease the pressure on fish stocks• Sales of sustainable seafood soar in UK supermarkets• What constitutes victory for Hugh’s Fish Fight? Continue reading…

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Military land mountain bikers: stand and be counted

Continued reluctance to discuss the issue of biking on military land could leave responsible cyclists excluded from the debate Continue reading…

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The TV interview that tied James Delingpole’s tongue | James Randerson

The bellicose Telegraph climate sceptic has complained to the BBC of being ‘intellectually raped’ on Horizon during an interview with Nobel prize-winner Sir Paul Nurse• Climate sceptics: are they gaining any credence?• Climate sceptic James Deling…

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