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A tiny Alaska town is split over a goldmine. At stake is a way of life

In Haines, where the salmon once leaped under snow-capped mountains, a massive mining project promises well-paid jobs – and threatens a fragile ecosystemFor 2,000 years, Jones Hotch’s ancestors have fished Alaska’s Chilkat River for the...

Congo’s latest killer is the climate crisis. Doing nothing is unthinkable | Vava Tampa

Lake Tanganyika sustains life for millions but ever more erratic weather threatens the entire CongoFor thousands of years, Lake Tanganyika was an exquisite sight that soothed and supported generations of Congolese people. Those living by...

Black US farmers dismayed as white farmers’ lawsuit halts relief payments

The US Department of Agriculture was scheduled to begin sending out payments to Black and minority farmers this month, as part of a $4bn loan forgiveness program included in the $1.9tn coronavirus relief bill that...

The Australian government wants to avoid the Great Barrier Reef being listed as ‘in danger’ at all costs| Imogen Zethoven

This year is the 40th anniversary of the Great Barrier Reef being on the world heritage list. It should be a time to celebrate. Yet Unesco has released a draft report recommending the reef be...

The real urban jungle: how ancient societies reimagined what cities could be

Visions of "lost cities" in the jungle have consumed western imaginations since Europeans first visited the tropics of Asia, Africa and the Americas. From the Lost City of Z to El Dorado, a thirst for...

Specieswatch: the transplanting mission to save tree lungwort

If you happen to be walking in the Lake District and see an unusual type of lichen that has been stapled to an oak it will be tree lungwort (Lobaria pulmonaria).Transplanting lungwort from old fallen...