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A fifth of Brazilian soy in Europe is result of deforestation

Large quantities of the soy and beef imported to Europe from Brazil have been "contaminated" by deforestation, research shows. The findings suggest much more needs...

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Information update on SWAP rollover, TomNext rates

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Country diary: darkness gets to be itself here

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New Grand Capital office opened in Namibia

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A collective solution to Covid-19 and climate change | Letters

Capitalist orthodoxies fail in the face of "a crisis that can only be endured and resolved by rediscovering the virtues of collectivism and solidarity", writes Andrew Rawnsley (Comment). Precisely, and this is why a similar approach is needed to confront the...

Imagine the UK getting rid of road rage, congestion and exhaust fumes for ever | Susanna Rustin

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Record US virus cases reported as Q2 earnings season begins

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Ramadan Mubarak! FBS

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The Guardian view on the future of farming: let’s think about food | Editorial

One of the many effects of the coronavirus in the UK has been to dramatically raise awareness of our food system - that is, the set...

Mystery bird illness investigated after German blue tit deaths

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2020 European Tree of the Year – in pictures

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Grand Capital now has an official Twitter account

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