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The Best-Laid Plans

The Conservatives promised that communities could reshape their own towns. As the shocking case of Totnes shows, it’s a con.

On The Cusp

Earth systems could tip before 2050. We urgently need more stringent climate targets.

Ground Rules

We cannot build our way out of the environmental crisis.

Bloodhounds

The media’s lust for blood helped march us into the disastrous wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It wants us to forget that.

Dead Line

Future corporate profits are officially more important than life on Earth.

Noble Rot

Protecting the natural world means creating tomorrow’s ancient habitats.

Shitstorm

Our team uncovers the remarkable, but scarcely understood, truth about river pollution.

This Stinks

Our rivers and seas are being transformed into open sewers by greedy business and useless governments.

The Erosion of Memory

A famine is being forced on the people of Tigray, the scene of one of the world’s greatest environmental success stories.

The Home Front

People who own second homes cause homelessness and community death. Yet the government rewards them with lavish subsidies and tax breaks.

Absolute Zero

Every new climate pledge is an attempt to distract people from the failed ones it replaces.

Borderline

The government has gone to extreme lengths to close our borders to refugees and people seeking work, yet has left them wide open to Covid-19.

Nothing Works Any More

When we get ripped off by con artists, in most cases we no longer have any recourse. It’s the result of disastrous political choices.

Breaking Point

The end of the United Kingdom is a prospect we should welcome.

The Sleep of Reason

Far from holding the government to account, as it claims, most of the media was fast asleep while massive scandals brewed.

Oil Spots

The Science Museum’s new exhibition on climate breakdown is funded by an oil company. What could possibly go wrong?

Oral Transmission

How I became a human plague – and stumbled into one of the most astonishing scientific stories I’ve ever encountered.

Sea Change

At last people are waking up to the fishing industry’s devastating impacts.