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Miracle of Reduction

To avert environmental disaster, we need sudden and drastic change. Impossible? No, it has been done before.

Baying Mob

Gangs of thugs rampage through the countryside. Yet the police look the other way, and the government does nothing.

Fire Front

Destroying the world’s living systems and draining its wealth are not perversions of capitalism. They are capitalism.

Level Down

The living world is being hit by everything at once: the only way to stop our full-spectrum assault on Earth systems is to reduce our economic activity.

I’m Really Sorry about This….*

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Spirited Away

How the counterculture fell prey to the far-right’s conspiracy theories.

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.