Jacob Dykes

The international effort to stem the landmine crisis has been a humanitarian success story. The 2019 casualty numbers, however, reveal there is work yet to be done
Covid-19 provides an opportunity to re-assess the supply chains of minerals on which the clean-energy transition relies
Field observations of corals around the world reveal that not all species are as susceptible to bleaching as previous models predict
As the USA's devastating opioid epidemic rages on, scientists work to track the use of potent synthetic drugs. Monitoring their circulation and supply is critical to solving the crisis
New 'deep learning' technology is helping to identify trees in the Sahel where few were thought to grow 
Attempts to build a digital twin of the Earth could lead to the democratisation of climate and environmental data 
Zoos do a lot more than welcome excited visitors; closures due to the pandemic are affecting conservation work worldwide
Food systems will need to change as the global population grows. With reform, could fishing and aquaculture step up to the challenge?
Researchers have identified the extent of microplastic contamination throughout the Everest region. Their expedition charts the extent of environmental change and pollution in one of the world’s most sensitive and remote places
Scientists are working to mimic the transfer of immune-boosting microbes that takes place during vaginal births to help those born by caesarean section 

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