Chris Fitch

Porters are often the unsung hereos of a Himalayan expedition, making a trekker's dream become reality. Rob Fraser decided to find out what their life really entails, and whether a 51-year old westerner could carry his share of the load
The Global Calculator is a new online tool that lets anyone model future energy sources and carbon dioxide emissions, revealing potential ways to prevent a two-degree temperature rise
At the heart is a simple argument: developed economies are not naturally growing anymore, and we should therefore build sustainable societies which assume that our economies won’t grow, instead of pouring time and energy into forcing them to do so
New satellite imagery reveals Chinese advances in ongoing land reclamation project in the South China Sea
New Zealand has arrested three ships for IUU (illegal, unreported, unregulated) fishing. Klaus Dodds explores the geopolitical situation surrounding fishing in the Southern Ocean
Many major cities around the world are set to face severe water problems over the coming decades, but Singapore – the perennial resource underdog – leads the way in urban water management
New report estimates that numbers of wild Indian tigers grew by more than 50 per cent during the past eight years
Tractors clogged the main roads into Warsaw last week as Polish farmers demonstrated their opposition to changes to agriculture laws
Brazil possesses 12 per cent of the world’s freshwater, and yet São Paulo – the biggest and richest city in South America – is suffering from severe drought with deforestation getting the blame

The changing of the flags

Voreqe Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji, wants a new national flag – one without the Union Flag included. What is the future of Britain’s symbolic canton?

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