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New ideas in drugs war

Next month will see a pivotal UN summit review strategies to combat the criminal drugs trade. Could the new Sustainable Development Goals lead the way?
Instead of just focusing on the overall swinging back and forth of British support for EU membership, a new map shows where levels of ‘euroscepticisim’ and ‘europhilia’ are at their greatest
Masdar City was supposed to open to tens of thousands residents this year. So what has happened to the UAE’s beacon of urban sustainability?
Europe-wide rules significantly lowered air pollutant emissions over a 40-year time period, saving tens of thousands of lives in the process
Some people live such extraordinary lives; they seemingly can’t fail to write remarkable memoirs. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas is one such person

The secret life of olms

Deep in a subterranean, underwater cave system, questions are finally being answered about one of the world’s strangest amphibians

Reaching sky high

The world continued surging upwards in 2015, breaking records for the number of new tall buildings built in a single year
An ‘unprecedented boom’ in dam construction on three of the world’s largest rivers could have dire environmental consequences

German immigration too low

2015 saw an estimated 1.1 million migrants and asylum seekers arrive within Germany’s borders. But it won’t prevent the country’s long-term demographic decline
Is it possible to provide affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for the world’s entire population? Speakers from the RGS–IBG’s latest 21st Century Challenges discussion offer their thoughts

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