How the chicken nugget became the true symbol of our epoch

The long read: This is what happens when you turn the natural world into a profit-making machine The most telling symbol of the modern era isn’t the automobile or the smartphone. It’s the chicken nugget. Chicken is already the most popular meat in the US, and is projected to be the planet’s favourite flesh by […]

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‘Mollah’s life was typical’: the deadly ship graveyards of Bangladesh

Khalid Mollah died while working among the thousands who dismantle old ships in Chittagong. Now the firm that sold the vessel for scrap is being sued Khalid Mollah was uneducated, illiterate and out of work when, in early 2009, he left his pregnant wife Hamida Begum to take the 200 -mile bus ride to Chittagong […]

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‘Lobsters and octopuses are back’: the Kenyan females leading a reef resurgence

A coral reef restoration project on a tiny island off Kenyas south-east coast is reaping dividends for local people Three years ago, coral reef along the Kenyan coastline was almost totally destroyed in some areas. Rising surface sea temperatures had triggered devastating bleaching episodes for the fourth time in less than two decades, and with […]

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Tribes in deep water: gold, guns and the Amazon’s last frontier | Dom Phillips and Gary Calton

Mining reserves and plentiful fish entail Brazils Javari Valley is increasingly at risk from armed poachers seeking to plunder its resources. So, too, are the tribes who call it home Francisco Lima sits in the wooden watchtower, flicking a searchlight on and off as he surveys the dark river for the commercial fishermen who pillage […]

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Influx of refugees from Yemen divides South Korean resort island

Arrival of refugees has sparked debate about countrys role in accept asylum seekers Hamza al-Odaini had two routes before him after he graduated from secondary school in Yemen: be forced to pick up a firearm and battle in the civil war now in its fourth year, or flee the country. In the end, his mother […]

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‘Tunisia is finished’: smugglers profit as downturn drives European exodus

Growing unemployment, dwindling wages and tax hikes trigger rise in illegal migration and concerns over terrorism Migration and developing ‘Tunisia is finished’: smugglers gain as downturn drives European exodus Growing unemployment, dwindling wages and taxation hikes trigger rise in illegal migration and concerns over terrorism Global development is supported by About this content Simon Speakman […]

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How the chicken nugget became the true symbol of our epoch

The long read: This is what happens when you turn the natural world into a profit-making machine The most telling symbol of the modern era isn’t the automobile or the smartphone. It’s the chicken nugget. Chicken is already the most popular meat in the US, and is projected to be the planet’s favourite flesh by […]

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Thai seafood: are the prawns on your plate still fished by slaves?

Report discoveries trafficking persists on Thai fishing boats, as campaigners challenge supermarkets to guarantee products are free of rights abuses Global development Modern-day slavery in focus Thai seafood: are the prawns on your plate still fished by slaves? Report discoveries trafficking persists on Thai fishing boats, as campaigners challenge supermarkets to guarantee products are free […]

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Post-work: the revolutionary notion of a world without undertakings

The long read: Work has ruled our lives for centuries, and it does so today more than ever. But a new generation of thinkers insists there is an alternative Work is the master of the modern world. For most people, it is impossible to imagine society without it. It dominates and pervades everyday life – […]

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Global utilize of mosquito nets for fishing ‘endangering humans and wildlife’

Study warns that use of anti-malarial nets may reduce people protection and affect fish stocks, and calls for urgent research into potential impacts Fishing Global use of mosquito nets for fishing ‘endangering humans and wildlife’ Study warns that use of anti-malarial nets may reduce people’s protection and affect fish stocks, and calls for urgent research […]

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