The 100 best nonfiction books: No 1 – The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014)

This remorseless indictment of humanity and its effect on life on Earth is utterly engrossing The human animal knows that it is born to age and die. Together with language, this knowledge is what separates us from all other species….

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Nasa to map coral reefs from the air to show impact of climate change

Scientists hope large-scale maps will offer new insight into effects of warming and pollution as previous studies have almost always been done up close in the water Coral reefs have almost always been studied up close, by scientists in the…

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Hawaii’s last sugar harvest paves the way for a fight over the land’s future

As the industry winds down, a new generation of activists are dreaming of replacing sugar with a new agricultural model and a new political settlement For one last season, luscious, green fields of sugarcane are animating Mauis landscape. Hulking trucks…

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