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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Swimming with dolphins could end as ‘self-gratifying selfies’ pose threat

In Hawaii, large numbers of tourists disturb nocturnal spinner dolphins, which continue moving while they snooze The federal government is proposing a ban on swimming with dolphins in Hawaii a move that may crush the dreams of many tourists, but…

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