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Landscape of BrazilSaving the forest on a shoestring

Around 80% of the Atlantic Rainforest has been lost as growers of crops like sugar cane have cleared trees to make way for plantations. But a low-cost method could help restore biodiversity.

28 November 2018

The Goldilocks effect: Weighing the world's forests Diagram of satellite

It is an old complaint: not being able to see the wood for the trees. But the grumble is being smashed thanks to a new dimension from a European Space Agency mission soon to launch.

26 Nov 2018

Smoother and safer flying Graphic of airplane in flight

Flying through a patch of severe and unexpected turbulence is an unforgettable, unsettling and sometimes painful experience for tens of thousands of passengers each year.

22 Nov 2018

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