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The environment
When the monsoon goes away

The imperious monsoon rains have ruled India for centuries. Already unstable, what happens if they shift fundamentally?

Sunil Amrith

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Environmental history
A lethal nostalgia

Steel mills, coal mines and blast furnaces have killed and poisoned thousands of Americans – so why mourn their passing?

Deborah Rudacille

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Environmental history
Out of the ashes

It took a lot of fossil fuels to forge our industrial world. Now they’re almost gone. Could we do it again without them?

Lewis Dartnell

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Ecology and environmental sciences
Burning like a mountain

Fire has come roaring back into America’s West after a century of attempted extirpation. Can our land take the wild heat?

Stephen J Pyne

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Rituals and celebrations
The fire burns yet

Native American peoples are still here and still caring for their land. Can their conquerors say the same?

Peter Whiteley

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Ecology and environmental sciences
A people’s truth

The Hanford nuclear site was meant to be safe for its neighbours. Now they are fighting the experts to tell their story

Kate Brown