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Iraq's Kurds: Will referendum really lead to independence?

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Catalonia independence vote: Tensions rise between Barcelona and Madrid

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Catalonia’s regional foreign affairs chief: ‘This referendum is not illegal’

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We meet the people behind fascinating environmental, health and technological innovations in a bid for sustainable solutions to our changing world. Saturday at 7.20 pm. Or you can catch it online from Friday.

Latest update : 2016-07-14

Women and work: Why parity could add trillions to global growth

The world is a better place for women and girls in 2016 than even a decade ago. But that's not the case for everyone, and certainly not everywhere. Access to job opportunities is still largely unequal, holding back not just individuals but whole economies. Ninety percent of countries have at least one law restricting women in the workplace.

This week the team from Down to Earth explores some of the factors halting half the world's population while considering new avenues for female empowerment, from Pakistan to Tanzania and here in France.

By Mairead DUNDAS , Marina BERTSCH , Yara JAMALI ELO , Sonia BARITELLO

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2017-09-19 Brazil

Amazon rainforest pays heavy price for Brazil's political crisis

After promising signs that Brazil's Amazon was recovering from a devastating period of deforestation, alarm bells have been set off again. The number of hectares of felled forest...

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2017-09-05 USA

Not so green: Why cannabis has a hefty carbon footprint

As cannabis enjoys unprecedented acceptance in parts of the United States, many are asking whether this budding industry has considered its environmental impact. Growing just...

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2017-08-29 Justin Trudeau

Canada's Trudeau under fire for environmental record

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been hailed as a climate hero. He was quick to allocate funds to green initiatives and presided over Canada’s signing of the Paris...

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2017-06-20 Antarctica

Who benefits when the ice caps melt?

The Arctic and Antarctica are warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, with the amount of sea ice lost equal to the size of Mexico (when we compare what we have today to...

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2017-06-09 Mars

Could Mars be our Planet B?

As humans continue to ravage Earth, is it time to consider other planets as an alternative home? NASA and a host of private organisations - including Elon Musk's SpaceX - are in...

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