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Lebanon’s crisis has gone from bad to worse. But is anyone listening?

Tony Walker, La Trobe University In the midst of a pandemic that has wrenched the world off its axis, Lebanon’s precipitous decline has not received the attention it deserves given the country’s strategic importance. Bordering Syria to its north and east, and Israel to its south, Lebanon occupies a critical space in the Eastern Mediterranean. Its collapse would risk spilling …

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Want to know about vaccine rollouts in Africa? Click on a country here and find out

Shutterstock Catherine Kyobutungi, African Population and Health Research Center There has been a lot of focus on COVID-19 vaccine inequalities between high-income and low- and middle-income countries. For instance, it is estimated that up to 70% of all vaccines to be produced in 2021 were pre-booked by a handful of countries. This has caused severe bottlenecks in vaccine supply to …

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Breakthrough malaria vaccine offers to reinvigorate the fight against the disease

The first ever malaria vaccine promises to bring the battle against infections back on track. Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Eunice Anyango Owino, University of Nairobi The World Health Organization has announced a historic move: it has recommended the widespread use of the first ever malaria vaccine. The recommendation is based on the results of an …

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Conservation works better when local communities lead it, new evidence shows

Mangrove reforestation project in Belo-sur-Mer, southwestern Madagascar. Author, Author provided Neil Dawson, University of East Anglia; Brendan Coolsaet, Institut catholique de Lille (ICL), and Julián Idrobo, University of British Columbia We are currently facing a mass extinction of plants and animals. To remedy this, world leaders have pledged a huge expansion of protected areas ahead of the UN biodiversity summits …

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Five must-read novels on the environment and climate crisis

Pexels Ti-han Chang, University of Central Lancashire Since the start of lockdown, more of us have taken to our bicycles, grown our own vegetables and baked our own bread. So it’s not surprising it has been suggested we should use this experience to rethink our approach to the climate crisis. Reading some environmental literature – sometimes called “eco-literature” – can …

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World’s first mass malaria vaccine rollout could prevent thousands of children dying

Danielle Stanisic, Griffith University and Michael Good, Griffith University The world’s first mass vaccination program against malaria, announced this week, is set to prevent millions of children from catching malaria and thousands dying from this debilitating disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended widespread use of the RTS,S/AS01 (Mosquirix) vaccine in young children who are most at risk of …

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Abdulrazak Gurnah: what you need to know about the Nobel prize-winning author

Alamy/Bloomsbury Melanie Otto, Trinity College Dublin Abdulrazak Gurnah has been awarded the 2021 Nobel prize for literature. The Tanzanian novelist, who is based in the UK, was awarded the prize for his “uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents”. Migration and cultural uprooting along with …

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As far as the moon and back, twice: here’s a look at the most extraordinary journeys migrating birds make

Around 40% of the world’s birds migrate. Kranich17/Pixabay Jeremy Smith, University of South Wales Every year, millions of birds criss-cross the planet, soaring above our heads in search of food, warmth and mates. From pole to pole, here are some of the most remarkable journeys made by our feathered friends. So-called “summer migrants”, like the common cuckoo, are bird species …

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