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Pragmatism, not idealism, will give Brazil’s Atlantic forests the best chance of survival. Guilmann/Wikimedia Commons

We’re kidding ourselves if we think we can ‘reset’ Earth’s damaged ecosystems

Across the world, an area bigger than Russia is officially classed as "degraded land". We'll never restore its wildlife to what it was – but there are pragmatic steps we can take to improve things.
How many Australian children know what meat is before it shows up on their plate? Shutterstock

‘Mummy, where does steak come from?’ How Australian families talk about meat

We're a nation of meat eaters but city dwellers may have trouble discussing the origin of a steak with their offspring. And though there are programs teaching children how vegetables grow, there aren’t too many that involve raising an animal for food.
DCNS' ‘Shortfin Barracuda’ was the winning design for Australia’s next submarine fleet. AAP/DCNS Group

French company DCNS wins race to build Australia’s next submarine fleet: experts respond

The Conversation’s experts respond to key aspects of the announcement that French company DCNS will be build Australia's next fleet of submarines.
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Interactive: profiles of the cabinet and shadow cabinet

We asked our experts to appraise the political and policy performances of the federal cabinet and shadow cabinet.
The health sector can learn from other industries that turn to operations research to fix everyday challenges. Anna Jurkovska/Shutterstock

Hospitals don’t need increased funding, they need to make better use of what they’ve got

Fixing the hospital system is not just a matter of more funding. Hospitals need to work smarter, not harder.
The destruction caused by a dam collapse at the Samarco dam caused public outcry. Reuters/Ricardo Moraes

CEOs emerge unscathed by environment lawsuits

Research indicates that senior corporate leaders largely escape negative consequences when their companies are involved in environmental breaches.

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