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Born again: Britain’s canals

For decades, canals were an unloved relic of industrial Britain – but people power has brought them back to life.
Ugandans living in rural areas are being driven off their land by corporations developing tree plantations to offset their carbon footprint. Shutterstock

How climate change efforts by developed countries are hurting Africa’s rural poor

Far from the expected development, forestry plantations and other carbon market initiatives in Uganda have severely compromised ecologies and livelihoods of the local people.
Showing his stripes: visiting a favela in Brazil in 2013. Tânia Rêgo/Agência Brasil

With encyclical, Pope Francis elevates environmental justice

The pope's encyclical turns climate change into a moral discussion by focusing on the disproportionate impact of climate change on poor countries and regions.

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