Cotton grass on restored areas of Hatfield Moors, South Yorkshire © Peter Roworth
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Ole Peter Hansen Balling’s painting of John Brown.
Google Art Project via Wikimedia Commons
He took a remarkable stand against slavery in the countdown to the American Civil War – but opinion differs about his methods.
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Jelly invasion: is this a vision of the future for our oceans?
We know a lot about the potential negative effects of ocean acidification on marine creatures. But might some species actually benefit? The answer is yes, but this isn't necessarily a good thing.
Nicola Sturgeon seems pleased with SNP policies - but do they hold up under scrutiny?
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Our experts pick apart the SNP's top policies.
The SNP wants Westminster to learn from them.
The SNP wants the UK to match Scotland's commitments to carbon reduction.
Hot air or grounded fact?
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Lib Dem energy minister Ed Davey says renewable electricity has soared under the coalition. Is he right?
Greens leader Natalie Bennett at the party’s manifesto launch.
Our experts review the evidence behind the Green Party's big ticket policies.
Is it getting hotter, Nigel?
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Right to roam?
Ambitious climate targets, but nature policies leave a lot to be desired.
‘Hi, have you got five minutes to talk about the environment?’
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Offshore wind may provide the answers the Tories seek.
The Conservatives will have to meet their climate targets somehow, whether by fracking or offshore wind.
All in for renewable energy.
Labour's green jobs numbers add up, but the picture's less clear on fracking.
There’s an energised debate over power sources in Wales.
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Plaid looks left as energy manifesto fuels talk of a Green-SNP alliance.
Labour is focusing on NHS waiting times.
Labour claims that 590 fewer GP practices are now open in the evenings and on weekends. Are they right?
Unequal education shouldn’t be here to stay.
Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Business as usual in education is not going to heal the widening divisions between the privileged and disadvantaged.
The tweet is mightier than the sword.
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New order: Iran’s annual military parade.
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Celebrations of Russia’s restored greatness are premature.
Whether through improvisation, opportunism, fear or calculation, 2014 has seen a massive shift in the way political authority works in Russia. Moscow has moved dramatically away from a legal-rational way…