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From the archive: How maverick rewilders are trying to turn back the tide of extinction – podcast

We are raiding the Guardian Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors.From 2020: A handful of radical nature lovers are secretly breeding endangered species and releasing them into the wild. Many are prepared to break the law and risk the fury of the scientific establishment to save...

Wed Feb 28, 2024 07:19
‘Can I now send the funds?’: secrets of the Conservative money machine

To see how easy it is for the wealthy to buy political access and influence, consider the story of the Tory donor Mohamed AmersiCucumber, potato and olive salad, cashew nut cream, nasturtium leaf pesto and potato ash, followed by red mullet with salsa verde, artichoke and heritage carrots, then a selection of pudding canapés. The accompanying white...

Tue Feb 27, 2024 07:00
‘Farming is a dirty word now’: the woman helping farmers navigate a grim, uncertain future – podcast

In a moment of crisis for the industry, Heather Wildman tours the country helping farmers face up to the toughest of questions – not just about the future of their business, but about their family, their identity and even their mortality. By Bella Bathurst Continue reading...

Mon Feb 26, 2024 07:02
‘Ukraine fatigue’: why I’m fighting to stop the world forgetting us – podcast

Everyone likes to support an underdog, especially if it’s winning. But it’s one thing to win a battle, it’s quite another to win the war. And Ukraine cannot win without international support. By Olesya KhromeychukArchive: Independent Continue reading...

Fri Feb 23, 2024 07:22
Disappearing tongues: the endangered language crisis

Linguistic diversity on Earth is far more profound and fundamental than previously imagined. But it’s also crumbling fastAt the heart of linguistics is a radical premise: all languages are equal. This underlies everything we do at the Endangered Language Alliance, an eccentric extended family of linguists, language activists, polyglots and ordinary...

Thu Feb 22, 2024 07:03
From the archive: Penthouses and poor doors: how Europe’s ‘biggest regeneration project’ fell flat – podcast

We are raiding the Guardian Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors.This week, from 2021: Few places have seen such turbocharged luxury development as Nine Elms in London. So why are prices tumbling, investors melting away and promises turning to dust? By Oliver Wainwright Continue...

Wed Feb 21, 2024 07:20

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