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Global Studies student selected as CNN Hero

Writes Postgraduate International Development student Jenifer Colpas Fernández International Development student and Tierra Grata CEO Jenifer Colpas Fernández was selected as CNN Hero this year, in recognition of her remarkable work in Colombia, which has helped provide access to clean energy, water and safe sanitation to

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Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Writes International Development student Hannah Gardner  I absolutely love Christmas! But hate the waste it brings. Want to enjoy Christmas without the waste? Read on…   Appeasing the societal pressure With so many years of commercialism heaving down on the

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Isolation is not an option: UK international relations post-Brexit

writes Politics and International Relations student Alette Moller For some of us, Brexit is a word of the present which reminds us of an attitude of the past. An isolation which is suffocating in a multicultural world. For others, Brexit

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People are preparing for a final showdown to stop coal extraction in the German Rhineland

writes International Relations lecturer Dr Andrea Brock A small earth wall separates the tiny village of Lützerath from the enormous diggers operating in Garzweiler II, one of three opencast lignite coal mines operated by energy company RWE in the German Rhineland.  The

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Living with the Naranjal Community in the Peruvian Amazon

by Anthropology of Development student Anna Stephens The Naranjal Community (comunidad de la Naranjal) are a community of indigenous Ashaninka people who live on the banks of the Yamiria river, a tributary of the Ucayali, in the Huánuco region of

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