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Vietnam: Industrial Tiger or Food Security?

Vietnam faces a stark choice. Its farmlands are shrinking as government policy to achieve ‘industrialised nation’ status by 2020 continues. But national food security has always been a focus of Vietnamese political and cultural life. How is it to balance these two competing aims. One answer is through the use of atomic energy.

February 12th

Dog Genes Could Save Wolves

Wolves need all the help they can get – climate change, hunters, agricultural communities campaigning for eradication and shrinking territories all threaten their continued existence. The dogs they bred with have already disappeared, and the wolves may still follow.

February 10th