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  • 60 years of the double helix (2013, EN), on the discovery of the structure of DNA in 1953 and how it ushered it a revolution in medicine, agriculture, forensics, insurance and even archaeology and palaeontology
  • Genetic pollution is Permanent (2013, EN), interview on the ethical implications of synthetic biology for the environment and human health
  • Memory of the Earth (2013, EN), on the role geoparks play in preserving the memory of our planet’s 4.6 billion-year history, with an emphasis on European geoparks
  • Preserving the Memory of the World (2013, EN), provides examples of human ingenuity over the past 2000 years that have been inscribed on the Memory of the World Register, to mark the 20th anniversary of UNESCO’s eponymous programme
  • The Key to Managing Conflict and Cooperation over Water (2013, EN, ES, FR), introducing key themes of the UN International Year of Water Cooperation led by UNESCO, with case studies
  • Out of Sight, out of Mind? (2013, EN, FR), on the Groundwater Governance Project (2011−2014), which hopes to influence political decision-making by raising awareness of the urgent need to manage groundwater more sustainably
  • Planning for an Uncertain Future (2012, EN, ES, FR), on the difficulties in reconciling supply and demand for an increasingly precious resource - freshwater, as documented by the Fourth World Water Development Report
  • Ocean Blues (2012. EN, ES), on a strategy blending conservation with greening marine industries to protect our oceans threatened biodiversity
  • All for One and One for All: Genetic Solidarity in the Making (2012, EN, ES, FR), on UNESCO’s support for the Human Variome Project, the successor to the Human Genome Project
  • Forty Years of Field Laboratories in Sustainability (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU), tracing the 40-year history of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme, which seeks to reconcile humanity with nature
  • Chemical Contaminants: those Invisible Additives in our Drink (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU), on why we should be worried about the extent of chemical contamination of surface water and groundwater
  • Where would we be without Chemistry? (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the omnipresence of chemistry in our daily lives, including the role it plays in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Environmental Crime Scene (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU), interview on the emerging field of environmental forensics
  • From the Dark Ages to the Green Ages (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU), tracing the rise of green chemistry over the past 20 years or so
  • What Future for Nuclear Power? (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU), interview on the prospects for nuclear power in light of diminishing uranium stocks
  • Science without Borders (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the growing trend towards internationalization of science, engineering and science diplomacy, based on the findings in the UNESCO Science Report 2010
  • The Growing Role of Knowledge in the Global Economy (2010, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the findings of the UNESCO Science Report 2010, a series which monitors the status of science around the world every five years, with data supplied by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics
  • Wildlife in a Warming World (2010, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the threat that climate change poses to biodiversity 
  • Eight predictions for Conservation in the 21st Century (2010, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on some crystal-ball gazing into future trends in conservation
  • Biodiversity in a Kit (2010, EN, ES, FR, RU), on a new pedagogical kit produced by UNESCO 
  • All you ever Wanted to Know about Biodiversity… (2010, EN, ES, FR, RU), on an exhibition for all those who are afraid to ask 
  • A Bleak Outlook for Biodiversity? (2010, EN, ES, FR, RU), presents the latest findings on the status of biodiversity today
  • A Pinch of Salt (2009, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the rationale behind the adoption of a new standard for measuring the salt content in seawater
  • Ageing Youthfully (2009, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the latest medical advances for staying healthy longer 
  • Why the Financial Crisis is also an Opportunity (2009, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on why now is the time to green the global economy
  • The Thrill of Drilling (2009, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on exploiting the secrets that lie far beneath our feet in terra incognita
  • Darwin Lives! (2009, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the journey which shaped Charles Darwin’s revolutionary theory on the evolution of species in the 19th century, at a time when geology was a new science 
  • Out of Africa (2009, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), interview on new methods of dating human migration out of Africa
  • Of Shipwrecks, Lost Worlds and Grave Robbers (2009, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), on a UNESCO convention which safeguards sunken cities, shipwrecks and other underwater treasures worldwide
  • Why Modern Agriculture must Change (2008, AR, EN, ES, FR, MLY, RU), on the findings of a major international assessment involving UNESCO 
  • Megacities of Tomorrow (2008, AR, EN, ES, FR, RU), forecasting how the geosciences and engineering will shape the world’s most populous cities in the decades to come
  • The Art of Engineering a Better World (2008, AR, EN, ES, FR, MLY, RU), presents the winning innovations of engineering students from North and South who were asked to design a project together that combined poverty alleviation with sustainable development
  • A Last Call ro Arms (2008, AR, EN, ES, FR, MLY, RU), on the socio-economic importance for coastal states of supplying timely geoscientific proof of the outer limits of their legal continental shelf
  • Headcounts and Headaches Measuring Women in Science (2007, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the results of a survey by UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics 
  • Why a Warmer World will be a Sicker World (2007, EN, ES, FR, RU), interview on how a warmer climate will allow vector-transmitted diseases to extend their geographical range
  • Far from the Nanohype (2007, EN, ES, FR), on maximizing the benefits and minimizing the risks of nanoscience and nanotechnology
  • Watchdogs of the Public Interest (2007, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the key role science journalists play in defending the public interest by informing the public
  • The Rise of Animals, Part I (2007, EN, ES, FR, MLY, RU), Part II (2008, EN, ES, FR, MLY, RU), a two-part tale of how life evolved on Earth over the past 3.8 billion years
  • The Red Tide (2006, EN, ES, FR, RU) on the risks to human health and aquaculture of outbreaks of harmful algal blooms in the ocean
  • Watching the Oceans for Signs of Climate Change (2006, EN, ES, FR) on the role the oceans play in regulating the Earth’s climate
  • The Last Frontier (2006, EN, ES, FR), on the legal vacuum surrounding exploitation of biodiversity in the deep sea 
  • Taking the Temperature of Mountains (2006, EN, ES, FR), on a project to monitor climate change and other forms of global change in selected biosphere reserves in mountainous regions
  • The Future of Drylands Revisited (2006, EN, ES, FR, RU), presents new research at a time when one-third of land on our planet is threatened by desertification
  • Killer Wave (2005, EN, FR), on UNESCO’s response to the tsunami and earthquake which devastated the Indian Ocean in December 2004 
  • The Opinions of Young Scientists should be Canvassed (2005, EN, FR), interview of four young scientists attending the inaugural conference of the World Association of Young Scientists, established with UNESCO support
  • Physics without Tears (2005, EN, FR), proposing an interactive, hands-on approach to teaching a subject that pupils often find difficult
  • When Learning Science Becomes Child's Play (2005, EN, FR), on using games and play to teach children science 
  • Who needs Maths at a Time like this? (2004, EN, FR), on a touring maths exhibition that demonstrates just how much mathematics permeates our daily lives
  • What Future for Open Science? (2004, EN, FR), on the growing temptation to privatize or commercialize government-funded public-interest science
  • A Carbon Sink that Can no Longer Cope? (2004, EN, FR), on monitoring the acidification of the oceans in a high CO2 world
  • The Age of Renewables has Now Begun (2004, EN, FR), interview on the growing interest in renewable energy at a time of rising oil prices
  • Small Islands Step into the Limelight (2004, EN, FR), on the socio-economic and environmental challenges facing small islands in the run up to the adoption of the Mauritius Strategy in 2005
  • Measuring Progress Towards Knowledge Societies (2004, EN, FR), study by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics of investment in research and development in terms of funding and human resources
  • A System for Managing the Planet by 2015 (2004, EN, FR), on a global scheme which recognizes that land, atmosphere and oceans are interlocking parts of a single Earth system and that we thus need to combine existing observing systems into a single overarching system, to improve global monitoring of the environment, the future Global Earth Observing System of Systems
  • The Water Crisis: How has it Come to This? (2003, EN, FR), on why the global crisis will reach unprecedented levels if nothing is done to rectify the inertia at the leadership level, according to the first World Water Development Report
  • Towards Knowledge Societies (2003, EN, FR), interview on the difference between information societies and knowledge societies
  • The International Year of Freshwater (2003, EN, FR), summarizing the work of UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme and its plans for the Year
  • For an International Basic Sciences Programme (2002, EN, FR), interview on UNESCO's planned new programme
  • UNESCO and Johannesburg (2002, EN, FR), on UNESCO’s strategy for following up the World Summit on Sustainable Development

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