Articles by Oliver Balch

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Delivering progress: the male midwife Out of 96 students on his midwifery course, Dilan Chauhan is the only man. By entering a traditionally female-oriented industry, he has had ... Society UK
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The record label that's run by prisoners Meet the man behind what is thought to be the world’s first record label to be launched in a prison, run with and by prisoners... Society UK
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Measuring what we treasure: what if human contentment shaped policymaking? How would the world look if human contentment shaped policymaking? We meet the woman who thinks that the pursuit of happiness is anything bu... Society UK
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Regreening Ethiopia's drylands Drylands in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, home to more than 4.3 million people, are being restored on a massive scale. Villagers volunteer ... Environment Society World
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‘Can we save the planet? We must be relentlessly optimistic’ Bad news about our planet can paralyse us, says former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres. Instead, it’s time to focus on the opportunitie... Environment Science Society
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Bricking it: turning human waste into clean fuel A social enterprise is transforming human waste into a clean, affordable fuel in Kenya. It smells like the future, discovers Oliver Balch... Energy Environment Innovation Science Social Enterprise Society Sustainable Development

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