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The man behind the black armbands

Tom Maggs was remembered by Australia’s cricket elite on Boxing Day, though cricket was not his scene. He was a champion of another kind. Last week I went to the funeral of a man who died on Christmas Eve after … Continue reading

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Vehicles of hope: solar flight and African windpower

We should never give up our struggle for clean energy; that’s the lesson from opposite ends of the technology spectrum. [17 March 2015 | Peter Boyer] Life’s full of surprises. Just when it seems there’s no hope for humanity’s tangled … Continue reading

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In praise of modest living

Spending our way out of trouble appeals to our leaders, but it’s no way to build a sustainable economy. [31 January 2012 | Peter Boyer] I’ve just posted off a birthday present to my son. Nothing extravagant. He’s learned over … Continue reading

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