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Depleted clean water reserves is one of the world’s major threats

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Report warns that across the world, water, essential for survival, is running low – with water tables falling in every continent

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Jonas became a Hollywood star after a formative period in the living room of his keepers - but was not around to see his film hit screens

More than 95 per cent of salmon in the world are now farmed, according to researchers

Sterilise farmed salmon to save wild species, critics say

Millions of farmed fish escape globally each year, destroying wild salmons' genetic traits

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If they’re not being blown over, our ancient woodlands are being felled by disease, politics and climate change. But the answer to this nationwide problem might be more local than we think…

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