A young boy walks past the turbines at Muppandal wind farm, Tamil Nadu, India. Muppandal is one of the largest wind farms in Asia.

Nomadic Penan leader Along Sega and his grandchild examine a tree stump near their village in the Sungai Nyakit area of the Sarawak rainforest in Malaysia.Their homeland is undergoing one of the highest rates of logging on earth.

This worker on the Juliana-Jaramillo Banana Producers' Co-operative in the Dominican Republic benefits from the membership of a Fairtrade organisation. This guarantees farmers a minimum wage throughout the year.

This satellite image shows the termini of several glaciers in the Himalayan mountains of Bhutan. The glaciers have been receding over the past few decades, and lakes have formed on the surfaces and near the termini of many of the glaciers.

This gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus, photographed north of Point Barrow in the Arctic, is one of 13 species of Great Whales.


20 years on - and time runs desperately short

Twenty years after People & the Planet magazine was launched at the first Earth Summit to track progress in averting an environmental catastrophe, Don Hinrichsen presents a sobering report card on the hesitant steps taken so far .

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Voices from Planet 21

In the past 20 years People & the Planet magazine and its website have published thousands of news reports and feature articles.  We have also reflected the opinions of some of the world’s most progressive thinkers. Here founder/editor John Rowley selects a few of these thoughts that still resonate today.

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