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Conservation on the Silver Screen: Potter, Star Wars, and their surprising namesakes

Alice Garvey considers how the naming of new species can be oriented to promote conservation

George Orwell’s 2017: Our Dystopia

Welcome to the Anthopocene; a new geological age characterised not by decay, but its lack of it. The soil beneath your feet is barren. The crust below it cannot rot away; it is too entrenched in tin cans and plastic. Around you tower ruins not of Roman aqueducts or Greek amphitheatres, but of overlapping motorways. […]

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