December 26 Issue

Cover story Tech & Science
The Earth's too crowded, so better family planning may be humanity's last hope to save us from ourselves.
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Red Alert

These are busy days for factories in China’s Yiwu city, south of Shanghai, where 60% of the world’s Christmas decorations are produced. This worker’s clothes bear the stains that have become an occupational hazard for those employed in the so-called “red factories”, of which there are now more than 600. In 2001, there were only 10 such factories in Yiwu.
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The jungles of Ecuador may hold a secret weapon against plastic pollution.
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