Editor's note

It’s possible more journalists have died reporting environmental issues than were killed covering the US war in Afghanistan, according to a study from Michigan State University. Researchers talked to environmental journalists on five continents, and found they have a heightened risk of murder, arrest, assault, threats, self-exile, lawsuits and harassment.

And in the UK, experts react to the draft Brexit deal proposed by Prime Minister Theresa May.

Madeleine De Gabriele

Deputy Editor: Energy + Environment

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Journalists who cover illegal operations like logging at this site in northern Sagaing division, Myanmar, can face threats and violence. AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe

Why covering the environment is one of the most dangerous beats in journalism

Eric Freedman, Michigan State University

Reporters who cover environment and natural resource issues are commonly threatened and harassed around the world. Some have been killed for coverage that threatens powerful interests.

Deal in hand. EPA-EFE/Andy Rain

Brexit draft withdrawal agreement – experts react

Katy Hayward, Queen's University Belfast; Adrienne Yong, City, University of London; Maria Garcia, University of Bath; Michael Gordon, University of Liverpool; Nauro Campos, Brunel University London; Nieves Perez-Solorzano, University of Bristol; Phil Syrpis, University of Bristol

Academic experts explain the key details of the draft Brexit deal agreed by UK and EU negotiators.

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  • For the sake of kids, embrace math

    Andy Hargreaves, Boston College; Pasi Sahlberg, UNSW

    Instead of getting "back to basics" to improve math skills, we should make math literacy a priority by developing, attracting and supporting skilled teachers, and improving math literacy at home.

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