3 July, 2018 – A smartphone app devised by a British campaign group has brought to justice illegal goldminers in Peru, and is also being tested in African forests.
8 June, 2018 – In theory conservation reserves are set aside to preserve wild creatures. But then the humans move in. Land almost twice the area of India is threatened.
1 June, 2018 – China’s trade plan could cause environmental catastrophe, scientists warn, because of its voracious appetite for natural resources and its climate impact.
22 May, 2018 – If world temperature rises more than another 0.5°C, the consequences will be catastrophic for millions of the poorest people.
5 April, 2018 – Climate change means the Sahara’s spread is growing, displacing millions. And North Africa’s pattern of atmospheric change could affect other regions.
31 March, 2018 – Despite ambitious efforts to cope with the effects of water shortage and climate change, Morocco faces a dauntingly dry century.
20 March, 2018 – Climate refugees, people fleeing climate change’s impacts by moving to new homes, may number over 140 million by 2050, the World Bank reports.
15 March, 2018 – With Cape Town’s water crisis so bad that its taps may soon run dry, Capetonians are working together to avert a shared disaster.
14 March, 2018 – A UN forest project is fuelling conflict over land, threatening local people and failing to slow deforestation, researchers say.
7 February, 2018 – On 23 January we reported on the water crisis facing the South African city of Cape Town, expected on 11 May to reach Day Zero, when water to homes and businesses will be cut off. A long-time resident reports.
23 January, 2018 – More than a third of India’s electricity supply is at risk from water scarcity, which also threatens urban life in parts of South Africa.