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John Vidal

John Vidal

    Big bucks drive oil pipe sabotage in Niger Delta
    Big bucks drive oil pipe sabotage in Niger Delta
    Pipeline vandalism in the Niger Delta cost the state and oil companies $14-billion a year and devastated up to 52?000 hectares of land in 2014,...
    Himalayan glaciers face meltdown
    Himalayan glaciers face meltdown
    Most of the glaciers in the Mount Everest region will disappear or drastically retreat as temperatures increase with climate change over the next...
    The rise of the dump monster
    The rise of the dump monster
    From the air, the Mbeubeuss waste dump 16km north of Dakar in Senegal looks innocent enough. Now 45 years old and close to the Atlantic Ocean, it...
    Water, the latest weapon yielded by Isis
    Water, the latest weapon yielded by Isis
    Rivers, canals, dams, sewage and desalination plants are now all military targets in the semi-arid region that regularly experiences extreme water...
    Greens buoyant as oil firm halts testing in DRC park
    Greens buoyant as oil firm halts testing in DRC park
    Conservationists have claimed one of their greatest successes in recent years following the unexpected decision by British oil company Soco to stop...
    Cancers fell nuclear ore miners
    Cancers fell nuclear ore miners
    Miners who dug uranium ore that supplied the British and United States military with the raw material for bombs and civil nuclear power in the...
    Kenya's rhinos cannot survive in the wild
    Kenya's rhinos cannot survive in the wild
    After roaming free for millions of years, rhinos may be able to survive in Kenya only if they are protected behind fences in sanctuaries, a leading...
    Philosopher's tears for climate fears
    Philosopher's tears for climate fears
    "The storms are getting stronger. If this is due to climate change, we'd better be prepared"
    River could light up the continent
    River could light up the continent
    The dream of harnessing the mighty Congo River with the world's largest set of dams has come closer, with the World Bank and other financial...
    Earth sweats as carbon levels approach threshold
    Earth sweats as carbon levels approach threshold
    And is likely to pass the symbolically important 400ppm level for the first time in the next few days.
    UN warns of worldwide food crisis in 2013
    UN warns of worldwide food crisis in 2013
    Failing harvests in the US, Ukraine and other countries this year have eroded reserves to their lowest level since 1974. The US, which has...
    Food comes before biofuel, says Oxfam
    Food comes before biofuel, says Oxfam
    Analysis by Oxfam of several thousand land deals of the past decade shows that an area eight times the size of Britain has been left idle by or is...