natural resources

 
Mozambique is being punished for its hidden guarantees to parastatals
Mozambique is being punished for its hidden guarantees to parastatals
Mozambique went from being emblematic of a war-torn African country to a poster child for possibility with trillions of cubic feet of natural gas...
Earth overshoots its mark
Earth overshoots its mark
Humans have exhausted a year's supply of natural resources in less than eight months, according to an analysis of the demands the world's population are placing on the planet....
Not even WWIII could stop surge in population
Not even WWIII could stop surge in population
The world's population is growing so fast that even draconian restrictions on childbirth, pandemics or a third world war would still leave too many...
A rich seam to be mined
A rich seam to be mined
There is a global debate at present about the role of the state in managing natural resource endowments and ensuring that the broadest possible...
India entices Africa with generosity to boost trade
India entices Africa with generosity to boost trade
India is setting up a diamond processing facility in Botswana. In Uganda, it's building a centre to train businesses about global markets. In four...
Dropping BHP-Rio dream 'disappointing'
Dropping BHP-Rio dream 'disappointing'
BHP Billiton chairperson Don Argus said the group's decision to drop its plans to pursue rival Rio Tinto is a "disappointing outcome after so many...
Vanishing African wildlife threatens livelihoods
Vanishing African wildlife threatens livelihoods
Africa's rich abundance of life seems inexhaustible, but growing pressure on animals and plants could lead to greater poverty, more wars and...
Global ecological 'debt' is mounting
Global ecological 'debt' is mounting
Green groups will stage "Earth Overshoot Day" on Tuesday to draw attention to estimates that people are gobbling up 40% more in resources than the...
Super plant mops up CO2
Super plant mops up CO2
An extraordinary indigenous plant known as "elephant's food" could mop up the excess carbon dioxide that causes climate change, while making a...
WWF: Africa running down its resources
WWF: Africa running down its resources
Many African countries are rapidly running down their natural resources as growing populations push the continent towards its ecological limits,...

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