Sunday, April 20, 2014

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Environment

Smallholder tobacco production in Zimbabwe has been a real success, but at what cost to woods and forests?
Climate change was not a defining issue in Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom, but his philosophy contained profound principles and commitments now needed for climate justice.
A new Amnesty report claims that firms have been misrepresenting oil spills to avoid paying compensation. But this is just the tip of the iceberg of Nigeria's oil problems.
After the Haiti cholera scandal, the UN Mali mission has become the first tasked with assessing its own environmental impacts. However early indications don't look promising.
Oil legislation proposed in Democratic Republic of Congo could facilitate future corruption and lead to environmental damage in one of Africa’s most diverse and fragile national parks.
Sudan could be liable for environmental damage to South Sudan if it fails to tackle its locust problem.
Namibia is facing what could be its most severe drought in thirty years. The immediate crisis is serious, but it underlines the importance of Namibia’s efforts to become climate-resilient.
The South African government's lifting of a moratorium on fracking has raised the stakes for both those for and against the contested practice.
With the number of rhinos poached increasing despite government efforts, could legalising the trade in rhino horn solve the problem?

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