Environmental sustainability

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Kenya to use solar panels to boost crops by ‘harvesting the sun twice’
Successful trials found growing crops beneath panels – known as agrivoltaics – reduced water loss and resulted in larger plants

Geoffrey Kamadi in Nairobi

22, Feb, 2022 @9:51 AM

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We know who caused the climate crisis – but they don’t want to pay for it | Vanessa Nakate
My country, Uganda, and much of Africa has been battered by climate-related disasters. Cop26 is a chance for the biggest polluters to set up a compensation fund

Vanessa Nakate

29, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Covid restrictions could hinder Cop26 delegates and observers
‘My fear is that we will see fewer delegates from some of the most afflicted countries,’ a Cop26 insider from a developing nation says

The Secret Negotiator

09, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘Betting on a low-carbon future’: why China is ending foreign coal investment
Xi Jinping’s promise reflects growing awareness of the climate crisis in China and falling renewable prices

Vincent Ni

22, Sep, 2021 @2:17 PM

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‘Ecofeminism is about respect’: the activist working to revolutionise west African farming
Mariama Sonko is an unstoppable force who continued her work even when she was ostracised by her community in Senegal

Ricci Shryock in Casamance

22, Sep, 2021 @7:01 AM

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Nearly all global farm subsidies harm people and planet – UN
Almost 90% of the $540bn of support a year harms people’s health, the climate and drives inequality

Damian Carrington Environment editor

14, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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‘Everything is changing’: the struggle for food as Malawi’s Lake Chilwa shrinks
The livelihoods of 1.5 million people are at risk as the lake’s occasional dry spells occur ever more frequently

Madalitso Wills Kateta in Zomba, Malawi

30, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Campaigners lose court case to stop Ugandan forest clearance
Court ruling gives go-ahead for sugar plantation in Bugoma forest, home to endangered chimpanzees

Samuel Okiror in Kampala

13, May, 2021 @3:10 PM

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UK support for Mozambique gas plant fuelling conflict – Friends of the Earth
Environmental group warns UK’s £750m funding for fossil fuel project could worsen Isis-led insurgency

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

15, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Farmers and rights groups boycott food summit over big business links
Focus on agro-business rather than ecology has split groups invited to planned UN conference on hunger

John Vidal

04, Mar, 2021 @12:32 PM

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Covid turns tide on India's Ganesh festival traditions
Thousands of ritual statues are dunked into the sea off Mumbai each year – but Covid and pollution are forcing change

Gautam Doshi in Mumbai

28, Aug, 2020 @5:30 AM

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'A shame for the world': Uganda's fragile forest ecosystem destroyed for sugar
Conservationists say clearance of Bugomo reserve for plantation is blow to biodiversity and country’s reputation on wildlife

Samuel Okiror in Kampala

18, Jun, 2020 @6:15 AM

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