Natural resources and development

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Barbados can be a beacon for the region – if it avoids some of its neighbours’ mistakes | Kenneth Mohammed
The Caribbean’s newest republic must avoid the corruption that has hampered Trinidad and Tobago and use its presidency to ensure good governance

Kenneth Mohammed

14, Dec, 2021 @10:20 AM

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Blowing the house down: life on the frontline of extreme weather in the Gambia
A storm took the roof off Binta Bah’s house before torrential rain destroyed her family’s belongings, as poverty combines with the climate crisis to wreak havoc on Africa’s smallest mainland country

Lizzy Davies in Jalambang

26, Nov, 2021 @7:01 AM

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The UK has been linked to Congo’s ‘conflict minerals’ – where are the criminal charges? | Vava Tampa
Swiss court ruling is not the first time plunder of DRC’s mineral wealth has been linked to the killing of Congolese people. Without accountability, it won’t be the last

Vava Tampa

21, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Trillions of dollars spent on Covid recovery in ways that harm environment
Only 10% of $17tn global bailout directed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions and restoring nature, report finds

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

15, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Land subsidence 'will affect almost fifth of global population'
Unesco warns of urban centres sinking because of unsustainable farming and groundwater extraction

Weronika Strzyżyńska

31, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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At least 102 killed in massacre in western Ethiopia after Abiy visit
Witnesses report knife and gun attacks and children shot by armed men after PM warning over continuing ethnic conflicts

Staff and agencies in Addis Ababa

23, Dec, 2020 @8:21 PM

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'We are lost without you': White Island volcano victims remembered, one year on
The family of lawyer Gavin Dallow and Zoe Hosking gather to pay tribute as anniversary of Whakaari tragedy ends a painful year of mourning

Matilda Boseley

09, Dec, 2020 @2:36 AM

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Fifth of countries at risk of ecosystem collapse, analysis finds
Trillions of dollars of GDP depend on biodiversity, according to Swiss Re report

Damian Carrington Environment editor

12, Oct, 2020 @9:12 AM

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All the people: what happens if humanity's ranks start to shrink?
A study in the Lancet suggests the world’s population will peak in 2064. If so, the consequences will be profound

Michael Safi

25, Jul, 2020 @4:00 AM

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The Guardian view on population growth: a small planet needs big solutions | Editorial
Editorial: New research suggests that the global peak may be lower than expected. But the challenges will still be immense


23, Jul, 2020 @5:46 PM

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The village still suffering from Peru mercury spill fallout – after 20 years
When the residents of Choropampa found a bright, silvery liquid on the road, they imagined it was valuable. Now they know the truth

Noah Moeys in Choropampa

02, Apr, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Fish ponds and water harvesting: climate-smart farming comes to Kenya
Unable to rely on the catch from Lake Victoria, locals are finding success with new and sustainable agriculture methods

Geoffrey Kamadi in Kisumu

26, Mar, 2020 @9:00 AM

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