Boris Johnson poised to stop UK funding overseas fossil fuel projects

Boris Johnson is poised to sign off new rules barring the UK government's chief foreign lender from offering financial support to foreign fossil fuel projects.

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Seven countries back Africa's biggest investment, a $20 billion gas project

The US, Japan and the UK are among the backers of a scheme to exploit Mozambique's gas reserves, despite climate, security and human rights concerns.


Slowing the coronavirus is speeding the spread of other diseases

Many mass immunization efforts worldwide were halted this spring to prevent spread of the virus at crowded inoculation sites. The consequences have been alarming.

Coronavirus disrupts illegal wildlife trafficking, for now

Some conservationists see a chance to do lasting damage to criminal networks in the wake of the pandemic, but poaching may also rise.

Mozambique insurgents stage attacks near big gas projects

Government troops were fighting Islamist fighters amid concern that the country’s growing gas industry may be under threat.

The economic cost of destroying nature is astronomical

Turns out, we use a lot of natural processes—bees to pollinate, rivers to irrigate crops, reefs to act as flood protection. When they’re gone, it’s going to get expensive.

How malaria could spiral out of control

A severe outbreak is spreading in Chimanimani on the eastern border with Mozambique, likely due to warmer temperatures and in the next 60 years could cause Malaria incidences to double.


Extreme weather displaced a record 7 million in first half of 2019

A new report puts 2019 on pace to be one of the most disastrous years in almost two decades even before the effects of Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas are tallied. But there was also good news. 

Pope Francis launches trip to three African nations affected by climate change

Pope Francis is set to visit the cyclone-vulnerable nations of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius this week. Climate change, corruption and poverty will be on the agenda in talks with leaders.

Mozambique looks beyond Cyclone Idai to better protection in the future

The human toll of natural disasters is expected to increase as Africa's population swells, especially in cities, leaving denser communities vulnerable to widespread destruction.


Mozambique shows how climate change could affect the world’s most vulnerable

"This is one of the poorest places in the world, which is paying the price of climate change provoked mostly, not only but mostly, by the developed world."

Tessa Knight: The human devastation of climate change

While many politicians, world leaders and big corporations speak about the future effects of climate change, poor and impoverished nations are already struggling to battle the consequences of rising global temperatures.

Cyclone Idai photos: Mozambique’s unfolding flooding catastrophe

Flooding following Cyclone Idai has left hundreds dead and tens of thousands displaced in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi.
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How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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