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Climate change is pushing Fulani herdsmen into southern Nigeria, leading to deadly disputes with local farmers. (Image credit: Jeremy Weate, flickr/Creative Commons) 0

Climate change is destabilising Nigeria

Climate change is gradually forcing nomadic Fulani shepherds further into southern Nigeria as they search for new pastures. Deadly clashes with local farmers are destabilising the country. Anne Gonschorek reports from Cape Town. It...

Cairo is already suffering from poor air pollution caused by burning coal. Now the Egyptian government is planning to build even more coal-fired power plants. (Image credit: Ville Miettinen, flickr/Creative Commons) 0

Campaign against coal in Egypt

Egyptian authorities are planning to build a new coal-fired power plant to improve the country’s energy supply. Environmentalists are campaigning against this. The country’s cement industry depends on coal. And European countries are more...

Japanese inventors are taking on disposable plastic products with their ecological packaging material made out of algae. (Image credit: Toyota) 1

Plastic out of seaweed

Japanese inventors want to alleviate the problem of marine waste with an ecological, degradable packaging. Made out of marine algae, their product has already received a prestigious design award. The designers are now in...

Climate change is resulting in drier winters and hotter systems, increasing the danger of wildfires. (Image credit: jcookfisher, flickr/Creative Commons) 0

Climate change fuels wildfires

The American mid and southwest is burning more frequently and for longer. At one time, wildfires were a seasonal occurrence, but now they’re burning all year long. Climate change is a major reason behind...