Africa

Timeline: Half a century of oil spills in Nigeria's Ogoni country

Timeline: Half a century of oil spills in Nigeria’s Ogoni country

In the oil-rich Niger Delta region of southern Nigeria, residents have been concerned about the health and environmental impacts of crude oil spills that have occurred since oil was discovered there in 1958. The epicenter of this has been Ogoniland, 261 communities spread over nearly 1,000 km2 (385 sq mi). Between 1976 and 1991, more …

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(Hello Africa) A Chinese-built railway in harmony with wildlife conservation in East Africa

A passenger train runs over the Super Major Bridge of the Tsavo River near Kenya’s Tsavo National Park on July 28, 2022. (Xinhua/Dong Jianghui) Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), a Chinese-built project, has put in place interventions to ensure the railway is in harmony with wildlife. NAIROBI, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) — Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway …

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Wildlife numbers are down 69% - here's how we can solve this crisis

Wildlife numbers are down 69% – here’s how we can solve this crisis

This summer has been the hottest on record in Europe, with scorching heat waves and wildfires accelerating emissions to a 15-year high. Kenya is suffering its worst drought in over 40 years while Pakistan grapples with devastating floods, killing thousands and displacing millions. Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has reached its highest level …

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