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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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Pacific islands are fighting for their existence before rising sea levels engulf them

Pacific islands are fighting for their existence before rising sea levels engulf them

Despite contributing less than 0.03% of total global carbon emissions, the Pacific islands are on the front lines of the climate crisis. Entire countries could be submerged under water in the next two to three decades. How do these island states fight for survival? A country is more than its land. A country is its …

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