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Study: Climate change contributed to West African floods

Study: Climate change contributed to West African floods

Amid the ‘loss and damage’ debate at global climate talks, the study adds to evidence that less-developed countries suffer from warming that industrialized nations largely cause.
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‘We just pray for rain’: Niger is in the eye of the climate crisis – and children are starving

Niger is on the frontline of the climate crisis. Increasingly erratic rainfall and longer dry seasons mean that many parts of the country have not had a good harvest in a decade.

Documentary ′The Forest Maker′ portrays reforestation pioneer Tony Rinaudo

Documentary ′The Forest Maker′ portrays a reforestation pioneer

"Tin Drum" director Volker Schlöndorff's new film is about "alternative Nobel" winner Tony Rinaudo, an Australian scientist who helped reforest many parts of Africa's Sahel region.
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Can the ‘Great Green Wall’ carry out Sankara’s ecological, pan-African dream?

Thomas Sankara, Burkina Faso's folk-hero president, once marshalled a nation to halt the spread of the Sahara. Decades after his brutal death, a pan-African project of epic scale and ambition is aiming to reverse the creeping desertification that threatens to engulf a vast region, accelerating climate change, migration and conflict.

Overview: Transforming land and sea for a more sustainable world

Overview: Transforming land and sea for a more sustainable world

These striking satellite images show how countries are beginning to respond to the global environmental crisis by restoring ecosystems, expanding renewable energy, and building climate resiliency infrastructure.

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Africa's Great Green Wall just 4% complete halfway through schedule

The world's most ambitious reforestation project, the Great Green Wall of Africa, has covered only 4% of its target area but is more than halfway towards its 2030 completion date, according to a status report.

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In West Africa, climate change and extremism have created a crisis that will impact us all

Mass migration, human-trafficking, drought, famine and terrorism have combined to make the Sahel one of the most dangerous regions of the world right now.