Els Van Der Reep

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Farmers urged to cut antibiotic use

<b>Farmers need to dramatically cut the amount of antibiotics used in agriculture, because of the threat to human health, a report says.</b><p>Some infections are becoming almost impossible to treat, because of the excessive use of antibiotics.<p>And more than half of those used around the world are used in …

The Water Gods by United Nations Development Programme on Exposure

<b>Footnotes:</b> By Mt EbA Peru. Written by José Carlos Picón (Tres mitades). Photos: Carlos Díaz Huerta (Tres mitades.)

Natural gas drilling is causing earthquakes in Europe too

Shell and ExxonMobil, as well as the Dutch government, ignored for decades that drilling in Europe’s largest gas field was causing earthquakes that …

Malawi's expensive mobile phone habit

<b>One of the first things to strike a visitor to Malawi is the huge number of advertisements put up by mobile phone companies marketing their products.</b><p>"Muli bwanji? (How are you?)" reads one of the huge red billboards in the local language Chichewa.<p>Another colourful one shows the picture of a jet …

Peru planning highway through most biodiverse place on earth

The Manu national park and its buffer zone in Peru was international news early last year after scientists found it is “top of the [world’s] list of natural protected areas in terms of amphibian and reptile diversity”, beating off stiff competition from the Yasuni national park in neighbouring …

South America

If you think that California is dry now, wait until the 2050s

“We cannot hope that losses in the Southwest will be made up in the Midwest, according to this study,” said Gleick. “There are degrees of screwed, …

Understanding a little of the migrants' pitiful journey

<b>A small multinational fleet patrols the Mediterranean, hoping to intercept and rescue the thousands of refugees trying to reach the coast of Italy. It can be a thankless task.</b><p>Clinging to the safety bar of the top bunk in the hot and airless cabin, I decide I want to die. For 24 hours now the sea …

Is the sun rising on an African solar revolution?

<b>Is the sun the answer to Africa's energy problems? Analysts believe solar power could be the world's largest source of power by 2050.</b><p>Deep in northern Kenya, above Napuu Village, there is only the brightest of full moons to light the way.<p>You can hear the chatter as villagers sit around open fires …