Richard Allaway

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Death of the Nile

By Peter Schwartzstein<p>The world's longest river is sick -<br>and getting sicker<p>Booming populations have dirtied and drained it, while climate change threatens to cut its flow.<p>And some fear that competition over its dwindling waters could trigger a regional conflict.<p>The rains<p>The rot starts at the source.<p>…


Will Africa’s Great Green Wall discourage migration to Europe?

By 2020, 60 million people from sub-Saharan Africa are expected to migrate because of desertification. The Great Green Wall is a $8bn project restoring degraded land. But will it encourage people to stay or earn the money to go?<p>The first thing you notice about the garden is how out of place it …


Supermarkets are creating an obesity crisis in African countries, experts warn

Middle-class no longer eating what they grow, contributing to rising numbers of overweight people and creating a ‘double burden of malnutrition’, say researchers<p>Changing dietary habits are creating an obesity crisis in African countries as middle-class people buy their food from supermarkets rather …


Most glaciers in central Switzerland to disappear by 2090

The vast majority of glaciers in central Switzerland will have totally disappeared by the end of the 21st century, a study by Fribourg University has …

Climate Change

We need to talk about … Population and climate change

In this monthly podcast, Guardian supporters ask the questions and a Guardian panel try to provide the answers. This episode focuses on whether people should be having fewer children for the sake of the planet – and if so, how that societal change might happen<p>If we want to fight climate change …


Melting permafrost in the Arctic is unlocking diseases and warping the landscape

The consequences of climate change can be weird and apocalyptic.<p>You can find evidence of a changing climate everywhere on Earth. But nowhere are the changes more dramatic than in the Arctic.<p>Our world’s northern polar region is warming twice as fast as the global average. And the consequences are …

Climate Change

Swiss glaciers lost 3 to 4 percent ice in the last year alone

The volume of ice in glaciers was heavily reduced during the hydrological year 2016/2017.

Climate Change

Obesity Was Rising as Ghana Embraced Fast Food. Then Came KFC.

ACCRA, Ghana — After finishing high school a decade ago, Daniel Awaitey enrolled in computer courses, dropped out to work in a hotel, then settled into a well-paying job in the booming oil sector here.<p>He has an apartment, a car, a smartphone and a long-distance girlfriend he met on a dating …


Common Long Exposure Photography Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Long Exposure Photography has become a popular niche within landscape photography during the few last years. The images can be dreamy and often …

Digital Photography

Glacier collapses near Swiss ski resort


Are you ready for a bug burger?

Patties made with mealworm larvae are selling briskly for a Swiss food chain that's pushing edible insects


Why the iPhone Can't Be Made in the US


Asia's glaciers to shrink by a third by 2100, threatening water supply of millions

High mountains of Asia hold biggest store of frozen water outside the poles and feed many of the world’s great rivers, including the Ganges<p>Asia’s mountain glaciers will lose at least a third of their mass through global warming by the century’s end, with dire consequences for millions of people who …

Climate Change

Swiss glacier collapses after hundreds evacuated

More than 220 people living in the ski resort of Saas-Fee had to leave their homes on Saturday as authorities feared a collapse of the glacier could …

Why is Bulgaria's population falling off a cliff?

BBC News<p><b>Bulgaria is projected to have the fastest-shrinking population in the world. It's already lost a fifth of its population since the 1990s. But what does this mean for those who remain?</b><p>Deep in the Bulgarian countryside, in the western province of Pernik, I make a rare discovery.<p>It's not …


Cod and haddock go north due to warming UK seas, as foreign fish arrive

Our seafood diet must adapt, say scientists, as climate change forces some favourites to colder waters and threatens others<p>Britain must prepare itself for invasions of growing numbers of foreign sea creatures attracted by our warming waters, a new report has warned. Some newcomers could have …

Climate Change

Surviving without thriving – but all is not lost for the world's 'stunted' children

About 159 million under-fives suffer impaired growth and brain development, but now a study is challenging the view that nothing can be done to help them<p>Stunting, an awkward term perhaps better suited to a bygone age, describes impaired growth and development from conception to the age of two. The …

World Health Organization

Maize, rice, wheat: alarm at rising climate risk to vital crops

Simultaneous harvest failures in key regions would bring global famine, says the Met Office<p>Governments may be seriously underestimating the risks of crop disasters occurring in major farming regions around the world, a study by British researchers has found.<p>The newly published research, by Met …

Climate Change

Circular economy isn't a magical fix for our environmental woes

Solving our ecological crises means diluting the power of global corporations – not propping them up<p>The circular economy’s June jamboree in Finland, attended by around 1,500 experts and policymakers, showed just how much momentum the concept has gained in recent years.<p>Little wonder. The circular …


The carbon cycle

Where does each @premierleague club find its supporters? This map shows you where you'll find followers for every Premier League club, with some …

The Complete Guide to Parental Controls

As a parent in the digital age 5 Apps for Parents in the Digital Age 5 Apps for Parents in the Digital Age Cool Websites and Apps points out five …

Life expectancy rises 'grinding to halt' in England

Health correspondent<p><b>Rising rates of life expectancy are grinding to a halt in England after more than 100 years of continuous progress, says a leading health expert.</b><p>University College London expert Sir Michael Marmot said he was "deeply concerned" by the situation, calling it "historically highly …


In Peru, a 'Foggy' Solution to a Water Shortage

How Do Glaciers Move?

How climate change is a 'death sentence' in Afghanistan's highlands

Global warming should be taken as seriously as fighting insurgents, say those witnessing the savage impact first-hand<p>The central highlands of Afghanistan are a world away from the congested chaos of the country’s cities. Hills roll across colossal, uninhabited spaces fringed by snow-flecked …

Climate Change

Behind the Hype of 'Lab-Grown' Meat

Some folks have big plans for your future. They want you—a burger-eatin’, chicken-finger-dippin’ American—to buy their burgers and nuggets grown from …


Swiss supermarket's insect burgers will finally go on sale

Switzerland's first insect-based food aimed at humans will finally go on sale next week three months after a revision of the country's food safety …

European News

Mealworm burger, anyone? Insect food on sale in Switzerland in European first

Supermarket Coop makes leap after law change allows sale of grasshoppers, crickets and mealworms for human consumption<p>Switzerland’s second-largest supermarket chain will begin selling insect burgers for human consumption after the country’s food safety laws were revised.<p>Coop said insect-based …