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Mining for smartphone minerals is eating up farmland

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The booming global mining industry is encroaching on farmland for marginalised people, how can NGOs protect them?

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Angela Merkel pressures Australia to reveal its greenhouse gas targets

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German chancellor tells Sydney audience climate change knows no borders and will not stop before the Pacific islands

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Climate change ‘will see more UK forces deployed in conflicts around world’

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Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, one of the UK’s most senior military figures, says global warming is a risk to geopolitical security

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What’s the environmental impact of modern war?

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Ban Ki-moon has called on nations to do more to protect the environment from the destruction of war, but even in times of peace our militaries have a huge impact on natural resources

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Kale or fracking? Farmers and corporations fight it out for water

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In California, fracking is taking the water that farmers need. It’s no anomaly. There is a water conflict looming between industry and agriculture

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IPCC: rapid carbon emission cuts vital to stop severe impact of climate change

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Most important assessment of global warming yet warns carbon emissions must be cut sharply and soon, but UN’s IPCC says solutions are available and affordable

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Global overpopulation would ‘withstand war, disasters and disease’

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National Academy of Sciences says even brutal world conflict or lethal pandemic would leave unsustainable human numbers

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‘Population growth far outpaces food supply’ in conflict-ravaged Sahel

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Researchers say conflict and climate change mean the region’s resources will be unable to sustain the increasing population

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Pentagon: global warming will change how US military trains and goes to war

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Climate change to become immediate factor for all strategic, operational and planning decisions

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Water wars: a new reality for business and governments

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Violent tensions over water are on the rise, from India to Iraq. The solution lies in good governance and business has a key role to play

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