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  • Niger’s water crisis hits farmers

    In the country’s most fertile region called Agadez, severe water shortages are causing farmers to struggle. And inadequate irrigation systems are helping to push food prices higher.

    Niger’s water crisis hits farmers
    Niger’s water crisis hits farmers

    In the country’s most fertile region called Agadez, severe water shortages are causing farmers to struggle. And inadequate irrigation systems are helping to push food prices higher.

    01:37Jun 22, 2017

  • Record US heatwave forces airlines to cancel flights

    A heatwave across the western United States is breaking records and that is causing concern about the supply of electricity with air conditioners being used heavily.

    Record US heatwave forces airlines to cancel flights
  • Portugal forest fire burns 26,000 hectares of land

    Portugal’s battle against forest fire continues on many fronts. At least 26,000 hectars of land has already been burnt and 64 people have been killed.

    Portugal forest fire burns 26,000 hectares of land
  • Portugal areas scorched by forest fires 'look like warzone'

    At least 63 people have died - many of them in their cars while trying to flee – in a raging forest fire that has destroyed large swathes of land and many buildings in central Portugal.

    Portugal areas scorched by forest fires 'look like warzone'
  • Portugal mourns after country's worst forest fires in decades

    At least 62 people have died in Portugal's worst forest fires in decades.

    Portugal mourns after country's worst forest fires in decades
  • Portugal declares mourning after massive wildfire kills dozens

    Portugal has declared three days of national mourning after at least 62 people died in the worst forest fires in decades. Hundreds of firefighters are battling the flames, in the mountainous region of Pedrogao Grande, northeast of Lisbon.

    Portugal declares mourning after massive wildfire kills dozens
  • Colombia shipping channel endangers unique reef

    An old and unique reef off the coast of Colombia could be wiped out by government plans to build a deep-water shipping channel in the area.

    Colombia shipping channel endangers unique reef
    Colombia shipping channel endangers unique reef

    An old and unique reef off the coast of Colombia could be wiped out by government plans to build a deep-water shipping channel in the area.

    02:42Jun 18, 2017

  • East African farmers face new pest threat

    Farmers in countries across eastern Africa, who have already been struggling with devastating drought, are facing a new threat.

    East African farmers face new pest threat
  • South Korea focuses on clean energy

    South Korea is refocusing its energy sector and moving away from nuclear power towards natural gas and renewables. But the transition to a low-carbon economy will need a significant investment.

    South Korea focuses on clean energy
  • Jeju Island aims to become carbon free by 2030

    Jeju Island off the coast of South Korea is aiming to become carbon free by 2030.

    Jeju Island aims to become carbon free by 2030
  • Ethiopia drought: Food supplies 'dangerously' low

    Aid agencies are warning that Ethiopia will run out of emergency food aid by the end of this month. Almost eight million people are affected by a severe drought and they need the aid to survive.

    Ethiopia drought: Food supplies 'dangerously' low
  • US coal industry staging comeback under Trump

    Higher prices and support from the new US administration are helping the US coal industry, even as overall demand for the fossil fuel continues to shrink.

    US coal industry staging comeback under Trump