The United Nations and project REDD*

Summer Wyatt-Buchan assesses the impact of the United Nation’s REDD programme and what it means for reforestation. *REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) The work of the United Nations REDD programme has been crucial for the growth and preservation of forestry within developing countries. Launched in 2008 this organisation is celebrating over ten…

Drilling Down for Gas in Cabo Delgado: A Dream for Mozambique?

David Figueira Bourton discusses the socio-economic impacts of Mozambique’s plentiful gas reserves, and questions whether there are more problems lying beneath the surface. In 2010, Anadarko Petroleum, the US energy company discovered extensive gas reserves in the ultra-deepwater Rovuma Basin off the coast of Cabo Delgado – the northernmost province of Mozambique bordering Tanzania. Similarly,…

If Yellowstone erupts…

Summer Wyatt-Buchan assesses the possibility of a super-volcano eruption and analyses the catastrophic impacts it would have on humanity. Located in the Western US, Yellowstone National Park spreads through the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, stretching over 3500 square miles. It was founded in 1872 making it the world’s oldest national park; welcoming over…