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…

A short reflection on Kawah Ijen, Java – Lucy Hart

Kawah Ijen is an active composite volcano, located within the Pleistocene Ijen caldera, at the Easternmost part of Java island, Indonesia; the volcano complex is a group of small stratovolcanoes, constructed within the 20-km-wide caldera. This summer I was lucky enough to see Kawah Ijen for myself. Kitted with gas masks and walking boots, we ascended…