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Good for the environment? Don’t believe the hype.

By Mark A. Bonta / March 24, 2020 / 0 Comments

The ecological effects of the coronavirus-driven global economic slowdown seem weirdly hopeful, as smog decreases over major cities and reports of resurgent animal life inspire positive social-media messages. Whether these changes are lasting, meaningful — or even real — is another question altogether. Amidst the hype and hope, the ultimate intersectional issue — the world’s […]

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Nigeria’s $23 billion Lake Chad ambition

By Heather Bourbeau / November 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Nigeria’s $23 billion Lake Chad ambition

Earlier this month, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari reiterated his campaign to revive Lake Chad and expanded his push to enlist European and North American countries in the project. Lake Chad supports nearly 30 million people who live in Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria. As previously reported in The Daylighter, the lake has lost 90 percent of its original surface […]

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Big pledges boost hopes for Lake Chad crisis

By Heather Bourbeau / September 6, 2018 / Comments Off on Big pledges boost hopes for Lake Chad crisis

A group of major international donors made big pledges on Tuesday to help address one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. The World Food Program estimates that more than 10 million people in the Lake Chad Basin are in urgent need of assistance and protection. Of that number, at least 2.4 million people have been displaced by […]

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