Italy’s Eni signs $8bn gas deal with Libya amid energy crunch

The energy agreement, signed during Italian PM Meloni’s visit to Tripoli, seeks to boost Libya’s gas output through new offshore gas fields.

Horror of a hotter world on stark display in parched East Africa

Vast tracts of countryside transformed into barren wasteland, decimated crops and animal herds and children dying of starvation. The grim reality confronting drought-stricken east Africa…

Wealthy nations offer Vietnam $15 billion-plus deal to shift from coal

Wealthy nations have offered Vietnam a $15.5 billion package to help pay for its move from coal to renewable energy, the latest in a total…

Climate change made deadly floods in West Africa 80 times more likely

Devastating floods this [northern hemisphere] summer and fall [autumn] displaced 1.5 million Nigerians and killed 612. In all of West Africa, more than 800 people…

Saipem secures five new offshore drilling contracts worth $800m

Italian oilfield services provider Saipem has won three offshore drilling contracts in the Middle East, and two in West Africa, for a total amount of…

First cargo from $8 billion Coral South Floating LNG project

Eni, ExxonMobil, and other Area 4 partners have achieved the milestone of shipping the first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the $8 billion…

Climate change emissions from buildings and construction hit a new high

The building and construction sector’s energy consumption and CO2 emissions have rebounded from the COVID-19 pandemic to an all-time high. The sector accounted for more…

Why scientists are using the word scary over the climate crisis

More and more scientists are now admitting publicly that they are scared by the recent climate extremes, such as the floods in Pakistan and west…

Uganda secures support from ACP-EU for East African crude oil pipeline

The Ugandan government has secured support from the African, Caribbean, Pacific -European Union (ACP-EU) for proceeding with the East African crude oil pipeline project (EACOP),…

Concern about climate change shrinks globally

Concerns about climate change shrank across the world last year, with fewer than half of those questioned in a new survey believing it posed a…

Heatwaves will make regions uninhabitable within decades: UN, Red Cross

Heatwaves will become so extreme in certain regions of the world within decades that human life there will be unsustainable, the United Nations and the…

Why East Africa’s Facing Its Worst Famine in Decades

A humanitarian disaster is unfolding in the Horn of Africa, which is in the grip of its worst drought in at least four decades. More…

Chad’s heaviest rains in 30 years leads to ‘catastrophic’ floods

Chad’s heaviest seasonal rainfall in more than 30 years has left parts of the capital N’Djamena navigable only by boat and forced thousands to flee…

Drought tightens its grip on Morocco

No longer having access to potable running water, the villagers of Ouled Essi Masseoud rely solely on sporadic supplies in public fountains and from private…

Call for hippos to join list of world’s most endangered animals

The hippopotamus is one of the world’s heaviest land animals; males can weigh as much as 1,800kg, and they are often found in large groups.…

Climate change is killing more elephants than poaching

Illegal ivory poaching once posed a significant threat to Kenya’s elephants. But now the giants of the animal kingdom are facing an even bigger risk:…

Algeria, Nigeria, and Niger sign MoU for $13 billion Trans Saharan gas pipeline

The more than 4,000km (2,485 mile) long onshore gas pipeline is planned to start in Warri in Nigeria, travel through Niger, and end in Hassi…

‘Everything is dry’- The droughts putting Kenya’s herding cultures at risk

Kenya’s remote Marsabit County, in the far north near the border with Ethiopia, is the land of pastoralists. The region has been dubbed the “Cradle…

Oil drilling to go ahead in Ugandan park despite threat to nature

In 2015, French oil giant TotalEnergies and the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the governments of Uganda…

Niger is in the eye of the climate crisis – and children are starving

Niger is on the frontline of the climate crisis. Increasingly erratic rainfall and longer dry seasons mean that many parts of the country have not…

Tanzania signs natural gas deal with Equinor and Shell

Tanzania has signed a framework agreement with Norway’s Equinor and Britain’s Shell that will bring them closer to starting construction on a $30 billion project…

Horn of Africa ravaged by worst drought in four decades

In the Horn of Africa as a whole, in an area stretching from northern Kenya to Somalia and swaths of Ethiopia, up to 20 million…

The oil giants drilling among the giraffes in Uganda

As one of the world’s most famous game reserves, Murchison Falls National Park is home to some of the largest populations of elephants, giraffes, lions…

Africa, already suffering from warming, will see worse

Although Africa has contributed relatively little to the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions, the continent has suffered some of the world’s heaviest impacts of climate change.…

Record floods linked to climate change have left the people of South Sudan in crisis

Climate scientists say the floods in 2019 and 2020 were driven in part by global warming-linked changes in a weather pattern called the Indian Ocean Dipole. In…

The East African Pipeline

TotalEnergies & China’s CNOOC will drill more than 431 wells in Uganda and pump the crude in a pipeline heated to 50˚C 1,450km (900 miles)…

Global heating is having a deadly impact on Nicaragua’s sugar cane workers, who toil in temperatures of up to 45˚C

In the largest city of Nicaragua’s sugar cane-growing region, agricultural workers – who have scant labour protection and usually come from poor families – see…

Ethiopia begins second stage of filling mega-dam, angering Egypt

“Egypt, which depends on the Nile for about 97% of its irrigation and drinking water, sees the dam as an existential threat.”

Great apes predicted to lose 90% of homelands in Africa

85 to 94% loss by 2050 of Great Ape’s habitat, mainly due to resource extraction for mobile phones, timber and palm oil. “What is predicted is…