War and Famine: South Sudan in crisis

South Sudan may be the world’s newest country but the nation, which only gained independence in 2011, has never really known a period of peace or political stability. The civil war which has raged in South Sudan for over 3 years has cost thousands of lives but the country now reports that it is on the brink…

UK bees under threat from pesticides

Environmental impact of pesticides: Long-held suspicions about the negative impact of certain pesticides commonly used in commercial agriculture have been confirmed after the release of the findings a 2-decade study into the effect of neonicotinoids on bee populations. By mapping the correlation (link) between certain plant species, bee populations and the use of neonicotinoids pesticides, it is clear…

Political drought

There is a bitter irony in the fact that farmers in Lesotho, living next to a vast lake are facing severe water shortage and drought as a result of trade agreements: Katse Dam, Lesotho