Stories by John Vidal

subscribe to John Vidal's feed

Posted on: Jul 3, 2014, Source: The Guardian

New underground maps show shale gas deposits overlapping with major drinking water aquifers.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2013, Source: The Guardian

The Philippines has been hit by 24 typhoons in the past year but the power of Haiyan was off the scale, killing thousands and leaving millions homeless. Is there even worse devastation to come?

Posted on: Nov 11, 2013, Source: The Guardian

Some believe countries such as the Philippines do not have time to wait for an international climate deal, which countries have agreed to reach in Paris in 2015.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2013, Source: The Guardian

Large plantations are destroying forests, damaging wildlife and causing social conflict in Asia and Africa, a new report finds.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2012, Source: The Guardian

Water scarcity's effect on food production means radical steps will be needed to feed a population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2011, Source: The Guardian

Andy Atkins, executive director of Friends of the Earth, said: "This empty shell of a plan leaves the planet hurtling towards catastrophic climate change."

Posted on: Mar 14, 2011, Source: The Guardian

Lack of radiation readings echoes pattern of secrecy employed after other major accidents such as Chernobyl.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2010, Source: Mail & Guardian

20+ African countries are selling or leasing land for intensive agriculture on a shocking scale in what may be the greatest change of ownership since the colonial era.