Planet in Peril. "Where science gets respect." This recent satellite image shows a river of Saharan dust streaming out over the Mediterranean toward Italy. Credit: NASA
Thursday, 19 October 2017
How Big Water Projects Helped Trigger Africa’s Migrant Crisis
Major dam and irrigation projects are drying up the wetlands that sustain life in the arid Sahel region of Africa. The result has been a wave of environmental refugees, as thousands of people flee, many on boats to Europe. Story here. Egypt's Aswan High Dam. Photo by Hajor.