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DR Congo floods leave more than 2 million in need of aid: UNICEF

  2024-02-08 in La Prensa Latina

Kinshasa, Feb 8 (EFE).- More than 2 million people, 60 percent of them children, need humanitarian aid due to the floods in the last two months in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund said. The Congo River, the world’s third largest by water discharge volume, has reached levels …

  Tagged under: Rivers | Women and Children | Congo


Rainforest Investigations Network

  2023-09-19 (or before) in pulitzercenter.org

The Rainforest Investigations Network (RIN) harnesses investigative reporting and cross-border collaboration to expose the intersection of climate change, corruption, and governance in the Amazon, Congo Basin, and Southeast Asia. READ THE REPORTING | HOW IT WORKS | JOIN THE NETWORK | IMPACT HOW IT WORKS Each year of the initiative, the Pulitzer Center puts out a call for applications to dedicate a whole year to investigating deforestation in the world’s three main tropical rainforest regions. In its first year, RIN selected 13 Fellows from 10 countries. In the second year, the group expanded to 19 Fellows from 12 countries...

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Climate Change | Congo | Rivers | Brazil | Trees


Targeting Congolese exploration, Greenpeace pursues insurers

  2023-09-08 by in Energy Voice

The report finds that coverage for the oil blocks would be “prohibitively expensive” for any winning companies. Congo lacks the capacity domestically to provide insurance.

  Tagged under: Congo | Africa | Insurance | Greenpeace


Gorillas, militias, and Bitcoin: Why Congo’s most famous national park is betting big on crypto

  2023-05-11 (or before) in MIT Technology Review

In an attempt to protect its forests and its famous gorillas, Virunga has become the first national park to run a Bitcoin mine. But some are wondering what the hell crypto has to do with conservation.

  Tagged under: Congo | Trees


Allegations of Rights Abuses in WWF-managed Ntokou Pikounda National Park - Rainforest Foundation UK

  2023-03-28 by in Rainforest Foundation UK

Worrying reports of forced displacement and human rights abuses have emerged from the Republic of Congo’s youngest national park.   Rainforest Foundation UK’s local partner Centre d’Actions pour le Développement (CAD) just published an investigation around Ntokou Pikounda National Park, finding that neighbouring indigenous and local communities have suffered and continue to suffer serious harm ... Read more

  Tagged under: Rainforests | Congo


The next Amazon? Congo Basin faces rising deforestation threat

  2022-11-12 (or before) in Context News

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Congo | Amazon Rainforest


How dash for African oil and gas could wipe out Congo basin tropical forests

  2022-11-10 in The Guardian

Third of Congo basin’s tropical forests are under threat from fossil fuel investments, undermining climate action, report warns

  Tagged under: COP27 | Congo | Rainforests | Africa | Fossil Fuels | Trees


Exclusive-Lula pushes Brazil-Indonesia-Congo COP forest alliance if elected

  2022-09-02 (or before) by in kfgo.com

By Lisandra Paraguassu BRASILIA (Reuters) - Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's aides are reaching out to Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo to form a united front of countries with the most tropical rainforest at thi...

  Tagged under: Congo | Rainforests | Brazil | Trees | Indonesia


Congo to Auction Land to Oil Companies: ‘Our Priority Is Not to Save the Planet’

  2022-07-24 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Congo | Land Use | Africa | Greenpeace | Trees


Green Energy’s Dirty Secret: Its Hunger for African Resources

  2022-07-04 (or before) by in Foreign Policy - the Global Magazine of News and Ideas

The scramble for battery metals threatens to replicate one of the most destructive dynamics in global economic history.

  Tagged under: Batteries | Congo | China | Minerals | Africa | Colonialism


DR Congo approves auction of oil blocks in one of the world's largest carbon sinks

  2022-05-03 by in Climate Home News

At least three of 16 oil blocks earmarked for drilling overlap with the world’s largest tropical peatland complex, posing a double threat to the climate

  Tagged under: Congo


‘Relentless’ destruction of rainforest continuing despite Cop26 pledge

  2022-04-28 in The Guardian

Tropics lost 11.1m hectares of tree cover in 2021, including forest critical to limiting global heating and biodiversity loss

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Congo | COP26 | Rainforests | Brazil | Africa | Wildlife | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Trees | Indonesia


‘Battery arms race’: how China has monopolised the electric vehicle industry

  2021-11-25 in The Guardian

Chinese companies dominate mining, battery and manufacturing sectors, and amid human rights concerns, Europe and the US are struggling to keep pace

  Tagged under: Batteries | Congo | Africa | Electric Cars | Cars


How the U.S. Lost Ground to China in the Contest for Clean Energy

  2021-11-21 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Congo | China | Greenhouse Gases | Cobalt | Barack Obama | US Politics


‘Large-scale human rights violations’ taint Congo national park project

  2020-11-26 in The Guardian

Conservation groups proposing a protected area in the river basin accused of ignoring the interests of the Baka people

  Tagged under: Congo | Africa | Rivers | Trees


US court orders $135 million for shareholders of stolen DR Congo mine, but local communities left out

  2020-11-05 (or before) in raid-uk.org

Hedge fund Och-Ziff to pay restitution to Africo shareholder victims in DRC corruption case

  Tagged under: Congo


Plan to drain Congo peat bog for oil could release vast amount of carbon

  2020-02-28 in The Guardian

Oil exploration in one of the greatest carbon sinks on the planet could release greenhouse gases equivalent to Japan’s annual emissions

  Tagged under: Congo | Greenhouse Gases | Africa | Fossil Fuels


Apple and Google named in US lawsuit over Congolese child cobalt mining deaths

  2019-12-16 in The Guardian

Dell, Microsoft and Tesla also among tech firms named in case brought by families of children killed or injured while mining in DRC

  Tagged under: Tesla | Congo | Cobalt | Africa | Women and Children


Child miners aged four at Congo cobalt mine | Daily Mail Online

  2019-12-01 (or before) in Daily Mail Online

Dorsen, just eight, is one of 40,000 children working daily in the mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The terrible price they will pay for our clean air is ruined health and a likely early death.

  Tagged under: Congo | Cobalt | Health | Women and Children


‘Death by a thousand cuts’: vast expanse of rainforest lost in 2018

  2019-04-25 in The Guardian

Pristine forests are vital for climate and wildlife but trend of losses is rising, data shows

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Congo | Rainforests | Brazil | Africa | Wildlife | Trees | Indonesia


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