While wildfires rage across Corsica and a drought has led Rome to shut off many of its storied fountains, northern Europe is in the grips of torrential rains and flooding. Experts say the dramatic weather extremes are caused by climate change.
This week, eco@africa takes a look at extreme weather around the world. We meet South Africans dealing with drought, Germans coming to terms with flooding, and an international team searching for rain in Burkina Faso.
Governments should increase resilience to cope with droughts and flooding due to climate change or else face water crises in the future, says World Water Council's Benedito Braga.
While Europeans decry America's gun obsession, European gunmakers have no qualms about selling firearms that are tightly regulated at home to the US. It comes as no surprise to discover where those guns pop up.
Growing up in a South African township, Ndivile Mokoena realized early that women, children and society's poorest are hit hardest by environmental issues. Now she works for gender equality and climate justice globally.
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