Climate change is flooding Jakarta: Watch the documentary

Climate change is flooding Jakarta: Watch the documentary

Like other expanding megalopolises Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital and most populous city, faces tremendous challenges. High population growth, increasing house prices and land scarcity have reduced the availability of affordable housing. This has forced millions into living in informal settlements, commonly known as slums. Many of these are located along the Ciliwung River, one of Jakarta’s

Environmental migrants: the storm ahead

Environmental migrants: the storm ahead

100,000 lives were lost in the Sahel region of Africa between 1972 and 1984 due to a long lasting drought and the famine it caused. A recent scientific study shows that global warming has more recently increased rainfall in the area, temporarily relieving it from drought. This has led many, such as Forbes contributor James

14,000-container ships to travel the new Panama Canal

14,000-container ships to travel the new Panama Canal

In 2006, Panamanian citizens approved (75.25%) through a referendum the expansion of the centenarian canal that divides America and connects the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. The project, designed by the Italian company Salini Impregilo, will double the channel capacity and allow larger ships to transit.     Work started in 2007, and the artificial

Nairobi ATMs distribute drinking water

Nairobi ATMs distribute drinking water

This water dispenser really looks like an ATM and it is located in one of the places with the most difficult living conditions: Mathare slums in Nairobi, where about 500,000 people live.     The news was reported by a BBC journalist, Ruth Nesoba, who explained how t ATM-like water dispensers are changing the lives