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Atlantic Rising: creating a fashion for guilt-free fur

Lynn Morris

11th October, 2010

Can fashion fur be guilt free? A project in Louisiana believes the answer is yes - if you are wearing swamp rat more...
Venezuela

Atlantic Rising: sea level rise threatens the Orinoco Delta in Venezuela

Will Lorimer

1st September, 2010

Rising sea levels are forcing the migration of indigenous peoples and threatening the freshwater ecosystem of catfish and piranha found in the Orinoco Delta near the coast of Venezuela more...
Brazil

Atlantic Rising: Belo Monte dam the start of the drowning of the Amazon

Tim Bromfield

23rd July, 2010

Campaigners fear the construction of the world's third largest hydroelectric dam in Brazil is just the start with many more being planned in the Amazon basin more...
Guyana

Atlantic Rising: Guyana using mangroves to defend itself from sea-level rises

Tim Bromfield

19th July, 2010

Global sea level rise poses a big challenge for the small country of Guyana but mangrove planting offers a cost-effective way of protecting coastal regions more...
Cargill port

How Cargill is feeding Europe's meat demands at the expense of the Amazon

Lynn Morris

6th July, 2010

Europe's demand for cheap meat is been fed by an increasing demand for soya feed from the Amazon but it comes at a cost - deforestation more...
Buffalo

Atlantic Rising: Water buffalo making no friends on Amazon floodplain

Lynn Morris

30th June, 2010

Water buffalo may not be the most pressing threat to the Amazon as a whole but on the river’s floodplain they are doing serious damage more...
Migrating birds

UK conservation 'pointless' without tackling African climate change

Lynn Morris

30th March, 2010

Conservation efforts towards protecting migrating bird habitats in Europe may be doomed to failure unless we tackle climate change and protect Africa's coastlines more...
Fishing in Ghana

Atlantic Rising: How sea level rises are poisoning water in Ghana

Will Lorimer

2nd March, 2010

In the latest blog the Atlantic Rising team look at how rising sea levels are poisoning local water sources in Western Ghana more...
Slums

Atlantic Rising: Ghana's slums recycle Western waste

Tim Bromfield

28th January, 2010

The slums of Accra in Ghana are being used as a dumping ground for Western consumer waste, including toxic electrical components. more...
An old African slave fort

Atlantic Rising: Ghana's flood defense plans unfinished

Lynn Morris

13th January, 2010

An ambitious sea defence scheme in Ghana could have been successful but the job is not finished and thousands of homes still flood annually more...
Chopping logs

Atlantic Rising: Liberia faces choice between deforestation and REDD

Tim Bromfield

11th January, 2010

If alternatives to deforestation like REDD do not arrive soon Liberia's remaining rainforest cover is likely to go the same way as its neighbours in Cote d'Ivoire more...
Digging up sand

Atlantic Rising: Sand extraction and coastal erosion in Sierra Leone

Tim Bromfield

9th January, 2010

Unregulated sand extraction in Sierra Leone is good for business but wreaks havoc on the coastal environment more...

Atlantic Rising: 1/23 of 23

Atlantic Rising: Life in a flooded slum in Freetown

Lynn Morris

11th December, 2009

Most people love their home town. But what if you lived in a regularly flooded slum? more...

Atlantic Rising: Why Sierra Leone will be screwed at COP15

Will Lorimer

10th December, 2009

The costs associated with sending delegates to a conference like Copenhagen are prohibitive for many countries more...
A burning fire

Atlantic Rising: energy-efficient cooking in Guinea Bissau

Tim Bromfield

23rd November, 2009

Children are learning to use stoves made from cow dung and termite mud in a battle to reduce consumption of timber for fuel more...

Atlantic Rising: Gambia’s national clean-up day

Tim Bromfield

17th November, 2009

Gambia needs serious adaption policies rather than monthly clean-up days to cope with rising sea levels and drainage problems more...
James Island

Atlantic Rising: first slavery, then climate change in Gambia

Lynn Morris

11th November, 2009

When your island goes from slave staging-post to an outpost on the frontier of rising seas, fate has truly dealt you a poor hand... more...
Tourists on beach in Gambia

Atlantic Rising: rebuilding beaches in Gambia

Lynn Morris

4th November, 2009

In Gambia's coastal towns one of the country's chief assets - pristine beaches - is being steadily eroded. In a move to make King Cnut proud, the government is shipping in sand... more...
Planting mangroves

Atlantic Rising: planting mangroves to fortify coastlines

Tim Bromfield

27th October, 2009

The world's largest ever mangrove planting project is underway in Senegal, providing work, habitat and coastal defence all in one more...
Dakar

Atlantic Rising: Senegal's crumbling coast

Lynn Morris

14th October, 2009

When inadequate coastal walls only make the effects of sea level rise worse, is it time to move further inland? more...

Atlantic Rising: Will migrant-watch become a climate-watch?

Lynn Morris

22nd September, 2009

If you're willing risk life and limb on a sea journey towards better economic prospects, what will you risk when climate change has devastated your home? more...
Atlantic Rising - Mont St Michel

Atlantic Rising: the plan to save Mont Saint Michel

Tim Bromfield

9th September, 2009

France's tourist haven Mont Saint Michel is threatened. A new scheme to recreate the rock will have dramatic, albeit short-lived, results more...
Team Atlantic Rising

Atlantic Rising: tracing the sea in 2100

Lynn Morris

27th August, 2009

In the first post of a new blog, Lynn Morris outlines how and why she and two team-mates are about to trace the contour of 2100's Atlantic Ocean... more...

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