John Vidal

John Vidal is the Guardian's environment editor. He joined the paper in 1995 after working for Agence France Presse, North Wales Newspapers and the Cumberland News. He is the author of McLibel: Burger Culture on Trial (1998) and has contributed chapters to books on topics such as the Gulf war, new Europe and development

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Friday, November 8, 2013 - 12:02pm
Typhoon Haiyan: What Really Alarms Filipinos Is the Rich World Ignoring Climate Change
I met Naderev Saño last year in Doha, when the world's governments were meeting for the annual UN climate talks.
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Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 2:09pm
Land 'Grabs' Expand to Europe As Big Business Blocks Entry to Farming
Vast tracts of land in Europe are being "grabbed" by large companies, speculators, wealthy foreign buyers and pension funds in a similar way to in developing countries, according to a major new report .
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Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 9:54am
Monsanto Protection Act Put GM Companies Above the Federal Courts
Monsanto and the US farm biotech industry wield legendary power.
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Monday, November 26, 2012 - 7:41am
Time Is Running Out: The Doha Climate Talks Must Put an End to Excuses
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Monday, October 15, 2012 - 7:47am
UN Warns of Looming Worldwide Food Crisis in 2013
World grain reserves are so dangerously low that severe weather in the United States or other food-exporting countries could trigger a major hunger crisis next year, the United Nations has warned.
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Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 12:17pm
Study Linking GM Maize to Cancer Must Be Taken Seriously by Regulators
Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini, professor of molecular biology at Caen university in France, knows how to inflame the GM industry and its friends.
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Friday, September 14, 2012 - 8:52am
Is There Even Less Arctic Sea Ice Than the Satellites Show?
Where is the ice? We are now at 83.20N which is very close to the north pole yet still there is no continuous ice cover ( head here for more on my journey through the Arctic ).
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 8:36am
'A Great Silence Is Spreading Over the Natural World'
"The birds are silent in the woods. Just wait: Soon enough You will be quiet too" - Robert Hass
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Friday, November 25, 2011 - 9:55am
At Durban, the Big Emitters Will No Doubt Fail Us Again on Climate Change
I have just spent 10 days traveling across Africa to assess the impact of climate change. From north to south the broad observations are remarkably similar. More floods, droughts, storms and changing seasons are being experienced: the heatwaves are getting longer and more frequent; the storms more intense; the nighttime temperatures higher; the farmers see new diseases and pests; and the growing seasons appear disrupted. On top of that, the marginal areas are turning to desert and cities are becoming unbearably hot.
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Friday, April 1, 2011 - 4:29pm
Nuclear's Green Cheerleaders Forget Chernobyl at Our Peril
Every day there are more setbacks to solving the Japanese nuclear crisis and it's pretty clear that the industry and governments are telling us little; have no idea how long it will take to control; or what the real risk of cumulative contamination may be.
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