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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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Typhoon Haiyan: What Really Alarms Filipinos Is the Rich World Ignoring Climate Change

As Haiyan batters the Phillipines, the political elites at the UN climate talks will again leave poor countries to go it alone

John Vidal ·


Land 'Grabs' Expand to Europe As Big Business Blocks Entry to Farming

Land rights not just issue for developing world as report shows public subsidies help a few firms 'grab' vast tracts of EU land

John Vidal ·


Monsanto Protection Act Put GM Companies Above the Federal Courts

Campaigners say that not even the US government can now stop the sale, planting, harvest or distribution of any GM seed

John Vidal ·




Study Linking GM Maize to Cancer Must Be Taken Seriously by Regulators

Trial suggesting a GM maize strain causes cancer has attracted a torrent of abuse, but it cannot be swept under the carpet

John Vidal ·


Is There Even Less Arctic Sea Ice Than the Satellites Show?

Only 350 miles from the north pole, possibly 50% of the sea is covered in ice, yet data says there is ice cover at this latitude

John Vidal ·


'A Great Silence Is Spreading Over the Natural World'

Bernie Krause has spent 40 years recording nature's sounds. But such is the rate of species and habitat loss that his tapes may become our only record of the original diversity of life

John Vidal ·

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