Growing global thirst for energy threatens water supplies

Growing demand for energy will put increasing pressure on the world's already strained water resources, particularly in developing and emerging economies, the UN has warned.

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The 'secret Capitalist cabal' behind austerity

The 'How to Win the Class War' satirist tells Claire Provost about the 'shadowy plot' to claw back working-class gains

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Slum surveys giving 'invisible' inhabitants a say in urban planning

In 2005, Jeremiah Makori was asleep in his home in Nairobi's Deep Sea slum when he heard a voice outside.

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Energy companies pledge to measure impacts of large dam projects

Critics say new scorecard to evaluate social and environmental impacts of hydropower projects serves dam builders not local communities.

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