Giant African Baobab Trees Die Suddenly after Thousands of Years

Some of Africa’s oldest and biggest baobab trees have abruptly died, wholly or in part, in the past decade, according to researchers. The trees, aged between 1,100 and 2,500 years and in some cases as wide as a bus is long, may have fallen victim to climate change, the team …

Shell Agrees Sale of Stake in Vivo Energy to Vitol Africa BV

Shell has signed an agreement with Vitol Africa B.V. to sell its 20% shareholding in Vivo Energy for US$250 million. Completion of this transaction is expected during the first half of 2017, subject to regulatory approval. The sale is in line with Shell’s strategy to concentrate its Downstream operations where …

Paris Climate Agreement Moves Closer to Entry into Force in 2016 as 60 Countries...

The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer towards entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement today at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Several large emitting countries, which had not yet completed their domestic approval processes in time for the …