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African Development Could Spell Environmental Catastrophe

A new study finds the rapid economic development in Africa may have serious social and environmental consequences.  Huge investment projects are speeding ahead to address the urgency to expand agricultural production to feed a population that is expected to nearly quadruple this century.  At the same time the continent is opening up to extensive mining, largely driven by foreign money. No overall plan or strategy exists to coordinate the many players, both foreign and...

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