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.

Water supply key to outcome of conflicts in Iraq and Syria, experts warn

Security analysts in London and Baghdad say control of rivers and dams has become a major tactical weapon for ISIS.

Climate Change

Is planet-cooling balloon full of hot air?

A stadium-sized balloon tied down by a giant garden house could mimic the cooling effect of volcanoes, say British researchers.

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