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The new face of the Sahel

Grassroots initiatives promote changes in livelihoods...

By Ernest Harsch 20 Sep 2017

Fisheries in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific: Immense opportunities, critical challenges

Roughly $140bn worth of fish is traded globally per annum, with millions of people relying on jobs in fishing and fish-farming, not to mention the seafood industry...

By Viwanou Gnassounou 19 Sep 2017

2017-2019 Next Einstein Forum fellows announced

Sixteen scientists solving Africa's and the world's challenges have been announced as part of the Next Einstein Forum's (NEF) second fellows class...

18 Sep 2017

Chocolate industry driving deforestation of Ivory Coast: report

The chocolate industry is indirectly driving massive and illegal deforestation in Ivory Coast, fuelling a catastrophic decline in wildlife...

15 Sep 2017

Is it ethical to take a luxury holiday in a ‘developing' country?

Tourism is notoriously problematic for some developing destinations as it diverts often scarce water and energy resources from the host community...

By Paul Hanna 15 Sep 2017

Africa's ambitious new biodiversity laws come with teeth, will protect people too

Africa is known for its rich biodiversity. On a continent where people depend on this biodiversity for their daily livelihood, the question of how animals and plants that live on it will be protected, remains crucial...

By Willem Daniel Lubbe 11 Sep 2017

Corruption fuelling ivory trade in central Africa: study

Sophisticated international trafficking of ivory in central Africa is being fuelled by high levels of corruption, according to a report published on Thursday, 7 September...

8 Sep 2017

Protecting Africa's drylands key to the continent's future

With over half of sub-Saharan Africa consisting of arid and semi-arid lands, the livelihoods of over 400 million people who inhabit these areas are at risk...

By Sam Otieno 7 Sep 2017

How Nigeria is wasting its rich water resources

Nigeria is so rich in water resources that many of its 36 states are named after rivers...

By Nelson Odume and Andrew Slaughter 6 Sep 2017

How scientists can help make the sustainable development goals a reality

The United Nations set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for countries to reach by 2030...

By Tolullah Oni 29 Aug 2017

What Kenya's government can do to protect, and benefit from, ocean resources

Declining health in Kenya's marine resources is evident in traditional small-scale fisheries, the growth in commercial fisheries, conflicts among fisher groups and in the increased use of gear such as...

By David Obura 28 Aug 2017

Agriculture a culprit in global warming, says US research

Agriculture has contributed nearly as much to climate change as deforestation by intensifying global warming, according to US research that has quantified the amount of carbon taken from the soil by farming...

By Ellen Wulfhorst 25 Aug 2017

New study: Pesticides increase extinction risk for bumblebee populations

Neonicotinoids are a class of insecticides that are used on agricultural crops to control insect pests. Unfortunately, numerous studies have shown that they can also damage beneficial insects like bumblebees...

By Mark Brown 16 Aug 2017

Three ways to improve commercial shipping's environmental footprint

While it's an essential part of international trade, shipping also poses serious risks to the environment. There are some immediate solutions to this problem that use existing technology...

By Martina Doblin 16 Aug 2017

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International

Hong Kong-based airline adopts baby rhino in support of Investec Rhino Lifeline project

Cathay Pacific has adopted an orphan baby rhino as part of its ongoing partnership with the Investec Rhino Lifeline (IRL) project. Lula is one of many injured and orphaned baby rhinos in South Africa in need of care and rehabilitation, based at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC).

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Tongji University students tackle rhino horn demand management in China using design

Although trading rhino horn has been illegal in China since 1993, this prohibited activity remains widespread in the country. Forty students from China's Tongji University in Shanghai have spent the last few months contributing to the fight against rhino poaching in Africa.

2 days ago

Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste

NEW YORK, US - Many of the world's largest retailers and food companies have agreed to better labelling of products by 2020 in a bid to radically cut food waste, they announced Wednesday.

3 days ago

Support World Car-Free Day on 22 September

On Friday, 22 September 2017, cities around the globe will be celebrating World Car-Free Day - a day to showcase how our cities might look like, feel like, and sound like without cars.

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

Apple's grand plan in Ireland held up by a forest

US tech giant Apple's plan to build a new €850m ($1.0bn) data centre in Ireland is being held up by conservationists seeking to preserve the forest where it is to be built.

18 Sep 2017

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