German off-grid solar provider Mobisol has now installed over 50,000 systems in East Africa. The company estimates a quarter of a million people now receive sustainable electricity from its solar … [Read full article]
Tanzania has lost two-thirds of its elephant population in just the last 4 years, as a result of growing demand for ivory and the increasing professionalism of poachers, according to … [Read full article]
Using a unique business model to sell solar lights in rural African off-grid communities, SolarAid aims to eradicate the dangerous and toxic kerosene lamp from Africa by 2020. Working in … [Read full article]
New research from Penn State and Rutgers University has reshaped the idea of what drove human evolution 2 million years ago, pointing the finger at a series of rapid … [Read full article]
Tanzania’s got some of the best solar power potential in the world, and it’s starting to make use of that, while leapfrogging dirty energy options of the past (i.e. … [Read full article]
With over 50, 000 photos (and counting) capturing over 100 mammal species from seven protected areas across Africa, Asia and the Americas…a global ‘hidden camera” research project is giving conservation biologists a rare glimpse into the ordinary lives of many endangered or threatened mammal species.The camera study, conducted by The Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network (TEAM), is helping to confirm what smaller, isolated studies have indicated: that habitat destruction is jeopardizing the biological integrity and diversity of many of the world’s mammals.
Japan’s Advanced Land Observation Satellite (ALOS) captured this image of Tanzania’s Lake Sulunga on 25 June, 2009, with its AVNIR-2 Advanced Visible and Near Infrared Radiometer.
Can you imagine wanting a drink of water or wanting to wash your dishes or clothes, but not having the water to do it? One in six people worldwide lack access to clean water, what if that one was you?
A form of human metapneumovirus (HMPV) has been identified as the likely cause of death in two mountain gorillas, an infant and adult female, following an outbreak of respiratory disease that hit Rwanda in 2009. The source of the virus is unknown and an unknown number of other gorillas may be carrying the virus. Due to the genetic compatibility of humans and gorillas, wildlife biologists have long feared and predicted the spread of human diseases into this critically endangered population. Now, it appears, their worst fears may have come true.
New research published in a recent issue of the journal PLoS ONE has found that a proposal by the Tanzanian government to build a highway through the Serengeti National Park … [Read full article]
As a science writer and reporter, I tend to read a lot of sci-news of great interest, but much of which never makes it into one of my articles. In … [Read full article]
[social_buttons] A colony of giant African bats has made a dramatic return from the brink of exctinction, thanks to a conservation drive discouraging people from eating them as delicacies. As … [Read full article]
If you’re going to change the world, wouldn’t you like it to be epic? Stacey Monk, Co-founder and CEO of Epic Change, does, which is why she and Sanjay Patel … [Read full article]