Posted in Environment General South Africa

Global warming has already raised the risk of more severe droughts in Cape Town

Mark New, University of Cape Town; Friederike Otto, University of Oxford, and Piotr Wolski, University of Cape Town Between 2015 and 2017 South Africa’s South…

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Posted in Economy Environment General

Nigeria’s depleting fish stocks may pose a threat to regional security

Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood, King’s College London Sometime in the next year or two, #Nigeria will become the seventh country to reach a population of 200m or…

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Posted in Environment General Politics Research

#Madagascar : fear and violence making rain forest conservation more challenging than ever

Ranomafana National Park. LouieLea/Shutterstock Julia P G Jones, Bangor University People are too afraid to return to the village so they are sleeping in the forest…

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Posted in Education Environment General Healthcare News Research

How #African researchers are adding to deeper #knowledge about neutrons

iThemba LABS provides support for research and training to all universities. iThemba LABS Ntombizikhona Beaulah Ndlovu, iThemba LABS Matter is all around us. As human beings,…

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Posted in Agriculture Environment General Research

Why massive effort needs to be put into growing trees on farms

India has developed a pioneering national agroforestry policy. Suleman Merchant/Shutterstock Philip Dobie, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) #Agroforestry #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #Africa It’s now over 50 years since…

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Posted in Agriculture Environment General Medicine Research

Honey bees, already at risk, face a new threat from a common #herbicide

Foraging bees are exposed to a cocktail of toxic chemicals in the environment. Pixabay Sue Nicolson, University of Pretoria #Glyphosate is the world’s most widely used…

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Posted in Environment General Research South Africa

First steps to tackling South Africa’s abalone #poaching

Gansbaai, a popular town in the Western Cape, South Africa, is battling illegal poaching. Shutterstock Marieke Norton, University of Cape Town South #Africa faces the possible…

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Posted in Environment General Healthcare News Medicine Research

Fight against malaria needs combination of innovative science and communities

Bed nets treated with insecticide have been effective in fighting malaria in Africa. Shutterstock Mamadou Coulibay, Université des sciences, des techniques et des technologies de Bamako…

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Posted in Environment General Healthcare News Research

Why, even with more access to #toilets, #women in a #Kenyan slum avoid them

New toilet blocks in Mathare Valley informal settlement in Nairobi. Samantha Winter Samantha Winter, Rutgers University About 2.3 billion people around the world lack access to…

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Posted in Agriculture Economy Environment General

Food security in #Africa depends on rethinking outdated water law

A farmer weeding his maize crop south of Harare, Zimbabwe. EPA/ Aaron Ufumeli Barbara van Koppen, International Water Management Institute A new study has found that…

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