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The advantages and disadvantages of planting native and exotic trees

SEBASTIAN WRIGHT WHAT ARE NATIVE TREES? When people plant trees they have to choose what…

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The harmful consequences of poaching

PHILIPPA SUMNER In Africa poaching is sadly a common occurrence. Poaching is the illegal hunting…

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Climate change: why it matters

Climate change refers to long-term changes in the earth’s climate. Climate change does not describe…

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Why we should reuse, recycle and reduce plastic bottles

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH PLASTIC BOTTLES? Plastic bottles are often sold to people who…

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What is the water cycle and how is it important to us?

JENNA ELLIOTT WHAT IS THE WATER CYCLE? The water cycle is the process water goes…

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Biodegradable and non-biodegradable – what happens to waste?

JENNA ELLIOTT WHAT IS BIODEGRADABLE AND NON-BIODEGRADABLE? ‘Biodegradable’ is a description of a material that…

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L’Importance de la Conservation de la Nature

PAR NARYAN BRANCH   QU’EST CE LA CONSERVATION? « La conservation de la nature »…

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Pollution: Illegal Dumping in West Africa

  POLLUTION IN AFRICA Pollution means to make the land, air, or water dirty. As…

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Climate Change and Crop Diversification

> 239 million people in sub-Saharan Africa were undernourished in 2010. This figure is expected…

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The importance of sustainable energy plans

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PLANS? A sustainable energy plan is one…

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What are plastics and what is their environmental impact?

The word ‘plastic’ is a general term used to describe a group of materials. They…

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Climate change: why it matters

Climate change refers to long-term changes in the earth’s climate. Climate change does not describe…

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What is hydroelectric power?

Hydropower uses the power of moving water to generate electricity. It is currently the world’s…

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Why is biodiversity important?

Biodiversity is when there are many species in an area. A species is a particular…

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The advantages of hydropower over solar power in Africa

There is definitely an energy crisis in Africa that needs to be faced. Solar power,…

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How nutrient cycling keeps land healthy

WHAT ARE NUTRIENTS? Nutrients are ‘elements’ (types of matter that make up everything we see…

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Why we should stop burning waste and alternatives for waste disposal

WASTE LEVELS IN NUMBERS Every year humans make more than 1 billion tons of waste….

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How sub-Saharan Africa can work towards sustainable energy

THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT The potential for renewable energy in sub-Saharan Africa is enormous. The…

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The emotional complexity of elephants and their similarity to humans

Elephants are one of the smartest animals on earth. They live in family groups known…

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Tips and tricks for wildlife photography

Wildlife photography can be very challenging. Animals cannot be told to pose, so the photographer…

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