Environment

Conservation of the Ethiopian Wolves

Africa is famous for its wildlife- animals like lions, zebras, elephants, rhinoceros and giraffes are often the first ones to come to mind. However, there are plenty of other animals that are found on the continent. The Ethiopian wolf (also known as the red jackal, horse’s jackal and Simien jackal)

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Spekboom Planting

What is spekboom? Spekboom is a plant that is local to South Africa. It is a semi-desert plant that can grow up to 5 metres tall. It has small, circular green leaves, similar to those of some cacti. Spekboom used to cover large portions of South Africa, but overgrazing by

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Climate Refugees

A climate refugee is a person that has been displaced from their home due to the effects of climate change on their environment. Changes in the environment force people to leave, because it can cause wars and hunger as a result of a lack of resources. There are currently 64

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What Is The Link Between The Natural Environment And Your Mental Health?

There is widespread acceptance that climate change is happening. It is now however, more common for people to suffer from anxiety and depression related to the effects of global warming on their lives. For example, 9 in 10 people in [wiki]Greenland[/wiki], a country where warming impacts are very noticeable, are

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Why Is Local Farming Knowledge Important?

African and European weather and environments are quite different. This means European technology for improving farming might not work in Africa. Locals often have knowledge of their environment that has been passed on through generations. Farmers tend to know about the properties of local plants. Hunters tend to know about

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Using Sustainable Energy

From switching on a light to charging our phones to catching a bus, energy is central to our lives. Safe, affordable and sustainable energy needs to be provided to everyone on the planet. African organisations have gained grants to develop the wide-spread use of sustainable energy. WHERE DOES OUR ENERGY

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Pangolin poaching and the issues surrounding it

What is the most commonly hunted animal in the world? Surprisingly, it’s not the rhino or the elephant but the pangolin. According to a report by the non-governmental organisation WildAid in November 2019, 100,000 pangolins are being removed from the wild every year across Africa and Asia. But why should

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Climate change and coffee-growing in Ethiopia

Coffee is native to Ethiopia and is the country’s most important agricultural product, supporting 15 million farmers (1/7th of the entire country’s population). In 2015, 180,000 tonnes of coffee were exported from Ethiopia. It is Africa’s largest coffee producer and the world’s 5th largest exporter. CLIMATE CHANGE AND COFFEE Coffee

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