Environment

GMOs: the science behind genetically altered crops

WHAT ARE GMOs? Genes are what give every living creature the specific characteristics it inherits. Your genes determine your specific height, the colour of your eyes and the shape of your nose, for example. GM stands for ‘genetically modified’. Genetic modification is the process by which the genes of a

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Why Is The Sky Blue?

INTRODUCTON A bright blue sky is universally associated with a sunny, cloudless day. This brilliant colour is the result of the interesting way the sunlight interacts with the Earth’s . DIFFERENT COLOURS OF LIGHT Most light sources, like the sun, give off ‘white light’. However, this light is in fact

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Meet The Women Saving Africa’s Wildlife

(Listen to this article on the Sky Alpha Breakfast Show) Kelly Lyee Chigumbura was 20 years old when she was recruited as a wildlife ranger to protect and patrol the nearby Phundundu Wildlife Park in Zimbabwe. The park itself is a 115 square mile former trophy hunting region that contains

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Africa’s Mangroves

Mangroves are an incredible natural resource. They are some of the richest environments on the planet. Around 19% of the world’s mangroves are found in Africa, across the East and West coasts. They are hugely valuable to coastal communities. WHAT IS A MANGROVE? A mangrove is a type of wetland,

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Why do giraffes have long necks?

Giraffes are one of Africa’s most well known animals. They are the tallest living land animal and can be up to 5 meters tall – the same height as a two storey building. This unique height is mostly due to giraffes’ long necks, which can make up half of their

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