Tagged as: environment

HYDROELECTRICITY

Producing Hydroelectricity: The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

What is hydroelectricity? According to the National Geographic Society, hydroelectricity is ‘a form of renewable energy that uses the power of moving water to generate electricity. Producing hydroelectricity usually involves a reservoir of water. Reservoirs are often created using a dam to control water flow as it moves downhill. The

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PLASTIC WASTE

Plastic Waste in South Africa: Economic Opportunity or Environmental Catastrophe ?

Introduction South Africa recently announced that it intends to import more plastic waste. Some countries choose to import plastic waste because they are paid to do so. Also, the waste can be recycled and put to good use. However, when this doesn’t happen plastic waste can cause significant environmental damage.

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GMO CROPS

DOES AFRICA NEED GMO CROPS?

INTRODUCTION Humans have been breeding crops and animals since creation through selection and crosses for mankind and industries. The approaches for improving such organisms are challenged with breeding between different species and periods involved among others. Hence, there is the need for alternative means to break the barriers which then

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DESMOMD TUTU

DESMOND TUTU: OPPONENT OF APARTHEID AND ‘CLIMATE CHANGE APARTHEID’

Introduction Desmond Tutu was an Archbishop of the Anglican Church in South Africa. He is best known for his contributions to peace and reconciliation in the country. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his efforts. Who was Desmond Tutu? Desmond Tutu was born in Klerksdorp, South

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