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Invisible and ignored: air pollution inside the homes of Nairobi's residents

Air pollution is a visible problem in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. The city's poor air quality is evident in its congested streets...

By Kanyiva Muindi and Blessing Mberu 17 Aug 2017

Three ways to improve commercial shipping's environmental footprint

While it's an essential part of international trade, shipping also poses serious risks to the environment. There are some immediate solutions to this problem that use existing technology...

By Martina Doblin 16 Aug 2017

Waste-to-energy programmes key in the sustainable circular economy

The business case for transforming waste to address critical energy shortages is mounting...

By Webb Meko 8 Aug 2017

Inaugural African Marine Waste Conference develops strategic plan to tackle marine litter

Attended by approximately 200 delegates from nine African states and a further 10 countries from other continents, the inaugural African Marine Waste Conference recently took place in PE...

7 Aug 2017

Earth's 2017 resource 'budget' spent by next week: report

Humanity will have used up its allowance of planetary resources such as water, soil, and clean air for all of 2017 by next week, said a report Tuesday, 25 July...

27 Jul 2017

Why adopting biodegradable plastic bags in Kenya may not work

There's been a great deal of contention and debate in Kenya over what should be used to replace plastic bags following the country's announcement that it's banning them...

By Leah Oyake-Ombis 24 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Does your brand walk its CSR talk?

Ken Egbas, founder of The SERAS, unpacks some of the awards' most significant impacts on the African CSR landscape...

By Sindy Peters 21 Jul 2017

Urban wastewater for food security: Averting the next health crisis in Africa

Wastewater is the one resource (unlike land, labour, or fresh water) that is continuously growing in volume and used to cultivate vegetables, grains, animal feed, and fish at a larger scale than we ever realised...

By Christopher A. Scott 18 Jul 2017

Kenya should be focused on recycling, not banning plastic bags

Kenya recently announced a ban on one of the most common materials used in the country's packaging sector - plastic bags...

By Leah Oyake-Ombis 5 Jul 2017

How sustainable tourism is rising in Africa

As tourism is increasing, various African governments are gearing up for a greater footfall without causing a strain on their resources. They have been taking active steps to build a sustainable model of tourism...

By Stephen Marshal 3 Jul 2017

#YouthMonth: How Repurpose Schoolbags give a child choice, not charity

Since its launch in 2013, Rethaka has manufactured and distributed 10,000 Repurpose Schoolbags in six African countries, recycling 400,000 plastic bags in the process...

By Sindy Peters 29 Jun 2017

Anger in Nigeria's south over oil spill clean-up delay

Under a leaden sky in oil-rich southern Nigeria, young men hang around with nothing to do, covering their noses from the noxious fumes of the polluted swamp...

26 Jun 2017

2017 SERAS CSR Awards now open

The 2017 edition of The Sustainability, Enterprise, and Responsibility Awards (SERAS CSR Awards) Africa is now open for entries...

21 Jun 2017

Zambia hotels winning at sustainability with agricultural and entrepreneurship projects

The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel team's agricultural and entrepreneurship projects have had far-reaching impacts in terms of sustainability and socio-economic development...

20 Jun 2017

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100% renewable by 2050: the technology already exists to make it happen

Most of the world could switch to 100% renewable energy by 2050, creating millions of jobs, saving millions of lives that would otherwise be lost to air pollution, and avoiding 1.5? of warming. That's the bold claim of a major new study by Stanford professor Mark Jacobson and his colleagues, published in the journal Joule.

By Dénes Csala and Sgouris Sgouridis 1 hour ago

Indian factory shut for dumping dye after dogs turn blue

A factory accused of dumping dye into an Indian river where several dogs turned blue has been shut down, an official said Tuesday, 22 August, after alarming pictures emerged of the brightly coloured canines.

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New study: Pesticides increase extinction risk for bumblebee populations

Bumblebee queens are a common sight on a spring day, their large furry bodies flying industriously from flower to flower. At this point they will have just awoken from a long hibernation - the much smaller worker bees die off each year, leaving the new queens to survive winter alone. Eating nectar and pollen from these flowers is therefore essential for the queens to build up their energy and fat stores. Once they are fully restored, which can happen within a few days, the queens will look for a nest-site, perhaps an abandoned mouse nest, where they will build up a honey pot and pollen stores prior to laying eggs and founding a new colony of bumblebees.

By Mark Brown 16 Aug 2017

Can tourism alleviate global poverty?

Wouldn't it be great if something as simple and pleasurable as international travel could help end something as grinding and enduring as global poverty? After all, the industry is booming, growing at least 4% a year since the 1960s (with a brief slowdown in 2009), according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

By Susanne Becken 24 Jul 2017

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