Environment

Total 21 Posts

Nigeria needs to manage electronic waste better

Electronic waste is one of the fastest-growing types of waste in some parts of the world. There is an urgent need for greater awareness of the dangerous substances found in the environment.

Monitoring rainfall using mobile phone towers

The findings on how mobile phone towers can be used to monitor rainfall suggest that farmers will benefit from more accurate crop yield monitoring.

Francis Kantavooro, an innovator in Ghana, is turning waste plastic into liquid fuel

Francis Kantavooro's technology which turns plastic waste into liquid fuel presents a golden opportunity for Ghana to deal with its plastic waste challenge in a way that makes economic sense.

Africa's Farmers get access to zero carbon irrigation technologies

A new partnership will help African farmers to rapidly increase yields for many crops with zero carbon irrigation while not suffering from increasing fuel costs which limit their incomes.

Massive e-waste dump in Ghana can be harnessed for good

Agbogbloshie in Ghana is a vast urban area that houses a massive e-waste recycling dump. Today, many work at the β€œdigital dumping ground”, sorting through technological products like washing machines, cookers, vehicles, cell phones and computers.

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation tool and database announced

The innovative REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) monitoring tool, International Database on REDD+ Projects and Programs Linking Economic, Carbon and Communities Data (ID-RECCO), is now hosted by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Launched in 2013, ID-RECCO highlights 467 subnational REDD+ initiatives from around the world.

Jack Ma honors 50 Afrikan wildlife rangers who are fighting poaching

Jack Ma, the founder and Executive Chairman of the Alibaba Group, was among those present at the African Ranger Awards to honor 50 rangers who work on the continent to protect wildlife. The awards ceremony was organizes by The Paradise Foundation, a Chinese conservation charity co-led by Jack Ma. Asha