When subsistence farmers become climate refugees, who will help them pay the cost of relocation?
The $4 billion that foundations are pledging to spend within five years amounts to less than 1 percent of what businesses and governments spend on global warming every year.
A water bridge over the Klip River in Gauteng, South Africa.
Harmful pesticides have been found in the widely consumed sharptooth catfish found in a river that runs through Johannesburg.
Fake honey products have been found in Australia.
Australia's largest honey producer has been accused of selling fake honey. But what is fake honey – and why has it only been found now?
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Time to rethink orangutan conservation, now we know that our red relatives are actually very adaptable.
A synthesis centre in Africa would get an African perspective on global socio-environmental challenges.
A synthesis centre in Africa would massively improve the ability of researchers to understand complex scientific problems.
Houston’s Interstate Highway 45 was totally submerged in the deluge.
The unpredictability of hurricanes makes it hard to say for sure whether climate change is making them worse. But we do know that sea-level rise and increased evaporation will worsen the impacts.
The symptoms of 'schizophrenia' are very real, but experts are looking for a better way to define them.
Protests at the Brandenburg Gate, in Berlin, against the US withdrawal from the Paris climate change deal.
An expert report shows that the G20 countries are using their energy more efficiently. But there is still a long way to go.
Pit latrine in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Access to clean water and sanitation are key to preventing cholera epidemics.
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Cholera kills thousands every year but is treatable if it is caught early. Understanding how El Niño shifts cholera risks in Africa can help countries prepare for outbreaks and save lives.
Echis, also known as the saw-scaled viper, dominates snakebite statistics and kills more people annually than any other.
Indian-made antivenoms, common throughout Africa because they are affordable, showed little-to-no neutralisation of the African Echis venoms.
South Africa has the ability to meet national food requirements but for this to happen serious reforms in its agriculture sector are needed.
To stimulate innovation in the agriculture sector education and training is in dire need of substantial reform for greater integration, cooperation and accountability.
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We focus on large, charismatic animals at the expense of these crucial 'lowly creatures'.
Africa has focused on tackling undernutrition caused by low calorie diets.
Policy choices made by Senegal, Ghana, Rwanda, Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia and Togo over the past 15 years have led to significant reductions in child undernourishment.
Household air pollution in Nairobi is primarily driven by fuels burnt for cooking and lighting.
Research in Kenya’s capital found average levels of hazardous solid and liquid particles in the air within households were three times more than the WHO recommended maximum level.
Giant tortoise on Pinzon Island, Galapagos.
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The Galapagos Islands' giant tortoises are one of the world's best examples of evolution. Scientists are pioneering new conservation strategies to save them from extinction and restore their habitat.