Rangers on patrol at Virunga National Park.
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To improve the security of park guards and other people, it is crucial to mitigate park-people conflicts and tackle armed groups.
Most rural households are still reliant on firewood for cooking.
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Different energy technologies should be explored in Ghana to enhance clean fuel use.
Fruit and vegetables at a market in Kenya. The WHO is pushing for consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, fish and unsaturated fats.
COVID-19 is deepening global food insecurity, as the pandemic’s economic impact adds to existing challenges.
Using LED lights in schools can drastically reduce the rate of electricity usage and costs.
Replacing fluorescent lights with efficient LED alternatives is the single best way to cut schools' electricity costs.
Verreaux’s Black Eagle flying high.
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The best way to reduce the threat to eagles is to locate turbines away from areas that are most often used by the birds.
Lagos must rethink its waste management policy.
Lagos state must include the informal sector in its waste economy for inclusive development to happen.
A jaguar skin lies sprawled across a fence post in one of the Brazilian Pantanal’s many cow ranches. This individual was shot by a rancher after a cow was found dead on the ranch.
Compensation for losses from wildlife is an increasingly popular conservation intervention. However, a recent review cautions its use.
Humanity is destroying Earth’s ability to support complex life. But coming to grips with the magnitude of the problem is hard, even for experts.
Protecting forests means protecting a rich biodiversity of plants, animals and the livelihoods of many people.
Firefighters dousing the fire at the Engen oil refinery in Durban, South Africa, in December 2020.
The geographic setting of hazardous industrial sites in residential areas during apartheid hasn't transformed since democracy.
Grasslands can store carbon reliably under increasingly hot and dry climates.
Large areas targeted for forest restoration in Africa are covered by savanna and grassland, which provide important ecosystem services that would be lost should they be converted to forests.
What kind of electricity makes sense in rural Africa to make the most of available budgets?
Grid electricity is often said to be critical for long-term human development. But are the substantially higher investment costs justified by the economic impact?
African clawed frog tadpoles in the laboratory.
Tadpoles at the edge of the population are no more vulnerable than those at the centre.
Traffic flows past trees that have been felled to make way for a highway in Nairobi, Kenya on November 12, 2020.
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Parts of Nairobi are already dealing with temperature increases and reduction in humidity. These conditions are associated with increases in mortality, especially in children and the elderly.
Agricultural mechanisation can reduce work burden, increase prosperity and enhance diets.
Agricultural mechanisation can be accompanied with appropriate policies that help to harness its potentials while minimising potential negative effects.
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A thousand-year-old "mixing" event allowed African cattle - after spending thousands of years confined to certain regions - to diversify and spread.