Johannesburg occasionally smells like rotten eggs. The wind brings the smell from the east or the southeast, where most industries are located.
Estuaries shelter and offer respite to countless species of birds, fish and mammals.
Twenty-six fast-growing African cities may battle health challenges if air pollution is not addressed.
Protecting green turtles is difficult because they perform some of the longest migrations known in the animal kingdom.
A changing climate will make it difficult to anticipate and prevent invasions.
Correctly identifying species is essential for effective management and conservation.
Much of the world’s seagrass is highly threatened through human actions such as coastal degradation, as well as impacts of climate change.
The work of the authors reveals a world that is outward-looking, full of movement, border-crossing and south-south interconnection.
Fruit bats have the potential to reforest areas where trees had been lost in parts of Africa.
Accra has become susceptible to floods due to encroachment on wetlands.
We need a radical rethink of water resource planning. Strategies should include reusing water and moving water physically to water-scarce areas.
Nigeria’s built environment should ideally be part of a broader, integrated approach to crime prevention and community policing.
Without successful breeding, the hornbill population will not survive, and will quickly become locally extinct.
The 2012-2015 power crisis was the most intense, protracted and severe in the history of Ghana.
Coltan is indispensable to the making of modern electronic devices but its mining causes human and environmental disasters in the DR Congo.
If small-scale farmers can’t afford to grow certified seeds – or can’t find them – food shortages would follow.
Some Niger Delta residents are less concerned about oil-induced hazards and risks, or floods and erosion. They are more worried about a lack of sanitation amenities.
Coastal erosion in West Africa is a cause for global concern. The global community must rally to address climate change which is causing the retreat.
Informal settlements in Dar es Salaam are highly vulnerable to the health effects of heat.
Clearing alien trees from mountain catchments is a more cost-effective approach to providing water than building and maintaining desalination plants.
Fire spreading rapidly is always a risk at the University of Cape Town.
Instead of evicting pastoralists from their ancestral land, more effort must be made to create new opportunities for them.
The implications of poor quality effluent being discharged into the environment are dire.
Sloping ground, water and clay combined to leave devastation in its wake in Durban.
Nigeria should urgently protect three freshwater ecosystems as these undisturbed environments are becoming rare globally.