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18

Apr

Namibia: Africa’s conservation success storyMore than 40 percent of Namibia is under conservation management, and it was the first African country to incorporate environmental protection into its constitution.

Namibia: Africa’s conservation success story
More than 40 percent of Namibia is under conservation management, and it was the first African country to incorporate environmental protection into its constitution.

03

Mar

What’s it like to grow up on an African wildlife preserve?Boyd Varty gives readers an inside look at the beauty and challenges of growing up on Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa.

What’s it like to grow up on an African wildlife preserve?
Boyd Varty gives readers an inside look at the beauty and challenges of growing up on Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa.

14

Oct

Ozone hole over Antarctica caused Africa’s warmingThe hole in the ozone layer likely caused domino effect of warming in southern Africa due to its influence over wind and weather system.

Ozone hole over Antarctica caused Africa’s warming
The hole in the ozone layer likely caused domino effect of warming in southern Africa due to its influence over wind and weather system.

03

Oct

Photo of the day: Elephant mourns dead friend
Photographer John D. Chaney snapped this incredible photograph of an elephant guarding the body of her friend in Botswana in 2007. "We came across this elephant whose corpse was overcome by vultures and jackals," he writes. "From a distance we heard and then saw another elephant approaching at a fast pace. She was successful at chasing away the predators and then very slowly and with much empathy wrapped her trunk around the deceased elephant’s tusk. She stayed in this position for several hours guarding her friend."

Photo of the day: Elephant mourns dead friend

Photographer John D. Chaney snapped this incredible photograph of an elephant guarding the body of her friend in Botswana in 2007.
 
"We came across this elephant whose corpse was overcome by vultures and jackals," he writes. "From a distance we heard and then saw another elephant approaching at a fast pace. She was successful at chasing away the predators and then very slowly and with much empathy wrapped her trunk around the deceased elephant’s tusk. She stayed in this position for several hours guarding her friend."

Tanzania’s Lake Natron calcifies the animals that die in its waters, and Nick Brandt captures them with eerie photographs.

01

Oct

Show your love with Made With Love braceletsThe stylish recycled rubber bracelets provide fair wages to the women who craft them, while their sales go to support homeless children in Africa.

Show your love with Made With Love bracelets
The stylish recycled rubber bracelets provide fair wages to the women who craft them, while their sales go to support homeless children in Africa.

24

Sep

How elephant poaching helped fund Kenya terrorist attackThe recent terrorist attack in Kenya may not seem like a story about sustainability or the environment, but in fact there is a disturbing connection between the deadly attack at the Westgate mall in Nairobi, which has left at least 68 dead and more than 150 injured and the illegal ivory trade that fuels poaching of elephants, rhinos and other wildlife.

How elephant poaching helped fund Kenya terrorist attack
The recent terrorist attack in Kenya may not seem like a story about sustainability or the environment, but in fact there is a disturbing connection between the deadly attack at the Westgate mall in Nairobi, which has left at least 68 dead and more than 150 injured and the illegal ivory trade that fuels poaching of elephants, rhinos and other wildlife.

29

Aug

Clean drinking water in Africa may be a barrel spin awayEngineering students tackle 2 problems with one clever project — how to transport water and purify it at the same time.

Clean drinking water in Africa may be a barrel spin away
Engineering students tackle 2 problems with one clever project — how to transport water and purify it at the same time.

27

Aug

The real economics of hunting in Africa

24

Aug

The bamboo bike: A solution for Africa (and suburban hipsters)Bamboo is cheap, strong and absorbs vibration, plus it’s a local material in transportation-challenged places like Africa with no bike-building history.

The bamboo bike: A solution for Africa (and suburban hipsters)
Bamboo is cheap, strong and absorbs vibration, plus it’s a local material in transportation-challenged places like Africa with no bike-building history.