Environment articles

EV manufacturers and tech companies pledge to exclude ocean minerals from their supply chains

By Henry Neondo A partnership that brings together leading corporates and a conservation organization have today announced a commitment to not use minerals mined from the ocean in their electric vehicle batteries. BMW, joined by Samsung SDI, Google, and Volvo Group are partnering with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to make clear that the electric vehicle

NEMA needs to act urgently to save Kenya’s Lakes: Greenpeace Africa

Following the recent calamity of poisoned fish in Lake Nakuru and Lake Victoria, Greenpeace Africa is calling on NEMA to commit to stopping pollution in Lake Nakuru and Lake Victoria. Piles of dead Nile perch have been washing up on the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda and Kenya, threatening the livelihoods of the surrounding communities.

Africa Science News ranked top among Africa’s websites

Africa Science News Service has been placed 8th best website among 30 others for its continued and persistent coverage of science and its related disciplines in Africa. Breaking the news to the management of Africa Science news, Anuj Agarwal, the Founder of Feedspot noted Africa Science News’ contribution to this world. “I would like to

Uganda ready to host African Climate Week

By Henry Neondo The government of Uganda is ready to host the African Regional Climate Week from March 3-4 to build regional momentum for the annual UN Climate Change Conferences and drive forward regional implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The Regional Climate Week will provide a platform for representatives of national and subnational governments, cities,

Illegal logging soars during Covid-19 pandemic in Congo Basin

A survey of 7000 forest dependent community members in Cameroon, Congo, and the Democratic Republic of Congo by the University of Wolverhampton’s Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT), has revealed that global climate goals and livelihoods of forest communities are at risk due to increased illegal logging in the forests of the Congo Basin.

Ashden Awards calls for entries on Africa’s low carbon entrepreneurs

By Joseph Abuje   The prestigious Ashden Awards, now in their 20th year, are making their final call for applications from Africa’s low carbon innovators. The Ashden Awards highlight outstanding climate innovations, boosting bright ideas that can be scaled up or replicated around the world. Businesses, charities and public sector bodies can enter. As well

Call for Congo’s Natural Climate Solutions Applications to the Ashden Prize

By Adelyn Wangusi   A Climate charity organisation, Ashden is calling for nominations for the 2021 Ashden Prize for Natural Climate Solutions. The award will stimulate the growth and reproduction of exceptional innovations, honouring works that contribute to climate justice and defend a crucial global resource in the fight against climate change. The winner will

Economic opportunism in response to COVID-19 erodes Indigenous land rights, generate violence and deforestation

In their quest to bolster economies battered by the pandemic, governments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and elsewhere have set aside social and environmental safeguards in favor of destructive development projects that are harming Indigenous communities and the forests they care for, according to a report released today by Forest Peoples Programme. The

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