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Kenyan Wangari Maathai: The Tree Lady & First Environmentalist To Win The Peace Prize   video
Environment  (tags: Wangari Maathai, tree planting, Green Belt Movement, Kenya, Africa, Nobel Peace Prize, animals, climate-change, conservation, ecosystems, forests, healthconditions, government, protection, Sustainabililty, trees, water, wildlife, world )

Betsy
- 13 days ago - youtube.com
Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement and the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Her books include: The Green Belt Movement; Unbowed: A Memoir; The Challenge for Africa; and Replenishing the Earth. My 6th environmentalist posting.
Stop SOCO Drilling for Oil in Virunga National Park, Africa - Via Force Change
Environment  (tags: Africa, Congo, Virunga National Park, SOCO, Oil Industry, Habitat destruction, Endangered Species, Extinction, Ethical concerns, Petition to sign )

Victoria
- 18 days ago - forcechange.com
An oil company, SOCO, is looking to illegally drill for oil in Africa's oldest National Park in the Republic of Congo, which is home to the unique okapi, 200 mountain gorillas, many endangered species and also people. Please sign this global petition.
Putting African 'Power Pimps' Out of Business
Environment  (tags: Solar power bought through phone, Africa, Israel )

Beth
- 340 days ago - israel21c.org
Israel's Nova Lumos is piloting a project that will enable Africans to buy increments of solar power through their mobile phone.
Worst Drought in 30 Years Threatens Millions in Southern Africa With Food Insecurity
Environment  (tags: world, politics, africa, hunger, drought, children, death, ethics, Refugees&Relief, society, humanrights )

Cal
- 407 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Around 2 million people face food insecurity in northern Namibia and southern Angola as the worst regional drought in decades takes its toll, according to the UN.
AFRICA: Volta River and Climate Change
Environment  (tags: climate-change, world, africa, ecosystems, environment, energy, Sustainabililty, wildlife, water )

Cal
- 437 days ago - enn.com
A new study released today finds that so much water may be lost in the Volta River Basin due to climate change that planned hydroelectric projects to boost energy and food production may only tread water in keeping up with actual demand.
An Economic Boom in Turkey Takes a Toll on Marine Life
Environment  (tags: world, politics, development, economy, class warfare, environment, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', ethics, government, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, politics, world )

Cal
- 468 days ago - e360.yale.edu
The development-at-any-cost policies of Turkish Prime Minister Recip Tayyip Erdogan -- a key factor behind the protests and clashes in Istanbul's Taksim Square -- are also playing a role in the steady decline of the nation's porpoises, dolphins, and other
75% of African Lion Habitat Gone
Environment  (tags: Africa, animals, destruction, development, habitat, humans, lions, National Geographic Society, \ )

Dan
- 653 days ago - world-science.net
Rampant human development has devastated the western African lion habitat, reports the New York-based Panthera's Lion Program Survey. Less than 500 of these big cats are alive. Logged by Sunstroke author David Kagan in Doomwatch Legacy.
Eskom's New Mega Coal Plants Will Dry Up South Africa: Greenpeacejou
Environment  (tags: africa, water, conservation, humans, ecosystems, environment, climate, health, humans, society, health, warning )

Kevin
- 691 days ago - simplygreen.co.za
Nearly a million South African households still have no access to the minimum 25 litres of water per day. Eskom's water-hungry coal expansion is a major threat to the country's already stressed water resources, and further compromises water access ...
Cameroon: Initiative Puts Women at Center of Reforestation Plan
Environment  (tags: trees, reforestation, africa, world, humans, habitat, habitatdestruction, environment, conservation, politics, nature, green, government, GoodNews )

Cal
- 755 days ago - allafrica.com
In the face of logging operations that are depleting Cameroon's forests, the government has launched an initiative that will see women take the lead in planting some 800,000 trees.
Forest Cover Falls 9% in East Africa in 9 Years
Environment  (tags: deforestation, Africa, trees, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, environment, nature, humans, world, protection, forests, politics, habitat, habitatdestruction, green )

Cal
- 790 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Forest cover in East Africa has dropped by 9.3 percent from 2001-2009, according to a new paper published in the open-access journal PLoS ONE
COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE: The Great Green Wall
Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, AFRICA, DESERTIFICATION, climate-change, climatechange, conservation, trees, forests, world )

Cal
- 803 days ago - theecologist.org
Africa's answer to climate change is a proposed 4,000-mile, nine-foot wide wall of trees stretching from Senegal to Djibouti. The project is now taking root in Senegal where they have already planted 50,000 acres of trees
Africa: Oil Exploitation, the Environment and Crimes Against Nature
Environment  (tags: africa, oil, oil spills, desecration of nature, wildlife, environment, ecosystems, destruction, forests, water, habitatdestruction, energy, endangered, trees, Sustainabililty, protection, habitat, animals, conservation, politics )

Xil
- 917 days ago - vanguardngr.com
"As the incessant spill occurs, it spreads into farmlands and water bodies. The toxic crude seeps into the ground and is taken up by the plants' roots.Land is viewed as the abode of our ancestors from where they oversee our lives, it is also a god and we
Airborne Lasers Discover Undocumented Deforestation in Belize Park
Environment  (tags: rainforest protection, rainforests, development, Third World, africa, environment, conservation, ecosystems, pollution, humans, habitat, habitatdestruction, world, wildlife, protection, destruction, ecosystems )

Cal
- 923 days ago - news.mongabay.com
A NASA funded expedition using airborne lasers to study ancient Mayan ruins has also documented widespread illegal deforestation in the Caracol Archaeological Reserve
Scientists Say Massive Palm Oil Plantation Will "Cut the Heart Out" of Cameroon's Rainforest
Environment  (tags: rainforest protection, rainforests, development, Third World, africa, environment, conservation, ecosystems, pollution, humans, habitat, habitatdestruction, world, wildlife, protection )

Cal
- 929 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Eleven top scientists have slammed a proposed palm oil plantation in a Cameroonian rainforest surrounded by five protected areas
Trees Are in Trouble: Climate Change and Dying Trees
Environment  (tags: climate, climate-change, climatechange, endangered, environment, forests, ecosystems, nature, science, research, trees, world, weather, GLOBE Program, Africa, Science )

Erik
- 964 days ago - blog.globe.gov
very Wednesday the GLOBE Scientists' Blog takes you to a different part of the world to examine an environmental issue. In today's blog learn about what's happening to the trees in the Sahel region of Africa.
 

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