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The Science Stream
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How we are measuring air quality in Kampala and why it works for African cities

theconversation August 27, 2020

How we’re measuring air quality in Kampala – and why it works for African cities. Written by Engineer Bainomugisha, Makerere University. In Uganda, even though air pollution is a big challenge in parts of the country, there is hardly any air quality monitoring. Engineer Bainomugisha – along with other scientists […]

The Food Stream
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Africa

African farmers are younger than you think. Here is why

theconversation August 27, 2020

African farmers are younger than you think. Here is why. Written by Felix Kwame Yeboah, Michigan State University and Thomas Jayne, Michigan State University. Over the past 20 years sub-Saharan Africa has registered the highest rate of agricultural production in the world. There have been knock-on effects with the region […]

The pan-Africanist Stream
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Africa has a growing food security problem: why it can not be fixed without proper data

theconversation August 26, 2020

Africa has a growing food security problem: why it can’t be fixed without proper data. Written by Simon Roberts, University of Johannesburg and Jason Bell, University of Johannesburg. The COVID-19 pandemic and consequent lockdown measures have had a huge negative impact on producers and consumers. Food production has been disrupted, […]

The Nature Stream
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Africa

Mauritius oil spill: how coral reefs, mangroves and seagrass could be affected

theconversation August 26, 2020

Mauritius oil spill: how coral reefs, mangroves and seagrass could be affected. Written by Sivajyodee Sannassy Pilly, Bangor University; John Turner, Bangor University, and Ronan Roche, Bangor University. Sometimes bad things happen in the worst possible places – like the MV Wakashio running aground on shallow reefs off the south-east […]

The Nature Stream
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Pollution

Atlantic Ocean Holds 10x More Plastic Pollution Than Previously believed

ecodailyorg August 23, 2020

Atlantic Ocean Holds 10x More Plastic Pollution Than Previously Believed. Written by Olivia Rosane. There is at least 10 times more plastic polluting the Atlantic Ocean than previously believed, a new study has found. The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) study, the first to measure the “invisible” microplastics beneath the surface of the entire Atlantic […]

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These African World Heritage Sites are under threat from climate change

theconversation August 17, 2020

These African World Heritage Sites are under threat from climate change. Written by Joanne Clarke, University of East Anglia; Elizabeth Edna Wangui, Ohio University; Grace W. Ngaruiya, Kenyatta University, and Nick Brooks, University of East Anglia. Very few academics or policy makers are talking about the impact of climate change […]

The Ecology Stream
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Pollution

Visibility study of Nairobi, Kampala and Addis Ababa reveals big air pollution problems

theconversation June 10, 2020

Visibility study of Nairobi, Kampala and Addis Ababa reveals big air pollution problems. Written by Ajit Singh, University of Birmingham; Francis Pope, University of Birmingham, and William Robert Avis, University of Birmingham. The global coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating effect on economies worldwide. However, one of the few positive […]

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