Kehinde Allen-Taylor, Technical University Braunschweig Take a walk or drive through the streets of most Nigerian cities, and you will see plastic waste everywhere. The country’s rivers, lakes and ocean are also full of discarded plastic. Nigeria is estimated to generate about 2.5 million tonnes of plastic waste annually. Plastic accounts for 15% of theContinue reading “Plastic pollution in Nigeria: whose job is it to clean up the mess?”
Monthly Archives: January 2023
Can Decentralized Composting be a Solution to India’s Waste Crisis?
“The dump killed my son,” Rammurti said.
Treatment of wastewater in Nigeria’s oil fields is failing, raising the risk of health hazards
Kingsley Amakiri, University of Huddersfield People need both clean, safe water and sustainable energy. That means both resources must be properly managed. But when it comes to the oil and gas industries, there’s a problem. The water that comes out of the ground along with oil and gas during oil and gas exploration and productionContinue reading “Treatment of wastewater in Nigeria’s oil fields is failing, raising the risk of health hazards”
Climate change can be beaten – why some scientists are hopeful
Patrick Omeja, Makerere University; Abay Yimere, Tufts University; Desta Mebratu, Stellenbosch University, and Jennifer Fitchett, University of the Witwatersrand Can our planet recover from climate change? Commissioning Editor, Kofoworola Belo-Osagie, asked scientists to share the reasons they believe there is hope. Jennifer Fitchett, Associate Professor of Physical Geography, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies,Continue reading “Climate change can be beaten – why some scientists are hopeful”
Community wildlife conservation isn’t always a win-win solution: the case of Kenya’s Samburu
Carolyn K. Lesorogol, Washington University in St Louis Community-based wildlife conservation is often promoted as a win-win solution. The idea behind this approach is that the people who live close to wildlife can be involved in protecting it and have an interest in doing so. This results in wildlife being protected (a win for globalContinue reading “Community wildlife conservation isn’t always a win-win solution: the case of Kenya’s Samburu”
Why is Grameen America Successful？
“Poverty does not belong in civilized human society. Its proper place is in a museum. That’s where it will be,” said Professor Muhammad Yunus, a Bangladeshi economist and founder of Grameen Bank.