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QA: Livestock insurance helps African herders survive droughts - Science Magazine

Fri, 2016-09-02 16:53

Science Magazine

QA: Livestock insurance helps African herders survive droughts
Science Magazine
Andrew Mude, a senior economist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) here, created a program that protects pastoralists against losses from drought, an increasing scourge for nomadic communities in northern Kenya and southern ...

Mosquitoes Are Deadly, So Why Not Kill Them All? - Wall Street Journal

Fri, 2016-09-02 14:39

Wall Street Journal

Mosquitoes Are Deadly, So Why Not Kill Them All?
Wall Street Journal
The death toll from diseases carried by mosquitoes is so huge that scientists are working on a radical idea. Why not eradicate them? Mosquitoes kill more humans than any other animal and were linked to roughly 500,000 deaths in 2015, mostly from malaria.

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Africa: Why Africa Needs Adequate Plant Surveillance - AllAfrica.com

Fri, 2016-09-02 14:15

Africa: Why Africa Needs Adequate Plant Surveillance
AllAfrica.com
Surely, the World Trade Organization Sanitary and Phytosanitary (WTO-SPS) Agreement empowers individual countries' plant protection organisations to draw up measures that are strong enough to prevent the introduction of pests that may arise through ...

Results of new survey show Africa's elephants rapidly declining - WDEF News 12

Fri, 2016-09-02 13:50

Results of new survey show Africa's elephants rapidly declining
WDEF News 12
The number of savanna elephants in Africa is rapidly declining and the animals are in danger of being wiped out as international and domestic ivory trades drive poaching across the continent, according to a study released Wednesday. ... “I am hopeful ...

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Africa's elephants: why it could take 100 years to recover from poaching - Christian Science Monitor

Fri, 2016-09-02 12:25

Christian Science Monitor

Africa's elephants: why it could take 100 years to recover from poaching
Christian Science Monitor
There are two species of elephants that live across the African continent, the forest elephant and the savannah elephant. Dr. Turkalo found forest elephants, which make up about a quarter of Africa's elephant population, face a distinct disadvantage ...
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Researchers Use Wastewater to Grow 240-Hectare Forest in Egyptian Desert - odditycentral (blog)

Fri, 2016-09-02 11:59

odditycentral (blog)

Researchers Use Wastewater to Grow 240-Hectare Forest in Egyptian Desert
odditycentral (blog)
Located near Ismailia, about two hours from Egypt's capital, Cairo, Serapium Forest is nothing short of an environmental miracle – a 240-hectare forest of both native and non-native trees thriving in the middle of the desert. Advancing desserts have ...