Lions on the loose – the cost of humans on animal habitats

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Human-caused damage to the earth’s natural environment has resulted in a number of serious ecological problems, including global warming and rising sea levels.  Human encroachment on natural habitats have been a serious factor in world habitat destruction, especially in the Middle East. Africa’s natural habitats, particularly wildlife habitats, have been decimated in recent years by human encroachment, […]

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Israel Strengthens Environmental Ties to Africa: Part 2

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Investing in African Agriculture This past April, MASHAV, Israel’s agency for international development cooperation, signed a memorandum of understanding with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The memorandum is aimed at addressing food security through partnerships with farmers in Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Rwanda. Israel will contribute expertise in irrigation, water technologies, agricultural […]

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Israeli Business Boosts Agriculture in Kenya

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Gilad Millo, head of business development at Amiran Kenya and former Israeli diplomat, seeks to make farming attractive to Kenyan youth by proving it can be a profitable, professional business. Working together with the Kenya Red Cross Society, they have equipped over 1000 schools with modern agribusiness supplies. According to Millo, today the average smallholder farmer in […]

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Katerva Prize Will Help Sanergy Power the World With Poop

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Slum dwellers have already seen their lives improve dramatically with Sanergy’s groundbreaking initiative to convert human waste into fuel throughout Kenya. Katerva intends to make their work global. Poop will power the world if Katerva has their way. A UK-registered charity organization which uses crowd sourcing to annually identify, award & accelerate ingenious ideas that will enable the […]

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Lamu’s Muslim And Indigenous People Demand “Natural Justice”

With help from an international NGO, Lamu’s Swahili and indigenous communities seek to redress potential harm to their natural resources. A small but important enclave of Islamic culture in Kenya is threatened by a super port backed by Chinese interests. So are the surrounding coral reef, mangrove forests, and endangered marine turtles and dugongs. The […]

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