The African Biodiversity Network (ABN) is a collection of local groups from 12 countries across Africa fighting to protect the rich natural biodiversity of the continent from the demands of “industrial commodification” through the building of political solidarity. By synthesizing the local knowledge of their partner organizations, including The Mupo Foundation and the … Continue Reading ››
In sub-Saharan Africa, many farmers are already watching their crop yields dwindle as water becomes more scarce and difficult to access. Even in areas where freshwater is still available, technologies such as pumps and filtration facilities can be prohibitively expensive.
For the millions suffering through the recent heat waves blanketing the United States, geothermal heating and cooling systems may be of interest. Although such systems are by no means new, they have experienced tremendous growth recently. Last year alone, 50,000 new systems were built in the United States, increasing the total … Continue Reading ››
Southeast of central Cape Town, South Africa is a large, flat swath of land known as the Cape Flats. The area is home to around 4 million people and unemployment is around 40 percent. As many as 25 percent of students in the Cape Flats are undernourished.
Blowgun making, seed preservation, Native voices on climate change, Jeremy Rifkin warning us that today's children may be the last generation before the “Mass Die Off.” It was all there at the National Museum of the American Indian’s Living Earth Festival this past weekend.
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