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News: Environment

Success factors and constrains of community based ecosystem management

Santa Catarina State is located in the centre of the Atlantic Forest in Brazil, which although considered one of the richest ecosystems in terms of the planet's biological diversity, is also one of the most endangered (Cruz et al., 2007). The forested areas are threatened mainly by the traditional management practices developed in the region through contamination from pesticides resulting from the tobacco industry, expansion of pine trees monoculture, and expansion of pasture in small properties. These activities also result in negative impacts in the maintenance of ecosystem services associa... Read More

Solo Art exhibition - Up-cycling discarded plastic bags by Nigerian Artist, Ifeoma U. Anyaeji

Hello everyone I am having a Solo exhibition at Skoto's Gallery in NY, from September 26th to November 2nd. If you happen to be around there do go see what I do with discarded plastic bags. Read More

Panorama da coleta seletiva em Maputo-Moçambique: desafios e perspectiva

Em Maputo, a coleta seletiva e reciclagem ocorrem de forma restrita, sendo majoritariamente resultado de projetos não governamentais ou iniciativas individuais. Todavia, alguns projetos de coleta seletiva e reciclagem em pequena escala operam em Maputo. A implantação dos projetos gera beneficio econômico (garantia de renda estável às famílias envolvidas), beneficio ambiental (reciclagem de diversos materiais) e beneficio social, já que o trabalho proporciona possibilidades de integração social de pessoas que sempre foram marginalizadas. Este estudo apresenta um panorama desses projetos e enfat... Read More

Caractérisation usages locaux des ressources forestières : Perspectives d’une GF Multi-usages en RDC

RESUME Les entreprises forestières industrielles de COTREFOR et CFT sont gestionnaires de deux concessions situées autour de Kisangani en République Démocratique du Congo. La gestion participative est une innovation de Loi forestière de 2002 en RDC. Elle ouvre un espace de dialogue aux parties prenantes au processus de gestion. Le droit d’usages des ressources étant acquis aux populations locales, il s’avère opportun de comprendre comment ces dernières prennent en charge les usages locaux présents et futurs des ressources qu’elles utilisent en vue d’en assurer la durabilité. La prése... Read More

Promoting an Environmentally Sustainable Society in the Taxi Industry in Gauteng, South Africa

The business of the taxi industry became operations in the 1900's when the taxi' were the most convenient form of transport to carry general labour from their shaggy townships to their workplace in the cities under the previous apartheid government that promoted human segregation in South Africa. This informal public transport is known to be unsafe and associated with unexpected violence between taxi associations and public transport organizations due to greed. It is for this reason that the taxi industry became dominant in the South African public transport sector. The involvement of the ... Read More

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for the South African Energy Industry

Climate Change remains a major global environmental challenge. In fact, climate change in as much as it is an environmental issue, it is a political, social and economic challenge too. In recent years there has been a wide consensus from Scientists that human activities are the major cause of climate change predominantly due to burning of fossil fuels and land use this is also owing to growing economies. The South Africa has a carbon intensive economy owing to fossil fuels mainly coal. The energy industry drives the economy; however the emissions create climate change threats. This paper ide... Read More

Aider les producteurs de coton à s'adapter aux changements climatiques

L'agriculture subit de plein fouet les changements climatiques et la culture du coton, n'y échappe pas. Les producteurs ont cependant développement des techniques d'adaptation et la plus visible est l'installation des cordons pierreux dans plusieurs parcelles de coton où l'érosion hydrique est très forte.Certains producteurs pensent qu'il y a des techniques appropriées qui relèvent d'une bonne application de l'itinéraire de la culture du coton. Les enquêtes en milieu rural relèvent quelques techniques pour s'adapter aux changements climatiques:faire des semis précoces, mettre en place des tech... Read More

Environmental activist, community organizer, Ikal Angelei visits Duke University

Environmental activist, community organizer, and recipient of the 2012 Goldman Environmental Prize, Ikal Angelei, visited Duke this week and addressed students http://nicholasinstitute.duke.edu/seminarseries/seminar-series-ikal-angelei Read More

 

 
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