Why is Wave Power so Far Behind Wind and Solar?

A few years ago, I was sure that wave power would soon catch up with wind and solar and become part of a renewable trifecta.

Kenya Warriors Have a New Job, Protecting Lions

Kenyan lions are killed by the thousands for hunting cattle

Conference to Spotlight New e-Waste Management Solutions for Kenya

A National e-Waste Conference and Exhibition was held in Nairobi, Wednesday, to identify solutions to Kenya’s mounting e-waste problem.

Offsets to Cushion South African Carbon Tax

To curb greenhouse gas emissions, South Africa wants to put a tax on carbon emissions from big polluters.

Arrest of Former SANParks Ranger and Police Officials Welcomed

The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, the Hawks and SANParks have welcomed the arrest of a former SANParks field ranger and two SAPS members by South African National Parks (SANParks).

Nigeria to get 3,000 MW of Solar Power and Over 30,000 Jobs From SkyPower FAS Energy

A couple of months ago, I wrote about a giant effort to bring 600 megawatts (MW) of solar power to Ghana and another giant effort to bring 2,500 MW and 5,000 MW solar power projects in one Indian state. Now I’ve just received news that a whopping 3,000 MW of solar power projects are planned for Nigeria by SkyPower FAS Energy, a joint venture between SkyPower Global and FAS Energy.

All 60 Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm Turbines Commissioned

All 60 wind turbines at the 138 MW Jeffreys Bay wind farm, in the Eastern Cape, have been commissioned, following the erection of the final turbine in February.

Poachers Slaughter Dozens of Elephants in Key African Park

One of Africa’s oldest national parks announced Tuesday that it had been hit by an unusual wave of attacks by armed elephant poachers, with dozens of carcasses found, and three suspected poachers killed.

A $200 Device Could Reduce Bycatch of Endangered Albatross by 95%!

Trawling bring up vast quantities of fish to the surface, so it’s no surprise that birds are attracted to them and often get caught in the cables and nets, wounding and often needlessly killing them. The first solution would be not to trawl and give the ocean a break, but if that’s not possible, something should be done to spare the birds. According to a new paper published in Animal Conservation, something could be done, and quite cheaply too.

Elephant, Rhino Poaching Up in Namibia

Windhoek – The rising tide of elephant and rhino poaching in Africa is spreading to the sparsely-populated vastness of Namibia in the southeast of the continent, latest official figures show.