Category Archives: Environmental research

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Local communities in Tanzania are using technology to replenish fish stocks in the oceans

On Tanzania’s coastline, a new type of fish management system driven by cellphone technology has created an increase in fish stocks for the first time. Now local communities are taking control of their own fishing waters and the fish, not seen here for decades, have returned to the blue waters of the South-West Indian Ocean.

Jeffrey Barbee goes back to varsity and shares his knowledge in Wales

An Alliance Earth Science Communication Workshop at Bangor University At the end of January 2019 Alliance Earth Director, Jeffrey Barbee was invited to give a workshop by the Environmental Science Faculty at the University of Bangor in Wales. This was the start of a month-long knowledge exchange that was created by Dr Simon Willcock and Jeffrey […]

The Juneau Icefield Research Program – America’s Largest Climate Classroom

The Juneau Icefield Research Program North America’s Largest Climate Classroom Jeffrey Barbee interviews JIRP Alumni, Christine McCabe. The Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) has kept a continuous scientific eye on one of the largest source areas for glaciers in North America for more than sixty years. It is the longest running glacial-climate record in the […]

A ‘dream team’ of scientists scaled Mount Lico and found a wealth of new species

Standing in a pit in the red soil of a mountaintop forest in northern Mozambique, Dr Simon Willcock was dirty but very excited. “Undisturbed forest is incredibly rare,” he said. “That is why we scaled a 125-metre-tall cliff with a pickaxe.” Willcock, from Bangor University in Wales, knew of no other rainforest in Africa that […]

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Dive into the world of the threatened manta ray with marine scientist Michelle Carpenter.

The alarm blares loudly at 6:30 but I am usually already awake; excited to get out on the water. I grab my scuba gear, camera and research equipment, and hop onto my little motorbike. Somehow I’ve mastered the Indonesian tradition to fit as many items as possible onto a scooter, and ride off into town. […]

Malawi Wood Cutters

Malawi Jails Loggers In First Case Of It’s Kind – With Reuters News Service

Last November, rangers in Malawi’s Lengwe National Park arrested 35 illegal loggers within the park boundaries as they felled timber with a half-million dollars worth of equipment.

Elephants Rock Around The (Tuli) Block – For The Daily Maverick

The Tuli Block in Botswana is one of the most geographically interesting places in Southern Africa. Separating it from South Africa is what Kipling called “The great grey green greasy Limpopo river, all set about with fever trees”, and for now this is still the case.

The United States faces a polarising climate reality

As the 2016 election period comes to a close, Alliance Earth takes a look at each candidate’s position on climate change and renewable energy policies. The story in Reuter’s explores how voters’ beliefs are as polarizing as the two candidates. The story examines how Republican rhetoric may instill a fear of renewable energy into those […]