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.
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 […]
Inventor turns plastic waste into gas Local inventor finds way to generate gas from plastic trash 18 March 2018 – 00:00 BY FARREN COLLINS Marshall Matsveru and Pierre Pretorius with the ‘Dung Beetle’, a device that turns plastic waste into gas or biodiesel. The invention will make its debut at the AfrikaBurn festival in the […]
It is a problem that has so far stumped even Google’s brainy engineers – how to generate cheap solar electricity using a small-scale array of mirrors to concentrate the sun’s energy. Now a team at a South African university – led by a former Intel strategic planner – believes they have cracked it. Once they […]
This report is made possible by a new Guardian and Alliance Earth Partnership. Solar, biomass and wind energy systems are popping up all over the country and feeding clean energy into the strained electrical grid. Excerpted from the Guardian Newspaper. June 1st, 2015 By Jeffrey Barbee for the #keepitintheground campaign. The howling wind drives the […]
Ormat technologies combines high technology with affordable power solution in Africa. Watch how a dedicated group of Kenyan technicians has launched the most advanced power system in Africa, with the potential to provide electricity to most of East Africa.
In Malawi, villagers, NGOs and Carbon Trading businesses have revolutionized how people manage their dwindling forest resources by using a new technology in an ancient way. The Mbaula Chititezo Stove (which means saving the environment) reduces household wood consumption by up to seventy percent, allowing forests to regenerate and helping households limit their exposure to […]
For those who worry that fighting climate change means sacrificing comfort, the luxurious Turanor might be a revelation. The world’s biggest solar-powered vessel, run by Planet Solar from Switzerland, returned to the Mediterranean in May, after completing the first-ever round-the-world fueled solely by solar energy. Captain Eric Dumont, standing on the deck of the ship […]