So many unknowns here still but I can share a few facts. The disaster has changed from being a search and rescue effort into a more stable crisis mitigation plan. Aid has arrived, it is being flown out right now in South African choppers, and the Indian army has been amazingly present everywhere we went, […]
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 Barbee in […]
The Ruaha National Park, about 130 km west of Iringa, Tanzania, is known for its wild dogs, lions, spotted hyenas, East African cheetahs and African leopards. Working with Haley Jackson on a project in this beautiful part of our continent was a rare delight. My visit to the park was during the wet season, which […]
Did you know that plastic in many different forms is a known cancer risk? Like the feared BPA in water bottles, single use plastics break down into tiny pieces. These pieces can also cause serious long term harm, entering our food chain. Yuck! Recent Research has shown that of all the 8.3 billion metric tons […]
South Africa is among the fastest growing renewable energy markets, placing first in Africa and fourth in the world, according to Climate Scope. International legal firm Baker & McKenzie count 6,000 Megawatts of renewable energy already built in the country, with more to follow under the third round of the government’s procurement plan.
The surface of a pool near the Imfolozi river ripples as a white rhino, its young calf close by, lowers its mouth to drink. Rhinos have roamed the Earth in such a way for 40 million years. Humans, by comparison, are new kids on the block. Yet it is modern man that threatens to drive […]