"The nations of East and Central Africa and some of the world's largest conservation organizations have developed a 10-year conservation action plan to save thousands of endangered eastern chimpanzees."
A series examining Rwanda's efforts to build an eco-friendly economy after genocide, and an Iowa-based initiative that's leading the way. Des Moines Register, December 20-23, 2009, by Perry Beeman.
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"Africa contributes the least to global warming, but stands to suffer the most. That is the case African leaders are making at U.N. climate talks in Copenhagen. ... But ... daily survival remains the focus of many Africans."
"Researchers cannot agree whether the melting is attributable mainly to humanity’s role in global warming."
Refugees from global warming are arriving at camps in Kenya.
Nigeria may start harnessing the natural gas flared off from its oil fields to produce electric power for the impoverished communities whose protests and violence have often hampered production.
Around the world, journalists face considerable risks when they expose environmental misdeeds. A new report from Reporters Without Borders/Reporters Sans Frontières looks at 13 cases of journalists and bloggers who have been killed, physically attacked, jailed, threatened or censored for reporting on the environment.
"Trafigura, an independent trading company, said Sunday that it had settled a long-running toxic dumping case, agreeing to pay £950 to each of as many as 30,000 residents of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, who said they were injured by a dump in 2006."
September 10, 2009: SciDev.Net (The Science and Development Network) published a spotlight on the impact of climate change on the spread of insect-borne disease that considers how countries can prepare for these changes.