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16 09 2021 | 08:24

Drought puts 2.1 million Kenyans at risk of starvation

National disaster declared as crops fail after poor rains and locusts, while ethnic conflicts add to crisis An estimated 2.1 million Kenyans face starvation due to a drought in half the country,…

25 08 2021 | 12:23

Kenya holds biggest ever animal census

Kenya in east Africa is home to vulnerable and endangered species that include lions, giraffes and the world's only two surviving northern white rhino species. It is also a transit route for…

03 08 2021 | 10:14

Kenya launches nationwide crackdown on single-use plastic bags

The National Environment Management Authority (Nema) will next week start a major crackdown on single-use plastic bags across the country. This comes after the authority expressed concern that some…

26 07 2021 | 00:33

Geothermal-rich Kenya beginning to export expertise across continent

When Kenya opened the Olkaria power plant four decades ago, it was considered more research project than commercial venture. Located in Hell’s Gate National Park, a barren zone of volcanic rock…

26 07 2021 | 00:10

Sexual harassment is rife in many African media workplaces

Survivors of sexual violence around the world have begun to speak out more in recent years. This has happened partly due to the #MeToo movement, which began in 2006 in the US and gained momentum…

24 07 2021 | 09:47

Dendias: Greece to give 80,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Kenya

Greece’s intention to donate 80,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Kenya was announced by Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias. As he noted in a Twitter post, “following our recent meeting in Rome, I had a…

23 07 2021 | 10:44

Ethiopia says second filling of Renaissance Dam complete

Latest phase a milestone in controversial Blue Nile hydropower project long opposed by downriver countries Egypt and Sudan. Ethiopia has completed the filling of a massive, controversial dam on the…

05 07 2021 | 10:49

REN21 Chairman, Prof. Zervos attends inauguration of Research Center at the Technical University of Mombasa (TUM). Dr. Tsipouridis appointed first Director of Center.

The official inauguration of the Renewable Energy & Climate Change Research Center (RECCReC) of the Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) took place on the 24th of June 2021, in the grounds of…

21 06 2021 | 09:24

Solar keeps the lights on for rural Kenyans during pandemic blackouts.

As the pandemic and extreme weather disrupt electricity supplies for Kenyans, alternative energy sources like solar power are providing sustainable options. One in four Kenyans - mostly in rural…

14 06 2021 | 09:11

Kenya Looks to Maintain Zero Rhino Poaching Record.

Kenya's Wildlife Service says that for the first time in 21 years, not a single rhinoceros was poached in the country’s national parks in 2020. To maintain the progress, it is conducting the first…

02 06 2021 | 18:06

Nextracker Single Axis Tracker in Kenya - Malindi Solar Project

Last month I wrote an article about solar tracker systems. This article is a supplement to that article. One of the manufacturers that was featured in my previous tracker article as a global leader…

30 05 2021 | 16:24

Green growth: the save-the-mangrove scheme reaping rewards for women in Kenya.

A community project on the Lamu archipelago trains women in preserving this vital ecosystem and provides business loans. Kenya’s mangroves have been harvested for centuries, the timber used in…

26 05 2021 | 08:22

Net zero strategy to up the numbers for firms.

Governments worldwide have renewed their commitments towards the Paris agreement on climate change by resubmitting and even updating their nationally determined contributions (NDC). These are…

21 05 2021 | 14:46

Kenyan geothermal pioneer plans doubling of power output.

Kenya Electricity Generating Co., Africa’s geothermal pioneer, plans to raise $1.95 billion to build new, and upgrade existing plants in a bid to almost double its power output from the renewable…

21 05 2021 | 14:42

“Key technological breakthrough” in recyclable wind turbine blades.

One of the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers said yesterday it has made a “key technological breakthrough” that would allow it to stop sending old turbine blades to landfills — an issue…

20 05 2021 | 12:49

Emissions trading system central to environment goals.

The Government of Kenya considers Green Finance and Co-operation as critical to Kenya’s full realisation of its development goals as set out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Vision 2030,…

18 05 2021 | 06:58

Kenya setting up emissions trading market, says Ukur Yatani.

Kenya aims to set up an emissions trading system that will allow companies and other bodies to buy emissions allowances, Treasury said on Tuesday, as the country strives to limit the release of…

18 05 2021 | 06:36

How Kenya can make decisions on natural gas.

Supply of natural gas by pipeline from Tanzania was a key agenda when President Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania visited Kenya last week. Supply of piped natural gas from Tanzania has been explored before…

18 05 2021 | 06:34

Kenya starts its first national wildlife census.

Kenya began its first national wildlife census on Friday, aiming to aid conservation and identify threats to its vast but threatened wildlife populations. The census will run until July, with…

15 05 2021 | 13:01

Tea-growing areas to be badly hit if global heating intensifies.

In Kenya, the area of optimal tea-growing conditions will be reduced by more than a quarter by 2050. Your morning cup of tea may never taste the same again if global heating increases and the…