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26 02 2021 | 10:59

Kenyan Engineer Recycles Plastic Into Bricks Stronger Than Concrete.

Nzambi Matee is an entrepreneur with an incredible goal -- to turn plastic destined for the landfill into sustainable, strong building material. Her company, Gjenge Makers, uses the plastic waste of…

03 02 2021 | 09:58

Electric Taxi Fleet 'Fast' Expanding in Kenya.

Finland’s electric taxi service Nopea Ride expects to more than triple its fleet in Kenya's capital this year, helping to reduce emissions from Nairobi's notorious traffic.  Environmental experts say…

26 01 2021 | 14:53

Kikuyu Art Festival - 21/2/2021

For those who will be within Nairobi environs on 21 February 2021, please do join us for the Kikuyu art festival. We will have activities such as mural arts painting, tree planting, nature walks and…

22 01 2021 | 08:55

And then there were two: can northern white rhinos be saved from extinction?

There are only two remaining rhinos of this species, a mother and daughter, but scientists see new hope in stem cell breakthroughs “Iwatch these beautiful animals walk the path toward extinction…

22 01 2021 | 08:03

Kenya braces for return of devastating locust swarms.

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Swarms of desert locusts have reappeared in East Africa to the dismay of farmers and villagers who witnessed them wreak havoc on their crops and pasture in previous years. Locust…

11 01 2021 | 14:46

Kenya faces $62bn bill to mitigate climate-linked hunger, drought and conflict

Country accounts for less than 0.1% of global emissions but suffers disproportionately from related disasters, say new report. Kenya needs $62bn (£46bn) to mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis…

26 11 2020 | 16:11

Kenya's president saves century-old fig tree from highway

Nairobi - Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued a decree to save a much-loved century-old fig tree from being cut down to make way for a Chinese-funded highway in the capital Nairobi. The…

25 11 2020 | 06:52

Chinese bank pulls out of proposed Lamu coal-fired power plant in Kenya.

The biggest financier of the troubled Sh200 billion Lamu coal plant project has pulled out, casting doubts on the project’s viability. The new development was reported by local NGO Save Lamu, citing…

19 11 2020 | 09:38

High fossil fuel costs and unnecessary power developments like Lamu will lead to expensive electricity bills for Kenyans.

Kenya should make the most of its abundant renewable energy resources and reduce costs for consumers The belated release of Kenya Power’s financial results for the year ended 30 June 2019 confirmed…

11 11 2020 | 09:07

Fears for a million livelihoods in Kenya and Tanzania as Mara River fish die out.

Water biodiversity is on the brink, with dire consequences for the region known for the zebra and wildebeest migration, says WWF. Fish are being driven to extinction in the Mara River basin, putting…

04 11 2020 | 11:30

For Peat’s Sake

  Kenya taking steps to save its swamps.

20 10 2020 | 09:59

How best to achieve a desirable transition to a low-carbon economy: the case of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Scientific support to climate action is not only about exploring capacity of “what”, but also about assessing desirability of “when”, “where”, and especially for “whom”.   The changes we have been…

02 10 2020 | 08:54

General Electric abandons Lamu coal power plant deal in policy shift

American conglomerate General Electric (GE) will walk away from an agreement to build Lamu’s 1,050-megawatt coal-fired power plant as it shifts to renewable energy. The move marks the latest setback…

30 09 2020 | 10:36

Kenya's Maasai gather for once-in-a-decade ceremony to turn warriors into elders.

Maparasha Hills, KenyaThousands of Maasai men clad in red and purple shawls and with their heads coated in red ocher gathered this week for a ceremony that transforms them from Moran (warriors) to…

30 09 2020 | 10:11

Green-Kenya: We've Turned 6 Years !!

Time flies, we've turned 6 years today!!...it seems like yesterday when we celebrated the day we decided to follow our vision, We are yet again celebrating our 6th anniversary today. We have…

15 09 2020 | 09:23

Long-missed pink flamingos return to Kenya’s Lake Nakuru.

Eight years ago, rising water levels in Kenya’s Lake Nakuru drove away the clouds of pink-coloured flamingos that were the park’s biggest draw. Rangers say their disappearance triggered a drop in…

07 09 2020 | 09:17

10 More Eggs Harvested from Last 2 Female Northern White Rhinos.

Scientists in Kenya have harvested 10 eggs from the last two remaining northern white rhinos in the race to keep the species from total extinction. The two females – Najin and Fatuwill who are…

02 09 2020 | 15:24

GREENPEACE AFRICA: Defend Kenya’s plastic bans!

According to a recent Unearthed and New York Times exposé, the American Chemistry Council - which is made of, among others, petrochemical companies - wants the U.S Trade Representative to force Kenya…

31 08 2020 | 08:03

Kenya races to prevent new locust plague threat.

Kenya is in a race to track locusts to prevent a new plague from forming in East Africa and eating all the greenery they find in their wake. Hundreds of billions of locusts swarmed parts of East…

19 08 2020 | 07:06

Review of nine African ‘blue economy’ projects shows what works and what doesn’t.

Africa has 38 coastal countries and six islands whose maritime industry is estimated to be worth US$1 trillion per year. This figure will increase as they develop their offshore hydrocarbon, energy,…