How It Started In 2014 Ebola broke out in western Africa. Years after the outbreak, African countries such as Guinea are still overcoming the epidemic. Gueckedou, a town located in Guinea, was among those greatly affected by the outbreak. In the face of this challenge, they have shown great strength after ebola effected their society.… Continue reading Strength After Ebola In Gueckedou, Guinea
Ghana is a multi-party democratic country located on West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, where it has a tropical climate that exhibits both wet and dry seasons. It is a nation known for its diverse wildlife, old forts, and diverse ecology. In different sectors of the country, there are different crops grown of particular significance to… Continue reading Yes to Chocolate and No to Illegal Mining in Ghana!
Rwanda is a landlocked country of 26,338 square kilometers undergoing a rapid urbanization and is the second most densely populated country in Africa. Severe weather events, particularly floods and drought have historically imposed heavy costs in Rwanda. Additionally, air pollution from wood burning, vehicle exhaust and dusty roads has become a concern in Rwanda (WHO,… Continue reading Rwandan Climate Change Perceptions and Forest Air Pollution Mitigation
Worldwide fish consumption per capita is higher than it has ever been. With such increasing demand, particularly amongst the developed world, overfishing has become a serious issue. One-third of the world’s oceans can be classified as overfished, which disproportionately affects developing nations. It is estimated that, in the near future, many African countries will have… Continue reading Overfishing in Uganda
Avid hikers and mountaineers will have to begin thinking twice before climbing the largest mountain in the world. Not just because Mount Everest has an elevation above 29,029 ft (8,848 meters) and temperatures go much below zero degrees, but past climbers have been leaving garbage in measurements of tons on base camps and routes. Furthermore,… Continue reading Mount Everest’s Trash Reaches the Clouds