Environment Forum

So long, sardines? Lake Tanganyika hasn’t been this warm in 1,500 years

May 19, 2010

lake_tanganyika1_hEast Africa’s Lake Tanganyika might be getting too hot for sardines.

The little fish have been an economic and nutritional mainstay for some 10 million people in neighboring Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo — four of the poorest countries on Earth. They also depend on Lake Tanganyika for drinking water.

from Davos Notebook:

Africa feels the heat on climate change

January 28, 2010

kilimaIt may have contributed less than any other continent to CO2 emissions, but Africa is on the front line when it comes to the impact of climate change.

from Mario Di Simine:

Africans protest COP15, say “process manipulated”

December 8, 2009

In the most heated protest of these early days at COP15 in Copenhagen, African representatives accused the political leaders of the developed world of hijacking the conference to the detriment of developing nations.

Solar heads to developing world

October 15, 2009

While solar power has investors on Wall Street seeing green, countries in the developing world also see a bright future in solar technology.