Plastics directly contribute to increased emissions in the atmosphere resulting in a warming effect. Plastics come from fossil fuels.
This segment hosts blog stories that include opinions and thoughts on environment, climate change, energy, and policy. The 21st century has uncovered so many environmental problems that need to be addressed. It calls different voices, opinions, and actions to influence change. Call for climate action, and clean cooking finds ground when more people speak up and pen their opinions.
It would be practical to address the plastic menace from the source. This means stopping the production of single-use plastics. For other plastic products designed to be reused, emphasis should be on the quality, durability and raw materials used.
It’s been four years since Kenya’s ban on single-use plastic carrier bags took effect. A well-intentioned policy that is meant to address the plastic pollution menace affecting Kenyans and the globe
Since the ban on plastic carrier bags came into effect in August 2017, we have witnessed tremendous positive changes, including a change in individual perception towards plastic materials.
Air is life. Clean air is healthy. Humans, plants, and animals need clean air to survive. Quest for clean air is impossible in big cities like Nairobi, characterized by heavy industrial production and continuous developments
Environmental conservation is somewhat simple, easy, and straightforward if you know what you are doing and the intended objective. It is also easy when you are well informed about the particular ecosystem you are trying to restore
According to the 2018 assessment on land degradation and restoration by the Intergovernmental Science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem System (IPBES), human activity is responsible for degrading more than three-quarters of global lands
It is estimated that nearly 230 million hectares of land in sub-Saharan Africa are degraded, resulting in a lack of grazing lands, low land productivity, poor and variable biomass production, and lack of crop resilience to climate extremes.
According to FAO, Africa lost 3.9 million hectares of forest area every year between 2010 and 2020, compared to 3.4 million hectares between 2000 and 2010
Lakes in Baringo, Kenya, are being threatened by the continued degradation upstream. Human activities such as farming, deforestation, and charcoal burning are intense.
Population growth demands more settlement areas forcing many people to deforest large tracks for space and timber, poles, and posts.