Latest posts by Juliana Rotich
Africa discusses Climate Change
Blog Action Day 2009 was an online event organized by Change.org. It was a virtual gathering of voices discussing climate change. Bloggers from a sampling of countries in Sub Saharan Africa were among those who posted their thoughts, and in this post, we get to listen to their voices. Kenya...
Kenya: Water Crisis and Government Inaction
The Mount Kenya Trust Blog decries the worsening water crisis in Kenya, pointing out the wanton waste of resources by an MP (Member of Parliament), and continuing wildlife-people conflict.
Kenya: Wangari Maathai on the Environment and African Leadership
On the blog Safari Notes, Omar Basawad writes some pertinent qoutes from a profile of Prof. Wangari Maathai, a Nobel Prize winning environmentalist.
Kenya: A ‘Cheetah Zoo’ in Nature Conservancy?
The Mara Triangle blog is looking into a controversial project that would result in construction of a ‘cheetah zoo’. William posts about the news that the Kenya Wildlife Service had stopped construction of such a zoo, and provides links to more information about the project.
South Africa: The Best Green Blog is…
Urban Sprout! The recently concluded SA Blog Awards featured a category for Best Green Blog, which Urbansprout clinched this year. The blog celebrates the news and gives kudos to another longtime Green Blogger – Rory Williams of Carbon Smart. Rory Celebrates 5 years of writing about various energy and environmental...
Kenya: Much Ado About an Atlas?
Kenyan bloggers are talking about UNEP. First, regarding news of an Atlas that shows Kenya's changing environment, and secondly, the hypocrisy of driving into a UNEP meeting in a gas guzzler. Global Voices environment has covered the reaction of bloggers to UN's use of SUV's, please see this post on...
China: Plateau in Peril
A newly launched interactive site ‘China Green’ focuses on China's environmental and climate issues. The first project is about Tibetan Plateau, shows how the effects of global warming on the plateau is posing a grave threat to a third of humanity. This is because most of Asia's might river systems...
Gifts With a Light Carbon Footprint
The Capetown Oracle posts gift ideas for a green christmas “Buying green gifts at Xmas time is just another small way to make a difference to your carbon footprint, so why not?”
Adapting To Climate Change In Malawi
Oneworld blog reports, “In response to increased flooding and food insecurity, women in Salima, Malawi are boosting agricultural productivity by sharing resources and knowledge through local farmers’ clubs.”
Kenya: Landmark Ruling on Case Involving Elephant Attack
The Wildlife Direct team reacts to news that a tourist has been awarded 1 million dollars in a case involving injury from an elephant. Contrasting this award with the amount Kenyans hurt by wildlife attacks get:$500. More discussion on the landmark ruling here.
Is Litter Destroying Coral Reef at Aqaba Beach In Jordan?
The Green Prophet asks Will the Coral Reef at Aqaba Beach Be Destroyed By Litter?: “The lush marine habitat by Aqaba Beach in Jordan is among the richest in the world, attracting thousands of visitors per year. But the popularity of the beach is also its downfall: In just 20...
Environment: Dirty Dealings and Water Masses
African bloggers are highlighting water related issues, from the politics in South Africa that led to suspension of a water quality expert, new devices for collecting and cleaning water, to the ‘scramble for fish’ the East African lake region. CC licenced photo by Julien Harneis on flickr. We start with...
The Yellow Humvee Saga – A conclusion.
Nick Wadhams was able to categorically identify the owner of the yellow hummer mentioned by GV in the post on yellow humvees and the UN procurement scandal. He posts a conclusion to the BYH saga on his blog.
Kenya: Save The Mau Forest!
Kenya's Mau Forest is one of the largest indigenous forests in East Africa, and it is under threat from slashing, burning (for charcoal) and illegal settlement. Some background on the issues at play is available on this link from Africa Science News. Bloggers are making note of the deteriorating situation...
Environment: SA Bloggers sound off on GMO foods.
Genetically Modified foods have been a concern for many environment bloggers in South Africa and other parts of Africa too. On this post we check in a handful of bloggers who've recently written about genetically modified (GMO) foods and seed. Picture by Vagawi on flickr UrbanSprout points to a report...
Environment: The Cost of Air Pollution in Arab Countries
The Green Prophet writes: “Air pollution from transportation is costing Arab countries $5 billion in damages, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of Environment and Water recently announced. The cost is calculated based on the number of deaths, medical care for health problems and chronic diseases that are attributed to...
Environment: Leeks, eggs, fluoride and renewable energy
Can eating leeks help your singing voice? Intrigued? well The Ethical co-op blog ponders this, the need to flouridate water, eggs and a new net-metering law in South Africa.
Environment: Obama's Climate Challenge
On ChinaDialogue, Bill McKibben writes about President-elect Obama’s big climate challenge: “As he assumes the US presidency, Barack Obama must make climate-change legislation and investment in green energy his top priorities. He must be ready to take bold — and politically unpopular — action”
Yellow Humvees and the UN Procurement Scandal
The use of SUVs by UN staff in Nairobi is rankling some bloggers. They are posting pictures on their blogs, and have even created a flickr pool called ‘Kick The Habit’. The title of the set of pictures borrows from UNEP's (United Nations Environment Program) campaign from June of this...
Environment: Planting Trees in Cameroon
From the Kabissa Newletter, a project is profiled: The organization aims to plant trees in thirteen Village communities of Ngoketunjia Division, as a means to fight climate change in Cameroon and the world at large.
Green buildings, Planet Walkers & Getting Paid by Eskom
As the week draws to a close, South African environment bloggers touched on various topics, from inspiring talks, green buildings and a net metering law in South Africa. Picture of Green Roof in the western cape South Africa, by Mark Turner on Flickr. Rory of the Carbon Smart blog poststop...