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Juliana Rotich

Kenyan, I like world music and most things African. Interested in renewable energy sources especially solar.I agree with those who say that the world is one village, and global voices is one hut i am pretty happy to be in!

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Africa discusses Climate Change

  19 October 2009

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

  23 July 2009

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: A ‘Cheetah Zoo’ in Nature Conservancy?

  8 April 2009

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…

  7 April 2009

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?

  19 February 2009

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

  29 January 2009

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...

Adapting To Climate Change In Malawi

  18 December 2008

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.”

Environment: Dirty Dealings and Water Masses

  1 December 2008

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...

Kenya: Save The Mau Forest!

  24 November 2008

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.

  24 November 2008

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

  21 November 2008

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: Obama's Climate Challenge

  21 November 2008

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

  18 November 2008

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

  11 November 2008

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

  8 November 2008

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...

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