Kenya ready to launch second sea port

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that the first berth of the new Lamu Port will be opened in October. Lamu Port is the country’s...

Is the United States ready for offshore aquaculture?

Editor’s note: This story was produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting Network, a non-profit investigative news organization. Harlon Pearce walks muck-booted past processors...

It is high time insurance firms embraced technology

Even as mobile penetration continue to grow, the East Africa region is still sluggish in technology innovations especially in the insurance sector. The region is...

Kenya’s food system is at risk, says Greenpeace

A report by the Auditor General has revealed that the Kenya Seed Company stocked different varieties of maize infected with the Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease...

How California’s greenhouse gas laws can better serve disadvantaged communities

It was a time of year that should have been perfect. Warming temperatures marked Southern California’s gentle return to spring. The grass had shifted from...

Interview: Hadija Jabiri, Tanzania’s horticulture rising star

It has been such a pleasure to meet and interview Hadija Jabiri, founder of GBRI (EatFresh Tanzania). I have discovered a very humble, strong and...

On the thawing tundra, researchers race to understand black carbon’s climate impact

Editor’s note: Reporting for this story was supported by a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism. On a morning in September 2015, sterile, gray...

Can business save the world from climate change?

“We are still in.” On June 5, 2017, with these four words a group of U.S. businesses and investors with a combined annual revenue...

Food by local farmers. Distribution system by ants.

Driving down U.S. 20 toward Cleveland, Cullen Naumoff knew something had to change. Naumoff, director of sustainable enterprise for the Oberlin Project in Oberlin, Ohio,...
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What will we do with all those solar panels when their useful life is...

Solar power is having its hockey stick moment. Since the early 2000s, the amount of solar panels being installed worldwide has been growing exponentially,...

The race is on to decarbonize the 50,000-plus ships that carry our stuff around...

Watch out for the return of the sailing ship. Earlier this month, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a U.N. agency in charge of shipping,...

Our clothes are contaminating our planet with tiny plastic threads

Editor’s note: This report is part one of a three-part series on the emerging threat of microfiber pollution. Parts two and three explore the implications...

How a Kenyan bank is empowering women

KCB Group is seeking to deepen its new women proposition, committing billions of shillings towards funding women owned and women run enterprises. According to the...

Why do we demolish buildings instead of deconstructing them for re-use?

Just a few years after starting a non-profit reselling used building materials in the early 1990s, Ted Reiff’s organization, The ReUse People, hit a...

As Australia’s mining boom wanes, rehabilitation of abandoned mines offers lessons for the world

The 1986 Australian film “Crocodile Dundee” brought global fame to its leading man Paul Hogan, but the real star of the show was the...

GSMA partners with Rwanda’s telcos to promote digital inclusion

Rwanda’s mobile industry has joined forces with the GSMA to drive mobile internet adoption and increase digital literacy in the country. Local operators Airtel and...

Why aren’t we mining landfills for valuable materials like metals and soil?

The car tires were abundant and easy to spot. As were newspapers, made from trees with tough cell walls. Then there were tons of...

Kenya targets foreigners in the gambling industry

After Seychelles and South Africa, Kenya is the third most financially inclusive country in Africa where 7 out of 10 Kenyans are using two...

Understanding: Special Economic Zones in Zimbabwe

Special Economic Zones is a concept still in its infancy yet progressive in Zimbabwe. In general, Special Economic Zones exist to attract investments in...

OPINION: Environmental impact bonds can help cities invest in green infrastructure

Editor’s note: This piece is republished with permission from Governing. You can read the original here. Washington, D.C., had a problem. Like many cities with...

The future of work and Africa’s internet connectivity

Africa has an opportunity to forge a different path than the rest of the world when it comes to the future of work. As the...

Swords drawn in Kenya’s telecommunication industry

The battle for Kenya’s telecommunication industry market share has intensified with the planned merger of Telkom Kenya and Airtel Kenya, the subsidiary of Indian...

Tough times push Kenyan banks into acquisitions

Kenya’s banking industry has witnessed a myriad of changes in the last four years as lenders adjust to remain profitable since the capping of...

Tanzania’s Standard Gauge Railway: Vital Driver to Magufuli’s Industrialization Ambition

The Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project, is a railway under construction in Tanzania which was seeded in 2016, linking the country’s strategic regions and...