Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Water Hyacinth Invades Lake Baringo

By Rupi Mangat Esther Kajos describes the water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) using body language -- her lithe torso creating a wave-like action. “The...

Value of Urban Raptors in Balancing Ecosystems

By Washington Wachira As I tip-toed behind a large Newtonia tree along the Karura River, I heard a spine-chilling scream! I aimed my...

Water Hyacinth Invades Lake Baringo

By Rupi Mangat Esther Kajos describes the water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) using body language -- her lithe torso creating a wave-like action. “The...

Africa’s tallest tree discovered on Mt. Kilimanjaro

It’s definitely a contender. Africa’s tallest indigenous tree – measuring a whopping 81.5 metres – has been discovered in a remote valley on...

Use or Destroy: The Economics of Ivory Stockpiles

     In their research paper, Alejandro Nadal and Franscisco Aguayo, examine the economic arguments surrounding the fate of ivory stockpiles.    ...

NEMA Issues EIA Licence for Lamu Coal-Powered Plant in Contravention of Constitutional and EMCA...

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the Lamu Coal-Powered Plant was filed in July 2016 by Amu Power Company Limited after which members...

Africa’s newest bee discovery – Samba Turkana

By Dino J. Martins One of the most wonderful things about being an entomologist in East Africa is that there is so...

From 100 years in a jar, the blind snake leaps back to claim place...

In the final years of the 19th Century the team building the Uganda Railway moved inland from the Kenyan coast into the hard, arid...

The New Ngong Agama

Agamas are relatively large, big-headed lizards which are often fairly easy to see in Kenya as they are both active by day and not...

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