Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Standard Gauge Railway:  Are We Doing it Right?

In the historic ruling on the presidential election petition in Kenya, Chief Justice David Maraga stated: “Elections are not an event, they are a...

Bees Defend Farmers Near Kenya’s Tsavo Park Against Crop Raiding Elephants

The tiny bee has become a defender of farmers living next to Tsavo East National Park in Kenya against the marauding elephants that devour...

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...

New Study Shows World has More than 60,000 Tree Species

The number of tree species currently known to science is 60,065, representing 20 percent of all angiosperm and gymnosperm plant species, according to...

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...

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...

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.    ...

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...

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The Bones of Karanja: Popular Black Rhino Preserved at Kenya National Museum

By Delta Willis Kenya’s National Museum in Nairobi is famous for its bones, from fossilized skulls of human ancestors to the fully preserved skeleton of...
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