Africa accounts for 17% of the global population but only 3.5% of the reported global COVID-19 deaths. There has been much discussion on what accounts for this.
Climate change - and demand for greener products - threaten Africa, but smart decisions now can set it up for future success.
Chad has asked to suspend an application for world heritage site status for Lake Chad to explore oil and mining opportunities in the region, it can be revealed.
En junio más de 350 elefantes aparecieron muertos en Botswana, de forma inexplicable. Ahora, según fuentes gubernamentales, estos animales habrían sido intoxicados por cianobacterias al beber agua de charcas contaminadas.
The South African cabinet has approved a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, but it still plans to burn coal on this date.
With cooling demand proliferating due to urbanization and hotter temperatures, Africa's air conditioning market is poised to get bigger.
The world's most ambitious reforestation project, the Great Green Wall of Africa, has covered only 4% of its target area but is more than halfway towards its 2030 completion date, according to a status report.
The pandemic's impact is long-term: the UN warns that it could lead to 13 million more child marriages over a decade.
Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.
Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.
An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.
As the virus rampages through Washington, essential workers nationwide are paying the price: Derrick Z. Jackson
Essential workers in the United States continue to face relentless and tragic pressures.