For some Senegalese salt is good business. For its farmers, it's a nightmare. (Photo/Yoann Gauthier/Flickr).

These Senegalese Women Are Fighting And Winning The Battle Against A Major But Unusual Climate Change Threat – Salt

Almost 60 anti-salt dykes have been built across four regions of Senegal, allowing some 7,000 hectares of once-toxic land to be farmed.


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This Foreign Invader Has Robbed African Farmers Of $3 Billion, And There’s No Silver Bullet To Kill It

As a moth, they are good flyers averaging about 100 kilometres a night. If left untreated, the armyworm can cause crop losses of up to 50%, munching its way through a hectare within 72 hours.


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The Nile cuts through Cairo and it's virtually Egypt's only source of fresh water. (Photo/CTSNOW/Flickr).

Over 300 Million Rely On It: Why The 11 Nations That Depend On The Nile Need To Reach A River Deal Soon

More than 80% of the water reaching Egypt comes from the Blue Nile which originates in Ethiopia.


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How Chinese authorities choose to act in response to potential speculator strategies is crucial for improving the probability of elephant survival. (Photo/ Flickr' Bas Leenders)

Game Theory And China’s Ivory Ban: Scenarios That Could Save Africa’s Elephants – Or Lead To Their Extinction

We employed reasoning informed by game theory to figure out whether elephant poaching is likely to increase or decrease under each China policy scenario in the future


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The picturesque lake straddling Rwanda and the DR Congo has a dark side. (Photo/ Flickr/ Steve Evans)

What’s So Special About Kivu? Here’s Why Exploring For Oil In This Little Lake Is A Very Big Deal

There is over 60km of methane gas dissolved in the deep water of the lake; the supersaturated gas would release spontaneously if the deep water was displaced upward – just like a soda bottle pops when it is vigorously shaken