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Enos Denhere
Saving Zimbabwe's Skies: Are Poisons and Poor Regulation Pushing Vultures to Extinction?

Harare, Zimbabwe • Current Affairs, Investigative Reporting

Saving Zimbabwe's Skies: Are Poisons and Poor Regulation Pushing Vultures to Extinction?

Zimbabwe's vultures are in critical decline, with some species teetering on the brink of extinction. This investigation delves into the threats posed by illegal wildlife poisoning and the effectiveness of Read moreenforcement measures.

 * Poaching's Shadow: We'll investigate the extent of wildlife poisoning by poachers, its impact on vulture populations, and how effectively authorities are combating this practice.

 * Regulation in Question:  We'll explore the role of the veterinary drug industry in regulating and monitoring the sale of poisons that can be harmful to vultures. Are there loopholes or lax enforcement that allow these toxins to fall into the wrong hands?

This investigation aims to shed light on the factors driving this ecological crisis and spark dialogue on solutions for saving Zimbabwe's vultures.
Enos Denhere
Solar Power Illuminates Path to a Greener Zimbabwe

Harare, Zimbabwe • Business, Current Affairs, Science & Environment, Breaking News, Climate Change

Solar Power Illuminates Path to a Greener Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe grapples with extended power cuts, with many turning to solar for relief. This surge in solar adoption reflects a global trend: Africa is rapidly embracing renewable energy to bridge the electricity gap for over 600 million people.

Read moreSun-drenched Zimbabwe boasts remarkable potential for solar energy solutions. Data from the World Bank indicates that the country receives an average of 5.5 kWh/m² of solar radiation per day, a significant resource for generating clean power.
Beyond immediate relief from power cuts, solar energy offers a sustainable path towards a greener future for Zimbabwe.
 Here's how:
Energy independence: Solar power reduces dependence on erratic hydropower, especially during droughts,  mitigating the impact of climate change on electricity generation.
 Environmental benefits: Unlike fossil fuels, solar energy doesn't produce greenhouse gasses, curbing Zimbabwe's carbon footprint and combating climate change.
  Economic empowerment: Solar power creates jobs in installation, maintenance, and manufacturing, stimulating the green economy.
Zimbabwean households are already reaping the benefits of solar energy. A 2022 study by the Zimbabwe Energy Council found that solar-powered irrigation systems have increased agricultural productivity in rural areas by 30%. This not only improves livelihoods but also promotes sustainable food production.
By harnessing its abundant sunshine, Zimbabwe can become a leader in Africa's green energy revolution. Solar power offers a win-win solution for the nation's environment and economy, paving the way for a brighter, more sustainable future.
Jonathan Mitchell
Scottish Peat Bog Hopes for UNESCO World Heritage Status

Tongue, United Kingdom • Science & Environment

The blanket peat bog in the north-east of the far north of Scotland is the world's largest blanket peat bog and absorbs more carbon than all the UK's forest combined.

A decision is pending later this summer (2024) from UNESCO as to award World Heritage Status to this unique environment. I have a Read morefull package of copy, images and some video (some drone images and footage).
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