Posts in: Africa

The end of biomedical research on U.S. chimps may imperil their wild brethren

The end of biomedical research on U.S. chimps may imperil their wild brethren

Chimpanzee research was once done for the benefit of humans. Now, some researchers think it’s essential for saving the great apes.

By | Posted February 17, 2017

Caught in the crosshairs

Caught in the crosshairs

Dehorning is a controversial method used to stop rhino poachers in Africa – but does it really work?

By | Posted December 19, 2013

A mummifying lake

A mummifying lake

How an African lake transforms unlucky wildlife into petrified statues

By | Posted November 26, 2013

One genome at a time

One genome at a time

George Amato’s conservation mission

By | Posted December 16, 2012

Artist’s masterpiece is a load of garbage

Artist’s masterpiece is a load of garbage

Environmental activist Asher Jay creates art out of trash

By | Posted September 24, 2012

The smokeless stove

The smokeless stove

A partnership between academics and designers in New York City has produced a stove that could reduce child deaths in Africa

By | Posted May 22, 2012

The worst preventable disaster of recent times

The worst preventable disaster of recent times

Oxfam America knew and warned of a famine before it happened in the Horn of Africa — what went wrong?

By | Posted October 25, 2011

Reinvigorating the battle against an old disease

Reinvigorating the battle against an old disease

Researchers make progress toward finding a new cure for nagana-infected livestock

By | Posted December 2, 2010