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Growing Population Economies, Water & Climate Change by City Tech Blogger Tahir Mahmood

A rising human population and resulting increased economic activities are some of the reasons for our environmental problems. These problems relate to water scarcity, air, soil, fauna and flora. Climate change in particular has led to an increase in water scarcity, particularly in Africa and the Middle East. With regards to water, humans use more

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Yes, There Are Melting Glaciers of Africa Too by ClimateYou Assistant Editor Idiatu Jalloh

When most people think about glaciers, they do not think about Africa. However, there are glaciers in Africa too. And these glaciers are all located in sub-Sahara Africa, up top three of Africa’s biggest and highest mountains: Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, and the Rwenzori Mountains. Although these glaciers have been there since ancient times, the

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IUCN Red List: Wild crops listed as threatened Essay by City Tech Blogger Frank Trapani

Wild crops are being threatened by intensive farming, deforestation and urbanization. Twenty different kinds of rice, wheat, and even yam plants have recently been  listed as threatened by the IUCN’s red list. IUCN is the International Union for Conservation of Nature that provides knowledge and tools to help us protect our environment. Commercial crops are

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A Personal Account: Flood in Burkina Faso by City Tech Blogger Abdoulaye Drabo

During the past decade, Burkina Faso has been experiencing flooding all over the country.  Burkina Faso is landlocked country located in West Africa. It has a fast-growing population that is estimated at 18.65 million. In 2015, Burkina Faso experienced a flood that affected nearly 20,000 people. The flood was due to heavy rain in and

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St. Louis is Drowning by ClimateYou Assistant Editor Idiatu Jalloh

St. Louis is an archipelago city off the coast of Senegal. It was once the capital of the West African nation when Senegal was a French Colony. The city, often referred to as the Venice of Africa, is famous for being a UNESCO world heritage site. Along with this, it is currently known to travelers

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