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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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Drought and Conflict in Somalia by City Tech Blogger Yocelyne Portillo

Past and recent reports have demonstrated that Somalia has had a big issue with conflict and drought. Droughts have become such a big problem that thousands of people have been displaced from their homes because of them. There are around 12.3 million people living in Somalia and 6.2 million of that population are in deep

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The intersection of Race & the Environment: the Asian Pacific Environmental Network in the San Francisco Bay Area by Barnard Blogger Pearl Karliner-Li

From my experience, many individuals dismiss environmental climate change as a leading and urgent issue, not because they don’t believe it to be true or important, but because they believe there are more urgent issues at hand, for example, the fact that there are 45 million people “stuck below the poverty line” in the US

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