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Citizen science for improved air quality in Nairobi and Addis Ababa

<p>Air pollution is associated with 670,000 premature deaths in Africa each year, but action on controlling pollution has been hampered by a lack of awareness and information on the pollution hotspots. In this story, we find out how a citizen science project working in Nairobi, Kenya, and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, aims to change that.</p>

30.01.2019

Building resilience to the health risks of flooding in Abidjan

<p>Annual flooding in the city of Abidjan has a potentially deadly side-effect: an increase in the incidence of water-borne diseases such as leptospirosis. In this story, we find out how researchers are getting out of their labs to help communities reduce the risks of infection for the long term.</p>

19.10.2018

The origins of the IPCC: How the world woke up to climate change

<p>On the occasion of the IPCC’s 30th anniversary, we shine the light on the series of pivotal events in 1980-85 that alerted scientists to the urgency of addressing climate change, kicking politicians into action, and ultimately leading to the birth of the world’s climate science assessment body.</p>

10.03.2018

The state of biodiversity in the regions: What to expect from the IPBES in 2018

<p>In this second part of our series explaining these mega-processes, we look at the newcomer to the big global environmental assessments: the International Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Created in 2012, with 127 member states, it is the leading international body for assessing biodiversity and ecosystem services.</p>

28.12.2017

Brazilian Amazon Rainforest
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