Category Archives: Environment

Kumba Saved By Wells

Yaounde, Douala, Limbe and Buea are not the only places where communities have been continuously denied potable water.  By WUMAH ACAI For most of last year and part of 2013, people in Kumba faced dry, hard times because CAMWATER was sluggish in treating and supplying much needed water to the city’s …inhabitants. The continuing scarcity […]

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Echinops Giganteus: Weed Or Giant Miracle Plant?

By Sally Sumbelle Echinops giganteus is a plant found only in three regions of Cameroon, the South West, West and the North region. Even in these regions, it is found only in some specific areas.  In the West Region, it is found in the Bafou area and in the South West Region, the plant can […]

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Cross River Gorillas At Crossroads

By Louis Nkembi  In the heart of over 90% degraded landscape of the Lebialem Division (now Lebialem Highlands) was discovered a new sub-population of the most critically endangered Cross River gorilla in 2004.  This spectacular discovery was made in an area known by conservationists and scientists as having nothing to contribute to conservation and science. […]

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Post-mortem Of CDC’s Misuse of Toxic Chemicals

AZORE OPIO & REGINA LEKE Until Banana-Link made a documentary exposing the CDC/Delmonte Tiko Banana Project’s apparent casual use of toxic chemicals to spray their banana crops, the corporation had been an adorable agro-industrial undertaking in the eyes of the public. Some of the most common nematicides and herbicides that the Tiko Banana Project uses […]

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Plastic Bags Might Bag Environmental Plague Award

It is ubiquitous – the plastic shopping bag, so handy for everything from toting groceries, newly bought dresses to disposing of pooh, may be a victim of its own success.  Plastic bags are a true menace to our ecosystems and our waste disposal goals. Barely recyclable, once discarded, they either enter our landfills or our […]

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