The death toll from Cyclone Idai that ripped into Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi in March 2019 is now above 1, 000, with damages estimated at $2 billion. In 2018, more than 10, 000 people lost…

Abhas Jha |

Cyclone Idai is one of the most devastating storms to ever hit Africa, causing catastrophic damage in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe.

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Michel Matera |

Transport and disaster recovery In the Paradise, California fires of November 2018, a range of factors coalesced leaving 86 people dead and over 13, 900 homes destroyed. Fueling the fires were…

Melody Benavidez, Akiko Toya |

Firewood on bicycles as primary mode of reaching markets, Malawi. © Dejere/Shutterstock.com The jeep came to an abrupt halt, a few miles before we reached Lengwe National Park. I saw the Forest…

Hasita Bhammar |

Photo: Tony Salas | Flickr Creative Commons In my home state of California in the United States, major drought-fueled wildfires tore across the state in the latter half of 2017 setting records for…

Sunny Kaplan |

Also available in: Français  Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank There’s no question that agriculture is critical to Africa’s biggest development goals. It is fundamental for poverty reduction, economic…

Simeon Ehui |

© أورسولا مايسنر/ منظمة حفظ الطبيعة يبدأ موسم الأعاصير في شمال المحيط الأطلسي رسميا في الأول من يونيو/ حزيران، وثمة تنبؤات بأن عواصف هذا العام قد تأتي مرة أخرى أسوأ من مستوى العواصف العادية. وهذا…

Michael W. Beck, GM Lange, Siddharth Narayan |

© Ursula Meissner/The Nature Conservancy The North Atlantic hurricane season officially opens June 1, and there are predictions that storms this year could be worse than average again. That would…

Michael W. Beck, GM Lange, Siddharth Narayan |

© Ursula Meissner/The Nature Conservancy La temporada de huracanes en el Atlántico norte comienza oficialmente el 1 de junio, y se pronostica que las tormentas serán de nuevo peores que los…

Michael W. Beck, GM Lange, Siddharth Narayan |

With increased urbanization, Malawi’s cities produce a high amount of solid waste, but lack the resources to process it all. Photo Credit: Faith Tsoka. Malawi, a small country in Africa, has a…

Hestings M’bawa |