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Lake Turkana

Will the World Take Action to Stop the Destruction of a Unique Global Heritage?

Peter Bosshard | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Peter Bosshard

The member states of the World Heritage Committee have so far declined to declare Lake Turkana a World Heritage in Danger. They have instead asked the Ethiopian government to avert the destruction of Lake Turkana by carrying out a strategic environmental assessment of the projects in the Omo Valley. Yet so far, the Ethiopian government has thumbed its nose at the UN body.

Ethiopia Pushes River Basin Toward Hydrological Disaster

Lori Pottinger | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
Lori Pottinger

Most significantly, the changes in river flow caused by the dam and the irrigation schemes could cause a huge drop in the water levels of Kenya's Lake Turkana, the world's largest desert lake and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Can Lake Turkana Be Saved?

Lori Pottinger | Posted 02.12.2014 | Green
Lori Pottinger

For hundreds of thousands of people who call the lake environment home, these changes could bring a slow death of their livelihoods and communities.

Discovery Could Solve This Country's Water Crisis

AP | Posted 09.13.2013 | Impact

NAIROBI, Kenya -- A remote region of Kenya that suffers from frequent droughts may soon be flush with water after the discovery of huge underground aq...

Huge Prehistoric Beast May Have Swallowed Humans Whole, Scientists Say

Posted 05.09.2012 | Science

By: OurAmazingPlanet Staff Published: 05/07/2012 04:28 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet Scientists have announced the discovery of a newfound crocodile ...

China's Biggest Bank "Not a Mercenary" in Africa

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Bosshard

If ICBC declines to fund Gibe 3, China's biggest bank will demonstrate that it respects international environmental standards in its funding decisions.