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Zambezi River

The Dangerous First Descent of the Zambezi

Richard Bangs | Posted 03.18.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Some 350 feet below the bridge we were driving over, a mighty river coiled and cursed through a dark basalt gorge. I could see two rapids interrupting the otherwise peaceful stretch. They were pieces of effervescence, feather-white, inviting.

How the World Bank Undermines Its Own Development Goals

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.20.2013 | World
Peter Bosshard

The World Bank cannot afford to waste public resources on approaches that have failed in the past, and campaign groups will be closely watching the IDA negotiations that begin in Paris this week.

Power Tripping The Zambezi River

Anne Z. Cooke | Posted 11.11.2012 | Travel
Anne Z. Cooke

If you're a contrarian, you won't be surprised to hear that I traveled to Zambia recently and never once bothered to visit Victoria Falls.

See, It's Safe! Zambia's Tourism Minister Reportedly Bungee Jumps Over Zambezi River

Posted 01.10.2012 | World

Although the tour operator has insisted that over 150,000 people safely jumped off Victoria Falls bridge without any accidents akin to Erin Langworthy...

WATCH: Bungee Jumper Plummets Into Crocodile-Infested Waters

Posted 01.09.2012 | World

A New Year's Eve thrill-seeker had the shock of her life last week during a bungee jump at Victoria Falls bridge. 22-year-old Erin Langworthy leapt...

Rest in Peace, Ethel

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michealene Cristini Risley

Nearly one million people die from malaria each year, mostly children younger than 5 years old. How many more will die before we stop this treatable disease?

Not-So-Muddy Waters Put Millions at Risk

Lori Pottinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lori Pottinger

Healthy rivers are important for so many reasons, and climate change will only make their gifts that much more important. We need to convince hydropower advocates of the destructiveness of dams.