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Hope Mwanake ‘Kenyan Scientist’ Builds With Bottles To Beat Plastic Pollution

Hope Mwanake ‘Kenyan Scientist’ Builds With Bottles To Beat Plastic Pollution

Hope Mwanake understands the plastic pollution crisis facing Kenya better than most. An environmental scientist who ran a waste collection service in Kenya’s central town of Gilgil, she witnessed first hand the mountains of plastic buckets, bottles and jerry cans discarded by residents, hotels, shops and schools. “We were just dumping all the plastic in […]

Energy Aid Neglects ‘Health Emergency’ Fuelled By Dirty Cooking

Energy Aid Neglects ‘Health Emergency’ Fuelled By Dirty Cooking

Governments, development banks and businesses are providing less than 1% of the money needed each year to wean 3 billion people off dirty, health-harming cooking by an international deadline of 2030, new data on energy access showed on Tuesday. In 2017, the latest figures available, funding commitments for clean cooking in 20 countries in sub-Saharan […]

Music Helps Your Productivity

Music Helps Your Productivity

Music isn’t just a means of entertaining ourselves: it can also encourage creativity and help us become more productive. Listening to music can also be therapeutic, relieving feelings of stress so you can concentrate better. Research has found that certain types of music can be beneficial to us while we work. Some types of music […]

South Africa’s Eskom Plans First Major Battery Storage Project

South Africa’s Eskom Plans First Major Battery Storage Project

South Africa’s state-run power firm Eskom said on Tuesday it is planning its first major battery storage project as President Cyril Ramaphosa seeks to boost renewable energy usage and reduce the country’s reliance on coal. Prince Moyo, general manager for power delivery engineering at Eskom, told Reuters that the battery storage project would be rolled […]

Uganda Power Distributor Umeme To Spend $1.2 bln To Expand Grid

Uganda Power Distributor Umeme To Spend $1.2 bln To Expand Grid

Ugandan power distributor Umeme Ltd plans to spend $1.2 billion in the next seven years to revamp and expand the grid and has hired an adviser to explore options for raising the money, the company’s chief executive said on Wednesday. The investments will be used to prepare for an expected rise in power expected to […]

Are You Surrounded By Men? Manage Up Properly

Are You Surrounded By Men? Manage Up Properly

Some of this can be related to being a woman, some of it cannot. Working and thriving in a male-dominated industry brings with it ups and downs. My world has evolved at a dizzyingly fast pace and I’ve enjoyed the ride. I don’t have regrets, but I do have advice for women in the early […]

Don’t Expect a Big Commodity Shakeup Next Year, World Bank Says

Don’t Expect a Big Commodity Shakeup Next Year, World Bank Says

If you’re trading commodities next year: look for small upticks in oil and crops. But overall, raw-material prices may get stuck in a bit of a lull. That’s according to a report issued Thursday by analysts for the Washington-based World Bank. The bank forecasts an index of energy products to climb 4 percent in 2018, […]

Is It Time To Detox?

Is It Time To Detox?

It’s that time of year again — when people start talking about “detoxing” their body after a long winter of being cooped up indoors and taking in heavier foods. But what is detoxification? Is it just a fad, or is it something that you can benefit from? Detoxification is the process whereby you eliminate toxic […]

Aliko Dangote To Invest Up To $50 Billion In U.S., Europe

Aliko Dangote To Invest Up To $50 Billion In U.S., Europe

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, plans to invest $20 billion to $50 billion in the U.S. and Europe by 2025, in industries including renewable energy and petrochemicals. The 60-year-old Nigerian cement tycoon aims to move into these territories for the first time in 2020 after completing almost $5 billion of agricultural projects and an $11 […]

Simple Daily Strategies to Supercharge Your Energy

Simple Daily Strategies to Supercharge Your Energy

Early mornings, late nights, commitments, demands, responsibilities and expectations can make us feel like we’re a sponge that has been squeezed dry of one of our most precious resources: energy. When we walk around feeling like this day after day, it negatively affects almost every aspect of life. From our health and careers to our […]

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