Madagascar’s Mismanaged Environment

By Bruno Salomon Ramamonjisoa Madagascar is a landmass with an abundance of biodiversity and a high percentage of endemic plant and animal life. Eighty-five percent of flowers, 39 percent of birds, 91 percent of reptiles, 99 percent of amphibians, and 100 percent of lemurs are native to the island. Despite its richness in natural resources, Madagascar faces m...
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Status and Sustainability in Malawi

By Jon Twingi Sojkowski, Hastings Jolotie, and Simon Chimwaza Malawi recently suffered severe floods, where, ironically, many of the homes destroyed were built using techniques that made the environment more susceptible to catastrophic flooding. In particular, the use of so-called burnt bricks—mud bricks that have been dried in a wood-fire kiln rather than the sun—ha...
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