Sacred forests of Ethiopia: how they can be recreated anywhere

Low Impact

This weekend I was uplifted by the moving account of the holy forests of Ethiopia, their hermits, and the people working to preserve and restore the highland forests to their original glory.

Aora’s solar tulips start shining in Ethiopia, without water!

Green Prophet

Seen miles away the sky-high tulips have found a new commercial home – in Ethiopia, the company announced last week in a press statement. We all may know that Ethiopia has grand ambitions to grow its economy fast and is creating the Renaissance Dam to hold back water from Egypt’s Nile to create hydro power. “The news announced [last week] about AORA ‘s newest site in Ethiopia is different,” she tells us.


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One Million Trees for Ethiopia

Green Living Ideas

“One Million Trees For Ethiopia&# is the story of how one person can make a difference for the environment- it’s a local story that carries international meaning. Gashaw Tahir is an American citizen who [.] [ One Million Trees for Ethiopia from Green Living Ideas ]. Tags: Landscaping Videos Deforestation Ethiopia deforestation Gashaw Tahir One Million Trees for Ethiopia planting one million trees Steven Greenstreet

Ethiopia’s New Solar-Powered Cell Phone Charging & Water Service

Green Prophet

Villagers gather around a kiosk in Afto, Ethiopia to charge their cell phones using solar power and to fill up their jerry cans with UV clean water. Out in the middle of nowhere Ethiopia, fresh water and electricity are hard to come by. While this may not seem like high science, particularly compared to some of the massive solar developments popping up all over our region, in Ethiopia, this center could mean the difference between life and death.

Could Ethiopia’s Geothermal Exploration Relax Dam Plans?

Green Prophet

Given that 85 percent of the country’s residents lack access to electricity, it is no surprise that Ethiopia has pursued an aggressive hydropower plan. Towards the end of last month, the Development Bank of Ethiopia unveiled plans to spend USD 20 million to explore sites in the country that have especially good geothermal potential. Business & Politics Cleantech, Science & Technology Climate Change Ethiopia Geothermal Grand Renaissance Dam renewable energy

Field Report: Green Education in Ethiopia

Blue Earth

I am now on a flight back from Ethiopia (located near the horn of East Africa, surrounded by Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Eritrea). Ethiopia and Sub-Saharan Africa are coming out of a 15-year drought with a rainy season that has already produced the best rainfall in 30 years. Its mission is to provide cutting-edge self generating primary education in Ethiopia. It is a good omen that Ethiopia is bootstrapping itself to a cleaner prosperity instead.

From Ethiopia to Georgia: Reclaiming Nature’s Lullaby

Cool Green Science

I grew up in Ethiopia during one of the worst political upheavals in the country’s history. I would spend hours pretending the trees were green curtains which, when they parted, would reveal the majestic mountains that surround Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital city. Sapelo Island’s beauty, like Ethiopia’s, is barbed. Essay conservation essay Ethiopia Georgia LEAF nature''s value people and nature Blaine Sergew. By Blaine Sergew.

Ethiopia Can’t Afford The New Nile Dam

Green Prophet

Ethiopia insists it will build the Grand Millennium Dam, but there is no money behind the words. Defiant Ethiopia is proceeding with its plan to build the Grand Millennium Dam on the Nile river , but what kind of dam can they build without cash flow? But just how seriously need they take Ethiopia’s posturing? Considered the greater source of flow, the Blue Nile originates at Lake Tana in Ethiopia before merging with the faster-flowing White Nile river in Khartoum.

Egypt Gets Testy Over Ethiopia’s Giant Renaissance Dam

Green Prophet

As Ethiopia continues with its plans to build the Grand Renaissance Dam in order to meet the country’s burgeoning energy shortfall, Egypt is starting to worry that the hastily planned hydroelectric plant will put its own water supplies at considerable risk. Ethiopia still hasn’t secured sufficient funding to get the project off the ground, and if it does get funding from the World Bank or similar development organizations, it will likely come with peaceable conditions.

Man Bikes 500 Miles for Ethiopia’s Forests

Green Prophet

A man who belongs to Ethiopia’s chapter of the Global Power Shift youth environmental activism network biked nearly 500 miles in just two months in order to draw attention to the nation’s shrinking forests. . 31-year-old Yohannes Gizaw is determined to heal Ethiopia’s forests, and his recent tour through the country could help ensure that he is not alone in this mammoth undertaking.

Ethiopia Unveils First Electric Vehicle

Eco Friendly Daily

Following these advances, the country of Ethiopia recently announced their first electric car. In addition to large amounts of poverty, taxes on vehicles are extremely high in Ethiopia- going as high as 100 percent or more. Carlo Pironti, who is the general manager of the company producing the vehicles- Freestyle PLC, stated: “Ethiopia in [the] future will have lots of power supply. Ethiopia may in fact have increased amounts of energy in the future.

Ethiopia Gives Revolutionary Egypt A Break Over Nile River

Green Prophet

Ethiopia has agreed to hold off on an agreement that could dispossess Egypt of its historical monopoly of the Nile River. The two countries have been locked in a struggle after Ethiopia began construction on the massive Millennium Dam Project earlier this year. Egypt send a 47 member delegation to Ethiopia to smooth out the Nile River conflict. More on Ethiopia, Egypt, and the new Nile Dam: Defiant Ethiopia to Proceed with Massive Nile Dam.

UNESCO Urges Ethiopia To Halt Gibe III Dam

Green Prophet

On its list of dams to be constructed, Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam project (formerly known as the Grand Millennium Dam) has drawn passionate commentary to our site. And despite activism from International Rivers and other organizations concerned with the affect that Gibe III will have on northern Kenya’s already impoverished people, Ethiopia has not agreed to conduct environmental or social impact assessments. Defiant Ethiopia to Proceed with Massive Nile Dam.

Defiant Ethiopia To Proceed With Massive Dam On The Nile River

Green Prophet

Ethiopia has plans to grab hold of a bigger share of the river despite Egypt’s long held monopoly. Defiant of Egypt’s historic monopoly over its flow, Ethiopia is pushing ahead with a controversial plan to build a massive dam on the Nile river. Buoyed by President Hosni Mubarak’s recent ouster, and undaunted by criticism, Ethiopia insists that it will proceed with its plan even without international support. Waterfalls on the Blue Nile.

Ethiopia builds Nile dam, half of Egyptian farmland might disappear

Green Prophet

If you are from Ethiopia, Sudan or Egypt your concerns are very different. And this is a serious time and the world needs to get involved, especially those funding renewable energy projects: Ethiopia is about to finish the largest hydro-electric dam in Africa and the 7th largest in the world.

Saudi Star Among Firms Behind Thousands of Forced Relocations in Ethiopia

Green Prophet

This image taken in the western Gambella region of Ethiopia shows irrigation canals being dug by the agricultural firm owned by Saudi-Ethiopian billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi. Last week BBC News reported that 70,000 indigenous people have been forced to relocate in the western Gambella region of Ethiopia to new villages that lack adequate resources for their survival. More on Ethiopia and Land Grabs: Global Land Grabs: Benefits, Emerging Dangers, and Growing Anxieties.

Futuristic dome collectors collect dew for drinking water and crops

Green Prophet

Still another device, called the Roots Up Dew Collector , is now being developed for Ethiopia in a project together with the University of Gondar. Roots Up is an organization based in northern Ethiopia that is working together with local farmers to help them use more sustainable agricultural methods to produce crops. Design Green Tech and Gadgets Dew drinking water Ethiopia Harvesting water from the air is not a new idea.

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The Dam that May Damn Egypt’s Future

Green Prophet

In a strange and surprising twist, Egypt says it will consider participating with its neighbour Ethiopia in the construction of the Renaissance Dam , a project which it had staunchly opposed (and even suggested sabotaging). The dam known formally as the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will provide much-needed hydro-power to Ethiopia, but downstream it is expected to change the face of the Mighty Nile and the Fertile Crescent as we know it.

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Egypt Losing its Mighty Nile Drop by Drop

Green Prophet

Ethiopia and other African countries upstream have plans to divert Nile River water. Egypt does not recognize a recent agreement signed by Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, that seeks to allow irrigation and hydroelectric projects to go ahead without Cairo’s consent. Ethiopia, for instance, is planning a series of dams along the Nile to generate electricity. Business & Politics Water Egypt Ethiopia Nile water

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Finally – A Team of Experts to Evaluate Impact of Massive Ethiopian Dam

Green Prophet

The future of the Nile River still hangs in the balance, but at least a team of experts are committed to evaluating the potential impact of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam. The politics surrounding Ethiopia’s Grand Millennium Renaissance Dam changes only slightly more frequently than the project’s name, and we are excited to bring you one of the most positive updates since the saga began.

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2012: Thousands facing displacement due to Middle Eastern land grab

Green Prophet

From Ethiopia, Tanzania and the Congo, I look back on what has been bad year for land grabs. Ethiopia. The HRW report Ethiopia: Forced Relocations Bring Hunger, Hardship , remarked that 1.5 Saudi Star Among Firms Behind Thousands of Forced Relocations in Ethiopia. Business & Politics Africa land grab Ethiopia land grabs Saudi Star Tanzania

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Egypt runs to Saudi for help over Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam

Green Prophet

That seems to be the prevailing thought among Egyptian officials at a loss to resolve the ongoing dispute with Ethiopia over Nile water rights. . At one point it seemed that the two countries might be able to resolve their differences over the Renaissance Dam construction project in Ethiopia, which threatens Egypt’s already precarious water supply. Related: Saudi Star Among Firms Behind Thousands of Forced Relocations in Ethiopia. “A

Agriculture and Water Connect Israel to Africa

Green Prophet

Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon, landed on Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Business & Politics Food & Health Water agriculture Congo Egypt Ethiopia Israel Netanyahu Nile River Sudan Uganda waterHe continued on to Uganda and Kenya, where he will inaugurate two Israeli-cooperation projects in agriculture and health.

Israel Strengthens Environmental Ties to Africa: Part 2

Green Prophet

The memorandum is aimed at addressing food security through partnerships with farmers in Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Rwanda. While MASHAV has similar programs in Benin, Kenya, Ethiopia and Niger, TIPA is devoted primarily to farmers in Senegal, where 75 percent of the population is involved with farming. “We The Horn of Africa – including Ethiopia, Kenya, both North and South Sudan – influences the shipping lanes to Eilat in southern Israel.

Meet Coach Cass, the Millennial Face of African travel

Eco Chic

Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, and Ethiopia. Featured Heroines Africa african women black women coach cass dance Eco Travel ecotravel ethical travel Ethiopia ghana girltrek Kenya nigeria South Africa Tanzania travel uganda woman-only travel women's travelRaise your hand if you, like me, have ever scrolled through your Instagram feed and all-but-drooled over photos of epic scenery in the far reaches of the world. Don’t be shy, I too am raising my hand. .

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Saudi Takes a Chunk of Nile Water to Feed its Cows

Green Prophet

Ethiopia has been particularly vociferous, though the main instigator of a slew of new damns and hydroelectricity projects , former Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, died in August, 2012. Food & Health Ethiopia Land Grab Nile River Saudi StarLand grabs are old news, but National Geographic has taken a closer look at Saudi’s African interests in particular and the resulting story is startling.

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Great Green Wall of Trees for Africa

Green Living Ideas

Tags: Climate Change/Global Warming Africa Burkina Faso Chad climate change Djibouti Eritrea Ethiopia GEF Global Environment Facility global warming Great Green Wall Mali Mauritania Niger Nigeria Sahel-Sahara Senegal Sudan United Nations United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification World Day to Combat Desertification

A plague of David Attenborough

Green Blog

Attenborough cited Ethiopia as his only example of the natural world fighting back against the human plague. “We We keep putting on programmes about famine in Ethiopia; that’s what’s happening. Clearly, reducing population would not make Ethiopia any less vulnerable to mass hunger. Ethiopia actually produces much more food per person today than it did when the population was much smaller. Cruel irony: the hungriest people in Ethiopia are farmers.

Panning for Gold in the World’s Poorest Countries: A Toxic Story

Eco Chic

When I was conducting field interviews about dam displacement in rural Ethiopia in 2012 I stumbled across a community activity I did not expect to find: panning for gold in the Nile River. Worldchanging Women ethiopia gold Jewelry laos mercury poisoning mining Toxins Gumuz boy panning for gold in the Blue Nile River © Jennifer Veilleux 2012. By: Jennifer Veilleux.

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The Nile River and who’s giving a “dam” over its future

Green Prophet

Ethiopia is dead set on constructing a giant dam over their part of the mighty river. This project, which was planned for the Blue Nile by Ethiopia, is just a part the water problems of population dense Egypt; which also loses a significant part of Nile River water from other sources : evaporation, leaky water pipe infrastructure, and from vegetation growing on the banks of the Nile and on river islands. Ethiopia is an energy-poor country that is also plagued by drought and famine.

UN: extreme weather is becoming more frequent and costly

A Greener Life

One of those events is the 1983 drought in Ethiopia which is the single most fatal event causing 300,000 deaths, and Hurricane Katrina in the US which was the costliest, at $163.6 Hurricane Katrina which devastated New Orleans in 2005. Photo credit: AP Photo / Phil Coale. By Anders Lorenzen.

Doherty: Ethiopian diet the best

Green (Living) Review

Jimmy Doherty''s new documentary The World''s Best Diet has found people living in impoverished, rural Ethiopia eat more healthily than the average Brit. In his new Channel 4 documentary, the farmer and co-presenter Kate Quilton head to the likes of Ethiopia, France, Mexico and around the UK, to find out how our diets impact our health.

The power of clean energy for refugees

Green Prophet

Renewables for refugee settlements: Sustainable energy access in humanitarian situations , released at the Global Refugee Forum currently taking place in Geneva, examines the energy needs at refugee camps and identifies renewables-based solutions for four sites in Iraq and Ethiopia.

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Egypt Holds On Tight To Nile Water Rights

Green Prophet

Since 1929, Egypt has held a near-monopoly on the water, but last year Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda signed the Entebbe Treaty that neither Egypt nor Sudan recognize in order to arrest that monopoly. At the beginning of April 2011, Ethiopia started construction on the Grand Millennium Dam near Sudan. Egypt asked permission to conduct an assessment to gauge the impact of the 6,000MW hydropower plant on its own water supply, but Ethiopia refused.

How Climate Change Could Affect New Nile Dam

Green Prophet

Climate change could derail Ethiopia’s grand plan to produce 15,000 MW of electricity with a series of controversial dams. The initial rhetoric surrounding Ethiopia’s Grand Millennium Dam seems to have subsided, but the plans to proceed with Africa’s largest hydroelectric plant are still very much in place. In 2009, Ethiopia submitted its Environmental Impact Assessment for another controversial dam, Gibe III. Defiant Ethiopia To Proceed with Nile River Dam.

Ancient Egyptian River Could be Revived for Farming

Green Prophet

Ethiopia is pushing an intense agenda to improve its energy infrastructure with hydroelectric plants, including a plan to build the controversial Grand Millenium Dam thought by critics to be an inevitable environmental and social disaster. Of course, these ambitions threaten Egypt’s longstanding monopoly of the Nile River, even though its headwaters are in Ethiopia.

Monster locust swarm attacks Middle East and Africa

Green Prophet

It’s the worst for Ethiopia and Somalia in 25 years and the worst for Kenya had experienced in over 70 years. The locust outbreak in Yemen. There is a real life plague of biblical proportions happening now in East Africa.

Study: Popular Coffee Bean May Be Gone By 2080 Due To Warming

Eco Friendly Daily

The Arabica bean is one of the most popular coffee beans with the top exporter being Brazil, followed by Columbia and Ethiopia. Researchers from the Royal Botanic Gardens in the UK and the Environment and Coffee Forest Forum in Ethiopia reviewed climate models for 2020, 2050 and 2080. These issues include significant deforestation in Ethiopia and other locations where the beans grow.

Where Have all the Wild Asses Gone?

Green Prophet

Equus africanus used to be found as far north as Morocco’s Atlas Mountains and as far east as the Arabian peninsular, but now only a few hundred of them are left in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Sudan. It is believed that 10 African wild asses still remain in Somalia and 160 in Ethiopia, where they are commonly hunted for meat and medicine. The donkey’s ancestor, African Wild Asses once lived all over North Africa, but now they are critically endangered.

Poisoning Vultures Will Come Back to Bite Us

Nature Conservancy - Science

Ethiopia, located in the Horn of Africa and containing the headwaters of the Blue Nile, may be one of the last strongholds for Africa’s vultures. Three – the near threatened bearded vulture , endangered Egyptian vulture , and critically endangered hooded vulture – are found in what may be their highest population densities in Ethiopia. At the same time, the team will place camera traps at abattoirs (slaughterhouses) across Ethiopia. The world’s vultures are in crisis.

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Bamboo WarkaWater tower harvests potable water from air

Green Prophet

On a recent trip to Ethiopia, Italian designer Arturo Vittori discovered how collecting water is both dangerous and time-consuming – especially for women and children. Life in the dry northeastern corner of Ethiopia is hard. Like a wild fig tree, it is native to Ethiopia, and often provides shade and a rendezvous spot for traditional gatherings among Pastoral Ethiopian communities.

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Frankincense is Soon to be the Ghost of Christmas Past

Green Prophet

After studying dozens of Boswellia tree populations in Ethiopia, from which much of the world’s frankincense is derived, scientists predict that within the next 15 years, 50 % of the world’s supply will be lost. ” Oman and Yemen cut down the trees systematically, and in Ethiopia they are being cleared for agriculture. Frankincense burners such as those depicted above could eventually become unnecessary as frankincense supplies dwindle. We all know the story.

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Climate change should be top foreign policy priority, G7 study says

Green (Living) Review

Citing conflicts in Syria and Mali and land grabs in Ethiopia, it warns that problems exacerbated by climate change – such as food insecurity, competition for water and land, migration and displacement – could leave fragile states unable to provide for their citizens.

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