Cholera Prompts National Emergency in Sierra Leone


A cholera epidemic in Sierra Leone which is rapidly spreading to surrounding areas has prompted a national emergency. Read More The post Cholera Prompts National Emergency in Sierra Leone appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes News People Top News

Vegetarian in Sierra Leone

Eco-Vegan Girl

This may seem like an odd post, but it stems from a friend who wants to know how her friend can be vegetarian while living in Sierra Leone. About Sierra Leone Sierra Leone is a tropical country on the Atlantic Coast of West Africa. Wikipedia ) Food "Traditional Sierra Leonean cuisine is often adjusted to fit lacto-ovo-vegetarian demands. Do you have any experience as vegetarian in Sierra Leone, or another part of Africa?


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Peace Park to be created between Sierra Leone and Liberia

Green (Living) Review

Trans-boundary Rainforest Park will be a symbol of peace and stability The Presidents of Sierra Leone and Liberia recently met in Gola Forest, Sierra Leone, to announce the establishment of a new Trans-boundary Peace Park, to protect one of the largest remaining blocks of intact forest in the Upper Guinea Area of West Africa. As I have said since I was elected in 2007, the Gola Forests will become a National Park in Sierra Leone and mining will not be permitted.”

Yogi Warriors for Change. ~ Cassie Wilcocks

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This Certainly cuts through the Me, Me, Me Mentality of Holiday Materialism.

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only Africa Cuba disease Ebola health health workers holiday materialism sierra leone the UN tragedy virus volunteers The Canadian government is asking private health-care workers to join the fight. It seems it cannot spare more than the 40 military doctors.

Ebola for Christmas?

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only Africa Cuba disease Ebola health health workers holiday materialism sierra leone the UN tragedy virus volunteers The Canadian government is asking private health-care workers to join the fight. It seems it cannot spare more than the 40 military doctors.

WATCH: David Beckham Speaks Out Against Ebola


David Beckham is lending his support to UNICEF''s fight against the Ebola crisis by appearing in a PSA that will be broadcast across Sierra Leone. Read More The post WATCH: David Beckham Speaks Out Against Ebola appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes News People Top News david beckham

Picathartes – Africa’s strangest birds

10,000 Birds

Photo by Adam Riley (Rockjumper Birding Tours) White-necked Picathartes may also be seen in Sierra Leone, even quite close to the capital Freetown. If you want to see either of them, I would say the most reliable and easily accessible site to tick a picathartes is Bonkro in Ghana, followed by the Western Peninsula Forest Reserve near Freetown in Sierra Leone.

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How fast can Africa’s Ebola outbreak move to the Middle East?

Green Prophet

The virus, which originated in West Africa and has a 64% death rate, could be spreading from the three African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leon where it has until now been “confined” to. The disease has already killed Sierra Leone’s top Ebola treatment doctor, Shiek Umar Kahn.

Ebola virus, out of control in Africa, may be in Saudi Arabia

Green Prophet

Originally confined to three West African countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leon, the virus, found to be as much as 90% fatal in some rural areas, has now spread to neighboring Nigeria with 7 cases reported resulting in 2 deaths. Saudi health official Dr. Khalid al-Marghalani said that that the man arrived to Saudi Arabia from Sierra Leone last Sunday night.

What happens if Ebola virus joins the Hajj to Mecca?

Green Prophet

The virus, which still has no known cure, has so far resulted in more than 3,300 confirmed deaths in the three West Africa countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leon. Its director Margaret Chan, stated that the deadly virus is “beyond control” in West African countries like Liberia and Sierra. The Ebola virus, already said to be virtually out of control in west Africa, may also be threatening Saudi Arabia and other parts of the Middle East.

Your Daily Cry: Watch Why This Ballerina’s Story Blew Us Away!

Eco Chic

Singled out at the age of four in her orphanage in Sierra Leone, Michaela was called the devil’s child and ranked number 27 on her caretaker’s scale of lovability. Image from Flickr user Dance Theater of Harlem. “Never be afraid to be a poppy in a field of daffodils.” ” This advice is given by Michaela DePrince, a young ballerina who reminds us all that standing out can be a very good thing.

Diamonds Are Not the Environment’s Best Friend

Eco Friendly Daily

Sierra Leone is a prime example. Sierra Leone’s mining industry ‘officially’ contributes over 90% of the country’s export earnings. Sierra Leone is just one model of the environmental damage caused by diamond mining. A diamond may be a woman’s best friend but to all evidences purported it is certainly not the environments.

Can we talk about Cecil the Lion?

10,000 Birds

If tourists are too dim to tell Sierra Leone from Botswana or Tanzania, do we really want to rely on them to save Africa’s species? Hi there. I can’t help noticing that you’ve just posted an angry story about Cecil the Lion on your timeline.

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Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan among the world’s hungriest countries (UN report)

Green Prophet

Yemen — Village in the Manakhah District of the Sana’a Governorate in the Haraz Mountains. Some 41 countries continue to be in need of external assistance for food, with conflicts acting as the primary cause of high levels of food insecurity and adverse weather conditions – particularly rainfall shortages in Africa – acutely affecting food availability and access for millions of people, a quarterly report by the United Nations says.


Green (Living) Review

Donors can connect directly to earth-changing grassroots projects, like supporting training in solar energy at a technical institute in Sierra Leone or cultivating forests in Indonesia, ensuring even the smallest donation goes a long way.

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Abu Dhabi gives 6 rural communities $41m for off grid power

Green Prophet

Sierra Leone : $9 million was rewarded to a 6MW grid-connected solar PV project that will not only improve grid stability in a peri urban area, but also support the capital’s grid expansion. IRENA announced the first six recipients of concessional loans for off grid renewable energy projects that are “ready for the shovel,” as Director General Adnan Z. Amin put it in a press conference yesterday.

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The State of The Middle East’s Oceans – A Report

Green Prophet

Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo had the least healthiest oceans with them all score less than 40 out a 100. Find out how Middle Eastern and North African nations fared in the recent global Ocean Health Index (I’ll give you a clue – not very well). With a recent Greenpeace report urging action to tackle the toxicity of Lebanon’s water s due to trash, now seems the perfect time to look into the health of the region’s oceans.

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The Bee-eaters of Africa

10,000 Birds

The former occurs from Kakamega Forest in Kenya westwards to Cameroon and the latter from Cameroon westwards to Sierra Leone. The wonderful family Meropidae contains 27 dazzling species, of which Africa is endowed with no less than 20 species, the balance occurring across Asia and with one as far afield as Australia.

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The Eco-Friendly Wedding Planner

Eco Friendly Daily

And diamonds, from places like Sierra Leone, have become so closely associated with war, smuggling, and other conflict that the phrase blood diamonds is now familiar. It’s Valentine’s Day, and couples all over the world will be getting engaged to be married.

Sanjayan: The Art of Communication is Conservation’s Best Hope

Nature Conservancy - Science

He especially loves Africa, and from the time he was a small boy growing up in Sierra Leone, Africa has been a part of him. Sanjayan. Image credit: Ami Vitale/ Peter Kareiva is chief scientist of The Nature Conservancy. David Banks is director of the Conservancy’s Africa program.

Teaching ideas around the seven themes of the SDGs.

The Green Changemakers

Theme 2: Health and wellbeing - 7-11: Explore children's rights and use the case study of a school health club in Sierra Leone to learn more about the rights to good health, water and sanitation. Source: [link] On 25th September 2015 the United Nations will announce the sustainable development goals (SDGs), a set of goals that aim to make our planet fair, healthy and sustainable by 2030.

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Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

“Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions.

Weekend Reading 10/31/14

Sightline Daily

I have now signed up with the International Medical Corps to volunteer in Sierra Leone to run an Ebola Treatment Center… I will be in charge of a clinic team in a newly created treatment center in Lunsar, a city north of Freetown… I will be entering a world of death, despair, and confusion but also a world where human compassion and immediate medical care count the most.

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).