Southern Africa’s most endangered shark just extended its range by 2,000 kilometers

Remote underwater camera image of shorttail nurse shark in Mozambique. Credit: Wildlife Conservation Society A team of marine scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has confirmed that southern Africa’s most threatened endemic shark—the Critically Endangered shorttail nurse shark (Pseudoginglymostoma brevicaudatum) – has been found to occur in Mozambique; a finding that represents a […]

How much will Africa’s growing power grid rely on renewable energy?

solar thermal power plant in Morocco

Africa’s electricity capacity is expected to double by 2030 — and with the rapidly dropping cost of renewable energy technologies, the continent might seem poised to go green. But a new analysis suggests that fossil fuels will still dominate Africa’s energy mix over the next decade. The scientists used a machine learning approach that analyzes […]