Hydro and Fossil Fuels Powering Sub-Saharan Africa’s Electricity Growth

They were the top sources of growth between 2005 and 2015. Hydropower and fossil fuel generation have been powering the electricity growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Latest figures from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reveal they were the top sources of growth between 2005 and 2015. During that period, …

World’s Largest Desert Growing Even Larger, Partly Due to Climate Change

The Sahara Desert—which takes up about 3.6 million square miles of northern Africa—is growing ever larger, signaling daunting news for people living in the Sahel border region who stand to lose valuable arable land to the expanding desert. The boundaries of the world’s largest hot desert, already around the size …