Challenges of monitoring and developing environmental policy in Sub-Saharan Africa: the case of air pollution and biofuels in Ghana

Samuel Agyei-Mensah  a, Ayaga A. Bawah b, Elvis Kyere Gyeabour  a   a Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana b Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana INTRODUCTION There has been an increasing concern about the state of air quality in many cities of the developing world, especially within an African … Continue reading Challenges of monitoring and developing environmental policy in Sub-Saharan Africa: the case of air pollution and biofuels in Ghana

Graveyard of Giants: the Toxic Afterlives of Ships

Explore the hazardous world of ship-breaking with photographer Jan Møller Hansen Dr Thom Davies, Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology, University of Warwick @ThomDavies As maritime geographer Kimberley Peters writes, ‘ships and the sea occupy the edges of our consciousness; they are largely invisible and seemingly irrelevant in our everyday lives.’ And yet, as she continues, … Continue reading Graveyard of Giants: the Toxic Afterlives of Ships

A promenade of human spaces in the ‘land of the tigers’: experiences from the Indian Sundarban

Amrita Sen, Research scholar, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Email id: mailtoamrita29@gmail.com The Sundarban in India epitomises one of the largest remaining trails of riverine mangrove forests, situated at the mouth of the Ganges, before the river disperses into the Bay of Bengal. The forests are territorially shared between … Continue reading A promenade of human spaces in the ‘land of the tigers’: experiences from the Indian Sundarban

On Electronic Pyropolitics and Pure Earth Friction in Agbogbloshie

Peter C. Little, Department of Anthropology, Rhode Island College Agbogbloshie is ablaze. Featured image: Getting ready to burn a bundle of wires. Photo Credit: Peter Little For scholars and activists engaged in global environmental politics of high-tech rubbish, Agbogbloshie is a familiar name. A scrap site in Accra, Ghana, Agbogbloshie has attracted numerous international environmental … Continue reading On Electronic Pyropolitics and Pure Earth Friction in Agbogbloshie

Mapping the Toxic Remnants of War

Featured Image: A UNEP investigator assesses dozens of storage vessels for the toxic, carcinogenic and explosive missile fuel dimethylhydrazine that were abandoned by Soviet forces at a helicopter and scud missile base near Astana in Afghanistan. Credit: UNEP. Doug Weir, Toxic Remnants of War Project  Armed conflict can generate significant levels of environmental pollution and … Continue reading Mapping the Toxic Remnants of War