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Month: June 2018

Realizing the potential of Ocean based Renewable Energy Sources

Realizing the potential of Ocean based Renewable Energy Sources

Renewable Energy is  collected from renewable sources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight, wind, water and rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. Kenya has utilized four of these sources; but there is much potential for tides and waves. This is because it neighbors the Indian Ocean through its Coast region. Ocean bodies can produce two types of energy: Thermal Energy from the sun’s heat, and Mechanical Energy from the tides and waves due to gravitational forces exerted…

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Devolution provides the answer to cleaner Household Energy

Devolution provides the answer to cleaner Household Energy

Since the 1950s when we first realized the harmful effects of air pollution on our health and the eco system, governments and policy makers have been actively looking for ways and means to reduce air pollutants. in some countries, the war has been won, especially for air pollution occurring indoors to the use of low quality cooking fuels and cooking stoves. However in most developing countries, this war is far from the end, with the World Health Organization estimating that…

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Beating plastic pollution through the 4R’s lifestyle

Beating plastic pollution through the 4R’s lifestyle

This year’s World Environment Day focus was on “Beating  Plastic Pollution”. It is a United Nations led celebrations and the most significant event in the calendar as key figures stand up in the name of change. Since 1974, the day has evolved into a global crusade encouraging awareness and action to protect the environment. A  2018 UN report shows that,  100 million plastic bags used to be handed out  every year in Kenya by supermarkets alone before the ban.

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