InfoNile’s documentary features the Flipflopi, the world’s first 100% recycled plastic boat, which sailed more than five hundred kilometers around Lake Victoria in March to bring together communities in the fight against plastic pollution.
By Sharon Atieno Just like the members of his community in Marereni, John Katana, a
Fishermen in Lake Victoria Uganda, are lamenting the effects of plastic pollution in the water body.
Environmental researchers are concerned that continued disregard of proper plastic management endangers aquatic and wildlife.
Uganda battles to legislate the single-use plastic ban
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Women specially suffer from the issue of water, because the burden of providing water to their families falls on their shoulders, they walk every day to the water distribution area, where they wait in line for hours to get to fill their water bottles.
By Hannah Evans, with additional reporting by Madison Erdall World Ocean Day is celebrated every
Lake Victoria is one of the highlights of Mwanza Region in Tanzania. The second-largest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Victoria is shared by Uganda and Kenya along with Tanzania. This reporter visited the shores of the Lake in Nyamagana District, Mwanza Region, where waste is rampant. Fishermen blame the problem on poor management of trash.
Uganda’s first oil has left indigenous communities scrambling and environmental conservation priorities on the back burner. This documentary reveals what is at stake in the Albertine Region.
Kasese communities in western Uganda face increasing danger from floods. The level of risk is more closely tied to their proximity with River Nyamwamba, which bursts its banks almost annually, displacing communities.
Water hyacinth (known as enboch to locals) is a perennial, free-floating aquatic plant, with unique qualities: The weed is one of the top ten invasive species in the world, given its extremely quick expansion rate of doubling its biomass every five days.
In Uganda’s southwestern district of Kasese, floods rip through valleys, creating paths of destruction almost every year, leaving communities displaced and in dire need of food, shelter, and safety.
A bog or bog land is a wetland that accumulates peat, a deposit of dead plant material—often mosses, and in a majority of cases, sphagnum moss. It is one of the four main types of wetlands. Other names for bogs include mire, mosses, quagmire, and muskeg.
The climate situation has become more dire. Even if countries meet their current commitments under the Paris Agreement, that would still likely lead to warming of well over 2 degrees Celsius, a level predicted to be catastrophic for human civilization.