Science alone won’t save humpback dolphins

There are fewer than 500 Indian Ocean humpback dolphins (Sousa plumbea) remaining in South African waters. Science alone will not bring them back from the brink of extinction -- we also need a multi-stakeholder Conservation Management Plan to boost their numbers. This is according to research focusing on the conservation status of the little-known humpback dolphin which can be found along the south and east coast from False Bay to Kosi Bay.

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How does a flood become a disaster?

What are the causes, patterns and effects of disastrous river flood? An international group of researchers has investigated this question in a recent review article. The short answer: It's complicated. What is certain, however, is that there is an opposing trend of property damage and personal injury. Since the 1990s, the number of fatalities from river floods has declined worldwide, but the amount of damage has risen sharply. The researchers attribute the decline in casualties to improved flood warning, technical protection measures and heightened hazard awareness.

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An action agenda for Africa’s electricity sector

A new scientific article outlines how to undertake the much-needed expansion and modernization of Africa's electricity sector. The article highlights the crucial role that international partnerships such as the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative have to play in achieving this goal.

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