Dusty air ups infant mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa

A new study in Sub-Saharan African shows that increases in dust air pollution boosts infant mortality. Climate change could make things even worse, too.

Rob Jordan-Stanford • futurity
July 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change pollution emissions childrens-health babies featured health-and-medicine sub-saharan-africa dust

Precolonial history may predict conflict in sub-Saharan Africa

New research explores the likelihood of violence in postcolonial sub-Saharan African countries.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
July 5, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: history government society-and-culture violence sub-saharan-africa ethnicity

DNA from 41 skeletons hints at first herders in Africa

DNA evidence from ancient skeletons is beginning to tell the complex story of herding and farming in East Africa.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
May 31, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: agriculture food skeletons livestock society-and-culture sub-saharan-africa

Conservation agriculture isn’t one-size-fits-all

"If you're a poor farmer in Africa, you're not going to wait several years to get positive returns. You're just worried about getting through this year."

U. Arizona • futurity
May 20, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: sustainability climate-change agriculture rural-communities farmers earth-and-environment sub-saharan-africa

What if ‘child marriage’ means older teens making choices?

Calls to end "child marriage" are prone to stereotypes, say researchers who investigated the ages and decision-making of girls and their families in Tanzania.

Jim Logan-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Feb. 28, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: teenagers gender families marriage society-and-culture sub-saharan-africa

Which is worse: Food waste or emissions from refrigeration?

Would a refrigerated supply chain for food in sub-Saharan Africa cut or increase emissions? A new study evaluates the pros and cons.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
Dec. 21, 2018 ~8 min

Tags: africa climate-change food emissions earth-and-environment sub-saharan-africa refrigeration

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