Cameroon’s Cocoa Makes a Comeback

In this special Earth Focus report, farmers in Cameroon are discovering the link between disaster preparedness and cocoa production. Extreme climate variation in the country is making cocoa plants — one of Cameroon’s leading crops — vulnerable to pests and …

The Kaza: Mega Conservation Zone

Five African countries — Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe — agreed in August 2011 to create the 29 million hectare Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area or Kaza. The area not only allows elephants to roam free across borders, but …

India: The Carbon Con

The true cost of carbon offsetting. A plant owned by India’s energy giant Reliance Power may become the largest coal power project awarded carbon credits under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) — which lets industrialized countries offset their pollution …