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Plastic And Papyrus Used In Restoration Project
2012-09-20 11:52:24

Environmental scheme funded by the German REWE Group aims to create 'floating islands' of recycled plastic bottles, containing the plant used to make the first paper Plans are being implemented to create plastic floating islands containing papyrus plants to help protect the ecosystems of a renowned lake in the Rift Valley, Kenya. The German REWE Group is funding a papyrus restoration partnership between UK-owned tea producer and flower grower Finlays and Dr David Harper, a Senior...

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2010-02-08 12:30:00

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, the UK is gearing itself up to import tens of thousands of roses to send to loved ones as a symbol of affection. However, across the world, Kenya sees an increasingly devastated ecosystem as this tradition continues. If you are lucky enough to receive a rose, you are usually more concerned with who it is from, not where it is from, and that is the problem Dr David Harper, Senior Lecturer from the University of Leicester's Department of Biology, has...

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2009-02-13 16:29:02

Ecology and conservation biologist at the University of Leicester, Dr David Harper, who has conducted research for over 25 years at Lake Naivasha in Kenya, today warned that cut-price Valentine roses exported for sale in the UK were 'bleeding that country dry'. Dr Harper, of the University's Department of Biology where he is a senior lecturer, claimed that cheap roses grown by companies that had no concern for the environment were having a devastating effect on the ecology of Lake Naivasha -...

2008-07-17 03:00:21

Text of report by Lucas Barasa entitled: "10 Rift Valley MPs reject Raila plan on Mau" published by Kenyan privately-owned newspaper Daily Nation website on 17 July, subheadings inserted editorially Ten MPs have rebelled against Prime Minister Raila Odinga over the Mau forest [southwest Kenya] evictions and told their constituents not to leave the area by October as agreed at a meeting on Tuesday [15 July]. The move by the ODM [Orange Democratic Movement] MPs was in disregard of party...

2006-01-27 08:49:51

NAIVASHA, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police burned down the homes of some 4,000 people in an effort to stop them from squatting in a Rift Valley forest, residents said on Friday Settlers living in the valley's Eburru forest near the town of Naivasha in central Kenya spent Thursday night out in the cold after police set more than 300 houses on fire in an attempt to flush them out and keep them from returning to the forest. "We shall not stop the exercise until we get rid of all those...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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