The Ju/’hoansi are working with land managers to protect the surrounding Kalahari Desert lands from hot-season fires that threaten their villages and their livelihoods. A news story in the online newspaper Namibia Economist last week reported that seasonal fires, especially in the summer in southern Africa, pose a serious environmental threat. The Ju/’hoansi have been […]

In the pre-dawn hours last Wednesday morning, February 13, a fire of unknown origin completely destroyed the fish processing factory on Tristan da Cunha. The blaze ruined the major source of employment and wages in the settlement, plus it consumed the primary generator of electric power on the island. By the time the blaze was […]