Drones used to map climate change in Zanzibar

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Zanzibar. Photo source: ©© Peve.de


In Zanzibar, which is a series of islands off the east coast of Africa, a group is using drones to map the effects of rising sea levels and global temperatures in an effort to combat local climate change…

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An Assessment of the Impact of Sand Mining: Unguja, Zanzibar, Tanzania; By Caroline Ladlow (May 6, 2015)
Sand mining tends to occur along coastal zones due to the abundance of sand available to miners. The shoreline provides an open space without abundant vegetation, simplifying the process and providing a space where the evidence of mining will be erased with the tide. However, this contributes greatly to the coastal erosion problem that Zanzibar is already experiencing …


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