What began as an experiment is slowly turning the fortunes of hundreds of villagers around in Shimoni, Kwale county.

Shades for drying seaweeds at Kibuyuni village

Tapping the opportunities being offered by the blue economy, a group of women has embarked on a rare but sustainable project that…

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At the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, more than 200 nations passed a resolution to eliminate plastic pollution in our seas. Although it's not a legally binding treaty, it could pave the way to one.

More than 200 countries have promised to turn the tide on throwaway…

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Kenya has joined 40 other countries across the world in the fight against ocean and sea pollution as part of interventions to roll back the consequences of an increasingly polluted planet.

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort staff collect plastic trash along the Indian Ocean beach on September 16, 2017.…

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More than 200 countries signed a U.N. resolution in Nairobi on Wednesday to eliminate plastic pollution in the sea, a move some delegates hoped would pave the way to a legally binding treaty.

If current pollution rates continue, there will be more plastic in the sea than…

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Environment ministers from across the world on Saturday welcomed Kenya’s plastic bag ban.

A heap of discarded plastic bags on a street of Nakuru town on August 28, 2017. Use of plastic bags have been banned in Kenya. Photo/AMOS KERICH

National Environment Management Authority director general Geoffrey Wahungu…

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As its human handlers step aside, Kenzo struggles out of the harness, pushes hard with its flippers on the sand, and slides into small waves specked with bits of plastic trash.

Growing mounds of plastic in the oceans and on beaches are often fatal for sea turtles ©…

Read more: Sea turtles’ sad fate: from restaurant menus to plastic ‘soup’