Take Light: An Elegy to Nigeria’s Dirty Energy Habit

A new documentary by filmmaker Shasha Nakhai tells the human story of Nigeria’s energy crisis and how people adapt in times of need. Take Light showcases a community in Port Harcourt struggling with the complex realities of an over-taxed electrical grid. The film follows Martins, an electrical lineworker who daily faces the ramifications of local residents illegally taking power from the grid. Nakhai does not paint … Continue reading Take Light: An Elegy to Nigeria’s Dirty Energy Habit

Weekly Roundup: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Keepers of the Forest Five communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo now have legal control over the forests that they depend on. This is a first for the DRC, which just recently adopted a national strategy for community forestry, which (according to research) lowers CO2 emissions and deforestation. One Heck of a Comment Thread The EPA has been temporarily thwarted from restricting the … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: An Idea Whose Time Has Come