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Africa: Looking to the Land in the Climate Change Race

Mon, 2019-07-01 17:02
[IPS] United Nations -The international community still has a long way to go to chart a new, sustainable course for humanity. But the upcoming climate change meetings provide a renewed opportunity to tackle climate change head on.

Africa: How Did Elephants Evolve Such a Large Brain? Climate Change Is Part of the Answer

Mon, 2019-07-01 15:58
[The Conversation Africa] Julien Benoit, University of the Witwatersrand and Paul Manger, University of the Witwatersrand

Zimbabwe: Compensate Cyclone Idai Victims - World Bank

Mon, 2019-07-01 12:15
[New Zimbabwe] Government must consider compensation for victims of the devastating tropical storm that wreaked havoc mainly in Manicaland's south-eastern district early this year, leaving over 400 people dead and tens of thousands homeless, the World Bank (WB) has said.

Africa: Combine Efforts to Tackle Land Degradation

Mon, 2019-07-01 12:12
[SciDev.Net] Ankara, Turkey -Land degradation and desertification are rampant in several countries, especially in the developing world but combating them can be achieved only through combined efforts that include governments, scientists, the private sector and the youth, experts told a meeting.

South Africa: Coal Subsidies - SA Bags Fourth Place in G20 Climate Collapse Derby

Mon, 2019-07-01 12:10
[Daily Maverick] In 2009, the group of 20 nations promised to phase out fossil fuel subsidies in the medium term. But a new report published by the Overseas Development Institute and others demonstrates that G20 countries have tripled their support for coal-fired power in recent years. And South Africa, as Daily Maverick can now reveal, is fourth on the list -- ahead of South Korea, Indonesia and the United States.

Nigeria: Why We Cut-Off Power Supply During Rainfall - AEDC

Sun, 2019-06-30 18:29
[Premium Times] The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), says that it cuts-off electricity supply most times when it rains to save lives, properties and to protect its equipment.

Nigeria: Why Farmers Need Rainfall Prediction Now More Than Ever

Sat, 2019-06-29 14:31
[Daily Trust] As a farmer, choosing that most honourable profession over a decade ago, in Nigeria as we all know, it means all kinds of difficulties. But I'm not writing about problems today. Instead, I would like to take a look at something which many Nigerians actually benefit from without quite knowing: Weather prediction. Like I said when I began, I went into farming some years ago, and over that time, I've recorded many ups and downs, and mostly downs. However, the ups make up the most recent records, and I can cha

South Africa: Water Scarcity Is the New Normal in the Face of Climate Change

Fri, 2019-06-28 15:50
[News24Wire] Cape Town may have dodged Day Zero, but water scarcity will become the "new normal" and there is no way Capetonians can go back to using water as they did in the past, say scientists from UCT.

South Africa: Environmental Injustice in South Durban - Community Caught Between Toxic Polluters and Climate Shocks

Fri, 2019-06-28 13:40
[Daily Maverick] The South Durban community share their neighbourhood with two of the country's biggest oil refineries practically on residents' doorsteps. With air pollution killing an estimated 20,000 South Africans every year, this is yet another case of profit prioritised over people.

Africa: Finance Is the Key to Keeping Climate Talks Afloat

Fri, 2019-06-28 12:14
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Without money to make sure countries can afford to curb emissions, our global life raft will sink

Africa: More Megacities, More Pressure On Forests

Fri, 2019-06-28 12:06
[IPS] Ankara -With two-thirds of the world's population projected to be living in cities by 2050, increasing pressure continues to be placed on forests which are being cleared to make way for agricultural production.

Zimbabwe: Cyclone Idai Surges Malaria Cases in Manicaland

Thu, 2019-06-27 17:48
[263Chat] The climate change induced Cyclone Idai which left a trail of destruction in three Southern Africa countries, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi has brought another catastrophe in Manicaland province as malaria cases are on an upsurge.

Rwanda: Study Reveals Districts Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

Thu, 2019-06-27 15:17
[New Times] The districts of Gisagara, Huye and Ruhango in Southern Province, and Karongi District in the Western Province are most vulnerable to climate change, in the country, a new report indicates.

Ghana: CLAPafrica Launched in Accra to Promote Research

Thu, 2019-06-27 15:02
[Ghanaian Times] The Climate Research Alumni and Post Doctorate in Africa (CLAPafrica), a funding and networking programme which is geared toward opening opportunities in research and professional development for post-doctorate and alumni in Africa has been launched.

Liberia: EPA, UNDP Launch Climate Risk Assessment Report Today

Thu, 2019-06-27 14:44
[Observer] The workshop on Liberia's Climate Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Report attracted about 100 persons from around the 15 counties

Africa: Climate Change Threatens Peace Efforts - SIPRI

Thu, 2019-06-27 14:19
[Deutsche Welle] The largest peacekeeping missions in the world are in countries most exposed to climate change, according to a Sweden-based research institute. Without new approaches, peace doesn't stand a chance, an expert told DW.

Uganda: Climate Change Bill Waiting for Debate, Says MP

Thu, 2019-06-27 13:25
[Monitor] Kampala -The proposed law that seeks to regulate human activities on natural resources to avert the dangerous effects of climate change in the country is yet to be tabled in Parliament.

Gambia: Vice President Pays Assessment Visit to Windstorm Survivors in URR

Thu, 2019-06-27 12:27
[Foroyaa] The Vice President, Dr. Isatou Touray, made a day's assessment visit to windstorm victims in URR.

Cameroon: Fight Against Desertification - the Threat Is Not Over

Wed, 2019-06-26 17:40
[Cameroon Tribune] Desert advancement and land degradation remain a challenge for Cameroon as the World celebrates day to combat desertification and drought.

Cameroon: Responding to Agric Problems - Climate Smart Advisory Services Under Focus

Wed, 2019-06-26 17:40
[Cameroon Tribune] This was during a scientific lecture organized by the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation to mark the 'Month of Research.