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Nigeria: Anambra Flood Victims Seek Assistance

Thu, 2020-10-15 09:56
[This Day] Flood victims in the riverine areas of Anambra State, particularly Umueze Anam community of Anambra West Local Government Area, have cried out for help, saying they now sleep on bridges in the area.

Kenya: Nyando Schools Merged as Raging Floods Wreak Havoc

Thu, 2020-10-15 09:38
[Nation] Some schools in Nyando constituency have been forced to merge due to flooding. They have moved learners in Grade Four, Class Eight, and Form Four to other schools not affected by floods.

Africa: Look Beyond Forests for Cost-Effective Nature Restoration, Governments Urged

Thu, 2020-10-15 08:40
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -- Safeguarding other ecosystems, such as wetlands, in tropical regions could deliver major benefits for the climate and biodiversity, researchers say

Africa: Working Animals - A Versatile Green Power Source

Thu, 2020-10-15 08:39
[IPS] New York -- As we prepare to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), it is time to recognise the role of working animals in livelihood systems, addressing climate change and in human health, which has been overlooked for too long. The Working Animal Alliance seeks to change this.

Africa: Gallup-Lloyd's Register Poll Highlights Africa's Worries About Climate Change & Risks of Harm

Wed, 2020-10-14 23:38
[FEEEDS] Washington, DC --  Dr. Robin Renee Sanders is CEO of FEEEDS® and former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Republic of Congo, ECOWAS, and National Security Council Director for Africa

Africa: Mars Achieves 'Deforestation-Free' Palm Oil - What About the Rest?

Wed, 2020-10-14 17:38
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Effort is needed to help all producers stick to green standards, rather than just cutting out those who don't, say forest experts

Africa: Not Personal Enough - Why Climate Change Is Not Yet a Top Priority

Wed, 2020-10-14 17:28
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] In wealthy countries, relatively few people feel affected by climate threats - but that won't last, climate security experts say

Africa: Nitrogen Emissions From Rising Fertiliser Use Threaten Climate Goals

Wed, 2020-10-14 17:25
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The agriculture sector was the biggest contributor to the rise in N2O emissions, which threatens efforts to curb global warming

Africa: The Future's Not in Plastics

Wed, 2020-10-14 17:01
[AfricaFocus] "The petrochemical industry is already facing record-low plastic feedstock prices as a result of massive overcapacity. And yet, it plans to expand supply for virgin plastics use by a quarter at a cost of at least $400 billion in the next 5 years, risking huge losses for investors. The plastics industry is a bloated behemoth, ripe for disruption. ... Meanwhile, 36% of plastic is used only once, 40% ends up polluting the environment and less than 10% is actually recycled." - Carbon Tracker Initiative

Malawi: Heavy Rains Claim Two Lives, Hundreds of Households Destitute in Mchinji

Wed, 2020-10-14 16:35
[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -- Heavy and stormy rains that fell on October 6 in Mchinji District have left two people dead and over 248 households destitute in the area of Traditional Authority Mavwere in the district.

Malawi: Nkhotakota District Expected to Have Bumper Yields

Wed, 2020-10-14 16:26
[Malawi News Agency] Nkhotakota -- Nkhotakota district is expected to have more yields this year than last season following the increase in number of farmers that will benefit from Affordable Inputs Program (AIP).

Tanzania: Brace for More Rains, Tma Warns

Wed, 2020-10-14 15:42
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- The Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) yesterday issued a weather alert for Dar es Salaam residents, asking them to brace for more rains today.

Tanzania: Recurrent Rain Misery in Dar Can Be Mitigated

Wed, 2020-10-14 15:42
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam was yesterday brought to a standstill by a daylong downpour, which left many parts of the city under water. The Tanzania Meteorological Authority has predicted two more days of heavy rain in the sprawling metropolis of more than 5 million inhabitants, which means that more misery is on the way.

South Africa: Extinction Rebellion Picket Standard Bank Over Oil Pipeline Finance

Wed, 2020-10-14 15:28
[GroundUp] Protesters say the bank is contradicting its endorsement of the Paris Climate Agreement

Nigeria: Govt Donates Relief Materials to Kogi Flood Victims

Wed, 2020-10-14 13:35
[Premium Times] The relief items were approved to complement the efforts of the State Government in providing succour to the affected persons in 10 local government areas of the state.

Africa: 2020 Equator Prize Winners Show Nature-Based Solutions Ahead of UN Biodiversity Summit

Wed, 2020-10-14 13:20
[UNDP] New York -- The 11th Equator Prize Award Ceremony honoured 10 Indigenous and local communities from across the world in a virtual gala event, delivering a powerful message of local leadership to the UN Biodiversity Summit and the UN General Assembly.

Ethiopia: Commission to Establish Environmental Tribunal

Wed, 2020-10-14 11:39
[Ethiopian Herald] Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission announced that it has been working to establish the first environmental tribunal that will hear cases relating to environmental issues so as to mitigate environmental degradation.

Kenya: Residents Urged to Move to Safer Grounds as Turkwel Dam Nears Spillover

Wed, 2020-10-14 10:56
[Nation] Turkana County Commissioner Muthama Wambua has warned adamant residents living near the banks of River Turkwel of imminent massive destruction and displacement, noting that the Turkwel Dam is nearing its spillage level of 1,150 meters above sea level.

Tanzania: Heavy Rain Pounds, Paralyses Dar Environs

Wed, 2020-10-14 09:30
[Daily News] DAR ES SALAAM Region came to a standstill on Tuesday after a heavy downpour paralysed transport in some major roads in the city, including disrupting the much-dependable Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along Morogoro road.

Africa: Covid-19 Is a Wake-Up Call to Invest in Resilience

Wed, 2020-10-14 08:59
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Failing to plan for climate change will be similarly damaging and costly