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Africa: Rapid Behaviour Change: a COVID-19 Lesson for the Climate Crisis?

Thu, 2020-04-23 08:42
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] We're changing what we do quickly to respond to the pandemic - could we do the same to respond to climate threats?

Africa: Climate Activists Will Emerge Stronger From Coronavirus Crisis - Greta Thunberg

Thu, 2020-04-23 06:54
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -The COVID-19 pandemic has forced campaigning online, but school strikers have not lost hope and will continue to push hard for green change, says Swedish teenager

Africa: On Earth Day, It's Time to Recover Our Insurgent Roots and Retool the World

Thu, 2020-04-23 06:52
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] It's time again for an interconnected movement for the health of our earth, the health of our families, and the health of our economy

Africa: Q&A - As Earth Day Turns 50, Founder Denis Hayes Takes Stock

Thu, 2020-04-23 06:48
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Seattle -Hayes reflects on the legacy of the first Earth Day, the threat of climate change, and where he sees the environmental movement headed now

Kenya: Six Killed in Nyanza and South Rift as Floods Hit Villages

Wed, 2020-04-22 15:08
[Nation] Heavy rains have left a trail of destruction in parts of Nyanza and the South Rift where at least six people had died in the past 48 hours and hundreds of families have been displaced.

Namibia: Rain Destroys Epupa Farmers' Hard Work

Wed, 2020-04-22 14:32
[Namibian] HOPES were crushed about two weeks ago when heavy rains washed away the gardens belonging to marginalised communities in the Epupa constituency of the Kunene region.

Botswana: North West Disaster Committees Alert

Wed, 2020-04-22 14:03
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -North West District leadership has activated disaster committees to tackle all disaster incidents that may threaten communities.

South Africa: 50th International Earth Day - 'It Takes a Crisis'

Wed, 2020-04-22 13:09
[UCT] The 50th anniversary of Earth Day, amid the COVID-19 crisis, is a timely reminder that everyday choices can have positive and negative effects on people and the planet, writes Dr Kevin Winter of the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Department of Environmental and Geographical Science.

South Africa: UCT Carbon Footprint Report 2018

Wed, 2020-04-22 13:06
[UCT] The rise in global average temperatures from the mid-20th century to the present is attributable largely to increased levels of atmospheric greenhouse gas emissions, which are produced to a large extent from burning fossil fuels.

Seychelles: COVID-19 Today, Climate Change Tomorrow - Seychelles Faces Dual Threats On Earth Day

Wed, 2020-04-22 12:15
[Seychelles News Agency] The rise in temperatures that Seychelles is experiencing will have a profound impact on the agriculture and fisheries sectors, two areas also being disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, a top official said on Wednesday, as the world observed Earth Day.

Africa: For the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, More Than 500 Artists in 100 Countries Bring Passion and Protest to the First Ever Stealth Global Street Art Event, By Earth Day Network

Wed, 2020-04-22 11:55
[PR Newswire] Washington -Graffiti Writers, Street Artists and Muralists from Every Continent; Check it out Here

Kenya: 2 Dead, Hundreds Displaced After Heavy Rains in Samburu

Wed, 2020-04-22 10:50
[Nation] At least two people died after they were swept away by floodwaters in Illaut, Samburu North, on Tuesday evening.

Kenya: Brace for Heavier Rains Over the Next Seven Days - Weatherman

Wed, 2020-04-22 10:50
[Nation] The Kenya Meteorological Department (Met) has asked the public to brace for heavier rainfall over the next seven days.

Kenya: Chesogon Disaster - Guns Missing After Floods

Wed, 2020-04-22 10:49
[Nation] Eighteen guns and more than 1,200 rounds of ammunition are missing after flash floods and mudslides swept away the Chesogon police post along the Elegyo Marakwet-West Pokot border over the weekend.

Kenya: Death Toll in West Pokot-Elgeyo Marakwet Mudslide Rises to 15

Wed, 2020-04-22 09:59
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The death toll following the mudslide that hit West Pokot and Elgeyo Marakwet counties has risen to 15, after three more bodies were retrieved from the debris.

Africa: Covid-19 and the Environmental Crisis: Towards a Lower-Carbon Recovery

Wed, 2020-04-22 09:50
[African Arguments] Global environment improvements as life comes to a halt

East Africa: Lake Victoria Waters Reach Alarming Levels

Tue, 2020-04-21 17:23
[Monitor] Lake Victoria is bringing ashore more trouble for residents and business owners than ever before.

Kenya: Rains Tragedy - Two Buried Alive in Quarry

Tue, 2020-04-21 15:57
[Nation] Two men died yesterday after they were buried inside a quarry at Perkerra in Koibatek, Baringo County after ongoing heavy rains caused a landslide.

Africa: Why Earth Day Is More Important Than Ever

Tue, 2020-04-21 12:46
[UNEP] 22 April is Earth Day. While the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been spreading around the world and dominating news headlines, thoughts and attention, the need to take climate action has remained as urgent as ever.

Africa: Global Leaders, Activists, Actors and Musicians Join Unprecedented All-Day Digital Earth Day 2020

Tue, 2020-04-21 11:26
[PR Newswire] Washington -INCLUDING VALERIE JARRETT, SENATOR ED MARKEY, ROGER WATERS, JACK JOHNSON, NAJIB SAAB, MICHAEL FRANTI, STEFANIA GIANNINI, MAYA LIN, SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN, DAVE MATTHEWS, ASHOK SRIDHARAN, LISA JACKSON, DIANA NYAD, KADDU KIWE SEBUNYA AND ZIGGY MARLEY

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