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South Africa: Enough Is Enough - Communities in Newcastle Protest Ikwezi Coal Mine

Thu, 2021-03-11 15:13
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Africa: Humanity's Penchant to Waste Food Is Trashing the Planet

Thu, 2021-03-11 14:58
[UNEP] The next time you pour expired milk down the drain or throw away wilted vegetables, consider how this waste could have been avoided. A new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) finds the world is in the grip of an epidemic of food wastage. In 2019, consumers tossed away nearly a billion tonnes of food or 17 per cent of all the fare they bought.

Tanzania: Earthquake of 4.4 Magnitude Hits Mara, Tanzania

Thu, 2021-03-11 13:32
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.4 struck off the Mara region, the Regional Commissioner has confirmed.

Kenya: Deep-Sea Gear Helps Fishermen Ride Rough Waves of Climate Change

Thu, 2021-03-11 08:00
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mombasa -- With modern boats and diving kit, fishermen feel safer in stormy seas and are improving catches, while they are working in co-ops to boost business and protect the shore

South Africa: Joe Biden and the Climate Crisis - Lessons From Obama and Zuma in Copenhagen

Wed, 2021-03-10 16:43
[Daily Maverick] Covid-19 has taught many people two bitter lessons. When the scientists say that something terrible is coming, believe them. And act now, not later, to save lives. Sadly, the indications are that on climate, like Barack Obama, Joe Biden plans to talk left and walk right.

South Africa: UCT Researcher Selected for Global Stemm Leadership Initiative

Wed, 2021-03-10 16:08
[UCT] Associate Professor Gina Ziervogel, a geographer and climate change adaptation expert based at the University of Cape Town (UCT), has been selected to join Homeward Bound, an international leadership programme that encourages women working in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) to take up leadership positions.

Africa: Africa Boarding On Adopts Green Pathways for Economic Growth

Wed, 2021-03-10 15:58
[Ethiopian Herald] Globally, people have well understood that climatic conditions differ from day to day, season to season. Metrological evidences suggest that natural climate variability has been changing from time to time.

Malawi: Chakwera Urges Africa Unity Against Climate Change Vices

Wed, 2021-03-10 11:41
[Nyasa Times] President Lazarus Chakwera has urged African countries to forge a unity of purpose and co-operate in the fight against climate change vices.

Malawi: Disaster Survivors Get Relief From Malawi Red Cross

Wed, 2021-03-10 11:40
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Red Cross Society has supported 235 households affected by stormy rains in Mchinji with money to renovate their houses.

Namibia: Drought - Farmer Loses 1,000 Goats

Mon, 2021-03-08 13:26
[New Era] Okondjombo -- A distraught farmer from the Okondjombo area in the Kunene region says he has lost about 400 cattle and 1 000 goats in the last two years.

Tunisia: Weather Cloudy With Scattered Showers in Most Regions

Mon, 2021-03-08 13:10
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The weather Monday is locally foggy in the morning, getting cloudy to sometimes very cloudy with storms and scattered showers in the midland and locally in the south and in the north.The wind is blowing east strong near eastern coasts and in...

Namibia: Drought Forces Children Out of School

Mon, 2021-03-08 13:08
[New Era] Opuwo -- Many schoolgoing learners in the drought-hit Kunene region have been forced to drop out of school after they relocated with their parents to seek better grazing for their livestock closer to Opuwo.

Malawi: Lilongwe Rotary Club in Tree Planting Drive

Mon, 2021-03-08 13:06
[Nyasa Times] Considering that Climate change is a threat to economic growth, long term prosperity, as well as the livelihoods of an already vulnerable population in the country, government through the Ministry of Forestry and Natural resources is intensifying the need to join hands in planting more trees in the communities.

Africa: The World Is Addicted to Coal - It's Time for the Planet to Go Into Rehab

Mon, 2021-03-08 11:02
[Daily Maverick] One of the biggest reasons that the debate around transitioning to low-carbon economies is so sensitive is because it is directly tied to jobs. Every time a coal mine is shut down, people lose their jobs. In some cases, the entire town where the mine was located dies. We need a just transition to a green economy to overcome these threats.

Africa: A Post-Covid World Needs Amplified Women's Voices in Politics, Climate Change

Mon, 2021-03-08 09:02
[IPS] The following opinion piece is part of series to mark the upcoming International Women's Day, March 8.

Zimbabwe: 'One Voice' - Teen Activist Urges Zimbabwe's Youth to Join Climate Fight

Fri, 2021-03-05 20:16
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nkosilathi Nyathi has documented environmental problems in his area, introduced renewable energy to his schools and is now calling on fellow youth to push for climate action

Africa: Meet Seven Women Saving the Planet

Fri, 2021-03-05 14:30
[UNEP] Women are playing a lead role in tackling some of the planet's biggest environmental threats, from climate change to species loss, to pollution. International Women's Day, which falls on 8 March, provides an opportunity to reflect on women's contributions as caretakers of people and nature, defending environmental and human rights and representing the interests of those whose voices may otherwise go unheard.

Kenya: Samburu in Tough Times as Drought Hits Hard

Fri, 2021-03-05 12:01
[Nation] Officials in Samburu County have issued a hunger alert due to a prolonged drought that has ravaged the area.

Kenya: Give Us More Accurate Forecasts, Murang'a Farmers Tell Met Department

Fri, 2021-03-05 08:39
[Nation] Small-scale farmers in Murang'a have appealed to the meteorological department to set up an efficient forecasting system that will give them accurate weather information.

Zimbabwe: Heavy Rains Leave One Dead

Thu, 2021-03-04 15:05
[The Herald] Kariba Bureau -- The incessant rains that have rendered some communities in Nyaminyami including Mola and Mayovhe inaccessible except through boats have left one person dead and damaged 16 homesteads.

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