Addressing Climate Change Requires Real Solutions, Not Blind Faith in the Magic of Markets

Norwegians know something of life in a climate change world. Migratory birds arrive earlier in spring, trees come into leaf before previously expected, and palsa mires (wetlands) are being lost as permafrost thaws. Norwegians are currently waiting while geologists try to predict if, and when, Mount Mannen might collapse, destroying homes in its path, after torrential rain in the region more»


Strategies in Place to Manage Elephant Population

The Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism is aware that the elephant population around the Shashe and Motloutse Rivers near the border with Zimbabwe increases annually, resulting in human/elephant conflict. Minister Khama said, in a bid to minimise the conflict, the ministry had put in place strategic measures aimed at managing the elephant population. more»

Over 70 Ethiopian Migrants Drown in Yemen

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Their boat capsized last weekend after encountering high winds and rough sea.Yemen's Interior Ministry officials say at least 70 Ethiopian migrants sank off the country's al-Makha Port near the Strait of Bab al-Mandeb over the weekend when their boat capsized after encountering strong winds and rough waves, BBC reported. more»


Harvest Rain Water - Biust Official

Batswana have been encouraged to harvest rain water for conservation and reduction of water bills. Presenting at the forum on water organized by the Botswana Society in Gaborone recently, BIUST acting deputy vice chancellor-research, Mr Boikobo Paya said there was need for rigorous education to raise awareness on the benefits of collecting rain water in tanks more»


Taming Waters for Health, Jobs in Yaounde

More than half the world’s eight billion people will be living in cities within five years, demographers predict – and Africa is at the forefront of that transition. The west African nation of Cameroon has been leading the trend. By 2010, the majority of its people already were living in urban areas, putting pressure on infrastructure and city services. more»


Promoting Climate-Smart Agriculture in the Kenyan and Ugandan Tea Sectors

Despite public outrage at the secretive procurement agreements signed by Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson and various nuclear vendor countries in September, the government is forging ahead with its 9600MW nuclear plans. On the 26th of November, the National Department of Energy announced that it has successfully concluded a second nuclear vendor parade workshop with delegations from China, France, South Korea and the United States of America. more»

Governments' Nuclear Plan Ignores Its Own Energy Advice

Despite public outrage at the secretive procurement agreements signed by Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson and various nuclear vendor countries in September, the government is forging ahead with its 9600MW nuclear plans. On the 26th of November, the National Department of Energy announced that it has successfully concluded a second nuclear vendor parade workshop with delegations from China, France, South Korea and the United States of America. more»


Kenya's Jumbos Rise to 35,720 Amid Poaching

The number of elephants has increased to 35,720, despite poaching in various parts of the country.Kenya Wildlife Service director William Kiprono said the elephants population was 34,000 two years ago. more»

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