When undisturbed tropical forests are lost the long-term impact on carbon emissions is dramatically higher than earlier estimates suggest, according to a new study. Between 2000 and 2013, about 7 percent of the world’s intact tropical forests were...
Nairobi, Kenya – The Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) has released the weather forecast for November 2019 predicting above average rainfall which may lead to floods and landslides. KMD says that several parts of the country experienced wet weather conditions during...
Montreal, Canada - Earlier last month, Cristiana Pasça Palmer, a former Romanian environment minister, told staff at the secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), where she has been executive secretary since March 2017, she was “at a...
Washington, US - Illegal logging, fishing and wildlife trade rob the world of precious natural resources – and ultimately of development benefits and livelihoods.  The statistics are grim: an elephant is poached for its tusks about every 30 minutes, an...
Turkana, Kenya - Discussions are currently underway between the Turkana County Government in Kenya and the Spanish company Almar Water for the construction of a desalination plant for the Lotikipi aquifer. The mobilisation of the Turkana County Government to provide...
Madrid, Spain- Madrid will host the Cop25 UN climate talks, stepping in after Chile withdrew amid social unrest. The Spanish government offered to hold the UN’s annual circus of thousands of diplomats, politicians, campaigners, journalists and business leaders in its...
By Leah Marco, Global Publishers/NECJOGHA Mwanza, Tanzania – A women’s Premier League football match between Mwanza’s TSC Queens against Kigoma Sisterz in the northwestern Mwanza region of Tanzania was on Wednesday disrupted by heavy rain. The match was being played in...
Accra, Ghana - The first results of the Climate Chance Summit Africa-2019, which was recently held in Ghana, are already visible. Gathered for three days of reflection on the future of climate in Africa, the experts drew up resolutions...
Santiago, Chile - Chile, wracked by civil unrest for a fortnight, has withdrawn from hosting the 2019 UN climate talks. Chile’s president Sebastian Piñera announced the country would not host the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meeting or the Cop25...
By Andrew Kaggwa,NECJOGHA Hoima, Uganda - The level of River Kafu on the Hoima-Kampala Road which is also the border point between Hoima and Kyankwanzi districts has risen by 10 metres raising fears of disaster when it bursts  it banks. “Observations...

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