https://youtu.be/SShkBJ_RJY4   The first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is being commemorated around the world, on Monday, following the recognition by the United Nations General Assembly of the importance of clean air for the health and day-to-day lives...
  By Andrew Kaggwa and David Luganda, NECJOGHA Experts at the just concluded Fifty Sixth Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF56) have predicted a drier than usual spell in the region from October to December. “The consolidated objective climate forecast...
The Network of Climate Journalists of the Greater Horn of Africa (NECJOGHA) is organizing a climate café scheduled for 3.00-5.00pm EAT on Tuesday August 25th, 2020. NECJOGHA comprises of the 11 countries of the Greater Horn of Africa which include Burundi, Djibouti,...
Weather and climate information provided by national meteorological services across East Africa can at times be technical and difficult for non-experts to understand. A working partnership across the region has come up with an ingenious solution: Climate Cafés. In the Greater Horn of...
WRITTEN BY:Ben Chumba The Kenya Forest Service has warned that the country risks losing the critical and unique mangrove ecosystem if concerted efforts are not made to reverse degradation and restore the ecosystem. Chief Conservator of Forests Julius Kamau says out...
Geneva, 9 July 2020 – The annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least 1° Celsius above pre-industrial levels (1850-1900) in each of the coming five years (2020-2024) and there is a 20% chance that it will...
By David Luganda- AFMC /NECJOGA  The Intergovernmental Authority on Development Climate Prediction and Applications Center (ICPAC)  has forecasted wetter than usual for the month of July 2020. According to ICPAC, areas to receive wetter than usual rainfall are the Karamoja Cluster,...
By PAULINE KAIRU , The EastAfrican Countries devastated by desert locusts in East Africa have begun trials on the effectiveness of a bio-control pesticide against the hoppers even as the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warns that bigger swarms are...
Rather than benefiting the environment, large-scale tree planting may do the opposite, two new studies have found. One paper says that financial incentives to plant trees can backfire and reduce biodiversity with little impact on carbon emissions. A separate project found that the amount of carbon that new forests can absorb may be overestimated.
 By Sony Salzman and Rebecca Sands Deforestation, habitat loss and wildlife poaching aren't just environmental issues. They're among the driving forces behind the rise in global infectious disease outbreaks -- and likely contributed the current pandemic. That's according to scientists who've...