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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...
Nairobi, Kenya - It is estimated that since the beginning of agriculture 12,000 years ago, human beings have reduced the world’s tree cover by almost 46 percent. Reports indicate 12 billion trees are being cut a year. Deforestation, the cutting...
Stockholm, Sweden- Even in environments with low air pollution, long term exposure to traffic exhaust near people's homes may heighten their risk of stroke, according to a new study from Sweden. The culprit appears to be a fine particle...
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...
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...
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Santiago, Chile - Chile, wracked by civil unrest for a fortnight, has withdrawn from hosting the 2019 UN climate talks.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 Walukhu Simon Peter, Step FM/NECJOGHA Mbale, Uganda - Vendors of Kikindu market Mbale town located along Mbale – Soroti highway are counting losses following the heavy rain on Monday night that lasted for hours resulting into floods that...

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