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By Damian Carrington Environment editor @dpcarrington The coronavirus pandemic could wipe out populations of chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans, leading scientists have warned. Our closest living relatives, which share about 98% of human DNA, are known to be susceptible to catching respiratory diseases from people. Even...
The year 2020 will be pivotal for climate action if the world is to control ever worsening impacts and indicators of climate change before it is too late, according to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres as he launched WMO’s...
Geneva, 2 March 2020 - Above average temperatures are expected in many parts of the globe in the next few months, even without the presence of a warming El Niño event, according to the World Meteorological Organization. WMO’s El Niño/Southern...
KAMPALA – Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Muñoz – the High-Level Champions for Climate Action of the COP26 and COP25 Presidencies respectively – have confirmed their participation for Africa Climate Week, taking place April 20-24 in Kampala, Uganda. At the first of...
  Addis Ababa - The Government of Ethiopia is racing against time to control Desert Locusts as the February – May Belg season starts. With support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Ministry of Agriculture is scaling up...
The U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization says a small group of desert locusts has entered Congo, marking the first time the voracious insects have been seen in the Central African country since 1944. The agency says the mature locusts, carried...
By Andrew Kaggwa , NECJOGHA KAMPALA, UGANDA - The Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) has today released the seasonal rainfall forecast for the March, April and May season predicting normal to above average rains for most parts of the country. “Overall,...
By Andrew Kaggwa, NECJOGHA NAIROBI, KENYA - A regional body that monitors climate in the Greater Horn of Africa has warned of flash floods and drought in parts of East Africa and other countries of the Greater Horn of Africa. “March,...
Interview with Richard Munang, United Nations Environment Programme expert on climate and Africa East African nations have been battling with swarms of desert locusts since the beginning of 2020. In what is being called the worst outbreak the region has...

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