Nairobi, Kenya - The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) says it expects the maize harvest for the 2019/20 will be lower than that of 2018/19. FEWSNET noted this in a report published today Friday summarizing the supply and market...
Mombasa, Kenya - Heavy rains at the Coast have disrupted transport in major towns as some roads were rendered impassable due to flooding. The weatherman has warned residents to brace for heavy downpour for the next 30 hours. According to Mombasa...
  WASHINGTON, US - Donald Trump has formally started the process of pulling the US out of the landmark Paris Agreement, three years after the deal came into force.  Announcing the withdrawal on Monday, secretary of state Mike Pompeo reiterated the...
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...
Addis Ababa - An agreement has recently been initialled between Tulu Moye Geothermal Operations PLC (TMGO) and Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen). The agreement is for the start of drilling at the Tulu Moye geothermal site in southwestern Ethiopia. Work...

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