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...
  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...
By Padili James Mikomangwa, Daily News/NECJOGHA Dar es Salaam, Tanzania –With  no doubt, knowledge has been a paramount currency in translating development aspects over space and time, and yet it has been found to be quite effective against climate risks...
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 - 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...
By PHILIP WAFULA, Daily Monitor/NECJOGHA Kampala, Uganda - With the exception of Uganda, no other East African Community (EAC) member state has remitted money to Lake Victoria Fisheries Organisation (LVFO) budget this financial year. LVFO is a regional organisation under the...
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...

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