AllAfrica News: Climate

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Africa: Human Frontiers - How Much Heat Can the Body and Mind Take?
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -What Christian Clot remembers most vividly from his days in Iran's boiling Dasht-e Lut desert was having to stay completely still for 12 hours a day - or die.
09/25/2017 01:00 PM
Sudan: Flash Floods Kill Two, Block Roads to Eastern Sudan Towns
[Radio Dabanga] Bandigyo -Flash floods caused the death of two people in El Gedaref in eastern Sudan on Wednesday and blocked off the road leading to and from 27 villages.
09/25/2017 07:22 AM
Nigeria: Flood Ravages 12 Cross River Communities, 3,000 Farmlands Destroyed
[Premium Times] Twelve communities in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State have been flooded following two days of heavy rain, while more than 3,000 farmlands were equally destroyed.
09/25/2017 05:07 AM
Botswana: Minister Khama Calls for Mindset Change
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism, Mr Tshekedi Khama has implored the nation to change the way it viewed the environment.
09/25/2017 02:03 PM
Ethiopia: Hydromet Services for Climate Resilient Economy
[Ethiopian Herald] As an advocate of climate resilient green economy and a country with prolonged experience of natural disasters such as drought, Ethiopia more than ever needs effective and state-of-the-art hydromet system.
09/25/2017 11:18 AM
Kenya: Environmental Impact of a Coal Plant On Coast Is Being Underplayed
[The Conversation Africa] China is transforming its sources of energy domestically in a bid to reverse decades of environmental pollution. But the switch to renewable energy has brought about a conundrum: what to do with the jobs and industries that have no future in this new system?
09/22/2017 01:29 PM
Africa: Climate Change Doesn't Care About Our Plans
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mayors need to look at the worst case scenario and consider how their city would cope if the situation were twice or three times worse
09/22/2017 11:57 AM
Burundi: La Niña in Observation Phase During Rainy Season
[Iwacu] The Ministry of Environment, Water and Urban territory has announced that the rainfall will be low for this agricultural season (from October to December).
09/22/2017 07:54 AM
South Africa: Zuma Schools Trump On Climate at United Nations
[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday declared in his address at the UN that climate change was real.
09/21/2017 10:36 AM
Zimbabwe: Authorities Warn of High Temperatures
[The Herald] The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has warned that the country will continue to experience hot temperatures. In a statement yesterday, the MSD said nights were becoming warmer while higher temperatures of around 30 degrees Celsius were being experienced during the day due to low humidity.
09/21/2017 09:04 AM
Gambia: Media Briefs On Access to Green Climate Fund
[The Point] The Director of Budget at the Ministry of Finance who doubles as the National Designated Authority for the Green Fund Climate for the Gambia recently briefed the media about the Green Climate Fund (GCF) activities and how to get access to the fund.
09/21/2017 04:40 PM
Cameroon: Need for Coordinated Action
[Cameroon Tribune] The scars of destruction caused by the series of landslides and floods ignited by perpetual heavy rain in some parts of Cameroon are yet to heal. At the time Cameroonians expected the situation to subside; fresh reports of new catastrophes continue to flow in. After the landslide in Santchou came the one in Lebialem, that of Nguti, floods in Yaounde, Douala and Garoua. The results have been quite devastating; destruction of family homes, cocoa and coffee farms in the case of catastrophes in the West and So
09/21/2017 08:21 AM
Cameroon: Global Problem, Global Solutions
[Cameroon Tribune] Government is exploiting both country-specific and global initiatives to mitigate the effects of climate change
09/21/2017 08:21 AM
Niger: Floods Leave Tens of Thousands Homeless As Rebuilding Lags
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Niamey -"I used to have two houses, both of which collapsed with the rain"
09/20/2017 07:56 AM
Sudan: Hundreds Killed, Displaced After Floods
[CAJ News] Khartoum -PERSISTENT floods have left over 300 people dead and some 119 000 displaced in the war-torn South Sudan. The deaths are linked to subsequent water-borne diseases such as cholera. Heavy rainfall in 11 administrative regions of Aweil North and Aweil West of former Northern Bahr el Ghazal State triggered the flooding. Eight villages in the Upper Nile State are also affected. The floods have destroyed roads, schools, homes and crops. It is feared the situation will worsen in the coming days with more people ne
09/20/2017 02:35 PM
Kenya: Multinational Weather Firm Opens Africa Office in Nairobi
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Environmental and industrial measurement international company Vaisala has opened an office in Nairobi, its first in the continent.
09/20/2017 01:52 PM
Kenya: Coast Residents Told to Brace for Heavy Rains
[Nation] The coastal region will experience heavy rains for the next four days, the weatherman has said.
09/20/2017 01:17 PM
Africa: Coffee Lovers and Farmers Will Be Hurt By Warming Planet - Researchers
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -"There's more at stake here than my nice espresso"
09/19/2017 02:35 PM
Morocco: Climate Change - Morocco Convenes Meeting in New York On South-South Cooperation
[MAP] New York -Morocco convened on Tuesday in New York a meeting on South-South cooperation with the objective of further strengthening this cooperation in line with the commitments made at COP22 in Marrakech.
09/20/2017 02:35 PM
Africa: Leaders Meeting At UN Underscore Need to Fast-Track Climate Action
[UN News] Leaders from various levels of government, the private sector and civil society highlighted the need for climate action as they convened at United Nations Headquarters, where Secretary-General António Guterres warned that current pledges and plans are insufficient to keep global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees.
09/20/2017 10:19 AM
Rwanda: Rwanda Rallies World to Ratify Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol
[New Times] Speedy ratification of Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol will go a long way in benefiting individual countries in ending the use of dangerous gases (hydrofluorocarbons) and protecting climate, Environment minister Vincent Biruta has said.
09/20/2017 07:00 AM
Namibia: Water for Livestock to Dry Up Soon in Northern Regions
[New Era] Ongwediva -Despite the good rains received this year, farmers in the northern regions are likely to start feeling the pinch of the dry season, as the water pans and other sources edge towards the brink of drying up.
09/19/2017 12:31 PM
South Africa: Many Capetonians Ignoring Water Restrictions
[News24Wire] Many Capetonians are failing to adhere to level 5 water restrictions, with only one out of two limiting their daily personal water consumption to 87 litres, the City of Cape Town said.
09/19/2017 09:35 AM
Morocco: Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action Institutionalised Under UN, Official
[MAP] New York -The Partnership for Global Climate Action, launched in Marrakesh to speed up climate action over 2017-2020, has become institutionalized under the UN, said, on Wednesday in New York, partnership co-initiator and climate champion Hakima El Haiti.
09/21/2017 08:47 AM
Africa: Homeowners' Help Needed to Avert Future Flood Crises, Experts Say
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Toronto -"This is a way of sharing the cost and responsibility"
09/19/2017 01:42 PM
Africa: As Climate Change Losses Mount, It's Time to Talk About Liability and Compensation
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.
09/19/2017 01:40 PM
Sudan: Extreme Weather Kills Three Children, Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Nyala / El Malha / El Fasher -Three children died in separate incidents with extreme weather in Darfur. A fire broke out in a basic school in a camp in South Darfur.
09/19/2017 01:31 PM
Africa: World Hunger Swells as Conflict, Climate Change Grow
[VOA] The United Nations reports world hunger is rising because conflicts and problems related to climate change are multiplying. The report finds about 815 million people globally did not have enough to eat in 2016 -- 38 million more than the previous year.
09/19/2017 10:34 AM
Africa: Why Conflict Prevention Must Take Centre Stage At UN
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.
09/19/2017 07:22 AM
Namibia: #Gabis Community Grows Lucerne to Beat Drought
[Namibian] Nmaibia had in 2013 experienced its worst drought in 30 years, which resulted in massive livestock losses due to a lack of pasture.
09/19/2017 11:31 AM