AllAfrica News: Environment

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Namibia: New Plan to Deal With Human-Lion Conflict
[New Era] Windhoek -Following recent worrying incidents of human-lion conflict, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) and its partners launched a management plan to deal with such conflict in the northwestern parts of the country.
09/25/2017 08:47 AM
Tanzania: Sniffer Dogs to Track Down Poachers, Animal Trophies
[Citizen] Sniffer dogs will now be used to track down poachers and illegal traders in animal trophies under an initiative by the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF).
09/25/2017 06:42 AM
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
Mozambique: Beira Official Sacked for Environmental Crime
[AIM] Maputo -The Mayor of Beira, Daviz Simango, has sacked the head of the Nhangau administrative post, on the outskirts of the city, Ines Amade, for devastating a local mangrove forest.
09/25/2017 01:59 PM
Ethiopia: Center Launches Project to Enhance Resilience in Forest Landscape
[Ethiopian Herald] The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) launched a new Provision of Adequate Tree Seed Portfolios (PATSPO) project that would enhance productivity and resilience of forest landscape restoration to strengthen Ethiopia's green development strategy.
09/25/2017 11:23 AM
Sudan: General Directorate of Nuclear Generation Meets IAEA
[SNA] Khartoum -A delegation from the General Directorate of Nuclear Generation, of the Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity, met in Vienna with officials of the technical projects of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
09/25/2017 10:58 AM
Tanzania: University to Tackle Water Woes
[Citizen] In the wake of poor supplies from boreholes due to unfavourable weather, the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) will soon embark on a massive water supply project.
09/25/2017 08:49 AM
Malawi: Water Mission Malawi Saves Thousands From Thirst
[Malawi News Agency] Nkhotakota -Community members from Group Village Heads (GVHs) Longwe and Maluma in Liwaladzi, Nkhotakota had a big feast on Thursday after Mckinnon Family through Water Mission Malawi (WMM) handed over portable piped water system to the people.
09/25/2017 08:32 AM
Zimbabwe: Lucky Rhino Mum Survives Attack in Zimbabwe - Conservation Groups
[News24Wire] A rhino mum is recovering after an attack by armed poachers in southern Zimbabwe, conservationists announced on World Rhino Day on Friday.
09/25/2017 08:19 AM
South Africa: Retreat Residents Want City to Dump Rubbish Site Plan
[GroundUp] In 2015, the City of Cape Town moved a municipal "dump" from Constantia to Tenth Avenue, Retreat. The Constantia facility had to close because of a successful land claim.
09/25/2017 07:54 AM
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
Zambia: Water Shortages Hit Lusaka
[Zambia Reports] Some part of Lusaka have started receiving normal supply of water after nearly a week of dry taps.
09/22/2017 11:55 AM
Nigeria: Can Lagos Stop Trading At Undesignated Spots?
[This Day] The Lagos State Government is not leaving any stone unturned to achieve its megacity ambition and part of its moves to realise the goal is to make every nook and cranny of the state eye-catching and habitable.
09/23/2017 11:40 AM
Tanzania: Prime Minister Kicks Off U.S.$7 Million Water Project
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa yesterday laid the foundation stone for the construction of a Sh15.8 billion water project in Longido District, Arusha Region.
09/22/2017 06:16 AM
South Africa: Rhino Poachers Get Prison Time
[SAnews.gov.za] Joint efforts of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and game rangers have resulted in 18 suspects being arrested in Skhukuza, Hluhluwe, Barberton, KwaMsane, Nongoma and Gluckstadt.
09/22/2017 02:39 PM
South Africa: Minister of Environmental Affairs On World Rhino Day
[Govt of SA] Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa thanks all South Africans for their efforts to conserve the rhino on the occasion of World Rhino Day
09/22/2017 02:21 PM
Burundi: La NiƱa 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
Rwanda: Engineers Call for Efforts to Improve Waste Management
[New Times] Growing population which translates into higher consumption of commodities that generate either more solid or liquid waste, poses a huge waste management challenge that needs advanced technologies to address, experts have said.
09/22/2017 07:03 AM
Seychelles: 6 Endangered Birds That You Can Still See in Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles is a small island nation whose economy is largely dependent on protecting its natural environment for tourism. The island nation's government and various organisations are working hard to ensure the protection of the species endemic to the Seychelles.
09/21/2017 02:11 PM
South Africa: The Shifting Dynamics of Rhino Horn Trafficking
[IPS] Pretoria -Recent raids in South Africa have uncovered disturbing evidence of the changing dynamics of rhino horn trafficking from Africa to Asia.
09/21/2017 01:52 PM
South Africa: Hawks Nab Notorious Syndicate
[SAnews.gov.za] The Hawks have arrested five suspects who are members of a notorious syndicate as they were allegedly en route to poach wildlife.
09/21/2017 01:35 PM
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
South Africa: The Fight Against Poaching Must Shift to Empowering Communities
[The Conversation Africa] Wildlife crimes - like rhino poaching, overfishing or the harvesting of cycads - were once considered a "green" matter. But this has changed. Such crimes have moved higher up on global security and policy agendas.
09/21/2017 09:51 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
Zimbabwe: Cop Steals Guns, Sells Them to Poachers
[New Zimbabwe] A Harare cop was Tuesday arraigned before the court on allegations of stealing firearms from the ZRP National Armoury and selling them to wildlife poachers.
09/21/2017 08:50 AM