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Eritrea says it effectively contained new desert locust invasion in coastal...

The Eritrean government on Thursday disclosed that it has successfully contained a new desert locust invasion that swarmed in excess of 400-hectares-of-land in the...

World Wildlife Day: UN chief urges ‘more caring’ relationship with nature

As the world marks World Wildlife Day Tuesday the UN chief urged people across the globe to remember that they depend on Mother Earth to survive. He...

Half of world’s sandy coastlines may vanish this century

Half the world’s sandy beaches may be wiped away by the end of the century due to rising sea levels and other climate change...

January 2020 was the hottest January on record, says NOAA

January 2020 was the hottest January in the 141-year global climate record, according to scientists at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The...

Climate change ‘not a big issue for Nigeria’, says petrol resources...

Nigeria’s junior minister for petroleum said on Thursday in Davos that climate change is not a “big issue” for Africa’s largest producer of oil. “Climate...

South Africa dams remain at low levels despite recent rain

Despite heavy downpours across South Africa, not enough rainfall has been received to fill some dams. Hydrologist, geologist and palaeontologist Dr. Gideon Groenewald said the...

Kenya says starts spraying of locusts seen as threat to food...

Kenya said on Saturday it had started aerial spraying in three counties in the country's north to try to head off a locust invasion...

Study: sub-Saharan Africa, south Asia have the least access to sanitation

New research from WRI Ross Center, Untreated and Unsafe: Solving the Urban Sanitation Crisis in the Global South, finds that, on average, 62% of sewage and...

Kenyan government sets up $60m floods relief fund

The Kenyan government has set aside Ksh6.1 billion ($61 million) for the restoration of infrastructure damaged by raging floods, state spokesman Col (Rtd) Cyrus...

World marks International Mountain Day with an emphasis on youth

International Mountains Day is being observed today across the world to raise awareness about the importance of mountains. Adopted in 1992, International World Mountain Day...
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