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UN reports details ways cities can adapt to floods, storms

Lagos flood

A newly-released UN report has detailed practical ways of adapting to climate change impacts such as increased flooding or intensifying storms in human settlements, from mega cities to villages. Importantly, the report provides hands-on tools that national and subnational governments can use to build climate resilience in collaboration with communities, civil society organisations, research centres and the private sector. Released ...

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Three-quarters of Lake Victoria life risks extinction – Study

Lake Victoria

Three-quarters of animals and plants, living in Lake Victoria in East Africa, are threatened with extinction, according to a study published on Monday, April 30, 2018. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said about 76 per cent of living organisms, including fish, crabs, dragonflies and aquatic plants, found in Lake Victoria and the surrounding area, are at risk. ...

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Nigeria to launch two satellites soon

NigcomSat-1R

The Nigeria Communication Satellite Limited on Monday, April 30, 2018 said that it was collaborating with China Great Wall Industry Cooperation (CGWIC) to launch two additional satellites. Mr Samson Osagie, the Executive Director, Marketing and Business Development of the organisation said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday that the satellites would ...

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Ugandan issues flood risk alert as rain season reaches peak level

Uganda flood

The Government of Uganda has issued a flood risk alert, warning the public to take caution as the rain season in the east African country enters peak levels. The Ministry of Disaster Preparedness in a statement said people are strongly advised not to walk or allow a driver to take them through a flooded road or bridge even when the ...

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Heavy rains, landslides kill 100 in Kenya

Kenya flooding

Hiribae Mame stood waist-deep in water outside her wrecked house in eastern Kenya, one of around 200,000 people forced to flee by weeks of floods, landslides and heavy rains. Kenya’s Red Cross estimates at least 100 have also died in the downpours since early April, a humanitarian disaster that it says needs emergency funding. “I have lost 12 chicken and ...

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Bonn talks: Time running out for climate inaction, says ACT Alliance

Rudelmar Bueno de Faria

As another round of interim climate change negotiations starts on Monday, April 30, 2018 in Bonn, Germany, ACT Alliance has reiterated its call for urgent action to address climate change and its impacts. “The international community must now take bold action to address climate change and to adequately respond to its impacts. We cannot afford any delays or to waste any time,” ...

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Bonn talks: LDC group demands all-embracing climate action

Gebru Jember Endalew

The UN climate change negotiations holding from April 30 to May 10, 2018 in Bonn, Germany come at a critical time as countries work to finalise the rules and processes to operationalise the Paris Agreement, even as the impacts of climate change continue to intensify. The Least Developed Countries (LDC) group believes that delegates need to leave Bonn with a strong ...

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Bonn talks: Civil society sets out expectations for climate discussions

Mark Lutes

The current climate talks in Bonn, Germany must pave the way for key outcomes at the COP24 at the end of the year, civil society operatives have said. This, according to them, includes significant progress on the implementation guidelines for the Paris Agreement, the Talanoa Dialogue, and on finance for climate action. They underlined the need for countries to step ...

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Global youth gather to spur action on climate change

ACE Youth Forum

Youth climate change delegates from around the world have been gathering in Bonn to share ideas, coordinate their efforts and urge negotiators meeting in Bonn, Germany over the next two weeks to take strong climate action in order to safeguard their future. At a the first ever ACE (Action for Climate Empowerment) Youth Forum at the week-end, just before the start of ...

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Don develops cattle feed that boosts milk yield

New Zealand cattle

A Professor of Animal Production at the University of Ilorin, Moshood Belewu, has developed new cattle feed pellets that are capable of increasing the quantity and quality of milk produced by lactating cows. The University of Ilorin Bulletin, which was issued on Monday, April 30, 2018, stated that Prof Belewu of the Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture, disclosed ...

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