Tag Archives: Natural environment

08Dec/16

Giraffes suffer silent extinction in Africa, report

Giraffes suffer a “silent extinction” caused by illegal hunting and expansion of farmland in Africa according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature latest report.

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14Nov/16

2016 set to be hottest on record, stoked by man-made warming – WMO

The world is set to have its hottest year on record, according to the World Meteorological Organisation.

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14Apr/16

Asia study warns of severe water shortages

A new study points to the risk that China and India will be facing severe water shortages by 2050 due to a perfect storm of economic growth, climate change, and fast growing populations. Ben Gruber reports.
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11Feb/16

UNDP Announces the Climate Action Hackathon in Zambia

Up to 25 Full Travel Scholarships Will Provide Software and Application Developers with the Opportunity to Create Innovative Climate Information and Early Weather Alert Messaging Apps
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09Feb/16

Goat arrested in India for grazing on judge’s lawn

Grass is not always greener on the other side — the harsh reality dawned on Babli, a female goat, when she found herself in “police custody” in India for grazing on nearby lawns.

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26Jan/16
Nicaragua's Las Canoa reservoir , which was left dry by the El Nino phenomenon

2015 hottest year on record – WMO

The U.N.’s World Meteorological Organization confirms that 2015 was hottest year on record, as part of a longer-term trend.

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07Dec/15

Sceptics deny ‘climate crisis’ as international climate talks continue in Paris

Climate change sceptics deny any climate crisis, calling on world leaders to dedicate funds to adapt to climate change rather than try to fight it.

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30Nov/15

Leaders gathered for climate summit pose for family photo

World leaders gathered for the United Nations-sponsored climate summit pose for family photo as the 2-week meeting gets underway.

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29Nov/15

Biggest day ever of climate action, scuffles in Paris

Some 2,000 climate change events take place in cities across the globe on the eve of the Paris climate talks, making this the biggest ever day of climate action in history. Mana Rabiee reports. Continue reading

27Nov/15

World Bank sets out plan to bolster Africa against climate change

The World Bank Group has unveiled a new plan that calls for 16 billion U.S. dollars in funding to help African people and countries adapt to climate change and build up the continent’s resilience to climate shocks.

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