Sustainability

South Africa: Firefighters Up Against Hot, Dry Weather As Paarl Blazes Continue

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[News24Wire] Firefighters are contending with hot, dry and windy conditions in Paarl, where blazes are still burning along mountain slopes, officials said on Wednesday.

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South Africa: Severe Fire Warning Issued for Western Cape As Blazes Still Burn

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[News24Wire] The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre on Wednesday issued a severe fire warning, saying that extremely hot and dry windy conditions could be expected across the province.

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South Africa: MEC Alan Winde On Financial Implication of Fires

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[SA Govt] Fires raging across the Western Cape have had a devastating effect on the agriculture and tourism sectors.

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Somalia: Early Action the Only Way to Avert Another Catastrophe, Says Senior UN Relief Official

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[UN News] Faced with a ‘slight but steady’ increase in the number of people in need, the humanitarian community in Somalia launched today an $864 million to reach 3.9 million people with urgent life-saving assistance, the United Nations relief wing rep…

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Ethiopia: River Nile Triumph Anecdote At a Glance

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[Ethiopian Herald] “To be frank, sometime ago, not a soul was interested to talk about the River Nile for the reason that we were unable to bring this great resource into play. I was always filled with remorse for ‘Abay’ ( Blue Nile)was not able to do …

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Central Africa: In the Congo Basin the Myth of ‘Selective Logging Bites the Dust’

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[Greenpeace] There is an urgent need to find a solution to protect the remaining intact forests in the Congo Basin, while also respecting the rights of forest dependent and indigenous communities. Unless new conservation approaches are developed, these…

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Ethiopia: New Drought Strikes Millions in Ethiopia, Still Reeling From El Nino

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Ethiopia’s latest rain failure has mainly hit southern livestock-herding communities

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South Africa: Drak Entries Match Rising Water Levels

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[News24Wire] Buoyed by a month of exhilarating paddling on the full uMzimkhulu River, entries are pouring in for this weekend’s Drak Challenge canoe marathon in the Southern Drakensberg.

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Nigeria: Water Scarcity Hits Dutse

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[Daily Trust] Dutse -Acute water scarcity has hit Dutse, the Jigawa state capital as taps have dried up for weeks now.

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Nigeria: Governor Wike Acquires 10 Gunboats for Navy

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[This Day] Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Tuesday announced that the 10 new state-of-the-art security gunboats acquired by the Rivers State Government would be delivered to the Nigerian Navy for the enhanced patrol of the state’s waterways.

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