Sustainability

Africa:How African Elephants’ Amazing Sense of Smell Could Save Lives

October 22, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[The Conversation Africa] For 27 years Angola was gripped by civil war. Half a million human lives were lost and wildlife, too, was decimated to sustain troops. Rhino and elephants became valuable targets – rhino horn and ivory served as currency for a…

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Seychelles:Researchers Introduce New Methods to Monitor Giant Tortoises On World Heritage Site Aldabra

October 22, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[Seychelles News Agency] Researchers from the Seychelles Islands Foundation, which manages the remote Aldabra atoll, have introduced new methods to monitor the population of giant land tortoises there.

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Tanzania:What Makes Hippos Attack People

October 21, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[Daily News] FOR several days in June this year, the township of Nyahururu of Kenya was besieged by a large group of demonstrators who came into streets in protest of attacks by hippos.

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South Africa:SA Weather Warns of Severe Thunderstorms, Hail, Strong Winds

October 21, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[News24Wire] The South African Weather Service has warned of severe thunderstorms, hail, strong winds and heavy downpours in the Free State on Saturday afternoon.

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Rwanda:Lightning Kills Family of Three

October 21, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[New Times] As the rainy season sets in, entities charged with safety have called on the public to be conscious of lightning and also re-echoed extra safety precautions.

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Africa:Are Climate Change Pressures Driving More Mental Illness in Africa?

October 21, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Losses, displacement and worsening poverty from extreme weather may be bringing a growing disease burden, experts say

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South Africa:#CapeWaterGate – ‘I Wish We Could Have Acted Better’ – DA’s Maimane

October 20, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[Daily Maverick] Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane says he’s confident that Cape Town won’t run out of water. In an interview with Daily Maverick on Thursday, however, Maimane admitted that the Western Cape’s water crisis should have been handle…

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South Africa:Water Dept Staff Devastated By Colleague’s Death

October 20, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[News24Wire] Staff at the Department of Water and Sanitation were devastated at the news that policy director Marie Brisley was found dead while on holiday in Mossel Bay, spokesperson Sputnik Ratau said on Friday.

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Ghana:Climate Change Biggest Threat to SDGs – President Akufo-Addo

October 20, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[Ghana Govt.] The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the fight against deforestation and forest degradation is critical to Ghana’s successes of tackling Climate Change.

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South Africa:Divers Arrested After Huge Abalone Haul Found in Simon’s Town

October 20, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[News24Wire] City of Cape Town law enforcement officials confiscated abalone worth more than R700 000 and arrested 11 suspected poachers in Simon’s Town on Friday morning.

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