Tag: Climate change

Climate-friendly agric transforming lives in Bulilima
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Climate-friendly agric transforming lives in Bulilima

Staff Reporter - Aug 14, 2017

By Lazarus Sauti Bulilima – The climate in Bulilima, a semi-arid district in Matabeleland South Province of Zimbabwe, is more like that of Kalahari Desert, a desolate…

Technology fighting climate change in Gwanda
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Technology fighting climate change in Gwanda

Staff Reporter - Jul 31, 2017

By Lazarus Sauti Gwanda – More than a century after Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, most villagers in Zimbabwe and other southern African countries are still…

Namibian Youth Art Fest to address climate change challenges
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Namibian Youth Art Fest to address climate change challenges

Staff Reporter - Jul 21, 2017

By Anastasia Paulus WINDHOEK – The Youth Empowerment Arts Education Association is conducting workshops with the youth from various public schools, in preparation for the first ever…

Botswana secures Italian sponsorship for renewable energy
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Botswana secures Italian sponsorship for renewable energy

Staff Reporter - Jul 17, 2017

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE – Botswana has secured a 23 million Pula sponsorship from the Italian government in an effort to boost the country’s renewable energy sector.…

Develop systems to counter droughts
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Develop systems to counter droughts

Staff Reporter - Jun 26, 2017

AS had been widely predicted, most SADC countries have come out of gripping drought experienced during the 2015/2016 season and are poised for bumper harvests this year,…

Africa feeling the heat of climate change
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Africa feeling the heat of climate change

Staff Reporter - Jun 12, 2017

By Dan Shepard Researchers are still trying to learn why the population of African penguins has dropped precipitously over the last 15 years—some estimates say by 90%—but…

When food security equals national security
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When food security equals national security

Staff Reporter - Apr 18, 2017

By Prosper Ndlovu CLIMATE change is increasingly becoming a ‘security threat’ the world over amid speculation that failure to manage it may increase the risk of violent conflict.…

Africa needs to ‘beef up’ its act on food security
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Africa needs to ‘beef up’ its act on food security

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa CAPE TOWN - Africa’s food security continues to be under threat if experts’ findings prove to be accurate. Experts have identified water scarcity, severe…

Effects of climate change the main cause of death of thousands of fish at Lake Oanab
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Effects of climate change the main cause of death of thousands of fish at Lake Oanab

Staff Reporter - Mar 06, 2017

By Dr Moses Amweelo WHEN TALKING about the impacts of climate change, we mostly hear about changes to land and the planet’s surface or atmosphere. However, most of…

2016: Earth’s hottest year on record
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2016: Earth’s hottest year on record

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

By Dr Moses Amweelo Global warming has had a particular dramatic impact on the Arctic, which has been transformed by significantly warmer temperatures, lower levels of sea…

Climate change to blame for mysterious fungi, fall armyworm outbreak
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Climate change to blame for mysterious fungi, fall armyworm outbreak

Staff Reporter - Jan 30, 2017

By Lazarus Sauti FARMERS IN Southern Africa, still smarting from an El Nino-induced drought, are battling a new calamity, this time in the form of the fall…

Scientists hold Africa’s future
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Scientists hold Africa’s future

Staff Reporter - Jan 30, 2017

 Time to stop the brain drain AFRICA’S FUTURE lies in the hands of its scientists. From urbanisation to agriculture, climate change to pandemics, Africa needs science, technology…

Coping with climate change: The water scarcity dilemma
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Coping with climate change: The water scarcity dilemma

Staff Reporter - Jan 27, 2017

By Dr Moses Amweelo THE UNITED Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international environmental treaty negotiated at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in…

Indigenous peoples are the real climate experts – So why aren’t we listening to them?
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Indigenous peoples are the real climate experts – So why aren’t we listening to them?

Staff Reporter - Nov 11, 2016

By Gina Cosentino EVERYTHING old is new again, at least when it comes to searching for workable and proven solutions to addressing climate change. Indigenous peoples have…

Time for African seat at UN Security Council
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Time for African seat at UN Security Council

Staff Reporter - Oct 14, 2016

By Sekou Toure Otondi MOST issues discussed at the United Nations are matters of life and death to residents of the global south, especially Africa. Yet beyond the…

FDI: the emerging trends in SADC
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FDI: the emerging trends in SADC

Staff Reporter - Sep 16, 2016

By Chelsea Markowitz & Azwimpheleli Langalanga THE international investment landscape has been shifting over the past two decades. Governments are increasingly realising the potential for foreign direct investment…

Addressing climate change through mitigation, adaptation activities in Namibia
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Addressing climate change through mitigation, adaptation activities in Namibia

Staff Reporter - Sep 09, 2016

By Dr Moses Amweelo According to Intergovernmental Panel on climate Change (IPCC) 2001, mitigation refers to an anthropogenic intervention to reduce the sources or enhance the sinks of…

Small steps can arrest climate change
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Small steps can arrest climate change

Staff Reporter - Sep 02, 2016

By Eleni Mourdoukoutas THE visible impacts of climate change in Africa — deforestation, flooding, drought, soil erosion, coastal storms and changing weather patterns — are striking, but so…

Climate change impacts:  developed nations must carry the cross
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Climate change impacts: developed nations must carry the cross

Staff Reporter - Jul 29, 2016

By Dr Moses Amweelo THE Conference of the Parties (COP 19) has established a new body, the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change…

Precision farming – the way to go for Africa
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Precision farming – the way to go for Africa

Staff Reporter - Jul 25, 2016

By Magreth Nunuhe Windhoek – It is not wise and sustainable to continue practising conventional agricultural methods, such as ploughing and loosening the soil before planting as…