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Climate Change Impacts
World: Climate Conversations - Cassava comes to the tablefeedproxy.google.com | 18 May 2012
Source: AlertNet Country: World By Neil PalmerIt might be an abuse of artistic license, but 2012 might well be remembered as the first International Year of Cassava - in all but name.That's because this year has...
Kenya: Solve food deficit, Raila urges Councilfeedproxy.google.com | 18 May 2012
Prime Minister Raila Odinga has challenged the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) to find solutions to the perennial food deficit in Kenya.Mr Odinga asked the NESC to deliberate on measures to cushion Kenyans from the high cost of food caused by among other things, climate...
Impact of climate on mountain ecosystems under scrutinySCIDEV.NET | 14 May 2012
A four-year project aimed at addressing the lack of knowledge about the impacts of climate change on food security, livelihoods and economic prosperity in mountain ecosystems has been launched in East Africa. The project, Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystem Services and Food Security in Eastern Africa (CHIESA) will be coordinated by the Nairobi-based International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) with funding from Finland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Small weather stations could help Kenyan farmers (Radio)ips.org | 30 Apr 2012
Credit: Martha Nyambura/IPSOften the horn of Africa is unprepared to deal with sudden changes in climate, but small weather stations could change the luck of farmers in the region. Martha Nyambura reports.
Sénégal: Le pays sera dans une situation de vulnérabilité en eau en 2025fr.allafrica.com | 26 Apr 2012
Le Sénégal risque de perdre, à l'horizon 2025, près de 2000 m3 d'eau. La pluviométrie va baisser, tout comme les isoètes baissent vers le Sud. Ce qui va placer le pays dans une zone de vulnérabilité.Quelles seront les conséquences du changement climatique au Sénégal en 2025 ? Pour Madeleine...
GLOBAL: Interview with Nobel prize winner Elinor Ostrom on climate changeIRIN News | 25 Apr 2012
JOHANNESBURG 25 April 2012 (IRIN) - The governance of natural resources like land, the oceans, rivers and the atmosphere, can affect the impact of some of the world's biggest crises caused by natural events like droughts and floods. How best to manage those resources has been at the heart of the work by Nobel Prize winner (economics) Elinor Ostrom.
Mauritius: Small island states tackle climate changefeedproxy.google.com | 24 Apr 2012
Source: Voice of America Country: Mauritius, Fiji, Haiti, Jamaica by Joe DeCapuaExperts from more than 50 small island countries are meeting this week in Mauritius to discuss climate...
Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe ill-prepared for climate change challenges - expertsfeedproxy.google.com | 12 Apr 2012
Source: AlertNet Country: Zimbabwe By Madalitso MwandoBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (AlertNet) - Zimbabwe's lack of preparedness for the impact of climate change is coming under increasing scrutiny, as the nation faces another year of drought and the government admits it has done little to mitigate the crisis.Read the full article on AlertNet.
farmers in Mauritius are finding it difficult to keep their due to a lack of water.(Radio)ips.org | 22 Mar 2012
Mauritius watercress farmers wait for water. Credit: Nasseem Ackbarally/IPSWatercress farmers in Mauritius are finding it difficult to keep their activity going after sixty years because of a lack of water. Nasseem Ackbarally reports that 30 families working on one of the biggest watercress farm in the island can no longer cultivate watercress because there is no water in their pond.
World: Asthma, allergies to surge with climate change - doctorsfeedproxy.google.com | 21 Mar 2012
Source: AlertNet By Samuel NotaLONDON (AlertNet) - The impacts of climate change won't only be apparent on the planet itself, but on human health as well, according to a group of doctors who warn that worldwide increases in climate change-related asthma, allergies and a range of other health problems are on the way.Read the full article on AlertNet.
Mozambique Prepares for Dangerous Cyclone Giovannaips.org | 16 Feb 2012
Cyclone Giovanna, equivalent to a category four hurricane – the same intensity as Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the United States in 2005 – hit Madagascar over the weekend, leaving 65 people dead and 11,000 people homeless. It is expected to strike southern Mozambique on Feb. 17 with maximum speeds of 100 to 150 kilometres per hour...