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Environmentalists want conservation campaigns integrated in education curriculum

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Environmental activists are demanding for direct integration of nature conservation campaigns into the school’s education curriculum to mitigate climate change effects. Reverend Father James Ssendege, the Board Chairperson for Masaka Recycling Initiative-MRI; a local volunteers association that promotes proper disposal and management of plastic waste says …

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Six arrested over wetland degradation

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six suspects are in custody at Hoima central police station for allegedly encroaching and conducting illegal activities in various wetlands. The suspects are Nasura Nakutu, Midred Kyasimire, Tito Onega, Dickson Sunday, Henry Kiiza, and Felix Sunday. They were arrested on Tuesday from Bombo, Kisukuma sub-counties …

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MPs call for audit of national forestry body over vanishing cover

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawmakers want the National Forestry Authority (NFA) audited over the disappearing forest cover in the country. They accuse the forestry body of championing activities which have led to deforestation, contrary to their mandate of promoting tree planting. This was during debate of the report of …

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Egypt among most affected countries by climate change

  Cairo, Egypt | Xinhua |  Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Hani Suweilam said on Sunday that Egypt is one of the world’s most affected countries by climate change, Ahram Online news website reported. The Egyptian minister made the remarks during the opening session of an environmental and …

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Uganda Baati advocates for green manufacturing

Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | Uganda Baati Ltd, a member of Safal Group announced the continuation of its longstanding partnership with Uganda Hockey as the Title Sponsor of the National Hockey League through a campaign called Score A tree campaign. Uganda Baati has been deliberate in promoting green manufacturing. The …

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African campaigners say industrial farming fueling climate change

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Industrial farming for the production of animal products for human consumption is fueling climate change, African campaigners said Tuesday during the launch of the World Animal Protection report on climate change and cruelty. Tennyson Williams, Africa regional director at World Animal Protection, a non-profit organization, told …

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Farmers accuse Masaka environment officers of selective law enforcement

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Masaka District Environment and Natural Resource Officers are on the spot for selective enforcement of environmental laws. The district natural resource officers backed by the police are conducting operations in which they have cut down several acres of seasonal crops and plants grown in the …

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