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How UPDF is fighting voracious desert locusts

Otuke, Uganda | AFP | Under a warm morning sun scores of weary UPDF soldiers stare as millions of yellow locusts rise into the northern Ugandan sky, despite hours spent spraying vegetation with chemicals in an attempt to kill them. From the tops of shea trees, fields of pea plants …

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Climate at mercy of politics in 2020, experts warn

Paris, France | AFP | 2020 is the most crucial year yet for humanity’s plan to dodge the bullet of catastrophic global warming, experts said Saturday, warning that the narrow path to safety was riddled with pitfalls, from the US election to Brexit. When nations struck the 2015 Paris agreement, which …

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Thousands trapped on Australia beaches encircled by huge fires

Sydney, Australia | AFP | Thousands of holidaymakers and locals were forced to flee to beaches in fire-ravaged southeast Australia Tuesday, as blazes ripped through popular tourist areas leaving no escape by land. Four thousand people were trapped on the foreshore of the town of Mallacoota and many others sought …

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Uganda hosts first CRAFT climate seminar for Financial Institutions and Service Providers

  CRAFT TARGETS • Increasing productivity and income for 300,000 smallholder farmers; • Improving business performance for 50 agribusiness SMEs and 30 cooperatives (of which at least 25% are managed by women and/or youth); • Climate resilient sustainable food production practiced on 600,000 hectares. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With …

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Tractor protest sparks ‘biggest’ Dutch traffic jam

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP |  Thousands of Dutch farmers drove their tractors on Tuesday to a huge protest against government climate policies, causing the country’ biggest ever traffic jams, officials said. The farmers travelled from all over the country to The Hague for the four-wheeled demonstration, saying they had …

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Gabon to be paid $150 million to fight deforestation

Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation Libreville, Gabon | AFP |  Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday. Norway will provide Gabon, which is almost 90 …

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