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Uganda oil, gas and environment, everybody must win

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is undertaking a highly controversial oil project amidst fears of likely adverse environmental effects. The debate is far from ending as the clock ticks to the first oil 2025. Will the government honor its pledge to sustainably exploit the resources? The debate has rotated …

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UNESCO: 70% of environmental journalists attacked for their work

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new report published by UNESCO on World Press Freedom Day, 3 May, warns of increasing violence against, and intimidation of journalists reporting on the environment and climate disruption. At least 749 journalists or news media reporting on environmental issues have been attacked in …

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Meteorological authority opposes merger, urges govt for more equipment for it’s operations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After the five-day reflection on water resources and the environment, coinciding with International Meteorological Day, the Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) has appealed to the government to provide the necessary equipment for its operations instead of considering rationalization. UNMA is one of the statutory agencies …

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Environmentalists root for circular economy to end plastic waste

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In a bid to address plastic waste in the environment, which comes with associated consequences such as clogged drainage channels and polluted water bodies, environmental enthusiasts have asked the public to embrace a circular economy as opposed to a linear economy. This was during …

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POPE: Destruction of environment is an offence against God

Dubai, UAE | THE INDEPENDENT | Pope Francis has told the UN Climate Change Conference that the destruction of the environment is an offense against God. In a message delivered on his behalf by Secretary of State Pietro Cardinal Parolin, the Pope told world leaders gathered in the United Arab …

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