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Fixing the environment: when solutions become problems

Paris, France | AFP | In a world where climate change, air and water pollution, biodiversity loss, water scarcity, ozone depletion, and other environmental problems overlap, a fix in one arena can cause trouble in another. Here are a few examples of what might be called Earth’s “zero-sum” dilemma in …

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Antarctica ice loss increases six fold since 1979

  Tampa, United States | AFP | Global warming is melting ice in Antarctica faster than ever before — about six times more per year now than 40 years ago — leading to increasingly high sea levels worldwide, scientists warned on Monday. Already, Antarctic melting has raised global sea levels …

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Ugandan win grants for Environmental Research

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ketty Adoch, a Ugandan innovator in the Agriculture sector has been named among eleven innovators nominated for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Earth Innovation Awards. Adoch, a geographical information systems specialist in agriculture works towards monitoring change detection for Land Cover Mapping around the …

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Nations count cost of 2018 climate disasters

Paris, France | AFP | Climate change-induced disasters cost nations at least $100 billion in 2018, a watchdog said Thursday, warning the spate of deadly wildfires, floods and superstorms was “a shadow” of things to come if greenhouse gas emissions aren’t slashed. This year is set to be the fourth …

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Tanzania picks Egyptian firms for controversial dam scheme

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Tanzania on Wednesday awarded a $3-billion (2.64-billion-euro) contract to two Egyptian firms to build a hydro-electric dam in a renowned nature reserve. The 2,100-megawatt scheme will straddle the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve, a 50,000-square-kilometre (19,000-square-mile) protected area which was designated a UNESCO …

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Oulanyah rallies students to protect environment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, has asked Ugandans to devote themselves to environment protection, saying it takes only commitment. Oulanyah said the country is already fraught with policies, laws and institutions to protect the environment, but that commitment from citizens is lacking. “The …

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