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The role of extractives in Africa’s inclusive green and resilient recovery

2021-10-12T23:05+0200un-africarenewal (en)

Climate change presents yet another stumbling block to achieving development outcomes as floods, droughts, cyclones, and other natural hazards continue to ravage Africa, reversing the gains made over decades. For Africa that is already reeling in poverty, debt, crumbling health systems and a myriad....

Why the Huntington Beach oil spill is so harmful to wildlife

2021-10-05T21:38+0200vox-energy-and-environment (en)

The spill is a reminder that our dependence on fossil fuels can cause damage even beyond the impacts of climate change, which has bolstered devastating droughts and fire seasons in California. Oil infrastructure can — and does — malfunction. Climate change could also put offshore pipelines and rigs....

Children born in 2020 will experience 6.8 times more heatwaves than those born in 1960: Report

2021-09-28T20:57+0200downtoearth (en)

Children born in 2020 will experience more heatwaves, floods, droughts and wildfires across their lifetimes due to climate change, according to a These children will face on average twice as many wildfires; 2.8 times the exposure to crop failure; 2.6 times as many drought events; 2.8 times as many river floods and 6.

Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — PennEast drops pipeline plans despite Supreme Court victory

2021-09-27T23:42+0200thehill (en)

Today we’re looking at a pipeline operator quitting while it’s ahead, a study with worrisome news for the next generation, and pushback against a Democratic tax plan from the plastics industry. For The Hill, we’re Rachel Frazin and Zack Budryk. Write to us with tips: Let’s jump in. PennEast stops pipeline development.

How climate change is making the world ‘too strange’

2021-09-27T05:38+0200thestarkenya (en)

Nowadays, Mzee Okumu Jarongo does not see grass full of dew at his home in Homa Bay. Rainfall patterns have become unpredictable compared to yesteryears. The 95-year-old man, who lives in Kanyamwa Kochieng village, Ndhiwa constituency, says thick clouds used to gather on hilly places.

The Star: How climate change is making the world ‘too strange’

2021-09-27T04:23+0200kenyamoja (en)

Nowadays, Mzee Okumu Jarongo does not see grass full of dew at his home in Homa Bay. Rainfall patterns have become unpredictable compared to yesteryears. The 95-year-old man, who lives in Kanyamwa Kochieng village, Ndhiwa constituency, says thick clouds used to gather on hilly places.

Biden to meet with Democrats on Wednesday over tensions on spending, infrastructure bills

2021-09-22T19:16+0200nbcnews (en)

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is expected to host multiple in-person meetings with groups of House and Senate Democrats on Wednesday to build consensus around his infrastructure and social spending packages, two sources familiar confirmed to NBC News.

Biden to meet with Democrats on Wednesday over tensions on spending, infrastructure bills

2021-09-22T03:31+0200news-yahoo (en)

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is expected to host multiple in-person meetings with groups of House and Senate Democrats on Wednesday to build consensus around his infrastructure and social spending packages, two sources familiar confirmed to NBC News.

Pelosi, progressive leader Jayapal to meet amid tension on spending, infrastructure bills

2021-09-21T21:52+0200nbcnews (en)

WASHINGTON — The leader of the progressive caucus Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., will meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday, after threatening to sink an infrastructure bill that is a top Democratic priority. On Tuesday, Jayapal said her group is willing to vote down the Senate-passed infrastructure bill unless a larger $3.

House Democrats add Afghan refugee aid, hurricane relief to stopgap spending bill

2021-09-21T18:05+0200nbcnews (en)

WASHINGTON — House Democrats announced Tuesday an additional $28.6 billion in disaster relief and $6.3 billion in Afghan refugee aid has been added to a stopgap spending bill that needs to passed quickly in the coming weeks to avoid a government shutdown. Panel Chair Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn.

KBC: Water harvesting solutions backed to shield communities from drought

2021-09-16T14:09+0200kenyamoja (en)

The government is being urged to intensify investment in water harvesting and storage solutions in order to end the cycle of water scarcity when drought strikes. On September 8, 2021, President Uhuru Kenya tta declared the raging drought in various parts of the country as a national disaster.

Biden to survey California fire damage as he urges action on climate change

2021-09-13T19:40+0200mycentraloregon (en)

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. (NEW YORK) — President Joe Biden on Monday was making his first visit to the West Coast as president, with plans to survey wildfire damage and push for action on combatting climate change. Biden planned to first stop in Boise, Idaho, to visit the National Interagency....

The Star: Two million Kenyans affected by drought — state

2021-09-06T21:17+0200kenyamoja (en)

The national government has said at least two million Kenya ns from 10 counties have been affected by drought. Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa said the government with the help of other state and non-state actors are working to cushion the affected families.

Dems, Republicans Clash On Climate Plan As Storms, Floods, Fires Batter U.S.

2021-09-02T23:49+0200newsweek-USA (en)

Deadly flooding in the Northeast. A catastrophic hurricane on the Gulf Coast. Raging wildfires across California. The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee met to discuss funding to address climate change and resiliency projects on Thursday as rescue and recovery efforts continued in the wake of major natural disasters across the country.

Fatal floods stoke calls for infrastructure spending

2021-09-02T23:26+0200metro-us (en)

By David Shepardson and Jason Lange. Fatal floods in New York and New Jersey prompted Democractic lawmakers and experts to intensify calls on Thursday for U.S. infrastructure spending, including passage of a $1.2 trillion bill before Congress. With the weather impact of climate change worsening, the....

New York's fatal floods stoke calls for U.S. infrastructure spending By David Shepardson and Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fatal floods in New York and New Jersey prompted Democractic lawmakers and experts to inten... 2h ago

2021-09-02T23:18+0200wsau (en)

By David Shepardson and Jason Lange. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fatal floods in New York and New Jersey prompted Democractic lawmakers and experts to intensify calls on Thursday for U.S. infrastructure spending, including passage of a $1.2 trillion bill before Congress.

Democrats, Republicans Clash Over Climate Plan As Storms, Floods, Wildfires Batter U.S.

2021-09-02T22:34+0200newsweek (en)

Deadly flooding in the Northeast. A catastrophic hurricane on the Gulf Coast. Raging wildfires across California. The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee met to discuss funding to address climate change and resiliency projects on Thursday as rescue and recovery efforts continued in the wake of major natural disasters across the country.

New York's fatal floods stoke calls for U.S. infrastructure spending By David Shepardson and Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fatal floods in New York and New Jersey prompted Democractic lawmakers and experts to inten... 1h ago

2021-09-02T21:48+0200kelo (en)

By David Shepardson and Jason Lange. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fatal floods in New York and New Jersey prompted Democractic lawmakers and experts to intensify calls on Thursday for U.S. infrastructure spending, including passage of a $1.2 trillion bill before Congress.

New York's fatal floods stoke calls for U.S. infrastructure spending

2021-09-02T21:02+0200reuters (en)

With the weather impact of climate change worsening, the infrastructure bill passed by the Senate and awaiting House of Representatives approval includes $47 billion for climate resilience measures. These are intended to help communities withstand more severe storms, droughts, floods, fires, heat waves and sea level rise, Democrats said.

New York's fatal floods stoke calls for U.S. infrastructure spending

2021-09-02T20:46+0200news-yahoo (en)

By David Shepardson and Jason Lange. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fatal floods in New York and New Jersey prompted Democractic lawmakers and experts to intensify calls on Thursday for U.S. infrastructure spending, including passage of a $1.2 trillion bill before Congress.

New York's fatal floods stoke calls for U.S. infrastructure spending

2021-09-02T20:37+0200trust (en)

By David Shepardson and Jason Lange. WASHINGTON, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Fatal floods in New York and New Jersey prompted Democractic lawmakers and experts to intensify calls on Thursday for U.S. infrastructure spending, including passage of a $1.2 trillion bill before Congress.

New York’s fatal floods stoke calls for U.S. infrastructure spending

2021-09-02T20:32+0200oann (en)

Abandoned cars are left on a flooded highway, as local media reported the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida bringing drenching rain and the threat of flash floods and tornadoes to parts of the northern mid-Atlantic, in the Queens borough of New York City, U.S., September 2, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid.

New York’s fatal floods stoke calls for U.S. infrastructure spending

2021-09-02T20:27+0200metro-us (en)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fatal floods in New York and New Jersey prompted Democractic lawmakers and experts to intensify calls on Thursday for U.S. infrastructure spending, including passage of a $1.2 trillion bill before Congress. With the weather impact of climate change worsening, the....

New York's fatal floods stoke calls for U.S. infrastructure spending

2021-09-02T20:22+02004-traders (en)

WASHINGTON, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Fatal floods in New York and New Jersey prompted Democractic lawmakers and experts to intensify calls on Thursday for U.S. infrastructure spending, including passage of a $1.2 trillion bill before Congress. With the weather impact of climate change worsening, the....

New York's fatal floods stoke calls for U.S. infrastructure spending

2021-09-02T20:20+0200en-finance-yahoo (en)

By David Shepardson and Jason Lange. WASHINGTON, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Fatal floods in New York and New Jersey prompted Democractic lawmakers and experts to intensify calls on Thursday for U.S. infrastructure spending, including passage of a $1.2 trillion bill before Congress.

Climate change wake-up call

2021-08-22T08:53+0200thestarkenya (en)

On August 9, scientists observing changes in the Earth’s climate observed changes that are unprecedented in thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of years. Some of the changes already set in motion — such as continued sea-level rise — are irreversible over hundreds to thousands of years.

The Star: Climate change wake-up call

2021-08-22T06:32+0200kenyamoja (en)

On August 9, scientists observing changes in the Earth’s climate observed changes that are unprecedented in thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of years. Some of the changes already set in motion — such as continued sea-level rise — are irreversible over hundreds to thousands of years.

Climate crisis puts one billion children at ‘extremely high risk - UNICEF

2021-08-20T17:22+0200trtworld (en)

Children sit in a styrofoam container on a flooded road following heavy rainfall in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China July 22, 2021. (Reuters) Almost half of the world’s 2.2 billion children are already at “extremely high risk” from the impacts of the climate crisis such as cyclones and heatwaves as....

Insights for African countries from the latest climate change projections

2021-08-12T00:07+0200kenyastar (en)

. The Conversation 12 Aug 2021, 04:44 GMT+10 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC ) - a body of the UN tasked with providing scientific information on climate change - has released a major new report , pulling together evidence from a wide range of current and ancient climate observations.

How Kenya's pastoralists are coping with changes in weather patterns...

2021-08-09T23:18+0200menafn (en)

- The Conversation) Kenya is experiencing changes in its weather patterns. This includes changes in temperatures and wind and rainfall patterns – particularly shifts in the timing and length of rainy seasons. This has led to more droughts and floods. These changes have increased the vulnerability of....

The Star: 1.4m Kenyans surviving on food aid due to drought — Red Cross

2021-08-09T21:24+0200kenyamoja (en)

At least 1.4 million people are surviving on donated food in Northern Kenya . This is due to the ongoing drought that has hit hard some of the counties in the region, including Mandera, Isiolo, Garissa, Marsabit, Tana River, Baringo and West Pokot. The Kenya Red Cross Society said the situation could....

Read 'Drought Flood Fire'

2021-08-09T07:47+0200dissidentvoice (en)

The world is on fire like never before: “Wildfires Have Erupted Across the Globe Scorching Places That Rarely Burned Before” (CNN headlines July 22, 2021) but not only is fire raging, Biblical floods are destroying entire communities; e.g., 9,000 homes swept away in central China (BBC News) as towns....

Livelihoods drying up on Africa farms

2021-08-03T03:41+0200chinadaily (en)

A farmer holds maize harvested from a farm insured by Pula, an agricultural insurance company that helps small-scale farmers to manage the risk associated with extreme climate conditions, in Kitui county, Kenya on March 17, 2021. [Photo/Agencies] Shrinking harvests attest to growing struggle on the land as climate warms.

Extreme Weather In 1971

2021-08-01T03:03+0200wattsupwiththat (en)

Montreal’s “Storm of the Century” – March 1971. With COP26 looming large and the public beginning to be aware of the crippling cost of Net Zero, the media are desperately stoking alarm over every bad weather event that comes along. They have given up all pretence of objective reporting, and....

Deedha: How Pastoralists Communities Are Effectively Managing Drought and Conflict

2021-07-30T18:09+0200theelephant (en)

The first known drought in Northern Kenya was about 120 years ago (Wajir 1901, Mandera and Garissa 1902, Tana River 1905, and Isiolo 1927). Since then, 30 major droughts have been recorded in Northern Kenya. While a slow-onset disaster, drought occurrence has reduced to an interval of every 1-2 years in the last two decades.

Small climate changes can have devastating local consequences it happened in the Little Ice Age

2021-07-28T08:22+0200menafn (en)

- The Conversation) In recent weeks, catastrophic floods overwhelmed towns in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, inundated subway tunnels in China, swept through northwestern Africa and triggered deadly landslides in India and Japan . Heat and drought fanned wildfires in the North American West....

La guerra dell’acqua

2021-07-22T07:37+0200ecomy-it (it)

Pur non condividendo l’opzione militare, Mohamed Nasreddin Allam, ministro dell’Irrigazione egiziano tra il 2009 e il 2011, spiega che per la sopravvivenza del suo Paese non rimangono molte altre strade: “Con il riempimento ordinato dal premier etiope, in questi giorni nel corpo della diga si stanno....

MIL-OSI New Zealand: How does the climate crisis make more children go hungry?

Wed, 07 Jul 2021 03:41:00 +0200foreignaffairs-nz (en)

They originally arrived in the camp during the 2017 drought when they lost almost all their livestock – their primary source of food and income. They lived in the camp for two years and then returned to the countryside when conditions improved. But then the current drought intensified, their....

L’allevamento dei cammelli in Somalia è a rischio: "Se il cammello sta bene, anche noi stiamo bene”.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 10:58:00 +0200nationalgeographic-it (it)

‘Piango con lei’ Come ha dimostrato la recente siccità, il cambiamento climatico sta mettendo a dura prova questa parte del Corno d’Africa a tal punto da mettere in difficoltà la capacità di queste terre di sostentare i cammelli e il resto del bestiame. A Xijiinle, le gobbe dei cammelli si sono ristrette e il latte si è esaurito.

As we mark world desertification day

Sat, 19 Jun 2021 05:28:00 +0200dailytrust (en)

Africa is the continent most affected by desertification, and one of the most obvious natural borders on the landmass is the Southern edge of the Sahara desert. The countries that lie on the edge of the Sahara are among the poorest in the world, and they are subject to periodic droughts that devastate its people.

Siccità e desertificazione: urgenze per il mondo

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 12:18:00 +0200agenparl (it)

(AGENPARL) – VATICAN CITY, gio 17 giugno 2021 Il 17 giugno è la Giornata mondiale per la lotta alla desertificazione e alla siccità. Una ricorrenza indetta dalle Nazioni Unite per celebrare l’adozione della Convenzione delle Nazioni Unite per la lotta alla desertificazione (UNCCD) del 1994. Il tema di quest’anno è “Restauro.

Africa: Unicef, oltre 220 milioni di bambini vivono in condizioni di insicurezza idrica

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 11:34:00 +0200agenzianova (it)

Roma, 17 giu 11:04 - (Agenzia Nova) - Oltre 220 milioni di bambini e le loro famiglie in Africa vivono in condizioni di insicurezza idrica. È la denuncia del Fondo delle Nazioni Unite per l'infanzia (Unicef), che in una nota diffusa oggi in occasione della Giornata mondiale contro la desertificazione e la siccità.

Siccità e crisi climatica: stop a caffè e cioccolato in Europa entro il 2050

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 10:01:00 +0200iconaclima (it)

, mettendo a rischio le risorse che i Paesi dell’UE consumano e rendendo più vulnerabile l’ economia agroalimentare . A stabilirlo è un nuovo studio, pubblicato su Nature Communications Siccità e cambiamenti climatici: a rischio caffè, cioccolato, soia e olio di palma.

Climate crisis to hit Europe’s coffee and chocolate supplies Coffee and chocolate supplies in Europe soon could be disrupted by the climate crisis as droughts hit producer countries, according to a study. The research also found a high vulnerability for palm oil imports, used in many foods and....

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:42:00 +0200msn-uk (en)

Coffee and chocolate supplies in Europe soon could be disrupted by the climate crisis as droughts hit producer countries, according to a study. © Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Ammentorp Photography/Alamy Stock Photo. The research also found a high vulnerability for palm oil imports, used in....

Climate crisis to hit Europe’s coffee and chocolate supplies

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:21:00 +0200guardian (en)

Coffee and chocolate supplies in Europe soon could be disrupted by the climate crisis as droughts hit producer countries, according to a study. The research also found a high vulnerability for palm oil imports, used in many foods and domestic products, and soybeans, which are the main feed for chickens and pigs in the European Union.

Somalia: They Lost Everything: Recovering from Strongest Storm Ever Recorded in the Horn of Africa

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 06:00:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

More than 60,000 people, many of them internally displaced and refugees, were affected when Cyclone Gati made landfall in the northeastern part of Somalia in November 2020 following two days of heavy rains. The tropical cyclone, equivalent to a Category 3 hurricane, was the strongest storm ever....

Somalia: Improving living conditions in camps for displaced families in Somaliland

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 12:22:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

In Somaliland, recurrent droughts have forced pastoralist communities to leave their land and move to congested internally displaced persons (IDP) sites, which are often overcrowded and poorly maintained. ACTED conducted site maintenance and improvement works, and established camp governance structures in all the targeted sites.

Disastri ambientali, conflitti, migrazioni forzate: la crisi climatica si abbatte sull’Africa nonostante sia fra i continenti a più basse emissioni globali di gas serra

Sat, 05 Jun 2021 08:31:00 +0200unita-news (it)

dell’IDMC, International Displacement Monitoring Centre , del Norvegian Refugee Council , il 98% sul totale degli sfollamenti dovuti a disastri sono stati causati da condizioni meteorologiche estreme, come alluvioni e tempeste. L’aumento delle temperature ha determinato l’intensità e la frequenza di....

Disastri ambientali, conflitti, migrazioni forzate: la crisi climatica si abbatte sull’Africa nonostante sia fra i continenti a più basse emissioni globali di gas serra

Sat, 05 Jun 2021 06:00:00 +0200valigiablu (it)

dell’IDMC, International Displacement Monitoring Centre , del Norvegian Refugee Council , il 98% sul totale degli sfollamenti dovuti a disastri sono stati causati da condizioni meteorologiche estreme, come alluvioni e tempeste. L’aumento delle temperature ha determinato l’intensità e la frequenza di....

Actionaid: acqua e vaccini per salvare l’Africa

Wed, 19 May 2021 13:00:00 +0200cinquecolonne (it)

«Mi sveglio tutti i giorni molto presto per andare a prendere l’acqua al fiume sperando di tornare a casa entro le 8:30 e poi andare a scuola. Quando faccio tardi mi manca frequentare le lezioni». La storia di Japeth, 12 anni, è quella di migliaia di bambini in Kenya costretti ogni giorno a lottare per la sopravvivenza.

Op-Ed: Locust Swarms in East Africa Show the Interaction Between the Climate Crisis and Armed Conflict

Tue, 11 May 2021 00:52:00 +0200earth-org (en)

The locust swarms which continue to plague East Africa show how climate change can aggravate human conflict, which in turn makes formulating a response to natural disasters even harder. E ast Africa continues to face an unparalleled threat to its food and human security from the continued breeding cycles of desert locusts.

Così il clima danneggerà le piantagioni di tè

Mon, 10 May 2021 14:15:00 +0200laprovinciapavese (it)

Avremo meno tè da bere e quello che berremo sarà meno buono. È una delle conseguenze che la crisi climatica potrebbe provocare. Nei prossimi decenni, infatti, alcune delle più grandi aree di coltivazione del tè del mondo saranno tra le più colpite da eventi meteorologici estremi e la loro produttività si ridurrà.

Così il clima danneggerà le piantagioni di tè

Mon, 10 May 2021 13:53:00 +0200lasentinella (it)

Avremo meno tè da bere e quello che berremo sarà meno buono. È una delle conseguenze che la crisi climatica potrebbe provocare. Nei prossimi decenni, infatti, alcune delle più grandi aree di coltivazione del tè del mondo saranno tra le più colpite da eventi meteorologici estremi e la loro produttività si ridurrà.

Environmental justice 29th April 2021 Facing disaster with courage: stories from activists on the front line of climate change

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 16:29:00 +0200clientearth (en)

The world is facing the most significant environmental challenges it has ever witnessed. The climate crisis is snowballing into everyone’s lives with increasing speed, but no matter how fast, those that can, choose to ignore it. The sense of urgency within general populations is starting to become....

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