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Battle against plastic in world’s oceans gets £61.4m war chest

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); A £61.4m war chest to fight the rising tide of plastic pollution in the world's oceans has been announced by the Government. The fund was announced by Theresa...

Researchers warn ‘Ebola for plants’ hitting Africa’s cassava crop

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); A new disease infecting cassava -- dubbed "Ebola for plants" -- could spell a looming food crisis for Africa, researchers have warned, fearful that the emerging blight...

Africa at a loss as the Sahara desert expands- Desert has expanded by about...

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The Sahara Desert has expanded by about 10 percent since 1920, according to a new study by University of Maryland scientists. The research is the first to...

Drug wastes threatening rivers worldwide: study

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Pharmaceutical wastes resulting from human and farm animal consumption are endangering the eco-system of rivers around the world, a new research says. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle...

Polluted Air May Pollute Our Morality

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Exposure to air pollution, even imagining exposure to air pollution, may lead to unethical behavior, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association...

World Health Day: Africa carries 24% of the global disease burden while accounting for...

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); On the occasion of World Health Day, April 7, 2018, the African Development Bank calls for increased and more quality investments in Africa’s health sector to achieve...

Planted forest: Proportion of forest cover increases from 33 000Ha in 2005 to 101...

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The Food and Agricuture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), through the Sawlog Production Grant Scheme (SPGS) III project, organized a media dialogue on “Commercial Forestry in...

Making water infrastructure intelligent is a water wise move for Africa

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); By Sabine Dall’Omo Rapid urbanisation across the continent is having an effect on water demands and it is estimated that by the year 2030, the world will...

Warming climate to displace millions in coming decades: World Bank

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The wave of refugees fleeing crop failures, droughts and rising sea levels will grow drastically over the next three decades if world governments do not intervene, according...

Rainwater recycling, artificial wetlands -‘green’ solutions to global water crisis?

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); “We need new solutions in managing water resources so as to meet emerging challenges to water security caused by population growth and climate change,” said Audrey Azoulay,...