RedskyNews Category: Af – Environment

Toxic Timebomb In South Africa

We meet Mariette Lieferink in a McDonalds near Gauteng, on the edge of Johannesburg, buying a dozen sickly sweet drinks. She’s no one’s idea of a leading environmental activist. She wears a tight-fitting, scarlet, embroidered Chinese dress, high heels, and

Extreme Weather To Get Worse

KAMPALA (Reuters) – An increase in heat waves is almost certain, while heavier rainfall, more floods, stronger cyclones, landslides and more intense droughts are likely across the globe this century as the Earth’s climate warms, U.N. scientists said on Friday.

Volcano To Create New Island

Over the past week or so, the geological upheaval in the Canary Islands has caused jets of water to rise more than 20 metres into the air and locals claim to have even seen rocks thrown out of the sea.

Climate Change Threatens Nile

JOHANNESBURG — Rising global temperatures and shifting rainfall patterns could affect water flows on Africa’s mighty Nile and Limpopo rivers, an agricultural research group said Monday. The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, a global think-tank, warned the changes could

Famine Crisis In Africa

Humanitarian officials say the scale of the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa is still huge three months after famine was declared in the region. They say the response from the international community has been strong, but local factors

Climate Talks On Global Aid

Climate negotiators said they made progress on laying out ways to help poor countries but deep differences remained on core issues ahead of a make-or-break talks in South Africa. With scientists warning that the planet is far behind on meeting

Earthquakes Hit Off La Palma

The Instituto Geografico Nacional (IGN) has reported surface deformations exceeding 35mm on the Spanish island of El Hierro, where residents have been alert for a possible volcanic eruption. The number of earthquakes recorded since July 17 on the smallest of

Climate Threatens Cocoa Industry

Climate scientists say that the booming cocoa industry in Ivory Coast and Ghana will be threatened by climate change. A report released by Colombia-based International Center for Tropical Agriculture says the expected annual temperature rise of more than two degrees

Kenya Famine Refugees Under Attack

DADAAB, Kenya – Marauding gangs and criminals are attacking Somali famine refugees more frequently as they flee across the border to Kenyan camps, but Kenyan police say they don’t have enough manpower to stop them. The lack of manpower underscores

Landslides Kill 15 In Uganda

Landslides triggered by torrential rains have killed at least 23 people in eastern Uganda, as mud engulfed homes and buried entire families. Local residents and Red Cross workers pulled 15 bodies from the rubble of Mabono village in Bulambuli district,